The Biggest PS4 Games to Play in 2017
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Mass Effect: Andromeda
Mass Effect: Andromeda's been on our radar ever since it was originally announced back in June of 2015, mainly because the original trilogy is just so damn good. Now that we have some real, concrete information about the game, however, our hype level is higher than ever. Even though Andromeda starts fresh--opting for a new setting (the distant Andromeda Galaxy), era (600 years after the end of the previous trilogy), and hero (Ryder, a Pathfinder searching for humanity's new home)--the spirit of the franchise clearly lives on.
The alien races, military institutions, and political complications central to the Mass Effect universe return, as do the series' trademark dialogue trees. The cover-based shooting and planet-hopping exploration return as well, though both have been updated considerably. Recent trailers show Ryder rapidly dashing across great distances during combat, adding a frenetic new pace to the action. We've also seen a glimpse of the game's interstellar map and six-wheeled Nomad vehicle, both of which suggest a slightly more open structure.
We've done our best to wring as much information as possible from the available material, but we may have to wait until closer to Andromeda's March release date to get a real sense for how it plays.