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Mass Effect Andromeda by Chuck Greene - Wed, 04 Jan 2017 14:50:18 EST ID:PY9ZYNSm No.691426 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>March 21, 2017
https://www.destructoid.com/mass-effect-andromeda-is-coming-in-march-much-sooner-than-i-thought--409652.phtml

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRBlWc-ApUI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOIzH6UcoW4

I didn't think I'd be excited to play this after playing ME3 on release. Thoughts?
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Gabe Logan - Wed, 04 Jan 2017 14:52:37 EST ID:3bhOpz7d No.691427 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>691426
it's gonna be loads of dumb fun and i'm looking forward to it
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Chuck Greene - Wed, 04 Jan 2017 15:01:39 EST ID:PY9ZYNSm No.691429 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>691427

I wonder why Bioware is pushing for March. I'm sure there will be a ton of bugs when it comes out.
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Gabe Logan - Wed, 04 Jan 2017 15:15:34 EST ID:3bhOpz7d No.691432 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>691429
the optimist in me wants to say that they probably have most of that shit ironed out because they're used to the engine now after Inquisition and this basically just looks like that but in space, so they might have been able to burn through a lot of that shit quickly.

the pessimist in me says that the sooner you finish the first game, the sooner you can start on the sequel.
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Fulgore - Wed, 04 Jan 2017 15:32:17 EST ID:NkrgFLaM No.691435 Ignore Report Quick Reply
im reading or speaking absolutely fuck-all about this game until its actually out.
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VV !/F2E0Vn9uo - Wed, 04 Jan 2017 15:50:14 EST ID:Y15AYxYC No.691438 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Wondering if it's worth getting on release. Looks like a fun game to me.
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Chuck Greene - Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:15:41 EST ID:PY9ZYNSm No.691441 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>691435

Totally understandable. I'm the same way with most games before they get released. I just had to see a little bit of gameplay footage because I didn't want to write it off. Even though I hated ME3, Inquisition was a step in the right direction.
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Tidus - Thu, 05 Jan 2017 01:11:20 EST ID:SlkRYP9S No.691485 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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not buying it when it comes out but I never do that anyway. also nothing I own could run it. looks pretty fun though, and the scanning /customization can be a nice middle ground between the tedious resource gathering and the kinda superficial weapon and armor molding systems. have no idea what to expect, but I'll probably buy it in a couple of years at discount regardless.
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Grendel the Green Gigas - Thu, 05 Jan 2017 02:16:00 EST ID:Kb3/GMeU No.691490 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>2017
>still giving EA attention or money
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Chun-Li - Thu, 05 Jan 2017 02:18:59 EST ID:PY9ZYNSm No.691491 Ignore Report Quick Reply
New MEA gameplay for those that are interested

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FUA4qJl1ik
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Tidus - Thu, 05 Jan 2017 02:24:46 EST ID:SlkRYP9S No.691493 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>691490
>posting anime, ever
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Minsc - Thu, 05 Jan 2017 13:11:38 EST ID:JLYcKUn9 No.691518 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>691493

I think that was part of the joke, broham.
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Kraid - Thu, 05 Jan 2017 15:47:12 EST ID:dwOxpKQD No.691528 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>691426

mass effect 2 is free on pc for a limited time only
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/grab-mass-effect-2-for-free-on-pc-right-now/1100-6446669/
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honk - Thu, 05 Jan 2017 22:52:35 EST ID:2NR46+1A No.691545 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>691493
It's Yu-Gi-Oh, not anime fuckface
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Peppy Hare - Fri, 06 Jan 2017 19:26:30 EST ID:SlkRYP9S No.691584 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>691518
doubt it, amigo, but whatevs. just countering a low effort shitpost with my own.

>>691545
i think you might be an anime
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Tingle - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:23:49 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.693236 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Jesus these human squadmates look so god damn generic. Its literally shit Kaiden and Ashley all over again. Hopefully there is a sacrifice mission or another suicide mission where I can kill these fucks off.
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honk - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 01:00:37 EST ID:EvL71KSG No.693240 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>691584
Kyuomi ga nai, kawaii desu ne dingus!

This shit looks terrible, yo.
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Nakoruru - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 01:30:56 EST ID:CMAOPcJv No.693244 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693236
so is that actually donald glover there on the left?
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Cassandra Alexandra - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 01:47:43 EST ID:lhV1Wc/N No.693245 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693236
I don't know, they look a bit more distinctive from each other at least. Hairdo on the girl looks fucking terrible though.
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Franziska Von Karma - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 03:34:07 EST ID:5ScfioAO No.693255 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>691426
ME2 was a massive disappointment to me. It was worse in a lot of ways than ME1, and it did the typical video game thing of dumbing things down, or even flat out removing thing that got some criticism in the previous game. I mean, replacing the Mako with a minigame? And then promising that you'll get a new Mako in DLC? Fuck off. I liked the Mako. Removing weapons with different stats and weapon mods entirely? Fuck off. Cringeworthy writing with cringeworthy characters who try to jump your bones every second? Fuck off.

Shit, the first one had something going for it in terms of narrative. It wasn't groundbreaking, but it was a nice interpretation of space opera, even if the Asari were a bit much and humanity wasn't exactly as weak as they made us out to be. By the end of ME2 I was fighting a giant Terminator.

I think that was the point where I finally decided that I was never going to buy another Bioware game ever again.
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Player One - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:02:21 EST ID:f0o5zfYe No.693269 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The squadmates are going to feel very disappointing after Witcher 3.

The interiors look very claustrophobic like in the previous games even though they have a new engine and the console generation has "upgraded".
I wonder if it's going to feel like going on rails on a predetermined path shooting hundreds of dumb enemies again. At least the gameplay videos and trailers have this feel.

They might also fuck up by going too far into the openworld shitshow which has been the recent(for far too long now) trend and only CDPR has done right.

Might play it if CPY does it.
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Frogger - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 15:45:31 EST ID:yApq2r/Z No.693298 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693236
Ugh. That Cassie Cage looking blonde girl is going to be the pandering femnazi sjw character of the group. I can already tell shes gonna annoying as shit
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Master Hand - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 17:16:54 EST ID:8nZKNvn1 No.693301 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>693298
>it's pandering if I don't like thing
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 29 Jan 2017 19:47:07 EST ID:UEHOmb0r No.693461 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I liked the trilogy and played through all three games but the one thing that always bothered me about the series after EA bought BioWare was the deemphasis of the RPG aspects after the first game like the customization and open world gameplay (though I wish there had been more to do on the planets). I mean I'd like Andromeda to be good but I'm not sure how they'll try to rectify the series after the end of 3.
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Quan Chi - Sun, 29 Jan 2017 23:53:43 EST ID:QOQ/T99J No.693471 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693298
Triggered before the game is out, thats a new record!
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KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Mon, 30 Jan 2017 01:02:10 EST ID:yUX+qckh No.693473 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I remember a time when they marketed Ass Effect 3 as the "conclusion" to the Mass Effect "trilogy". This series pissed me off early on because I had the original on the sex box. I had Ass Effect 2 on the PC. Not being able to port decisions comes with the territory, but you should be able to choose an "I was paragon" or "I was renegade" starting point without previous save data. Instead it just dumped you into the Renegade decisions, which, since I played as paragon, made Shepard seem schizophrenic.
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Kratos - Mon, 30 Jan 2017 06:43:13 EST ID:Qz1G3rUi No.693486 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693473
Wait, what? You'd think if it would force you to anything it would force you to neutral. That doesn't make any sense.
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Quan Chi - Mon, 30 Jan 2017 07:00:20 EST ID:LLxzNc0e No.693487 Ignore Report Quick Reply
it'd be cool if this was good but seriously it won't be
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Paul Phoenix - Mon, 30 Jan 2017 08:51:34 EST ID:f0o5zfYe No.693493 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I sure hope they change the writers.
The third one felt like a game written by fan servicing man children for fan service expecting man children.
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Dr. Isaac Kleiner - Mon, 30 Jan 2017 09:13:10 EST ID:4XhGJh8Q No.693494 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I hope they include gay orgies this time
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K. K. Slider - Tue, 31 Jan 2017 04:15:19 EST ID:JWrtTc29 No.693547 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>691426
>>691427
>shilling this hard
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Four - Tue, 31 Jan 2017 04:49:42 EST ID:+VZbnK9K No.693548 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah im not buying it. What makes you think this is going to be any different than the previous two games?
Mass Effect wasnt perfect but it had a lot of potential to grow from that point, except it didnt it just kept abandoning everythin that made it what it was until the steaming hot shit that was Mass Effect three. A story so bland and gameplay so boring, it had to have been approved by some fucking asshole in a suit who wanted to create a franchise for EA like Assassin Creed for Ubishit.
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Luigi - Tue, 31 Jan 2017 10:14:23 EST ID:dcik2JX9 No.693560 Ignore Report Quick Reply
First game was pretty cool, the rest of them aren't worth 1$.
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Wolf O'Donnell - Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:59:28 EST ID:huU0M4cv No.693563 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693548
I liked 3 until the end. I mean ME1 was an RPG with clunky but charming shooting and the rest were much less substance much more polish but what killed 3 was the ending. When half of what makes your series compelling is the narrative fucking that up so you can market mass effect 4... that kills the franchise.

Anyway anyone buying stuff from EA on release rather than waiting 4 weeks and seeing how the game shakes down is an idiot. Don't do it. Please. Just wait and if once all the hype and backlash has settled people actually seem to like it then buy it. But that hasn't happened in a long time. Which is why you shouldn't buy on release.
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Eddie Riggs - Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:37:09 EST ID:PY9ZYNSm No.693564 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693547

Is that supposed some 4skin meme? I'm not even buying Andromeda when it comes out, because I know better.
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Hwoarang - Tue, 31 Jan 2017 18:40:31 EST ID:P3B9rWP2 No.693576 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693564
nowadays everyone on the internet just assumes any sort of support or praise they don't agree with is paid shilling. it's really dumb and often they KNOW it isn't paid shilling they just want to shut down an argument. it actually does happen, but this is fucking 420chan we don't have any sway and nobody comes here to know what games they should get that isn't already a poster here. it's only really profitable to do that shit on large circlejerk gaming boards.

that aside, andromeda is gonna be boring, by the numbers, filled with dlc bullshit, and have medicore writing, but serviceable gameplay on a technical level like most yearly franchise releases. fans will eat that shit up, a lot of people will hate on it, and there will be dumbass vitriolic arguments about it for months.
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honk - Tue, 31 Jan 2017 21:23:43 EST ID:EvL71KSG No.693580 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693576
>nowadays everyone on the internet just assumes any sort of support or praise they don't agree with is paid shilling
I think that's an exaggeration. A ton of people do that and it's borderline retarded behavior. I think most don't, though.

>that aside, andromeda is gonna be boring, by the numbers, filled with dlc bullshit, and have medicore writing, but serviceable gameplay on a technical level like most yearly franchise releases. fans will eat that shit up, a lot of people will hate on it, and there will be dumbass vitriolic arguments about it for months.
I think you nailed it.
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Kaim Argonar - Wed, 01 Feb 2017 08:26:14 EST ID:Qz1G3rUi No.693606 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693580
>>693576
I've also noticed this. I've probably gotten this response 3-4 times when I post a thread for a game I enjoy and say why I think it's good.

"BUY AN AD FAG NB"

They don't even care if the game is good. It's just a gut-level response, no consideration. Strange shit.
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2017-01 - Thu, 02 Feb 2017 03:26:36 EST ID:SIohy2Yv No.693656 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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ME Male Edition
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Eddie Riggs - Thu, 02 Feb 2017 09:59:02 EST ID:JnCi6abM No.693665 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693656
That image, I don't even. It's making assumptions that can't even be verified because she's wearing armor. Honestly, judging off the the anatomical drawings that are being used to make direct comparisons, her proportions look more "correct" than the males.
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Calypso - Thu, 02 Feb 2017 11:30:34 EST ID:1sI0HwDW No.693673 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693665
This. That image is troll bait, or something.
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Four - Thu, 02 Feb 2017 11:35:19 EST ID:y5m96exu No.693675 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693673
Really? Because im still wondering where her breasts are. Why does she have a flat manly chest with wide broad shoulders?
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Yuna - Thu, 02 Feb 2017 11:47:21 EST ID:f3ZiGRLf No.693677 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>693675

Because she is wearing a few inches of pressurized multi-layered ballistic-fucking-armor? Look up paintings of, idk, Joan of Arc. Can you see her tits under all that armor? Wearing any kind of full body armor is going to obscure body ratios and shit. That image was a troll image or made by a fucking half-wit. Look at the spelling and grammar in that image and tell me you still respect that dick's opinion.

Unless you have legit dyslexia or English is not your native language or something then that can be forgiven. But if you don't and you write shit like in that image, then how in the dick can anyone expect you to form an intelligent opinion? Can't be done.

Granted, the people in that image look a little wonky, but there's too many variables in an edited, static, 2d image to properly form an opinion on.
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Fawkes - Thu, 02 Feb 2017 11:48:47 EST ID:QOQ/T99J No.693678 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693675
Proper body armor is quite body obscuring. Let alone whatever future power armor ME uses.
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Calypso - Thu, 02 Feb 2017 12:19:55 EST ID:1sI0HwDW No.693680 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>693675
Maybe she has small tits to begin with. Who cares anyway? And her shoulders only appear more broad than they are because of the armor plates.

Besides, if bodily proportions in video games are honestly this distracting to you, especially when they're not even egregious and so seemingly minor, seek help.
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Donkey Kong Jr. - Thu, 02 Feb 2017 12:39:58 EST ID:lhV1Wc/N No.693681 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>693656
>Mass Effect always tried to make their characters with realistic proportions
Yes, because a ME3 Femshep's underwear model should have a body of a skinny supermodel with no muscle tone whatsoever despite being a war veteran by that point. I mean I don't even care about realistic proportion in video games but come the fuck on. This gotta be a troll.
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Four - Thu, 02 Feb 2017 13:05:40 EST ID:xBHvwrln No.693685 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>693680
I want my Shepherd to look like a woman, not a guy with a girly face which is what that thing looks like.
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Calypso - Thu, 02 Feb 2017 14:41:14 EST ID:1sI0HwDW No.693688 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693685
>anime reaction image
OK it makes sense now.
nb
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Kasumi Koto - Thu, 02 Feb 2017 15:26:01 EST ID:yApq2r/Z No.693689 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693685
Bioware is an SJW company now. They only give us ugly women. Do you not remember how revolting all of the women in DA Inquisition were like Sera and Cassandra?
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Four - Thu, 02 Feb 2017 15:51:29 EST ID:01OCGRVK No.693692 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693689
Nah i dont follow that stuff but im sure it was bad. But speaking of DA, what is it with Bioware releasing great first games but atrocious second and third installments? Do they hate their fans or something?
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Ridley - Thu, 02 Feb 2017 16:06:34 EST ID:8NuGb901 No.693693 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>693689
>mfw cultural stalinists REFUSE to make every female character an idealized 14 y/o anime waif who is also pregnant and has massive honkers and a dick the size of a mature redwood and lets me virtually smell her used socks whenever i ask
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M. Bison - Thu, 02 Feb 2017 17:30:09 EST ID:3xgFlMpz No.693694 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693689
While this is a stupid post, I do have to agree that Bioware's character design is pretty limited. Most of their short-haired females follow an archetype of being rebellious or getting tacked with the lesbian trait or just women with two different types of long hair and one type of bland personality.

It's also kind of nonsensical to compare the dimensions of a 2D diagram to a 3D model just by doing a side by side. Reminds me of when people were talking about how GTA V's map was bigger than the other GTA's by just resizing the older maps inside of the new map.
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Bomberman - Thu, 02 Feb 2017 19:16:44 EST ID:UtPtDIV7 No.693701 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'll pirate this as soon as all the dlc is out and have some fun. I've never been blown away by this series. Always felt like it was missing a little bit of the depth that it promised. But that's okay, this whole series has been fairly fun. Although the story degrades really strongly from the starting point.

I'm hoping for a 6/10 or 7/10 game that I'll play for a week after I pirate the thing. I think I might, might just get that. But boy, all that could have been with this series.Oh well.
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Red XIII - Thu, 02 Feb 2017 20:44:39 EST ID:5ScfioAO No.693704 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah, you know what would make me happy? If Bioware put their money where their mouth is and included an editor that also lets you edit the character's body. Saints Row 2 still did it the best, with their SJW-proof gender slider. It's a feature every RPG should have, if you ask me. It allowed you to finetime the character perfectly. Though, knowing Bioware, they would probably object at the idea of this making it possible to make giant-breasted fetish model characters. But shit, giant-breasted fetish models are people, too. Even that middle-aged-looking one with the absurdly pumped lips and even more absurdly pumped breast, with the piece of stretched skin between them, somehow. You know the one. Or don't, if you're a normal person.

But I'm a firm believer in letting players define their own gameplay experience. Interactivity is the greatest strength of games, so I always think it's a little weird how you get 1001 ways to design a character's face, and more often than not they all share the same body model. How the fuck can you even claim to be in favour of diversity when everyone looks the goddamn same from the neck down? Let the Tumblr whales play their ten ton, warning-colour-haired behemoths, let the perverts play their fetish models, and let the rest of us play whatever we want.
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Kaebora Gaepora - Thu, 02 Feb 2017 21:23:50 EST ID:9mne1yFr No.693705 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693704
This guy gets it. More customization options can never be a bad thing, you get to play your version no matter what you want it to look like. I want to play my idea of a protagonist not this third-rate free-tv sci-fi aesthetic that really doesn't appeal to me.
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Big Boss - Fri, 03 Feb 2017 03:06:32 EST ID:P3B9rWP2 No.693715 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>693689
it's not a sjw thing, they can't make faces look good in any of their games. you conveniently forgot how shitty all the men look in their games. their current gen games have faces that look laughable even next to ps2 games. I just don't know what it is with them and faces, even the speech animations always seem off somehow.
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2017-01 - Fri, 03 Feb 2017 03:15:56 EST ID:SIohy2Yv No.693717 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Which is the best Shepherd?
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Lord Gwyn - Fri, 03 Feb 2017 03:21:21 EST ID:quUoFj7n No.693720 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>693715
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Red XIII - Fri, 03 Feb 2017 07:04:34 EST ID:5ScfioAO No.693730 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693705
I just love crap like this, and I can become seriously stoked when a game promises a good character editor. The one thing I would also like is a game where it influences the way you play. It's always disappointing when there's some cyborg game, and the syber abilities boild down to "you do some extra damage". No, bitch, I just swapped out my flesh and blood for cold, hard technology. I should be slapping punks through bulkheads.

Or going even further, how about a game with an actual social component where people react to the way you look? Make the editor a central component, so players will have to edit their character to appeal to certain characteristics. Wouldn't the SJW's just love something like that? Seriously, why don't these people actually make some games that appeal to their idealism? I'd play the fuck out of a Medieval Assassin's Creed type thing where you only stab other men with your dick and have to keep it hidden. A sort of social stealth game.

But all we get is the regular pew-pew stuff with a lecture or thousand interjected between the actual gameplay.

Come to think of it, TES is one of the few games that has player choice in character matter at least a little. They never went overboard with it, but at least you get the proper racial slurs thrown at you.
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Sir Daniel Fortesque - Fri, 03 Feb 2017 12:11:40 EST ID:lhV1Wc/N No.693740 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693715
Is the Dragon Age girl's hair really look that bad or was that taken on a toaster?
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Larry Laffer - Fri, 03 Feb 2017 12:21:17 EST ID:yApq2r/Z No.693741 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693704
I cant wait until Bioware adds some fat slob of a whale to one of their games. All of the tumblr fatties and SJWs will start cheering and crying saying "MUH REPRESENTATION" and anyone who critisizes the decision will be labled a MYSOGYNIST and a fat shamer. It would make no sense having some fat slob on your squad since they will just slow the team down and get them all killed
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Clyde - Fri, 03 Feb 2017 12:41:44 EST ID:X0axUq69 No.693742 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>693741
It could work. Fat people make natural comic relief.
And in the ME universe, maybe they have some sort of anti-gravity technology usually employed for vehicles.

A 400 lb, armored landwhale daintily skipping along, barely touching the ground but nearly unable to turn, constantly barreling into walls and enemies would be fucking hilarious. It could also function as cover for the rest of the squad.
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Red XIII - Fri, 03 Feb 2017 12:46:17 EST ID:5ScfioAO No.693743 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693741
>>693742
So... Baron Harkonnen, then?
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Jak - Fri, 03 Feb 2017 14:08:41 EST ID:AtMamQbu No.693746 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693471

You must not have spend much time on this board
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Larry Laffer - Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:50:45 EST ID:yApq2r/Z No.693749 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693742
Nah they cant be comic relief. Fat girls would throw fits because they arent being represented well. They deserve to be respected not mocked
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Cinder - Fri, 03 Feb 2017 22:52:27 EST ID:ldycmced No.693771 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693743

Ha! He'd be a terrible squad mate.
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Earthworm Jim - Fri, 03 Feb 2017 22:55:53 EST ID:SzTkCg67 No.693772 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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i just wanna bang an Elcor, okay?
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G-Man - Sat, 04 Feb 2017 02:56:14 EST ID:nipaVfjV No.693787 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693741
But what if he is like so fat, that he creates his own axis and can use like forcepowers by moving his flubber? Have you even thought about that??
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Yoshi - Sat, 04 Feb 2017 05:46:29 EST ID:jAMFRtUN No.693796 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693772
This one is disappointed.
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Zero - Sat, 04 Feb 2017 06:39:14 EST ID:ALWCCe4w No.693798 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693772
It's likely since bioware loves fan service.
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Edgar Ross - Sat, 04 Feb 2017 09:52:12 EST ID:CjWmm9Cx No.693804 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693772
[In denial] This one isn't homosexual.
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Kain - Sat, 04 Feb 2017 19:43:28 EST ID:azY9FwUK No.693826 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>693804
Aren't you mixing up the big dumb evangellyfish with the elcor now?

I imagine all other races look pretty... one of the elcor genders (who knows maybe the females are larger?) to elcor regardless of what genitals they actually have.

They would be awesome in team though because they carry heavy weapons on their backs and so would just plod around exploding shit like a mini battle tank.
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Koopa Troopa - Sun, 12 Mar 2017 22:02:11 EST ID:BOamwXBz No.696227 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>691426

This game comes out next week, and I can't decide whether or not I want it. I made some tip money from work last night, and I was thinking about tossing it toward this game, cause why the fuck not?

Mass Effect 3 really let me down, but Dragon Age Inquisition was a sign that Bioware was on the right path. The fast paced gameplay looks pretty fun. On the other hand, after watching a few videos, the open world looks just as empty as it was in Inquisition. I also feel like the face animations are sloppy as hell.
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Player One - Sun, 12 Mar 2017 22:16:53 EST ID:8NuGb901 No.696228 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696227
I'm kinda in the same boat, I'll definitely play it at some point but I don't have a lot of room in the budget for full priced stuff. I spent quite a bit of time with DAI and had fun, but the gameplay started getting repetitive and the story kinda lost me towards the end. Still, I wouldn't mind a nice light open world space adventure as long as it doesn't get too dumb. I didn't loathe ME3 when I played it despite being disappointed, but I think I'm starting to lose my tolerance for hacky contrived writing. On the other hand, from what little I've read about Andromeda it sounds like they're bringing back the Mako AKA the best vehicle in games, so maybe it'll be the start of a new Bioware golden age.
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Koopa Troopa - Sun, 12 Mar 2017 23:52:15 EST ID:BOamwXBz No.696234 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696228

Yeah, I had to give this one some more thought. Even if this was some throwaway cash I had, I don't feel comfortable shelling out sixty bucks for this game. Like you said, I'll play it eventually. I bought Horizon instead.
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The Arbiter - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:35:30 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696235 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>You cant customize anything on squad mates
>not their guns, their costumes, nothing

Fuck off Bioware
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Ashley Graham - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 01:11:15 EST ID:jAMFRtUN No.696237 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696235
>their costumes
go play dress-up somewhere else.
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James Sunderland - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 01:26:47 EST ID:rjgRiRtB No.696238 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696237
hey don't knock it. I honestly don't know shit about this game, but in Souls games I will sacrifice a little bit of armor just to have my character look badass. That's the power of fashion.
>It looks badass when you do something badass in a game
>action=badass

>Buuuut, when you do something badass wearing badass gear
>action=badass^2
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Mr. Game & Watch - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 01:39:33 EST ID:Sf5XPrOQ No.696239 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696238
This.
I did that a lot in Dragon's Dogma because I'd prefer my character to look dope over some armor buff, justifying it to myself by telling myself to "git gud."

I plan to wait a long time on Andromeda. If the reception is positive, I'll probably get it when a goty edition comes out a year and a half later, but ME3 was such dildos that it killed my interest in the series. I never even finished it because it was just "fill arbitrary bar until you hit a line-the game." I thought it was hilarious too that they updated the ending to appease fans when I couldn't bring myself to even get to the end.
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Four - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 02:23:02 EST ID:9rAJ88TP No.696241 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>preorder andromeda points
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Magus - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:15:03 EST ID:Om/NpQb5 No.696254 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696238
Don't forget Souls games have an armour improvement system which means that even shitty gear can keep up with the rest if you invest some effort in it.
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Hsien-Ko - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:54:59 EST ID:GsZrme70 No.696255 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think I'll buy this one. I haven't bought a Bioware game since KOTOR1 since it looked pretty amazing when it came. I hope it isn't just a boring cover shooter like ME1-3. I've never liked cover shooters.
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Four - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:45:50 EST ID:HfCsuPNy No.696257 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696255
It is a cover shooter. Have you not watched any of the gameplay trailers?
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Hsien-Ko - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:23:24 EST ID:GsZrme70 No.696261 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696257
I think the videos showed a lot of moving action instead of the bore of shooting 2 magazines of ammo into an enemy for it to die.
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Four - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:33:11 EST ID:poHmKSKW No.696262 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696261
Meh. I bet that jetpack will get boring pretty quickly. The guns hasnt changed either, there are the new alien guns but they practically all do the same thing. I hated how they talked about enemies disintegrating and guns overheating like they were a new idea. I dont trust bioware, they are the roleplaying divison of EA and I dont trust EA.
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Jak - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 21:04:05 EST ID:BOamwXBz No.696298 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696262

Yeah, for me it's all about trust. I can't buy this full priced in good conscience.
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Riku - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 22:58:22 EST ID:8NuGb901 No.696303 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696298
Boy do I miss the good old days when it was as simple as pirating an AAA game around launch and getting it on sale later if it was good or deleting it after a couple hours if it's shit. IIRC it took like a year for them to crack DAI
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Soma Cruz - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:44:12 EST ID:azY9FwUK No.696339 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696298
I might buy it full price if it shakes down well. Since ME3 (so probably a game or two too late) I have waited a while after each EA release to see if it has turned out good rather than buying no matter how hype. After a few weeks or months the hype and hype backlash dies down and you can look at the reviews you trust, what players say now they're calm and then see. You can usually also buy it on sale.

I have not bought an EA game since ME3. Maybe andromeda will break that but I doubt it. I just don't get anyone else would ever buy an EA game without waiting. They turn everything they touch to shit in the name of short term profit.
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Four - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:57:30 EST ID:qocosUjh No.696340 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696339
To be fair that was their policy for a good while but it seems they've trying to fix their act. They've learned their lesson from battlefront and they did good with Battlefield1. Its not like Activision who not only they dont listen to their fans they pretty much give the middle finger to the fans at every opportunity, EA wants to milk their franchises but not to death like Activision. They want a middle ground and I think thats what we will get with Andromeda. A decent game but nothing groundbreaking with DLC content and microtransactions.
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Gray Fox - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 07:08:57 EST ID:uL2Gq0jP No.696341 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I fired up my xbox and got back into ME3. So I am excited for the new one but can wait.
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Soma Cruz - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:53:00 EST ID:azY9FwUK No.696363 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696340
One good game after several years of consecutive fuckups, like simcity being gimped by their DRM for no reason other than because DRM does not mean they're free to go. You should not buy things before you know if they're good by default, it's a really bad model and encourages hype over substance. If a developer gives you a good reason to trust them due to a good track record then sure, take that risk, but if you think "oh you got it right once" is good enough to lay down large sums of money on pure faith you're a fool.

If they release a game worth my money I'll buy it. It's not just about being happy to waste money, it's about incentivising releasing good games and not rewarding bullshit. Money is the only way we can truly influence the gaming industry as consumers. Maybe I'm alone but I will continue to vote so when someone moans about how the studio they keep forking money over to keeps mugging them at least I did what I could.

If in 2 or 3 years they've had a run of good games I might even treat them like I treat er... no single studio. Certain franchises or teams and that's about it.
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Tommy Vercetti - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:31:08 EST ID:huUe7tzx No.696368 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696303
I've basically stopped pirating entirely, and replaced it by... not buying and playing the games at all.

There are plenty of games, and as I've grown older, I've grown more patient. I rarely encounter spoilers, so I don't need to worry about those. I don't read traditional games media anymore, so that saves a lot of the spoiler risk, and it also means I don't get hyped by watching cherrypicked content.

I've just been burned too often. I used to trust the industry too much, and buy games too much. I've throw hundreds of euro's at this industry that it, in all fairness, didn't deserve in retrospect. Some of my most played games were very cheap. Others were free. Bioware can keep their overwrought garbage. There's better stuff out there.

Last game I bought for full price was Skyrim. And unlike memelords would have you believe, I didn't actually regret that one. And I knew I wouldn't before I bought it, which is why I was willing to take the plunge.
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Jak - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:16:17 EST ID:BOamwXBz No.696404 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Is it just me, or do the character models look lifeless as hell? I feel like Witcher 3 really raised the bar in regard to facial animations.
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Brucie Kibbutz - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:13:47 EST ID:7O3KycaB No.696408 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696404
Bioware is pretty bad with animations in general. I wish I had saved that one gif of someone being punched by air.
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Rico Rodriguez - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:40:20 EST ID:C3TYSvM2 No.696412 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696408
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Viewtiful Joe - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:45:53 EST ID:huUe7tzx No.696413 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696404
Been playing the Witcher 3, and its characters are definitely very good. Good textures, good animations. But also good voice acting, good writing, and good cinematography. Someone on youTube or circlejerk gave it the following praise: "The innkeeper in the first village had more personality than most main characters in other games".

There's a topic somewhere on this board about a new Bioware-esque game, and there's a cutscene. It's two and a half minutes of shot-countershot talking heads. That sort of thing will make a character model seem lifeless, and make you notice flaws.

The Witcher 3 raised the bar, but it's not just in the technical skill, so to speak. I'm extremely impressed with how well the game is put together. I never got onto the Witcher bandwagon, and kind of dismissed the praise as just the regular hype people have for shit they like. But I was wrong. It's like watching a good TV show, except you're also directing it. I honestly doubt we'll see anything that matches the Witcher 3 in this regard, until the Witcher 4 comes out.

I just hope other developers learn these same lessons from it. Games traditionally have had a lot of trouble with the more artistic side of things.
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Brucie Kibbutz - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 23:53:00 EST ID:7O3KycaB No.696428 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696412
It's really amazing how some PS2-era graphics still hold up to this day.
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honk - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 02:20:50 EST ID:K5b9/8T6 No.696430 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696413
Agreed. The Witcher 3 looks good overall, but the up close character models look are really top notch and almost spoiled me of other games.

On top of that, the characters themselves are often pretty believable as well. They don't really seem like just a placeholder-for-a-human-interaction. The characters often act and react in surprising, but believable ways. Kind of like people would in those circumstances.

Yes, it's all scripted, but it's as if the writers, programmers, voice actors and animators actually had a thought like
>hmm what would a person facing this situation actually react like?

>>696428
Some games from that era absolutely stand up, but not all PS2 era games aged gracefully. SH3 did absolutely have impressive small scale animations and effects. The car ride with the detective sticks out in my memory. Mostly due to the rain effects and lighting, but the whole game looked excellent when it came out.
https://youtu.be/2fyfaZB5NXI?t=29m18s

Here's a GameSpot review of the game when it first came out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfB-B2EsBqM
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Jame Soloman - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 03:02:50 EST ID:QOQ/T99J No.696432 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696430
Tony Hawk's Underground 1 and 2 look better then 5 by a country mile, I dont understand how a game two gens behind can do that.
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Psycho Mantis - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 03:56:29 EST ID:twMXAL2b No.696433 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696432
man, i almost forgot how great those games were. The first one was just great. It was awesome how big the maps were. and just endless fun. and of course they threw in maps from the original series for nostalgia. It was legitimately difficult getting all the challenges done, and so rewarding when you did. Like getting all the S-K-A-T-E letters. Some of them took some serious creativity to figure out.
Nostalgia boner
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Four - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 05:15:46 EST ID:IaN4BLwd No.696437 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696413
Yeah there's no going back. Witcher 3 changed things, forever. Everything else will seem mediocre at best unless the studio's put some actual effort in the interactions. Even Deus Ex mankind divided which I expected to raise the bar even higher fell short to Witcher 3 and that game relies heavily on how you interpret other characters reaction to the things you say and their environment. But im not depressed, im sure cyberpunk is going to deliver on what hoped to get from Mankind divided and some, I just have to make sure I live long enough to play cause who knows when they eill actually release it.
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Psycho Mantis - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 05:43:07 EST ID:twMXAL2b No.696438 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696413
Witcher 3 is really great. I ahven't beaten it yet because I just love my #1 game (Dark souls 3) so much and haven't had the time to spare for it. But there is a scene early on. The one where the bloody baron gets grabbed by a dragon, or a drake, i'm not sure. He yells "fuuuuuuuuuuck!" and it's god damn hilarious. I hadn't ever laughed that hard from a game's scripted story ever, I think. Anyways, that's just a testament to their writing. They put a lot of time and effort into that shit, and it's appreciated.
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Shy Guy - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:03:22 EST ID:eHlVHWb7 No.696439 Ignore Report Quick Reply
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/03/14/mass-effect-andromeda-review-opening-hours/

Even if this is just the beginning of the game, this is what I expected. Horrible writing with serviceable gameplay.
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Trainer Red - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:45:35 EST ID:qetNtFM7 No.696453 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696439
still nothing about which and how many aliens you can bang. I'll reserve my judgement.
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KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:53:10 EST ID:yUX+qckh No.696456 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696439
>Horrible writing
That sounds like the mAss Effect I remember.
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Sophitia Alexandra - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:46:41 EST ID:rYW5DxZx No.696468 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Ppl are playing it early. I'm watching some guy on Twitch, he's saying that combat is a lot faster and action-packed, "you'll spend a lot less time in cover". Tbh, watching him play, I think the combat seems retarded. Everything is a bullet sponge, enemies will just stand right in front of you, out of cover, just shooting at you. It's 2017 and enemy AI is still stupid as fuck, they don't behave like entities that want to live. And the thing is, previous ME games kind of got it right. Almost all of ME2's combat took place behind cover. So this is a step down.
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Quan Chi - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:30:11 EST ID:BOamwXBz No.696471 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696468

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zUilV_oemg
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Sheva Alomar - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 23:35:59 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696477 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>5 years

http://i.imgur.com/Rq9zqLP.gifv
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Kaebora Gaepora - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:55:09 EST ID:7O3KycaB No.696480 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696477
Squat Effect
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Kaebora Gaepora - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 01:23:53 EST ID:7O3KycaB No.696481 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696471
Why does Female Ryder sound like FemShep? I know they're using a completely different VA too so it had to be intentional.
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Blinky - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 01:57:22 EST ID:L5wlrkZL No.696482 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696477
EA GAMES
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Naija - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 04:02:38 EST ID:mDy5oEy0 No.696486 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696482
IT'S IN THE SPORTS
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:44:30 EST ID:XMKL9QXI No.696498 Report Quick Reply
Well it definitely seems like it's got more content and bringing back a lot of the RPG aspects from the first game, which I liked. I guess I'll get it since I enjoyed playing the Mass Effect trilogy.
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KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:00:45 EST ID:yUX+qckh No.696503 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Wow, the demo version of the game seems to be generating a lot of hate. Could this be the first AAA turd of 2017? Find out next week.
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JC Denton - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:36:59 EST ID:eWDwPAGE No.696511 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696503
I'm having a great time with it but I was also fully expecting the game to be mediocre. Mass Effect is like The Sims. It's a guilty pleasure that I love in spite of how shitty it might be for reasons I don't really understand.

It's exactly what you think you'd get from BioWare. Everything, the animations, the writing, the acting, everything ranges from god awful jesus christ what the fuck to wow that was actually pretty good. Depending on what you want out of the game it's either gonna tick an acceptable number of boxes often enough for you to have a swell time or it's gonna miss everything you give a shit about and you might as well have just burnt $70 for all the fun you'll have.
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Manny Calavera - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:38:36 EST ID:4DLGCW8W No.696514 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I\ve played 7 hours and I can say that this is definitely better than ME3 at least.
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Zerg - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:03:51 EST ID:XXXnSbZA No.696526 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696514
That's not exactly a high bar or any thing.
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Vega - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 20:46:45 EST ID:F2NkMTwM No.696534 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Whoa there's someone playing it live on Playstation Live
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Vega - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 20:56:59 EST ID:F2NkMTwM No.696535 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696534
...Im a Britfag so its not out til later this month. Lots of zzzzzz dialogue so far. Not liking the Mass Effect: The College Years, vibe going on. Feels like a gay star trek spin off. Hmmm I like the Mass Effect games Im sure Ill get it eventually.
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Servbot - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:49:59 EST ID:L5wlrkZL No.696540 Ignore Report Quick Reply
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1352885&page=1

Holy shit, this is embarrassing.
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Rikimaru - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:54:15 EST ID:BOamwXBz No.696542 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696534
>>696535
>>696540

I'm watching a stream on Twitch right now. The writing is hilariously bad. I know it's Bioware, but holy fuck.
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Servbot - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:54:25 EST ID:L5wlrkZL No.696543 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696540
Also this
http://www.pcgamer.com/the-internet-is-brutally-mocking-mass-effect-andromedas-animations/
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Rikimaru - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:57:07 EST ID:BOamwXBz No.696544 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696543
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Player Two - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:35:26 EST ID:bGR64DdX No.696546 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696544
Haha, that video. Holy shit is that for real.
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KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:57:24 EST ID:yUX+qckh No.696551 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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DICKS EVERYWHERE
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Dr. Isaac Kleiner - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 01:21:53 EST ID:DEWKz1tQ No.696554 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696544

Fucking lol.

"WHO THE FUCK PUT BENEDRYL IN THE SHIP'S WATER AGAIN"
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Ashley Graham - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 01:22:31 EST ID:qetNtFM7 No.696555 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Aaaaaahahahahaha what the fuck? Im happy i kept my expectations low. On one hand, Im still a little disappointed because i love the Mass Effect universe. On the other hand, this shit is so hilarious to me that it might be a silver lining. The caveat being the game itself has to be fun. From what ive seen its hard to tell.

Combat looks good. The vids of people playing make enemies look like bullet sponges but theyre also not stripping shields and shooting obvious weakspots, like heads or the fleshy parts of that big gorilla-looking fucker. I think it could be fun. What has me worried is the crafting and UI.

Definitely waiting for a price drop. I imagine that will happen pretty quick
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Jill Valentine - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 01:25:00 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696556 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Its Mirrors Edge Catalyst all over again. This is just quick cash for EA. This game is going to end up being boring trash
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Death Adder - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 03:44:12 EST ID:raTXAwjx No.696561 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696556
Yh i traded that. Run here run there. Open worlds are boring to me now.
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Rico Rodriguez - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 04:06:44 EST ID:Qz1G3rUi No.696565 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696551
AHHH NOOT NOOT MOTHERFUCKER
AHHHH NOOT NOOT GODDAMN
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Thane Krios - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 04:39:18 EST ID:XXXnSbZA No.696567 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696561
That's cuz fucking devs think they can just slap a proc gen onto some thing and add some menus and a few timers so you gotta stop every so often and deal with menus then call it a game. No survivor/ openworld game adds in sufficient AI to add soem spice and instead rely entirely on players who just want to murder you. I can only imagine this ME MMO does the exact same shit but with out survival aspects and probably not even the PVP.
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Ike - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:57:03 EST ID:Gew5DlZG No.696576 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696555

I'm glad I kept my expectations low as well. I was actually willing to give this game a chance after playing Inquisition. It wasn't the greatest game, but I genuinely believed it was good sign that Bioware was coming back after they lost so much good talent.

Anyway, none of this changes anything. This game will still sell millions, and all the ME fans I know IRL will suck this game off regardless.
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Four - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:05:00 EST ID:eNNvMjyL No.696581 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696576
Well they've also spent millions putting this game together. People might buy this game but the next wont garner as much interest even if it is a good game. Same thing will happen with sleeping dogs, the first was a horrible game marketed as a GTA killer and people fell for it, on the otherhand Sleeping dogs 2 is a decent game and deserved better but sold like shit compared the first one. This shit happens because people didnt trust Ubisoft's marketing anymore. This mass effect might sell well but I bet it won't beat the sale numbers of any of the previous installments and if its really bad it might actually kill the franchise.
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Gwyn Lord of Cinder - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:33:05 EST ID:ZYfW1DD3 No.696599 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Lol this looks terrible https://youtu.be/p-msmx9yW5Q
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Rikimaru - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:51:56 EST ID:BOamwXBz No.696603 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696599

I'm so relieved other people are comparing Witcher 3's facial animation to this shit. We were literally talking about that earlier ITT. "My face is so tired." What the fuck is that supposed to mean?
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Alexandra Roivas - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:09:39 EST ID:qvZ+UHjH No.696605 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696603
I have a feeling it means "the animators couldn't be bothered to properly animate anybody's facial movements so I'm making a low-key reference to the devs ineptitude."
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Gwyn Lord of Cinder - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:44:36 EST ID:ZYfW1DD3 No.696609 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696605
yeah but what does that involve? Arnt you meant to have motion capture of decent actors faces nowadays? It looks like they did it all manually. The Pew Die Pie vid is hilarious, I actually like watching this guys vids now.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MEKM2amQ2E
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Lakitu - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:39:15 EST ID:ymMAv8Fv No.696615 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696605
Yeah that's not funny. That's like, a mean-spirited dig. Inside the actual game.

It's as if the writers think the animators are incompetent, it's not as if people would care about bad animations in an RPG if they were awash in good writing.

RPGs historically have had zero to pathetic animation generally.
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JC Denton - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:27:40 EST ID:tPSuvfTB No.696618 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696609
It... It's You! The Hero of Kvatch! This is truly an honor!
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Ultros - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:31:24 EST ID:QOQ/T99J No.696619 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696618
Real Talk, the faces in Oblivion were better.
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Officer Tenpenny - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:37:00 EST ID:bGR64DdX No.696620 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696618
ahaha. Anyone got that pic.??
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Kain - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:47:04 EST ID:z4NhPWaA No.696622 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696609
okay this one made me laugh
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M. Bison - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:25:17 EST ID:CfaRL4aN No.696631 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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By Azura, by Azura, by Azura!
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KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 23:25:05 EST ID:yUX+qckh No.696636 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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DICKS EVERYWHERE
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Tom Nook - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 05:38:13 EST ID:TJgWlrE+ No.696663 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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BOYCOTT EA
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Four - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 07:11:26 EST ID:2cyF0rHt No.696666 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696663
Didn't they fire that douche a long time ago?
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Gruntilda - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:47:17 EST ID:BOamwXBz No.696667 Ignore Report Quick Reply
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4EticTspcg

>Dad walks in
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Master-D - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 09:01:09 EST ID:7O3KycaB No.696668 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696663
Well that's not gonna help this game's reception for sure.
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Krista Sparks - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 10:23:38 EST ID:a54syNHa No.696670 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This game is so 2017. Just one big absurd joke ha ha
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Three Ways - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 10:37:32 EST ID:R2OZIGuj No.696671 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696670
what game?
I just saw an interactive movie that turned into a walking-simulator from time to time.
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Krista Sparks - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 11:02:25 EST ID:a54syNHa No.696673 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696671
yeah *sigh*
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Sackboy - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 12:06:18 EST ID:11ZPDoYv No.696674 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Wait so that girl from the Virtual Rape in GTA V triggered video was hired on as an assistant writer for this game. Sam Maggs.

Another reason not to buy it
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Gruntilda - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 13:22:57 EST ID:BOamwXBz No.696677 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I bet the people working over at Bioware aren't getting any sleep this weekend since this game is a laughing stock on the internet.
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Alex Kidd - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 13:35:58 EST ID:dcik2JX9 No.696678 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696609
holy shit I never thought I'd enjoy a pewdiepie video, lmfao what the fuck are they thinking? SJWW3 will be started by Bioware
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Johnny Cage - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 14:56:07 EST ID:p3SvKEAY No.696679 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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DICKS EVERYWHERE
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Nightwolf - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 18:44:52 EST ID:Om/NpQb5 No.696686 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You faggots are all retarded.

I guess that guy on the future's /tg/ who talked about MEA months ago was right all along.

EA switched studios because the original plan for the game was way too big and the ending was bittersweet (you were a scout that was sent to prepare a planet for a colony ship to come later, not be a scout on a colony ship that's already heading for a planet). They dumped whatever remained of the original plan onto the new studio and said "Cut 2/3rds out of the design documents". And they rushed it out.

I've been wondering if that guy said had some basis in reality, and now I know. He or she was right all along. And it had nothing to do with SJW's or any retarded shit.

Bioware expected they would get a lot of time for the game. EA said "nope" and then shoved the project to the Bioware B-team.
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Nightwolf - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 18:47:35 EST ID:Om/NpQb5 No.696687 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696686
To elaborate on the bittersweet ending originally planned. You were supposed to die (either in battle or from old age) without ever reestablishing contact back to Earth, or the Citadel because ~you were lost in spaaaace~. The whole game would have been about trying to find out whether Shepard had defeated the Reapers or not, if humanity and the Citadel races still lived - and never finding out, dying along on the frontier. Like a sombre space opera.

Or at least, that's what I remember of that post.
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Master-D - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:43:27 EST ID:7O3KycaB No.696690 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696686
Surprise surprise EA fucking everything up.
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Koopa Troopa - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:48:59 EST ID:0MFo1LLX No.696692 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696686
>you were a scout that was sent to prepare a planet for a colony ship to come later
So the plot of Earth 2, basically? (Also, is the young guy in the videos supposed to be Adam Scott?)
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John Blade - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:09:22 EST ID:QOQ/T99J No.696693 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696692
Why is the youngest kid there dressed up like a borgifed Solid Snake?
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Tom Reed - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:10:49 EST ID:tPSuvfTB No.696694 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696693
Because he's got swagger.
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KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 20:29:58 EST ID:yUX+qckh No.696696 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696686
>Bioware B-team.
Well that was obvious just from looking at it.
Is Bioware's derp eyes that much worse than Bethesda's dead eyes though? It sure has more comedic value.
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Roll - Sat, 18 Mar 2017 21:35:35 EST ID:7O3KycaB No.696698 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696687
So I wonder what the new ending will be like. Since they decided they weren't going for a bittersweet ending I'm going to assume that Ryder somehow find a mass relay that allows them to go back to the Milky Way or something. And since in the ME3 extended cut, they made it so that the mass relays were only "severely damaged" in the Destroy ending, they should have more than enough time to repair a lot of them 600 years from the Reaper War, so it really wouldn't matter what color you chose since the mass relays are still in tact in some shape or form

Hmm. This actually makes me want to play the game now a little. Not gonna pay full or any price for it, not that it matters since my computer can't run it anyway.
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Lightning - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 02:57:45 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696720 Ignore Report Quick Reply
So Bioware is being trashed right now by both sides.

I guess people found out one of the women who worked on the faces of MEA and decided to brigade her Twitter account and her linked in with sexist, misogynistic crap, rape and death threats etc because of how fucked up the characters look.

Meanwhile, the other side is trashing Bioware right now because Cora isn't gay and this is the fourth time they have made butch females and not made them gay.

I am really glad I am not working at Bioware right now.
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Dark Queen - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 06:00:42 EST ID:rrHD8jqi No.696726 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696720

hilarious
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Balrog - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 06:17:05 EST ID:8nTc7xwO No.696727 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696720
I liked gay characters (lesbians) in other ones cause I like to play as ahot female and lezz out. It was fucked in me2 cause i wanted to get the slut acheivment and my character had to settle for that green alien freak. In me3 im with the young PA. So yh fuck social justice i just want lesbians. I might just get all the dlc for 3, no hot femailes in this one
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Balrog - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 06:24:49 EST ID:8nTc7xwO No.696728 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You think this is a fuxking game bioware? THE INTERNET IS COMING FOR YOU ALL!http://press-start.com.au/news/playstation/2017/03/19/gamers-upsettingly-abusing-dev-mass-effect-andromedas-facial-animations/
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Balrog - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 06:30:05 EST ID:8nTc7xwO No.696729 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Nope nope no
https://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2017/03/14/mass-effect-andromeda-has-the-most-dialogue-of-all-mass-effects-by-a-mile/#137cd91d3c68
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King Hippo - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:01:58 EST ID:B0g93OUa No.696730 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696720
>Meanwhile, the other side is trashing Bioware right now because Cora isn't gay and this is the fourth time they have made butch females and not made them gay.

Why the hell does she have to be gay?

Of all the things to be mad about. Some people man.
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Bullet Bill - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:12:27 EST ID:twMXAL2b No.696732 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696720
Why is it that everything has to be turned into shit like this. Like god damn, freakin autists have to be so toxic about a damn game. Gonna ruin it for all of us for fucks sake.
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343 Guilty Spark - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:44:05 EST ID:LqdD68j1 No.696734 Ignore Report Quick Reply
thoughts? well i'm gonna pirate the game 100%
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Luigi - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:55:23 EST ID:D0Cmm3jN No.696735 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696720
>Meanwhile, the other side is trashing Bioware right now because Cora isn't gay and this is the fourth time they have made butch females and not made them gay.

Bioware doesn't usually make the butch females gay, they usually make the short-haired spunky rebellious women gay. You would think these supposed fans of the series would be able to figure out the tropes.
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Frogger - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 07:57:16 EST ID:dt8B7bNg No.696736 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696732
>Why is it that everything has to be turned into shit like this
part of it is that people like you dignify it with a response
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Vault Boy - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 08:02:04 EST ID:N+6z8aqD No.696737 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696732
No, what ruins it is that its three quarters sleep inducing badly acted dialogue. You watch it and you really dont give a shit about what they have to say. Thats the REAL problem with games nowadays. If I wanted to watch a movie Id go to the cinema.
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Ristar - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 08:17:35 EST ID:Om/NpQb5 No.696739 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696692
Pretty much. Except there is no contact with home. Guess a bit like Ullyses 31, too.

Except of course, the protagonist never settles anywhere and never gets home/contacts home.
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Ulala - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 08:30:07 EST ID:rjgRiRtB No.696740 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696736
All the dignity I could give it was a response on a video games message board, so not really dignifying it buddy, but I guess I kinda get your point that totally missed its mark.
The point still stands, why does the most mundane stupid shit, like a shitty company making a shitty game, warrant a huge troll response. Acting surprised that Bioware goes and ruins a game is pretty fuckin dumb.
>>696737
I meant ruining the internet. Shit like this, and gamergate bullshit gives leverage for shit like prosecuting trolls and taking away people's freedoms online. Not that there really is a whole lot of freedom online, and that they get a whole lot of leverage now, but one day. One day trolling will be prosecuteable and it won't be so trivial.
Then in that day, when you find out your ex was cheating on you, you write a seething goodbye letter on her facebook wall and wake up the next day with cops at your front door for harassment.
GGWP trolls.
We need to nip this unfettered autism right in the bud.
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Roll - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 08:33:20 EST ID:7O3KycaB No.696741 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696730
It's hip to be gay.
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Vault Boy - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 08:36:14 EST ID:N+6z8aqD No.696742 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696740
Oh yeah, agree with you on that. One of the reasons I come here is because it isnt so angry and aggresive for no reason at all. Its like people have been up for three days homestuck on energy drinks. You can actually have a discussion. Still...I think Bioware deserve all that's coming to them.

They cant keep getting away with it! REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE![/sp
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Harman Smith - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:00:46 EST ID:BOamwXBz No.696757 Ignore Report Quick Reply
how would you respond if someone told you in a monotone voice that their face was tired
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Frogger - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:09:17 EST ID:dt8B7bNg No.696758 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696757
SARCASTIC
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KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:09:26 EST ID:yUX+qckh No.696759 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I feel like people are projecting their socio-political views on a game that just wants to be a turd of a release. Can't we just let MEA be a turd in peace?
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Lightning - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:12:52 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696760 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696759
Unfortunately this isnt possible with a high profile release like Mass Effect

One side wants sexy women to bang. The other side wants diversity and representation.

neither side got what they wanted so both sides have their autism directed at Bioware right now.
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Brad Vickers - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:27:08 EST ID:z4NhPWaA No.696762 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696760
plus with some staff members trying to be internet political pundits it draws in a lot of shit flinging. it's unfortunate because the game itself being shit doesn't really have anything to do with politics. it would be more fun if we could all just shit on how hilarious the character animations are and how the modeling on humanoid faces is uncanny valley as fuck.
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Vault Boy - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 15:20:04 EST ID:N+6z8aqD No.696765 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The first few hours of Mass Effect: Andromeda are… well they aren’t good
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/03/14/mass-effect-andromeda-review-opening-hours/
https://archive.is/Ci9dA
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Ristar - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:11:48 EST ID:Om/NpQb5 No.696771 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696741
Don't you mean...

It's HIP to FUCK bees!
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Tom Reed - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 19:43:53 EST ID:tPSuvfTB No.696777 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696771
I always thought that it's HiP to Be Square!
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Kairi - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:39:46 EST ID:zzlTtF4d No.696787 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696777
It's hip the fuck square, gay bees.

On topic, looks like this is the Mass Effect version of the FFX laughing scene.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgFHIR7lLC0
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Bullet Bill - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:43:17 EST ID:Gew5DlZG No.696789 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Aside from the shitty writing, character models, and face animation, it seems like the exploration and gameplay isn't half bad. Someone on /v/ described it as a game that tries to capture the magic of ME1, but fumbles in the attempt to do so. After watching a few steams, I can see how that's true.
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Drunkard Hu - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 22:40:02 EST ID:qetNtFM7 No.696795 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696789
yeah. I'm done laughing at the goofy shit (for now) and the actual gameplay seems nice. Plus dat exploration. From what i've read the side quests aren't just fetch quest and filler bullshit, so that's a step forward in my book. Especially since the optional planets don't appear to be cut and past prefab stuff.
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Kairi - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 23:14:35 EST ID:zzlTtF4d No.696801 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Head's up, someone streamed the ending of the game on youtube just for those who care about spoilers.
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KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 23:15:03 EST ID:yUX+qckh No.696802 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I just realized something. This monstrosity is going to have sex scenes in it. Within a day of release, these videos should be all over the youtubes and twitches. I can't wait.
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KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 23:32:44 EST ID:yUX+qckh No.696806 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696801
Lol, holy shit... this is legit. Some random burner account shows up on youtubes and they've just burned EA whole hog. I thought the wave of bad press had subsided until release, now we get another Clinton e-mail level disaster.
For a game I was never going to play, this has been an impressive prerelease spectacle. I wouldn't be surprised if it moves a shitload of units.
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Anakaris - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:09:56 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696808 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696801

So what was the general consensus? Was it shit? Or did people like it?
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Kairi - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:20:19 EST ID:zzlTtF4d No.696809 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696808
Consensus is all over the place right now. And there are too many trolls riling people up.

I was more interested in seeing how the final battle plays out more than anything but if I were to describe it, it basically plays it safe with a happy ending I didn't watch any of the post credit scenes though. Plus there could be alternate endings as well and there's a lot of context missing with plot and all.
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KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:36:21 EST ID:yUX+qckh No.696810 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696808
I mean, I don't think it'll be more reviled than ME3's ending. It's not good though, and the final boss is fairly similar to ME2's
The OEMs and vendors really need to switch to full disk encryption for gold disks. I'd hazard to guess the consoles don't currently support this, but they really need to. Steam has had this for awhile now, and it prevents this sort of leak.
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Bullet Bill - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 05:39:09 EST ID:Gew5DlZG No.696818 Ignore Report Quick Reply
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9f1UH6Udpw

Gamespot's review
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GLaDOS - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 05:55:31 EST ID:L5wlrkZL No.696819 Ignore Report Quick Reply
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/03/20/mass-effect-andromeda-review/#more-436013

Sounds like a masterclass in modern shitty AAA design.
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Lu Bu - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:58:10 EST ID:Om/NpQb5 No.696822 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696777
>>696787
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CvqmD0CZao
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Lu Bu - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:05:54 EST ID:Om/NpQb5 No.696823 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You know, this game being shit might actually be a good thing.

After the horrible reception of ME3's ending, EA has kept Bioware on a very tight leash. MEA is a shit game because of that tight leash. Maybe EA will now learn to give Bioware some freedom...

...hahahah, what was I thinking, EA will just keep digging that hole deeper and deeper until Bioware will have to invent new franchises to stay in business.

Maybe Obsidian can buy up the ME license for some pocket change in the future.
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Psycho Mantis - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:02:02 EST ID:QOQ/T99J No.696826 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696823

given EA's SOP, they will shutter Bioware.
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Four - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:16:42 EST ID:9rAJ88TP No.696827 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696823
Lol EA will just close shop on Bioware, Just like other Studios the company has killed in the past. But im happy there are devlopers like Cd projekt that would raise the bar so high, other developers look like fools when they release a game in 2017 the looks like it was developed in 2010. If it wasn't for them we would still be eating their shit with a smile on our faces.
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Psycho Mantis - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:34:28 EST ID:QOQ/T99J No.696829 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696827
EA is still trying to hostility take over CD-Projekt. That train will be going off the rails soon enough.
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Kairi - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:46:11 EST ID:zzlTtF4d No.696831 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696819
Seems like the issue is that the game just plays it safe, which results in something playable and enjoyable, but really more of the same. It doesn't take advantage of the fact that it's in an entirely new setting. We have an entire new galaxy okay technically it's a cluster and we only have two new species?

The entire game just seems half-assed, and I can't be bothered to defend it even if it's not really shit, much less pay $60 for it. Sure it definitely had some big shoes to fill, but I don't think that was really the issue to begin with.
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Lu Bu - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:30:30 EST ID:Om/NpQb5 No.696835 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696827
CD Projekt doesn't really raise the bar - they honestly just create an AAA game in a poorass country where programmers get paid what counts as janitor-pay in West-Europe and the USA.

And in a few years, CD Projekt cannot do that shit anymore, because the pay for programmers keeps on rising. They'll have to outsource their programming jobs to fucking Russia if they want to keep producing high quality games on such a relative low budget.
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Haggar - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:27:02 EST ID:nKIY5oNh No.696840 Ignore Report Quick Reply
They shit on Tali I can't ever play ME again
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Heishiro Mitsurugi - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:33:57 EST ID:leDSk6UU No.696842 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>691426
They said there would be so many sex scenes, yet I saw only a one decent sex scene with the blonde chick, that wasn't even sexy to be honest, the female characters in game are so fucking ugly and horrible!
The females in Witcher series were 1000 times more beautiful and plus the sex scenes are better.
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Kessler - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:56:27 EST ID:BOamwXBz No.696845 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696842

Lol
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Kirtaner !Ub4TCdRjOM - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:41:57 EST ID:Fq0R3mqY No.696848 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696842
if you care that much go watch some porn or something goddamn
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Yuri - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:46:17 EST ID:bGR64DdX No.696850 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696848
hahaha, for real right. Sex on video games is fucking retarded.
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Johnny Cage - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:05:37 EST ID:p3SvKEAY No.696852 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696850
Especially complaining about the lack of it

like fuck

how virgin can you get
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Kaim Argonar - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:06:07 EST ID:SoZcl8r8 No.696853 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I think he's trolling.

Also what the fuck, Origin. It says just released if EA asks I'm totally from China guys, for real but the play button is still grayed out.
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Kairi - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:10:19 EST ID:zzlTtF4d No.696855 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696848
Better yet, watch SFM porn. A lot of them are better animated than the game. I sure hope you enjoy futa asari though
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Four - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:16:52 EST ID:9rAJ88TP No.696857 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696842
Derpaderp herpaderp hahaha!
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Leon Powalski - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:31:54 EST ID:FqTfAZAX No.696858 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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After going through a few videos and reviews, the game just seems awfully generic. Not that I'm surprised, Bioware's been dead for years.

A shame though, that whole explore-a-new-galaxy shtick had a lot of potential.
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Kirtaner !Ub4TCdRjOM - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:19:02 EST ID:Fq0R3mqY No.696871 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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https://my.mixtape.moe/yugchn.mp4

Holy shit, what the hell happened in a year?
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Leon Powalski - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:27:34 EST ID:FqTfAZAX No.696872 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696871

That's some of the worst downgrading I've ever seen.
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Lucas - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:30:03 EST ID:Qp43yh0P No.696873 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696871

Holy fuck
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Kairi - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:39:54 EST ID:zzlTtF4d No.696874 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696871
Someone dun goofed badly.
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Anakaris - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:42:42 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696876 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Newest outrage.

Lesbians have 4 options out of the squad mates

Gay men have.... 0

lol
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Kairi - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:50:32 EST ID:zzlTtF4d No.696877 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696876
The lesbian agenda wins again.
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KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:14:17 EST ID:yUX+qckh No.696878 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696876
For reals? That doesn't sound like Bioware's MO. Then again FemRyder is clearly default Ryder.
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Goro - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:54:31 EST ID:8NuGb901 No.696880 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Nobody's talking about the most important scandal, which is that calling the main character "Ryder" is dumb as hell, it sounds like something a 14 year old came up with. It's a Phoenix Dark level bad name
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Hsien-Ko - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:58:40 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696881 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696878
Apparently bro Ryder only has two gay options and they are both random NPC's with horrible character designs.

The lesbians and straight options have plenty of options with fully fleshed out romances like traditional Bioware romances, whereas the gay male options are just "hey we're both gay, lets have sex"

Its like they were added last minute
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Kitana - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:17:14 EST ID:C3TYSvM2 No.696883 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Ass Effect
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Abel - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:26:00 EST ID:Om/NpQb5 No.696884 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696871
Maybe the old video is the Bioware A-team's pre-EA-meddling prototype?
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Ryu Hoshi - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:48:47 EST ID:11ZPDoYv No.696888 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696880

One of my pot dealers in highschool was named Ryder Ravenscroft.

nb
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Cole Phelps - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:06:06 EST ID:3ejZfb/V No.696891 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696888
narc
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Soap MacTavish - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:12:26 EST ID:2VxD97MR No.696892 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696881
>"hey we're both gay, lets have sex"
I hate to break this to you, but that's the most accurate and believable gay men's "romance" in any game ever.
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Soap MacTavish - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:33:16 EST ID:2VxD97MR No.696893 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696835
>CD Projekt doesn't really raise the bar
Name any other game from 2015 that has a similar size, scope, attention to detail and quality to TW3. Stop saying such stupid shit.
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K. K. Slider - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 01:03:49 EST ID:p3SvKEAY No.696904 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696893
Said it many times

TW3 has good writing and good graphics for humans and humanoids, but the combat is awful and the graphics are pretty average.

It's a good game but I have no idea why people make it out to be some all-time pinnacle of video gaming.
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Goro - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 01:12:21 EST ID:8NuGb901 No.696905 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696888
Their parents were almost certainly secret warlocks involved in the local underground street racing scene
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Bayonetta - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 02:26:59 EST ID:Gew5DlZG No.696907 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696904

>I have no idea why people make it out to be some all-time pinnacle of video gaming.

Nobody is doing that. However, games like ME:A don't make it hard for Witcher 3 to look like a masterpiece. That's why the game gets so much praise. Storytelling, graphics, and unforgettable expansion packs. You should know that, and we're definitely not gonna make this thread be about why you think Witcher 3's combat is garbage. Okay?
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Kazooie - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 02:47:54 EST ID:DLYjtf/L No.696908 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696904
>all-time pinnacle of video gaming

If anybody who should be accused of doing that its breath of the wild fans. But yeah its expected of developers to have a better written story nowadays and andromeda just doesnt cut it.
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KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 03:15:03 EST ID:yUX+qckh No.696911 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696904
I don't have any complaints about the combat in Witcher 3. Pugilism is fucking broken though.
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Abel - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:53:22 EST ID:Om/NpQb5 No.696926 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696893
I just FUCKING TOLD YOU YOU FUCKING RETARD!

Any AAA company could create a game with the amount of detail in TW3 if they just paid their programmers the amount of money a janitor earns in the Western World.

The only reason CD Projekt managed to put so much effort in their game is because their workers hardly earn anything.
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Ghost Riley - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:02:52 EST ID:mqN3CI8m No.696940 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696926

Damn. Ease up on the language, boy.
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Abel - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:36:42 EST ID:Om/NpQb5 No.696942 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696940
It's the only way to get through to his thick idiot head.
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Soap MacTavish - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:05:04 EST ID:2VxD97MR No.696956 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696926
So in other words you can't name one. Take a deep breath, drink some valerian tea, and spend some time offline.
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Pigma Dengar - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:09:01 EST ID:QOQ/T99J No.696957 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696926
>Any AAA company could create a game with the amount of detail in TW3 if they just paid their programmers the amount of money a janitor earns in the Western World.

You wana explain how A leads into B?
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Abel - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:13:44 EST ID:Om/NpQb5 No.696959 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696956
Because there are no companies except CD Projekt that work from East-Europe. GSC Game World kind of did a similar thing but they obviously didn't have a budget like CD Projekt nevermind that GSCGW got fucked by borrowing money from the mafia.

>>696957
When a game developer in Poland is 2x or 3x cheaper than that same game developer in say the USA, Japan or France, that means you can put 2x to 3x as much effort in your game for the same amount of budget.

That's the whole point.
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Link - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:52:55 EST ID:C+D1F2+g No.696962 Ignore Report Quick Reply
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1354014

>Former Bioware Employee review of the company
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Christopher Belmont - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:59:45 EST ID:MqovxkQg No.696963 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696959
What does a dev earn in USA because I found a source saying a senior programmer at CD Projekt earns 15000 zł what would be around 3,450 euro so not particularly good for that level of experience but you definitley get around with it and very much so in poland where it is way above average.
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Soap MacTavish - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:04:22 EST ID:2VxD97MR No.696970 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696959
>CD Projekt doesn't really raise the bar
>>name another game of comparable scale and quality to TW3
>RAAAHHH FUCK FUCK RAAAAWWR
>>So you can't?
>No because of convoluted bs logic

I don't think TW3 is the greatest game ever made or anything, but saying they didn't raise the bar for what consumers see as possible or what developers can manage to create is asinine, because it absolutely did.
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Chrono - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:38:54 EST ID:7+UkHHFV No.696977 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696962
I get the feeling the uncompromising bosses are doing a lot of coke. Sounds like people who didnt agree with them got axed. It reminds me of the Phantom Menace and the only thing missing is Jar Jar Binks.
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Capt. Falcon - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:50:28 EST ID:FqTfAZAX No.696978 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>696962

>In conclusion, it seems MEA had an insanely troubled development due to issues between teams, politics, nepotism, leadership conflicts, and lack of care for the actual developers themselves who had no say. I think this is the reason MEA is in the state it is. Crazy. What happens now? I'm still going to play this game.

You looking for reasons, this why right here. Don't fucking buy games just because they're sequels, you fucking dumb ass niggerlord. Once it's bought, THE SUITS GET WHAT THEY WANT; YOUR MONEIS.

Fucking hell, the gamer demographic is one of the dumbest parts of the consumer society and this is why we get this crap.
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Dr. Nefarious - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:39:35 EST ID:+pM3+RAI No.696998 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Giving a Krogan this fruity ass faggot human voice

Jesus fuck Bioware what is wrong with you?
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King Dedede - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 03:25:02 EST ID:bX8/RBGs No.697005 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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sup guys
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Seath the Scaleless - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:14:00 EST ID:5lv2BWKN No.697012 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>697005
>That fucking ugly neck
>That tumblrcore cosplay
I'm sure they do that just to fuck with people
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Spyro the Dragon - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:27:46 EST ID:/jukd+yC No.697016 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>691426

Hey /vg/, can anyone tell me if the Infiltrator Profile's evade-cloak feature actually does anything for gameplay or is it just for aesthetic?
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Isaac - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:47:01 EST ID:Om/NpQb5 No.697022 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696970
How do you not realise it.

CD Projekt makes their games in Poland. Gamedevelopers in Poland are paid as much as janitors in West-Europe/North-America/Japan.

When your gamedevelopers cost as much as janitors, you can spend far more of your budget on details that other gamedevelopers cannot. Because you have less labour costs.

How do you not understand this?

They didn't raise the bar, they just made use of economic technicalities to spend absurd amounts of time on polishing their game.
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Isaac - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:51:51 EST ID:Om/NpQb5 No.697023 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>696962
https://www.glassdoor.ca/Reviews/Employee-Review-BioWare-RVW11370424.htm
>VFX artist

Willing to bet that's the guy or girl that leaked some (very negative) info on MEA on the future's /tg/ a month or what before the game was announced.

All the pieces fall together.

Smart of the person to leak it on the future in an fantasy image dump because hardly anyone will read it and as soon as the page bumps off page 10, it's dead.
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Geese Howard - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:01:50 EST ID:UwhaXqNZ No.697024 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>697022

Dude, let it go. You're being very autistic right now.
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Seath the Scaleless - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:52:32 EST ID:5lv2BWKN No.697025 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>697022
Why haven't you responded to me, I told you here what a programmer makes monthly (~15000 zł) here: >>696963
https://www.glassdoor.com/Salary/CD-Projekt-RED-Polen-Salaries-EI_IE644250.0,14_IL.15,20_IN193.htm
I'm getting a redirect because of my location, but take it from there.

Now compare that with the minimum wage for Poland and you will see that it is nowhere near the wage of a janitor who should come close to that.
http://www.wageindicator.org/main/salary/minimum-wage/poland
As a matter of fact it is more than three times the average.
http://www.tradingeconomics.com/poland/wages
Even the artist wages listed in my first link are above the national average.
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Blade & Striker - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:33:48 EST ID:mQ9cgA66 No.697027 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>697025
Business graduate here.

Minimum wage doesn't mean much.
If you want to compare apples to apples, for real, compare annual money kept.
http://www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org/countries/poland/
The average Polish person has $18,000 disposable income annually. The average American person has $29,000 disposable income annually.

The cost of living in Poland is surprisingly lower than in the USA, but of course the taxes are way higher, also, and you won't be getting the same luxuries.

I actually stayed in Poland a few days last year. Gorgeous fucking country. Daffodil fields as far as the eye could see, in many colors. The land was flat as could be. But also, nobody spoke English. So many hot girls, so little communication besides smiles.

But it was pretty barren. I live out in the countryside of PA, and honestly the countryside of Poland was significantly less-populated than in PA, and there were a lot of old buildings just sitting around. And every fucking meal involved pate. I was so sick of pate and pickles.
The veggies were something else, though. Idk why, but Europe's vegetables are significantly better than the USA's. So rich, so flavorful. It was like night and day. I don't like vegetables, but I sure as shit did in Netherlands and Poland. And Brussels; what a fucking city. It's like New York and London mashed together, and there was live music on every corner at night.

One notable thing about Europe; the sidewalks are massive, like 20 feet wide on each side. It massively improves the streets; they're constantly alive with people, tons of people, enjoying the outdoors, sitting outside to read or drink or chat. The restaurants had massive doorways they'd open up when it's nice out so that there practically was no border between inside a restaurant and outside.
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Lee Chaolan - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:42:16 EST ID:tPSuvfTB No.697028 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>697027
According to his site, the developers are making around 15K polish pesos a month, which is close to 4K USD/month when roughly converted. There's no way you can argue that's not a handsome living wage.

But nice segue into your travel experiences. I really needed to know about how you like european vegetables more than american vegetables. Totally drives the point about economic disparities home.
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Joanna Dark - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:46:46 EST ID:X0axUq69 No.697029 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>697025
His argument isn't that game devs in Poland make as much as Polish janitors, it's that game devs in Poland make as much as janitors in cities where game development happens.
Thus, two studios with the same funds allocated to pay roll, one in Toronto, one in Poland, the Polish studio will get more man-hours to polish the game than the Toronto one.

Of course, this model predicts Russia, India, and China producing far more polished games than the west due to their lower wages, lower worker protections, and higher population of people with tech skills, so cheap labor in the tech sector alone fails to explain CDProjektRed.
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King of All Cosmos - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:00:31 EST ID:6sXYLyHQ No.697045 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>697029
I think honestly Poland is/was a bit of a sweet spot. It's a full MEDC unlike even Russia (though that's close) but just cheaper. It's got good infrastructure and education and most importantly it's not institutionally corrupt and so it's not full of cut corners, bullshit and hidden costs, the work ethic is good among the Poles and so on. Some parts of Eastern Europe are still really shitty but Poland hit the ground running when the USSR fell.

I think it has a balance where it has almost all the perks of doing shit in MEDCs but at a substantially lower cost. Money will flow into Poland and it will lose that edge.
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Paul Phoenix - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:06:49 EST ID:AbqoVOzY No.697064 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Polish janitors aside, how is the actual game?
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Desmond Miles - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:13:59 EST ID:tPSuvfTB No.697065 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>697064
Oh, The Witcher 3 is bloody fantastic. Really raises the bar for a story-driven open world RPG.
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Simon Albert - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:40:31 EST ID:XXXnSbZA No.697066 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>697065
what does it do differently?
but more importantly where does it do well?
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Desmond Miles - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:05:29 EST ID:tPSuvfTB No.697067 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>697066
One of the things I love about it is that it will take its time to build up a nuanced scene so the story can be told without words. So many other games will just inundate you with tedious dialogue and text logs when they could have said half of all of that and conveyed the same point with poignant body language and well thought-out scene blocking.
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Turok - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:46:05 EST ID:W/9zuBkz No.697068 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Everyone one knows Zelda BoTw is better than Witcher 3 and MEA. Get over it nerds.
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Seath the Scaleless - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:47:36 EST ID:dcik2JX9 No.697069 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>697064
Playing through now, pic related. Pretty sweet, glad I got my money's worth.
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Cecil Harvey - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:57:34 EST ID:3ejZfb/V No.697070 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Mass Effect Thread
>DID SOMEONE SAY WITCHER 3??
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Pinky - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:06:14 EST ID:L5wlrkZL No.697071 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>697068
>B-b-but muh Horizon
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Mileena - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:39:00 EST ID:XshNDJaP No.697072 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>697069
hahahaha this show was the fucking worst
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Ratchet - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:08:35 EST ID:QOQ/T99J No.697073 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>697069
I'll never understand how shows like Reboot and Beast Wars had better CGI then so many CGI cartoons in the 00s.
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Pit - Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:31:49 EST ID:DEWKz1tQ No.697074 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I've actually been having a good amount of fun.

Needs a fuckton of fixing and a formal apology from Bioware's animation and voice acting/casting departments for fucking up the game.

I think the completely different setting with absolutely zero recurring characters and with hardly any references to past lore helped the game move on. I don't know why, but my usual sense of cynicism is entirely absent with this game. I've just been having fun with what it is, and I'm not comparing it to the original mass effect games nor am I taking it too seriously.

Is the game janky as all fuck? yes. Yes it is. But I've been getting laughs from that, too. Combat feels nice and punchy, though.
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Kos-Mos - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:32:02 EST ID:qetNtFM7 No.697077 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>697074
this is exactly what i've been expecting since the initial dump fire of a release and I'm happy to hear it. I think i'll really enjoy this... after a price drop or three
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Kos-Mos - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:49:04 EST ID:A4a1FMv7 No.697078 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>697068
>Everyone one knows Zelda BoTw is better than Witcher 3 and MEA. Get over it nerds.

Oh man!
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Pit - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:30:22 EST ID:DEWKz1tQ No.697079 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>697077

Yeah, after some updates, restructuring, refinement, and some price drops, it seems like a damned good game to add to your library.

Honestly I was just bored and had plenty of cash to burn after my tax return came through so I bought it a couple of days ago. I am honestly getting a lot of kicks out of how poor the animation is. The gifs and vids on the internet do not do it justice.
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Duke Nukem - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:41:51 EST ID:TnpAtbAY No.697086 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>697078
That guy is right though.
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Four - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:43:11 EST ID:qocosUjh No.697088 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>697086
You clearly haven't played Witcher 3, Duke.
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Sabrewulf - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:25:36 EST ID:zRMIfnL5 No.697090 Ignore Report Quick Reply
How are the dialogue choices in the game? I saw a few clips of it but didn't want to spoil myself on it if I wanted to buy it later, but it looked like a variant on Alpha Protocol's dialog choices (Professional/Suave/Funny/Veteran/Etc) but I doubt it has as much impact as AP's.
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Nodunaga Oda - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:17:16 EST ID:IQhOdK1J No.697093 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>697086

He really isn't, but okay. Regarding TW3, at least; MEA indeed looks pretty unimpressive.
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Pit - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:40:13 EST ID:DEWKz1tQ No.697096 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>697090

Actually it's worse. You literally only get two choices. Black and White. Between "nice guy" and "Slightly sarcastic nice guy." I mean sure some of the general conversations will let you choose the tone (professional, emotional, etc), but ya end up saying more or less the same thing, and it does not impact anything. The dialogue that does impact the game is either A or B. Make yer choice.
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Krystal - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:17:39 EST ID:zzlTtF4d No.697099 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>697096
That's really disappointing. I get why they removed the paragon/renegade mechanic, but I really loved it even if I only mostly chose paragon.
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Four - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:39:08 EST ID:t83Ox77e No.697100 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>697096
Compared to Witcher 3, which some of the choices you make doesn't just effect your gameplay in the current game, but also affects the DLC. So if you actually played the original game, waited for a half a year and played the expansion, you're quickly reminded of the decision you made six months ago and how it will affect your fight against the new antagonist. The first time you take that decision you just Shrug at the result which it can be bad but doesn't necessarily affect your character personally and at that moment so you're not entirely invested in it, but later on it actually comes back to bite you in the ass. Mass Effect Andromeda and the Witcher 3 are worlds apart it's silly to even compare the two. The new Mass Effect only gives you the illusion of choice but it never really affects anything. But i'm not biased towards The Witcher 3, Even the first Mass Effect had better consequences to your decisions than the first one and was great step forward for its time and imo i think even games like Deus Ex still can't match it. If you managed to save Wrex I miss Wrex so much and acted like the good guy throughout the game, you can convince Saren to join your fight against the Reapers, which he does by starting by shooting himself in the head. Destroying the implants the Reapers used to indoctrinate him. Hes ruthless, and this Ruthlessness is even more apparent in the books the Author of the first Mass Effect wrote about him.. There was a great build up towards that moment, most of the Alien species you came across in all the worlds you visited were only fighting for their survival. It doesn't matter how strong the Reapers are by the end of the day it will only come down to two choices, fight or flight and Saren choose the later. The new Mass Effect is a joke compared to the first and that's why people judge it so harshly.
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Four - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:42:08 EST ID:t83Ox77e No.697103 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>697090
Wops meant to reply to this dude
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Miles Tails Prower - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:42:55 EST ID:8NuGb901 No.697104 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>697096
I mean to be fair even in Mass Effect 1 the big choices were all binary and most of the Paragon/Renegade choices didn't have a real impact on the story. From what I've seen the biggest problem with the new game is the weird, disjointed, sub-JJ Abrahms level writing
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Ratchet - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:44:10 EST ID:z4NhPWaA No.697105 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>697100
you guys never talk about witcher 1 and 2. did the series suck until that point or something? I've go the first two sitting in my steam library from some old sale. If the story is as good as you guys say I want to play it through it's entirety, but I wanna know if this is gonna be a slog to get through.

>>697069
best post itt
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Chuck Greene - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:07:25 EST ID:BOamwXBz No.697107 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>697105

>you guys never talk about witcher 1 and 2. did the series suck until that point or something?

If you can passed how dated Witcher 1's combat is, it's a fine game. Witcher 2 is a good game, and you don't really need to play the first game in order to understand the plot.
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Chuck Greene - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:08:03 EST ID:BOamwXBz No.697108 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>697107

past*
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Four - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:14:00 EST ID:DLYjtf/L No.697110 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>697104
Choosing Paragon would save Wrex, Renegade on got him killed. Maybe the decisions you took didn't have an immediate major impact in the story but they do later. Not to mention they do help the characters develop. Garrus was highly influenced by your decisions, especially more apparent if you help him in his case side quest.
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Miles Tails Prower - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:15:10 EST ID:8NuGb901 No.697111 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>697105
The first Witcher is low budget Eurojank of the highest order. The engine was old even when it was released, combat is a rhythm based clickfest that most people can't stand, and the pacing is really inconsistent, especially during the opening chapter which drags on for way too long. Even so, I think it does a lot of interesting things and have a big soft-spot for it, but I wouldn't say its a must-play. Worth giving a shot if you already own it, though.

The second game is 100x more polished and was for a while one of my favorite RPGs ever. Still has its problems and you might want to read a plot summary of the first one if you decide to skip it, but yeah it's great.

Honestly I think the biggest hangup people have with the series is Geralt. He's an acquired taste, and definitely insufferable at times, but mostly I think he's just misunderstood.
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Miles Tails Prower - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:31:51 EST ID:8NuGb901 No.697113 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>697110
Yeah that's true; "most" was the operative word there. Sure you have to somewhat consistently build up points to get at the paragon/renegade options that actually do make a difference, but having replayed it recently a lot of the moment-to-moment choices boil down to "nice" or "mean" without much consequence beyond that. I like that there's usually a neutral option but it's not really supported in an interesting way. Not saying its a bad game, of course, and I've only watched other people play the new one so I can't really say how it compares. I just think people tend to give the early Mass Effects a little too much credit, even if I am still a fan.


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