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Rumor: Mass Effect Andromeda is about Colonialism

HK-47

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What if I dont give a shit about humanity but all the other aliens?
 

Shadow_Lord

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That would definitely be interesting. We always had the perspective of the invaded, so being the invader should be something fresh
 

10k

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Makes us feel like the villain. The aliens are the aboriginals and we're playing as the white man.

But if the Ark contained only humans, does that human only human squad mates?

Either way I'm hyped as fuck and that armor is lit.
 

Enduin

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Interesting. That armor model is kinda meh though. Some aspects are nice but overall weak.
 

Ascenion

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Expected. Not really much else I was thinking was going to happen with all the project arkcon/Ark theories and whatnot. Not really much else that could happen unless Andromeda skipped the arrival to the new galaxy and placed us in a ME1 type situation again.
 

MartyStu

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Since the trip is one way, they are more like refugees than colonists.

I think it would be a mistake to go that direction.
 

Hexa

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If we're going to be a colonial power, can we be Cerberus again? That was awesome.
 

Mass Effect

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I feel like we already knew about the colonization aspect.

and ugh, humanity. nobody cares.

how about focus on the new, undiscovered races we'll find in the galaxy instead.
 

ROUGE_BLOCK

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I feel like we already knew about the colonization aspect.

and ugh, humanity. nobody cares.

how about focus on the new, undiscovered races we'll find in the galaxy instead.
Yeah the last leaked survey already stated that the player is colonzing in the Andromeda galaxy, making a new home. So it's not exactly news, unless more information pops up
 

Mozz-eyes

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Oh man, I hope they give us a true renegade ending where you can enslave the natives and make them build a big statue of you or something.
 

Ralemont

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New leak, but it looks like everything is old info.

I like their focus on "deep progression systems" though.
 

UberLevi

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I think it's already been known for a while now that Mass Effect: Andromeda is going for a kind of manifest destiny, expansion to the west theme.
 

the_sun_king

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They've stated more or less that, to them, ME is very much about playing a human and experiencing the universe from that perspective.
This is a big part of why the ME franchise doesn't grab me as much as, say, Dragon Age. I don't like to be stuck playing a human in a universe with other more intriguing species/races/aliens.
 

Sub_Level

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Assuming this is real, they better let players have an actual choice and be able to be pro-colonizers.

I dont give a shit about some spaceship-less alien civilizaton that hugs trees.
 

Griss

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I think it's outstanding and fertile ground. You could play colonialism straight as humanity's hero (justified as 'we have no other choice'), or you could play it as 'humanity is the bad guy', with all the shades of grey in between. Either way, the focus will be on exploring alien planets and meeting new races, and all of that sounds like gravy to me.