Researchers report on the challenges of co-creation in video games

Problems are inevitable in a game of such epic proportions but there is a lot here that will make you want to keep playingMuch like the colonists in Mass Effect: Andromeda, the developers at BioWare have thrown everything they have at this new galaxy, and have been rewarded with a promising new world once they clear up the mess.With the successful original trilogy, the Mass Effect series gained a reputation as a clunky space epic, with poor combat that the player suffered through to reach the next bit of story. The first Mass Effect, released a decade ago, is a relic, all but unplayable now but at the time fresh and exciting, and ultimately revered for kicking off what became a beloved franchise. Mass Effect: Andromeda has a lot to live up to, a fresh start in a new galaxy but without the benefit of coming out of nowhere as that first game did. Continue reading...

Researchers report on the challenges of co-creation in video games

The fallout from the poorly received ending of the third video game in the popular series Mass Effect could doom the upcoming release of "Mass Effect: Andromeda," say researchers at Missouri ...

Thu 16 Mar 17 from Phys.org

How Mass Effect: Andromeda and other big games create lasting relationships

I binge on television shows to get to the end. I read page-turners, because I need to know what happens. But in video games, I linger. When I feel the end arriving, I make a detour, ...

Thu 23 Mar 17 from The Verge

Mass Effect: Andromeda review - this galaxy has promise

Problems are inevitable in a game of such epic proportions but there is a lot here that will make you want to keep playingMuch like the colonists in Mass Effect: Andromeda, the developers at ...

Thu 23 Mar 17 from Guardian.co.uk

Mass Effect Andromeda Review: A Fun (But Safe) New Frontier

Mass Effect: Andromeda isn't the most innovative game out there, but it's easy to get lost in this imaginative space opera.

Mon 20 Mar 17 from SPACE.com

Mass Effect: Andromeda has performance issues on both Xbox One and the base PS4

With a lengthy development period, a new engine, a new crop of consoles, and a fresh narrative start, the expectations of fans are fairly high, but so far it looks like Andromeda doesn't quite ...

Mon 20 Mar 17 from Extremetech

Mass Effect: Andromeda offers plenty of gameplay depth despite some faults

 Mass Effect is a video game series that attracts ardent fans and invokes emotional reactions from those fans via its storytelling decisions. The franchise builds on the legacy BioWare ...

Mon 20 Mar 17 from TechCrunch

Mass Effect: Andromeda is a thrilling sci-fi drama stuck to a boring game

All I wanted was some popcorn. Gil, a key member of the small but tight-knit crew aboard my starship, was worried about morale, and thought a movie night could lift spirits. I ...

Mon 20 Mar 17 from The Verge

Early review: Mass Effect: Andromeda is Dragon Age: Inquisition in space

A week of playtime is nowhere near enough to fully review sprawling galactic epic.

Mon 20 Mar 17 from Arstechnica

Mass Effect: Andromeda Graphics Performance Tested

Developed by BioWare and published by EA, Mass Effect: Andromeda vows to be bigger and more beautiful than prior releases. Although initial impressions indicate that the game delivers on some ...

Mon 20 Mar 17 from Techspot

Mass Effect: Andromeda what's changed in the universe?

Andromeda is the first in the galaxy-chasing series for five years, and brings fans new stories and characters. But will it live up to expectations?Mass Effect: Andromeda is the first new Mass ...

Fri 17 Mar 17 from Guardian.co.uk

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