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Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:50 am
by JanB1
Dinosawer wrote:Well.
Given what I enjoyed most about ME they apparently screwed up...
*crosses off to-buy list*
This article...

Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:03 pm
by Flatfingers
This is probably not a commentary of any kind:
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Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:09 pm
by Silverware
Flatfingers wrote:This is probably not a commentary of any kind:
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... Okay that just made me want to buy it again after seeing IGN's really bad review of it. :V

Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:27 pm
by JanB1
Flatfingers wrote:This is probably not a commentary of any kind:
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Seriously, who made these animations? She looks like she just shit her pants and tries to walk without smearing it in her pants...

Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:07 pm
by IronDuke
Flatfingers wrote:This is probably not a commentary of any kind:
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Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:26 pm
by Scytale
The impression I have from that gif is that the player is just rapidly tapping A and D while running forward

Also, for what it's worth here is Penny Arcade's very brief thoughts. A bit more positive

Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:18 pm
by Damocles
From the reviews, it sounds like a game developed in many separate modules, by people of varying qualification levels.

good: combat, leveldesign, textures, vehicle driving, soundeffects

average: voice acting, questdesign, crew interactions, alien animation, music, crafting

bad-to-terrible: human animations and related graphics, user Interface, writing

plus a number of technical glitches (but that should be patchable)

so either they release the product too early, or lacked leadership by the producers

Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:22 pm
by Silverware
Or both?

It is EA involved. And their incompetence is legendary. :D

Still, at least it's not Ubisoft, they only have one quality level anymore. "Bad"

Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:29 pm
by Scytale
Silverware wrote:Or both?

It is EA involved. And their incompetence is legendary. :D

Still, at least it's not Ubisoft, they only have one quality level anymore. "Bad"
In fairness, EA can still bust out some very good games. I just wish this had been one of them.

e: like you say though it's not Ubisoft :P

Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:36 pm
by Silverware
Scytale wrote:In fairness, EA can still bust out some very good games. I just wish this had been one of them.

e: like you say though it's not Ubisoft :P
The first bit is why I say not Ubi.
I am sure I will enjoy the game enough and for long enough to break even in my mind.

Remember, compare it to a Movie at a cinema (or on DVD)
1 play through = 1 watch of the movie.

so $12 for a movie ticket for maybe 2 hours.
So a game that entertains for 20 hours is worth at least $120 in that case.

Yes this means I would actually pay a LOT more for some games :3

Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:41 pm
by Scytale
Silverware wrote:
Scytale wrote:In fairness, EA can still bust out some very good games. I just wish this had been one of them.

e: like you say though it's not Ubisoft :P
The first bit is why I say not Ubi.
I am sure I will enjoy the game enough and for long enough to break even in my mind.

Remember, compare it to a Movie at a cinema (or on DVD)
1 play through = 1 watch of the movie.

so $12 for a movie ticket for maybe 2 hours.
So a game that entertains for 20 hours is worth at least $120 in that case.

Yes this means I would actually pay a LOT more for some games :3
I see it the same way: my metric is that a game has "paid for itself", in a sense, if I can get $1 an hour value out of it.

By this metric Skyrim is one of the cheaper games I've bought, though I got it for full price on release

Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:47 pm
by Silverware
Scytale wrote:I see it the same way: my metric is that a game has "paid for itself", in a sense, if I can get $1 an hour value out of it.

By this metric Skyrim is one of the cheaper games I've bought, though I got it for full price on release
https://steamdb.info/calculator/7656119 ... 245/?cc=nz

My cheapest is $0.08/hr, for New Vegas. :V
Though these price metrics aren't correct at all :V

Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:07 pm
by IronDuke
Scytale wrote: I see it the same way: my metric is that a game has "paid for itself", in a sense, if I can get $1 an hour value out of it.
I usually want my games to get $0.25 an hour or so. By this logic, the best bang-for-buck I had was definitely I-War 2. I estimate at least four thousand hours in it, for ten bucks. :oops: :ghost:

--IronDuke

Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:33 am
by Lum
Buy a game and hope the modding community do their thing, yeah...

Neh... in a couple of years.

Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:37 am
by JanB1
Damn son, you beat me... https://steamdb.info/calculator/7656119 ... 861/?cc=us

IronDuke wrote:(...) best bang-for-buck I had was definitely I-War 2. (...)
Hmm...this game looks interesting. Reminds me of another game...