The Death of the ‘Main Quest’: A Shift from Storyline to Waste of Time

Gather round; heed this tale of woe… We all love a good story. Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Deep Impact (only me?). At no point do the main characters go gallivanting off to help some random nobody fetch 27 bits of not-important for little or no reward. So why is there a tendency nowadaysContinue reading “The Death of the ‘Main Quest’: A Shift from Storyline to Waste of Time”

The Next Mass Effect Andromeda Update is Coming 10th May

A new Mass Effect Andromeda update is only a day away, according to a tweet from the game’s producer Michael Gamble. This is welcome news to those of us who were let down by the latest lackluster entry in the Mass Effect franchise. According the Gamble’s tweet, the update is scheduled for release at 10am MDT, which is 9amContinue reading “The Next Mass Effect Andromeda Update is Coming 10th May”

How Games Media Saturation Hurts and Ultimately Controls Us

There’s something wrong with games media coverage. It’s a complex problem that I’m not sure I fully comprehend yet, but I started thinking about it when I began a new playthrough of Pokémon Red a few weeks ago. I remember being so young I was probably only a few weeks out of the womb when I first pickedContinue reading “How Games Media Saturation Hurts and Ultimately Controls Us”

Mass Effect Andromeda Will Receive Patch to Address Negative Criticism

Just in case you haven’t been paying attention, Mass Effect Andromeda was released just two weeks ago to waves of negative feedback. Many criticized the plethora of technical issues and ridiculous facial animations, especially considering the game is a triple A title rumored to have cost $40 million to produce. After acknowledging this, Bioware have issued a statement saying thatContinue reading “Mass Effect Andromeda Will Receive Patch to Address Negative Criticism”

What Mass Effect Taught Me About Open World Games

Seeing as the trend towards open world gameplay looks to reach its pinnacle with Horizon: Zero Dawn and Ghost Recon: Wildlands among this year’s hottest releases so far, the issue of effective world building seems to be more critical than ever. As the open world game market has filled up over the last 5 yearsContinue reading “What Mass Effect Taught Me About Open World Games”

Mass Effect Andromeda Multiplayer DLC Will Be Free

Bioware has confirmed that Mass Effect Andromeda multiplayer DLC, in the form of new maps after release, will be free. The news comes in the form of a tweet by Aaryn Flynn, the general manager for Bioware. In response to fans’ questions about whether DLC maps will be free like they were in Mass EffectContinue reading “Mass Effect Andromeda Multiplayer DLC Will Be Free”

Mass Effect Andromeda Cinematic Trailer #2 Analysis

A month and a half has passed since the first cinematic trailer for Mass Effect Andromeda, and today we have been graced by a second cinematic trailer. The first trailer was so heart-pumping and explosive that a lot of interesting details went unnoticed, so we slowed things down, looked at it scene-by-scene, and crafted an analysis.Continue reading “Mass Effect Andromeda Cinematic Trailer #2 Analysis”

Mass Effect Andromeda Renegade/Paragon System Replaced by Head, Heart, Casual and Professional

Mass Effect Andromeda is now very close to releasing, and there is still so much we want to know about BioWare’s incredible galaxy-faring franchise. According to reddit user typherio, who managed to obtain a copy of next month’s PC Gamer magazine, the system of renegade and paragon dialogue choices has been replaced with something a little moreContinue reading “Mass Effect Andromeda Renegade/Paragon System Replaced by Head, Heart, Casual and Professional”

Mass Effect Andromeda Has a Release Date

BioWare has announced that the highly-anticipated Mass Effect Andromeda will release on March 21st in North America and March 23rd in Europe. BioWare general manager Aaryn Flynn calls the game “the most ambitious Mass Effect game to date”, promising a huge leap from the original trilogy. A blog post on Mass Effect’s official website featuresContinue reading “Mass Effect Andromeda Has a Release Date”

Mass Effect Andromeda Gameplay Revealed

Gameplay was revealed for Mass Effect Andromeda at The Game Awards 2016. Fans of the series will be happy to see that there are a lot of similarities to the “original trilogy”. The fight for a new home is not without its conflicts — some of which are displayed in this trailer. While there were optionsContinue reading “Mass Effect Andromeda Gameplay Revealed”

Mass Effect Andromeda’s Kett Race Raises Questions

After the release of the Mass Effect Andromeda cinematic N7 day trailer, and Gamer Professional’s subsequent analysis of it, a series of new alien races were spotted. Now, thanks to Game Informer, we have an extremely detailed look at the Kett, a race that will be the antagonists in Mass Effect Andromeda. In the video, artContinue reading “Mass Effect Andromeda’s Kett Race Raises Questions”

Mass Effect Andromeda Cinematic Trailer Analysis

Yesterday marked the final N7 day before we travel to a new galaxy in Mass Effect: Andromeda. We were treated to not one, but two trailers, as well as a plethora of other media. The official cinematic trailer for Mass Effect Andromeda (click here to watch in full) was a fast-paced, heart pumping flurry of information, some of whichContinue reading “Mass Effect Andromeda Cinematic Trailer Analysis”