This year’s Game Awards had to close on a big moment and selected to do so was none other than Mass Effect: Andromeda. The few clips and teases we’ve seen have given us plenty to gawk at. However, nothing BioWare has shown has reminded us of why we love the series as much as this new look. Check out Andromeda’s official new gameplay trailer below.
Rejoice, Turians are back! We expect them to have plenty of calibrating to do.
Most play Mass Effect for its gloriously realized world, fantastic characters, and galaxy spanning narrative. But gameplay is still very much at the center of it all. Say what you want about the gameplay changes over the course of the series, but combining the various biotics/tech powers always feels rewarding. Luckily, we get a taste of it here.
The omni-tool will be useful for more than just attacks. Scanning is being introduced, and this trailer shows off its application during a murder mystery of sorts. That brings us to the very sleek looking menu screen, something ME masters as well as anything else it does. While plenty looks familiar, there are a few things that have changed.
As a Pathfinder on a quest in the Andromeda galaxy to find our species a new home, survival and exploration will be key. How much that will factor into the minute to minute gameplay remains to be seen. However, the little on display here is quite intriguing.
We’d be remiss to not mention the new vehicle, the Nomad. From what we can gather by the trailer, it looks easier to handle than the Mako from the original Mass Effect. Not that it’s really news, but also worth noting is the mention of making enemies and allies. The Sloan person introduced early in the trailer will likely be one such character that based on player choice is to become friend or foe.
The game is gorgeous. So far, it’s managed to look different, while still feeling like another entry in the Mass Effect series. Unfortunately, BioWare continues to avoid revealing a specific launch date. But at least they’re sticking to Spring 2017.
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