If the only thing you can think about when playing Mass Effect games is whose space britches you’re going to get into or what alien skin you’ll get to see lying in bed next to the Pathfinder, then you get a slight hint at who you’ll be able to romance thanks to a new trailer showing off a few more crew mates in Mass Effect: Andromeda.
After focusing on the ground exploration, a little bit of the dialogue sequences, and some of the ground-based combat, BioWare and EA decided to release a trailer centered on both the threats against the crew of the Tempest.
You can check out the minute and a half long trailer below.
The first thing you’ll notice is that when the crew readies up to go out with Ryder, we see a new female human companion, a male human companion, a Krogan, and the Asari from before. We also see another strange looking alien creature introduced as well.
Another thing you’ll notice is that the crew mates you can romance no longer look like high class fashion models, but more like idealized versions of Tumblr users. Gone is the sultry Miranda, gone is the proud and ravishing Samara. The characters have less high-quality standards, meaning your space romps won’t be nearly as exciting as in the last games.
Later in the trailer Ryder, voiced by Nolan North, steals a line from The Avengers, saying he doesn’t need an army… he’s got a Krogan.
We also get to see the short-haired blonde being romanced by Ryder, but if history tells us anything, she goes both ways. The other black guy will probably be the same way, especially after some people complained about how hard it was to romance Jacob in Mass Effect 2.
The plot still seems hazy. While the humans are obviously trying to find a new home they have to face off against new threats. It would have been interesting if the whole thing was literally just a desperate survival mission – that the situation and circumstances would be the real driving factor of the game and the pressure of finding a home would take its toll on Ryder. The character narrative could have focused on how Ryder deals with that pressure and whether or not they’ll ever actually find a hospitable new planet for humans to call home. However, it appears it’s going to be another good guy versus bad guy space story.
You can look for Mass Effect: Andromeda to launch on March 21st for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Some gamers are a little hesitant to jump on board after one of the game designers openly expressed his racist position against gamers, opting for some people to say they were boycotting Mass Effect: Andromeda.