In our last conversation about Mass Effect: Andromeda, we had divided opinions about its first few hours. I’d read it as a critique of the wonder and optimism that comes with space operas, but this is Mass Effect. There was such a great opportunity to do the ‘aliens land on earth’ story in reverse, with awe-struck aliens reacting to the existence of humans. There was such a great opportunity to do the ‘aliens land on earth’ story in reverse, with awe-struck aliens reacting to the existence of hu
Update (March 10): We've received a little clarification on the question of exactly how well Mass Effect: Andromeda will perform on a 3GB GTX 1060. At PAX East today, we asked producer Michael Gamble if the card would really deliver 30 fps at best on high. The recommended, at least on my machine at home, I have a 1060, I run at higher than 30 [fps] for the majority of the game. We have a GTX 1060 in the office, so as soon as we can we'll test Andromeda with it and report back on how it performs.
Update: The Mass Effect portion of the stream is over, but you can watch the VOD above. (If the video doesn't start at the correct time, the Andromeda stuff begins at around 2:57:10 with the launch trailer.) I've broken down some of what was discussed, namely the number of characters, in another story. From right this moment until 2 pm Eastern, when the livestream switches to Prey, you can watch some unedited Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay on Twitch's own Twitch channel. What's more, Tom is on
The first thing I did at PAX East this year was jump into Mass Effect Andromeda's multiplayer horde mode. The mode I played pit us against seven waves of enemies attacking the small outpost we were held up in. Like Mass Effect 3, the final wave had us fight our way to an extraction point until escape arrived. The other part of Andromeda's multiplayer I'm hoping will add depth is the customization, which we didn't get to see. If nothing else, Mass Effect Andromeda's multiplayer has gotten me more