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Looks like Amazon UK has the cover art for the Annihilation novel, also another possible push back on the release date to September 30th 2018
An official tie-in to the hit video game Mass Effect: Andromeda, written by award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente
An official tie-in to the hit video game Mass Effect: Andromeda. As the Quarian ark Keelah Si'yah sails toward the Andromeda galaxy, it carries 20,000 colonists from several races including the Drell, Elcor, and Batarians. Along the way a routine check reveals that many of the Drell colonists have died in their cryopods, and a pathogen is discovered. It begins to jump species, then the ship's tech begins to fail, making it clear that this is no accident. It's murder, and the perpetrator is still on board. The ship's systems rapidly degrade, and panic spreads among the colonists. To make matters worse, the virus yields a terrible swelling of the brain that causes madness, hallucinations, and leads to violence. If the ship's crew can't restore their technology and find a cure, the Keelah Si'yah will never make it to the Nexus.
Bit of a Necro but I thought it worth the share.
A small update for anyone really looking forward to this book, it did get pushed back again to November 6 also it seems that amazon uk has finally put the Digital pre-order up.
Damn, I thought a new ME got announced even though that'd make absolutely no sense since they're finishing up Anthem and then working on Dragon Age IV.
Finished my playthrough of the Legendary Edition of Mass Effect 1 today. Having last played the game nearly a decade ago, I was curious as to how much my opinions on it have changed over the years. The answer turns out to be very little. The writing still holds up pretty well, but the actual gameplay tends to lean more towards tolerable rather than actually being enjoyable, though Virmire and the final push up the Citadel Tower still kick ass. Looking forward to revisiting the next two entries.
So for the first time ever I played through the mass effect trilogy. I played Andromeda back when it first came out. Don’t ask me why I thought it was a good idea to start out with the fourth game in the series and the worst one.
side note. Mass effect Andromeda isn’t the worst game ever. It’s a fine game, but it’s not as good as 1,2 or 3.
Anyway. Mass Effect has to be my favorite series of games ever. It doesn’t have my favorite game, but as a series it works so well even with the mass effect 3 ending and the controversy around it. I felt sad when the third game ended. I just wish the 4th one was out right now. I can’t recommend the legendary edition enough. Your getting 3 great games for an amazing price. Sure some of the features of the gameplay are very dated, but that’s to be expected from a remaster and not a remake.
Anyway if you want to know what my major decisions were here they are spoiler tagged since it’s long and in case no one wants to be spoiled.
Mass Effect 1
Let Balak live
Saved the Rachni queen
Saved Kaiden as I know his voice actor is the same as Carth from KOTOR.
Didn’t kill Wrex
Convinced Saren that he was indoctrinated.
Was nice to Conrad Verner
Mass effect 2
Got everyone loyal and recruited all 12 companions. I was very amazed I was able to do this as you have to have a very high paragon skill at certain points to get everyone loyal.
Romanced Tali as I really wanted to see what her face looked like. Was disappointed that you had to wait until the 3rd game to see her face. And it was only a picture. Although the picture was updated for the legendary edition.
Somehow saved everyone in the final mission although I didn’t do it fast enough to save the crew.
Destroyed the collector base.
Freed David. That Overlord DLC was some of the most depressing DLC I have ever played. ****ed up.
Mass effect 3
Paragon mostly although I sometimes did Renegade options if I thought it would help with the war. And I did a renegade option to kill Kai Lang because **** him.
Cured the genophage losing Mordin was crushing
Was able to end the war between the Geth and the Quarians
Conrad Verner died to save me apparently there is a way to save him.
Saved the Rachni queen again.
Didn’t shoot Kaiden.
Spared the general who had control of Omega
Tried to save my clone and let Brooks live.
again killed Kai Lang
killed the Illusive man on the citadel.
Picked the destroy ending because I wouldn’t want to be turned into a sort of machine so I wouldn’t want to force that on the galaxy.
I also got the ending where you are still alive at the end so that’s cool.
Bioware just released a bunch of statistics regarding what choices players made in the Legendary Edition. Most notable to me was that the number of people who went played as FemShep nearly doubled compared to when the games first came out, going from 17/18% to 32% (image behind a spoiler for size):
I am so confused as to what I'm going to do with gender when I play. I've played as both genders and it's annoying that the quality of the romances is as much of a main factor for me as the voice actor. Just let me romance anyone!
I mentioned before that Wrex dying was a default outcome in ME2 if you didn't save transfer despite how incredibly easy it was to avoid killing him. Well, 94% avoided killing him. That's what I was talking about.
Excellent - I am the six per cent!
I alway kill Wrex
I didn't expect the game to throw in a you-must-have-this-level-of-points-in-speech to get the Paragon talk option to talk Wrex down and stop space racist Ashley from shooting him in the head.
More seriously - Prior to playing ME1 I hadn't played a Bioware RPG so didn't know what to expect.
When does this beat happen? It'd be great if space racist Ashley killed Wrex, and then male-Shepherd left her to die before romancing Kaidan in ME3.
I did two of those three.
Basically, if you don’t use the charm/intimidate option, but try to keep talking to him, Ashley will shoot him in the back. Alternatively, you can order her to kill him during the stand off.
I didn't even realise Wrex could be killed until after ME2 came out and I found out that Wreav would be the Clan Urdnot chief instead.
I think I just like the idea of a beginning game Renegade becoming more and more Paragon as the series progresses, and killing Wrex is one of the only impactful ways in Game 1 to showcase a Renegade character.
Granted, it's been so long since I've played that I'm not even sure I can process what a Paragon to Renegade would look like throughout 2 and especially 3.