Mass Effect Andromeda Won't Have a Class System; Adds New Features

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Mass Effect: Andromeda is losing the class system while adding new features, Game Informer reports. Players will be able to to access abilities from all classes and customize their character accordingly. The game will also include all the best features of previous Mass Effect games.

According to the developers, Mass Effect: Andromeda will have "The (much improved) Mako of Mass Effect 1, the loyalty missions of Mass Effect 2" and "the multiplayer of Mass Effect 3." Paragon vs Renegade choices are not returning, so players who felt that system dictated what responses they could give too much will be relieved. The player's statements will still have an impact on the game, but they will be free to express themselves however they like.

The developers also outlined the basic story of the game. In Mass Effect: Andromeda, the player will control one of the arks that for the human race. There are four arks in total within the game and all of them transport species to a new world to colonize. The player character, Scott or Sara (depending on gender preferences), is the child to Alec Ryder, the Pathfinder for the human race's ark.

The developers say the theme of the game is "discovery". As a result, the player will encounter several never-before-seen alien races. There will be combat encounters and puzzles on various planets.

Relationship options for games have been expanded. There are more relationships in this game than in any previous Bioware game. The relationship types can be more varied: the player can interact with characters who only want a sexual relationship, who want a long term relationship or aren't interested in romance at all.

You can find out more about all the various features through this forum post.

It sounds like there's a lot more freedom of choice in this game. Hopefully it will be enough to keep players happy. What do you think of the new features? Are you planning to get the game?

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