Mass Effect Andromeda has a whole lot of hype around it- which makes sense, given that it is the next entry in one of the most beloved and well known series in gaming. But if you think about it, you question why there is any hype for it in the first place: Bioware haven’t been in top form recently, and their most recent game, Dragon Age Inquisition, which also serves as a rough model for Andromeda by all accounts, didn’t exactly go down well with players.
So why be hyped? Well, in a recent issue of PC Gamer (via NeoGAF), Bioware tries to address the fear that Andromeda may just be Inquisition in science fiction clothing. “We learned that there were some quests in Dragon Age that didn’t resonate and were kind of flat – fetch quests and stuff,” said Bioware’s Aaryn Flynn. “The nice thing is, you take those lessons, you package them all up, and you talk to the Mass Effect team and say, ‘These are the things you should do, these are the things you shouldn’t do.’ And the Mass Effect team get the pencils out and they build all that into it.”
The quests truly were among the worst and least imaginative parts of Inquisition, so it is good to see that Bioware are tackling the issue head on for Mass Effect Andromeda. The game is set to launch on PS4 Xbox One, and PC by March 2017.