Mass Effect: Andromeda CES Trailer Shows Off UI, Combat, and More

Mass Effect: Andromeda CES Trailer Shows Off UI, Combat, and More

The newest Mass Effect: Andromeda trailer offers up a look at combat, menus, upgrading abilities, and more.

Last night at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the newest trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda popped up during Nvidia's keynote presentation. When Bioware GM Aaryn Flynn took the stage, he brought with him the trailer and some other tidbits of news. First, the footage:

Once the trailer was over Flynn spoke for a few minutes about the game. He reiterated that Andromeda is built on the Frostbite engine, and pointed out that this means the game will feature more verticality, as well as destructible objects. Even more interesting was the news that the game will feature a dynamic class system, which means you'll be able to change your class on the fly whenever you like.

As you probably saw yesterday, Mass Effect: Andromeda is headed to PC, PS4, and Xbox One on March 21, 2017.

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It's been awhile since ME2, but that combat looks like shit in comparison.

I know most people are tired of cover-based shooting, but when you move just as slow as you did in the previous games, these open areas just lead to a huge shooting gallery where's its constantly shooting shit till your numbers overpower their numbers.

I guess that's yet another consequence of going open world.

Not super impressed but we'll see. I'm not that emotionally invested in this franchise anymore but I hope it turns out good. I could use a good sci-fi space romp.

ffronw:

the game will feature more verticality, as well as destructible objects.

Like the one promised in the gameplay trailer scenes in Dragon Age Inqusition, that were missing from the actual game?

The combat does look like a step down from ME3.

Also, the weapon sounds are horrible! Is that really what they are going with?
ME3's weapons sounded amazing. But here they sound as pathetic as Halo 4's lifeless weapons.

Since I've yet to play ME 3, I doubt I'll ever get this game, but I will say that I don't think much of the new ship's design.

I don't know what it is, but I'm getting kind of a sad 'Stargate Universe' feel from this.

Bob_McMillan:
It's been awhile since ME2, but that combat looks like shit in comparison.

I know most people are tired of cover-based shooting, but when you move just as slow as you did in the previous games, these open areas just lead to a huge shooting gallery where's its constantly shooting shit till your numbers overpower their numbers.

I guess that's yet another consequence of going open world.

To be fair, the player was taking 0 damage except at one scripted moment. Part of what made ME3s combat especially mobile was that at the hardest difficulty you had 2 health, 1 when your shields popped and one that killed you if you lost it. You don't have to be running and rolling all over the place if you're nigh invincible. But yes I hope the combat isn't as slow and cumbersome as this trailer made it seem to look.

Meh.

Since the game is so close to launch, I wonder if they have fixed the facial dialogue so it looks less like a bad foreign dubbed movie.

The character model takes up a third of the screen while shooting. Good God.

Bob_McMillan:
It's been awhile since ME2, but that combat looks like shit in comparison.

I know most people are tired of cover-based shooting, but when you move just as slow as you did in the previous games, these open areas just lead to a huge shooting gallery where's its constantly shooting shit till your numbers overpower their numbers.

I guess that's yet another consequence of going open world.

Well cover might still be important, honestly you didn't cover in ME2 below insanity. First time I played trough ME2 I did so on normal and never used cover and didn't care for power and weapon advantage over armor/shield and such so I though the game combat was super shallow, but then I played again on insanity and discover a huge depth. I'm hoping this is the same thing here.

I love how he's using a flamethrower against shielded mech enemies.

The scenery looked gorgeous. Then the game play started.

"Let me show you this awesome flame thrower! Oh, it's useless, okay."

I'm a bit intrigued by the implication that it looks like we can do cross-classing by virtue of just attributing points into the talent trees.

Don't get me wrong, the chance to play a Vanguard/Engineer hybrid? I'm all over that like white on rice I'm just wondering if it's actually what's happening or if that's a build version of the game that just lets you do shit on the fly for stress testing purposes.

Imre Csete:

ffronw:

the game will feature more verticality, as well as destructible objects.

Like the one promised in the gameplay trailer scenes in Dragon Age Inqusition, that were missing from the actual game?

I've been playing that, and some stuff is destructible. Just mainly random assortments of barrels and crates and the occasional wall. Not sure what sort of verticality you were expecting in a medieval fantasy rpg beyond being able to jump onto ledges or climb ladders though.

Kungfu_Teddybear:
I love how he's using a flamethrower against shielded mech enemies.

Thank you. I was feeling like the only person who twitched at that.

Gordon_4:

I've been playing that, and some stuff is destructible. Just mainly random assortments of barrels and crates and the occasional wall. Not sure what sort of verticality you were expecting in a medieval fantasy rpg beyond being able to jump onto ledges or climb ladders though.

They showed 15+ minutes gameplay at some Gamescom which featured a lot more than that, saying it will be in the game. It wasn't of course. BioWare tends to overhype stuff, even when they were the darling of the RPG industry.

Cether:
To be fair, the player was taking 0 damage except at one scripted moment.

That is inaccurate.

The health bar has two parts. The player in that trailer was taking fairly constant shield damage.

The "scripted moment" (which as far as I can tell, wasn't scripted) was when their shields dropped and they took a hit to health.

 

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