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- If you completed the civil war in Skyrim you could port your s…
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Like all games that port a save file and let the story continue, it would suck because it's fundamentally flawed. Either they create a world that's majorly different based on which option you chose (not realistically something that happens) or they make it as vague and generic as possible so any choice made by either side is completely negligible in how it affects the world (what generally happens)
- I liked the combat. I think it's more about it being an alr…
Addressing the combat specifically, it was bad. I know that's a bold claim, but I'm keen on supporting it. I'm not saying you can't like the combat, but saying it is better is just wrong. and here is why
You like smoothness of the combat. The movement. It's much easier to get around, and explosions are more flashy because it's been a few years and the graphics were updated. You can jump over cover and slam down on people, jetpack over their heads, dodge out of the way of stuff, etc. But here is the problem, the combat lost a lot of it's depth. You need this depth in an rpg shooter like mass effect. In halo, the depth comes from the intense fast paced battles with intelligent ai, and the vehicles and weapons you use to go at them. Skill is a lot more involved as well, making each fight more meaningful as you improve. Mass effect is an rpg and it doesn't have the pace, gun play, or intelligent ai that doom and halo have. It needs more. and It has struggled in the past with it's combat compared to games like dragon age, but it was still better than Andromeda.
In previous installments, you would be able to have 8 powers available to use. This gave you a lot more options when going into combat. I can't say much for the depth in fighting enemies, as I believe it was similar to andromeda's "tech > armor, biotics > shield, combat > health" system.
In andromeda, they dropped 8 abilities for 3 abilties. But it's okay, because you can switch profiles. But what if I just want to be a vanguard? Unless you want to play the whole game with 3 abilities, nope. You've gotta switch around. Sound's different, but not objectively worse.. right?
Just like Skyrim they are going for this "BE EVERYTHING. NO CLASSES. NO THINKING. NO STRATEGY. JUST GO FUCK SHIT UP"
And some people prefer that, sure. As long as you do it right, it's fine to not lock you into a certain playstyle...but the way andromeda does it doesn't work like Skyrim, you can't just use what you want to use because they limit you to 3 abilities per profile.
However the worst part of this whole profile system is that you AREN'T fucking shit up. In terms of effectiveness, investing in multiple profiles makes you weaker.
Go look up the best guides for insanity difficulty. What do they have in common? You aren't switching profiles or using more than 3 abilities. Why? Because it makes more sense to spend all your points in biotics and be a god-tier biotic mage than it does to diversify your points into more skill trees and be an okay sniper/engineer. In fact MOST people who played the game did so using just 3 abilities... regardless of difficulty! Yes, people rarely even used the new profile system more than a few times! Why?
Because it's bad.
Also, let me get this out of the way.
The ai is bad. They run around like actual zombies, and they are made more aggressive in a poor endeavor to make you think they are smart/difficult. There are also very few enemies in the game, and the enemies you fight in the first hour are largely the same enemies you'll fight the rest of the game, INCLUDING the final battle. Also your squad mates. They will stand on a grenade instead of moving, they won't get into cover when you tell them to defend an area or when they are being shot, and you can't tell them when to throw their abilities so combos are harder to set up. You can't really customize their gear either (gotta make it more casual right?) They are kind of just... there.The shitty ai helps make the combat even worse.
I'm actually writing an article about this, and I'm glad I got so many comments about it so I could formulate my thoughts. Any replies with different perspectives would be appreciated.
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though if you are interested, the one that would come instantly to my mind would be bonefiddle from 3.5, which is pretty much a way to play an instrument when you got just a tiny violin with you.
oh lord, never bothered to look up at these but i could give it a try, it´s one of the view funny things i got running for me.
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