Initial Impressions: ME: Andromeda (Spoilers Inside)

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by BigGuyCIA, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    It depends which writer is doing it as David Gaider had a complex few thousand page history of the elves and cultural appropriation based on Jewish history and Native American as well as the New Age phenomenon.

    Then he was fired from his own universe.
     
  2. Khannis

    Khannis Rebuilding America

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    Jul 3, 2015
    Sadly this game seems to be the type to stay away from, at least for now.

    I'm curious though, with the removal of Paragon/Renegade, how many real choices there are to make? Even with the general collapse of the RPG-side of the gaming industry, I'm reluctant to believe this is as bad as "Fallout" 4.
     
  3. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    So he was making a story on cultural appropiation by appropiating culture? I am guessing irony was beyond his skillset as a writter ;)
     
  4. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Non Binary Revenant Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    Source? Please.
     
  5. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    Which part? That David Gaider wrote Dragon Age or the fact he was fired?

    You mean elves? I don't think they have a lobby.
     
  6. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Non Binary Revenant Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    That he drew from Native American/Jewish research.
     
  7. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Phipps has even less of a sense of humor than usual when it's Bioware getting mocked :P
     
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  8. Immortalkickass

    Immortalkickass First time out of the vault

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    Dec 4, 2015
    Seems like they removed tactical pause. Talk about dumbing down, I mean, even Fallout 4 didnt completely remove VATS!
     
  9. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    I doubt this game is worse than Shitout 4, I mean, even tho we have Ms Tiredface in this game, almost every single FO4 character, even important ones looked like early 2000s models with a slightly higher poly count and pretty terrible animations, not to mention that for all of Bioware's faults, they aren't Emil Plagiarulo...
     
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  10. Black Angel

    Black Angel Grand Inquisitor of the Ordo Hereticus

    Mar 21, 2016
    I haven't played this, and I don't even plan to buy it at all, but

    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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  11. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Did her dentures slip out of her mouth?
     
  12. Millim

    Millim The Big Straight Orderite

    Oct 13, 2010
    I'm in love...
     
  13. Black Angel

    Black Angel Grand Inquisitor of the Ordo Hereticus

    Mar 21, 2016
    WTFITFAS
     
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  14. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    http://the-gaider-archives.tumblr.com/page/17

     
  15. Jogre

    Jogre It's all JO'Ger now

    Oct 25, 2015
    You are assuming that every franchise that portrays colonialism negatively is going to make you go down a guilt trip. Is that necessarily the case?

    Had they made ME:A a negative outlook on colonialism, since it's about aliens travelling to distant planets and settling/conquering/whatever, then why would it necessarily have to be guilt tripping you, rather than just portraying colonialism how the devs see it?
     
  16. TheChosen1

    TheChosen1 Moving Target

    Nov 8, 2012
     
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  17. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    No, I got the feeling when that reviewer who talked about ME:A (from that video I linked) was talking about the concept of colonialism that he had wanted to see the game do some sort of deconstruction of colonialism, especially European colonialism, showing how bad and evil it was for the indigenous people where colonists decided to settle.

    I probably should have mentioned that in the post to make clear why I was rather annoyed about it.

    Truth be told, from what I have seen of ME:A's storyline there are only a few parts in which the indigenous aliens see the player and the others from the ark ships/nexus as some sort of invaders.
     
  18. CT Phipps

    CT Phipps Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Sep 17, 2016
    I'm pissed off there's no option to be a colonialist. The lack of Renegade options means you can't brutalize the locals, behave in a racist manner, and basically state, "You think we're here for peace and harmony. No, I'm here to extend the Humankind Empire you filthy savages!"
     
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  19. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
     
  20. BigGuyCIA

    BigGuyCIA Yer fond of me Lobster!

    Oct 26, 2016
    Your decision on what type of outpost you establish has a small quest pop up. In my case, you run into rioters on the nexus that have taken over Hydroponics because military cryopods were pushed back in order to make way for science cryopods. So the rioters are mad their families were pushed back and stuck in cryo.

    I managed to get them to settle down and go home without resorting to exiling anyone. The choices are pretty dumbed down and there's little in the way of making Ryder get pissed and angry.

    Feel like I'm watching a movie about a 'good guy, nice guy' when I'm interacting with NPCs - worse than the original trilogy.