Mass Effect producer Michael Gamble took to Twitter to voice his excitement at a milestone review of Mass Effect 4's development progress.
Naturally this is good news, though I can't imagine he'd jump on Twitter and say they failed the milestone review or that the game doesn't feel like Mass Effect, but for fans this asserts that this thing is real and is happening.
Of course being the slow news period, punters couldn't help but fuel some rumour fire by suggesting the game will land as an Xbox One exclusive in either full form like Tomb Raider recently did, or timed. To this rumour mill though, Mike chimed in by stating it's just that: rumour.
Is it good news that the game 'feels' Mass Effect? Or would you rather it be something new, fresh and different?
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Posted 01:38pm 12/1/15
Quote of the whole thing was that 'Dragon Age Inquisition makes me really excited about the next Mass Effect game'. So true.
DAI is pretty awesome btw.
Posted 01:56pm 12/1/15
Posted 02:16pm 12/1/15
it's so good. i just reached 100 hours on my first play through.
Posted 03:49pm 12/1/15
Is it worth playing DA:2 first for some overarching story or just skip straight to DA:I?
I nearly finished DA:O but haven't been back yet because the sequel got mixed reviews.
Posted 03:55pm 12/1/15
Posted 04:05pm 12/1/15
I don't feel like its too important to do it first. I only played DA:2 up to the bit with the endless f*****g tunnels. It helps to understand the back story a little about Orlais and Ferelden, as well as Chantry + mages and s*** like that. The story is fully self-contained with a new main character (ie no Shepherd deal where backstory will affect the game).
Understanding what an Inquisition is helps too. I thought we were going to be torturing people but apparently its not a Spanish flavoured version. There are some recurring characters but I don't think there are too many in jokes?
Most of this s*** should have been covered if you played DA:O.
e: apparently you can set up the world state using a previous game or decisions or some s*** at https://dragonagekeep.com/en_US/ nobody really does that tho?
Posted 05:11pm 12/1/15
One space travel RPG that comes to mind is Rogue Galaxy, and old PS2 Jrpg where you had a starship you'd use to visit different planets, but many of those planets had reasons to go back, wether it was new areas that unlocked, optional end game bosses, collections and equipment for certain minigames, etc.
Love to see ME head in that direction, instead of the corridor RPG it's become.
Posted 05:15pm 12/1/15
Yeah I'm curious if it will even be released as ME4 or if they will go similar to DAI and drop the numbering. I hope it doesn't contain Shepard, loved the character but it's time to move on and I'd really like to see more of a focus on the other species.
I could see a story set 100 years of so in the future and all the alien races that fought in the final battle have had to coexist on Earth after the ME gates were destroyed and maybe some kind of effort to rebuild them.
The other possibility would be based around first contact in a prequel type move.
Posted 05:26pm 12/1/15
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Posted 08:03pm 12/1/15
Hah, I did all 8 class stories in the old republic going through every minimally designed planetary area that each story was forced through in the same order. I have become numb to background context in bioware games, because they are the worst company ever at it (or have been since neverwinter).
Posted 09:19pm 12/1/15
Posted 09:59pm 12/1/15
dragon age keep has a neat feature where varric (party member from da2 and inquisition) narrates the stories of origins and da2 after you've set all your gameplay decisions for both games. just keep da2 as default if you never play it.
Posted 10:33pm 12/1/15
One thing with DA:I I just can't get into the lore I don't feel like I want to read it, where as Skyrim I spent time reading books and stuff I can't put my finger on why though.
As for Mass Effect series I loved the three games but if a 4th is virtually the same game with an update to the engine I probably would grab it in the bargain bin.
Posted 12:19pm 13/1/15
Posted 02:30pm 13/1/15
Yeah, that's what I was worried about. Glad to hear it's not necessary, I'll just skip it! :D
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Posted 12:31am 14/1/15
edit: When I try that it redirects me to the Australian store where it's $90 US.
Posted 12:36am 14/1/15
yep works fine.
you need to use a vpn or a proxy. i followed these instructions
Posted 12:44am 14/1/15
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Posted 10:48am 14/1/15
Unless its a tough fight or a complicated fight, I usually just go in swinging and play the combat out action style, then pull up into the tactical pause view if things get hairy, or a bit more control is needed. Or I just use the tactical view to launch opening salvos, then play the rest out action style.
Posted 11:04am 14/1/15
The combat is awesome fun. Especially as an archer or mage. i loved the abilities and feel of it all.
Posted 05:13pm 14/1/15
Like Khel I run around beating the s*** out of stuff ARPG then jump into tactical if its zomg time
Posted 12:03am 15/1/15
I did quit my warrior after about 15 minutes though because it felt super sluggish after playing a rogue.
Posted 12:07am 15/1/15
meh, wouldn't give up an amazing game just because of the delivery platform