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Ryu’s Bites: Mass Effect Andromeda (PC)

Posted on March 25th, 2017 by Ryu Sheng |

Mass_Effect_Andromeda_cover_thumb.jpgLanguage: Audio: English, Subs: English
Developer: Bioware
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Format: PC
Type: 3PS/RPG
Demo Box: PC
Synopsis: Mass Effect: Andromeda takes you to the Andromeda galaxy, far beyond the Milky Way. There, you’ll lead our fight for a new home in hostile territory – where WE are the aliens.

Play as the Pathfinder – a leader of a squad of military-trained explorers – with deep progression and customisation systems. This is the story of humanity’s next chapter, and your choices throughout the game will ultimately determine our survival in the Andromeda Galaxy.

As you unfold the mysteries of the Andromeda Galaxy and the hope for humanity lies on your shoulders – You must ask yourself… How far will you go?

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In the run up to the launch of the new expansion, due to launch on October 27th, I decided to return and make use of the 12x XP for class story missions.

While they have run this event several times before, it’s the first time that I’ve seen it run for this long, almost 5months; usually it runs for a week or so at most. What this told me was that they are putting all their hopes on this expansion, trying to get as many people unto it’s level requirement as soon as possible. Read the rest…

I left SWtOR a few months after the last expansion came out, with a lot of satisfaction. The one thing that BioWare have always been good at telling stories, and that’s what they did. Old Republic was an amazing single player game, but a lacklustre multiplayer game.

I’d pretty much moved on from the game and was not planning on returning, until I saw the new trailer (below). Watching that, and reading the info provided on the game got my urging to play again. Then when I saw the perks for subscribing in the few months to the launch, I immediately re-upped!

As you can see BioWare really did an awesome trailer, this has me drooling so much over the upcoming expansion!

So let’s take a peek at what’s happening, starting with the perks.

1) From now to launch you can get 12x EXP from story missions. This means you can level up all the way to max level just following the story. You don’t have to do side missions flashpoints or operations. Personally I both love and hate it, but it’s an amazing way to quickly level up to be ready to play the new content.

2) You get a different ‘reward’ for each month you’re subscribed between July 31st and August 31st, they are:

a. July 31st Nico Okarr companion

b. August 31st Nico Okarr blaster set

c. September 30th Nico Okarr duster coat

d. October 19th Swoop bike

e. For those that maintain their subscription between July 31st to October 19th get a bonus prize, early access to the expansion.

3) The story looks huge, with 16 chapters in all. I’m looking forward to seeing how the story unfolds.

For the first time in a long while I’m eagerly looking forward to playing an MMO again! Something I’ve not been for a long time!