Launch Trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda

BioWare has shared the launch trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda.

Featured above, the launch trailer mostly goes over the game’s story, which features the player embarking on a mission to find a new home for mankind. You’ll also be tasked with keeping your crew alive and well, explore mysterious and potentially hostile new worlds, and explore the Andromeda galaxy further.

Mass Effect: Andromeda is launching across PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on March 21st in North America and March 23rd in Europe.

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  1. Madbrainbox
    March 10, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    I have very few expectations of this.

  2. Kakaku
    March 10, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    I’ve given up on Mass Effect a long time ago. No matter what info I find I can’t get excited.

    Anyway the trailer wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t good. Either way it just doesn’t look like the game for me. Someone else would probably love the game.

  3. Captain Manboobs
    Captain Manboobs
    March 10, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Friggin’ hell the game looks graphically like it came out prior to 2013

  4. Kelborne
    March 10, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    I wonder if the people that looks for this stuff are the same people that go through a movie frame by frame to find a handful of things people forgot to cover up.

  5. Guest
    March 10, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Every piece of official footage I’ve seen them release of this game has some sort of graphics bug. Either that or they’re introducing super powers. So far we’ve got the Flash, Elastigirl, and fucking nightcrawler.

  6. Mr0303
    March 10, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    That must be painful.

  7. Guest
    March 10, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Bioware is supposed to find this shit first, so the audience doesn’t. It’s one thing to have a few bugs in your game, but in the fucking promotional material? The shit you’re putting out to say ‘this is a quality product worth your money’? It isn’t like people are taking the footage under a microscope either, I’ve noticed every issue the first time through. Her whole fucking arm flips over to grab the gun. It’s fast, but it’s not hard to notice something like that and there’s a handy pause button right there.

  8. oGMo
    March 10, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Err, no it doesn’t. E.g., Asscreed 4 in 2013 was pretty good for its time and looks inferior in every way. The lighting and post in ME:A is pretty damn good. I don’t doubt you can find select screenshots in ME:A that look crappy, but I’m comparing the best to the best here. Lest we forget what ME3 looked like, which was released prior to 2013


  9. lucben999
    March 10, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    I think the wrist just looks collapsed because the animator rotated the hand but forgot to rotate the arm bone or something.

  10. VidMasterEon
    March 10, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    this isn’t like when bioware was a tiny dev with Baldur’s Gate or Mass effect 1, they are a huge development team owned by a multi-million dollar company and frankly don’t need you doing charity work shilling for them

  11. mrwizeass
    March 10, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Bioware: sacrificing competent development for the sake of “muh diversity”.

  12. mrwizeass
    March 10, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    I’m surprised you have any at all.

  13. OSad
    March 10, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    This game just doesn’t look exciting at all. It looks like more Mass Effect, and there’s no way in fuck it would ever measure up to the first two entries in the series.

  14. LibidinBoy
    March 10, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    1.- Watch the trailer
    2.- Pause at 1:04
    3.; Try to sleep

  15. Madbrainbox
    March 10, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Well after Inquisition I can hardly have any expectations about a Bioware game but they can always surprise me by releasing a quality game.I doubt that will be the case here though.

  16. Maelstrom
    March 10, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    I did this.
    And instantly regretted it.
    I hate you for this.

  17. catazxy
    March 10, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    I’ve lost the will to even talk shit about this game, I just keep forgetting it even exists….

  18. Kelborne
    March 10, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Exactly which part of my post what “shilling?” Picking words at random is fun, but you might want to stop for two seconds and think about whether or not it actually makes sense.

  19. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    March 10, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Quality Bioware Animation

  20. Wannabe_Baby
    March 10, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    They butchered a great song there.

    Not to mention, whose bright idea was it to put a song about being human in a trailer for a game about aliens?

  21. RichardGristle
    March 10, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Holy crapola…

  22. AnarKreig
    March 11, 2017 at 1:50 am

    What’s the point of using better technology when the development team clearly doesn’t know how to take advantage of it? What’s up with those animations, even Fallout 3 had better facial expressions.

  23. VersVlees
    March 11, 2017 at 4:07 am

    Hey man the animations in that game scream QUALITY.

  24. Madbrainbox
    March 11, 2017 at 5:11 am

    Lol.Nah.They still have amazing music and environmental artists though.

    The ships look cool.But all the characters look like shit and they will try,again,to tell a mature story that feels it was written by a 7 years old.Because they saw with the Witcher that people like mature stories.Of course they aren’t CDProjekt.

  25. EroBotan
    March 11, 2017 at 6:39 am

    eh? it’s not shiling? maybe damage control then?

  26. mrwizeass
    March 11, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    It’s gone fam. You’re only hurting yourself by holding on to hope.

  27. Meittimies
    March 11, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Shrek in Space!

  28. Madbrainbox
    March 11, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    It’s not the kind of hope I have for a good Bloodlines 2 game or even the Cyberpunk game.It’s more of a “It will probably suck but I don’t want to write it off completely because there’s a slim chance I’ll find something I’ll enjoy in it”.That said,the story itself looks like something it would’ve felt fresh in the 60’s.The SF parts of it.As their ideals being forced into the story,you’d think they looked at Asimov’s work and tried to emulate him but they lack his talent.

  29. Scruffy, the Janitor
    Scruffy, the Janitor
    March 11, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Actually, by comparison, ME3 looks superior to ME:A. The new one looks like they tried to stretch silly puddy over the frame. It does look like crap compared to what we have today, as well as their 2012 installment.

  30. oGMo
    March 11, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Haha. No.

  31. Scruffy, the Janitor
    Scruffy, the Janitor
    March 11, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    The picture you have posted above of Shepard, is much better than Blue Shrek and that insufferable smirk face. I’d say ME3 looks far better in that regard. I’d compar ME:A to Oblivion’s terrible facial animation.

  32. epy
    March 11, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    I hope its a glorious trainwreck.

  33. TheOnceAndFutureKing
    March 12, 2017 at 12:41 am

    As a person who works retail, I cant tell you enough how accurate this picture is

  34. TheOnceAndFutureKing
    March 12, 2017 at 12:43 am

    At least the lead designer has plausible deniability due to his unwarranted hatred towards white people in case the game tanks.

  35. VidMasterEon
    March 12, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    I know you have no argument when you need to criticize my word choice. Do you have a favorite corporate dickriding euphemism I can use with your approval?

    Lets review what happened

    -A multi-million dollar backed, several thousand employee strong company debuts a RELEASE trailer (mind you not alpha or beta footage where many of these shortcomings were still prominent) for their game that has been in development for a few years and is coming out soon.

    -You come here *insert your approved corporate dickriding euphemism here*-ing saying ‘look at all these losers going frame-by-frame for things to nitpick about’

    -I call you out on your bullshit, saying it is unacceptable, for everyone who watched this trailer and greenlighted its public debut and give it a thumbs up when such glaring visual errors are present (not just a frame and gone BTW, pause at the wrong time and its not to hard to see)

    yeah goofs happen all the time, but when a company has shown such consistent failures in animation, modeling, and the like dismissing it as ‘work in progress’ but when their last trailer comes along, and the game is gold, still having these issues you are jumping to defend such a large entity who have people they pay for PR and instead choose to deflect ANY criticism onto the critics themselves

    PLEASE just try to explain where I have committed a fallacy or where my logic lapses, or if you respond at all are you just going to do a grammar check next time?

  36. Lea Pastillaroja
    Lea Pastillaroja
    March 12, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Don’t care about ME or Bioware
    Didn’t even watch the trailer
    I just came here to enjoy the hatred in the comment section
    And i wasn’t dissapointed

  37. oGMo
    March 12, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Again, obviously you can find individual screenshots that probably compare unfavorably to ME:A.

    However that’s not even what you’re looking at—you’re looking at the charcter design of one specific character in one specific shot and saying the graphics are worse because you don’t like that character.

  38. ProxyDoug
    March 13, 2017 at 11:11 am

    As a person that goes frame by frame fixing animation errors like that, I feel insulted.

  39. Scruffy, the Janitor
    Scruffy, the Janitor
    March 13, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Where did I say anything about graphics? The characters are poorly designed. They look like there was hardly any care taken to design them. My jab was at the effort put forth (or lack thereof in this case).

  40. Kelborne
    March 13, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    TL;DR: you’re just super triggered. I know you guys get really antsy and aggressive whenever someone that isn’t a part of your little echo chamber circle jerk has the audacity to say anything, but chill out.

    As for “having no argument:” there was never any argument in the first place. If you want to pick an internet fight you’re going to have to do it with someone else. Preferably someone 12 years old, for best results.

  41. Kelborne
    March 13, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    You all give yourselves way too much credit if you actually think I care enough to try to convince you that something isn’t as bad as you want to think it is.

  42. VidMasterEon
    March 14, 2017 at 12:33 pm


  43. Kelborne
    March 14, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Done now? Great.