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Mass Effect: Andromeda to feature more natural romance experiences

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Did you know that you can play a BioWare game and not romance anyone? I know, I was shocked, too. While the relationships (romantic or otherwise) that you forge in these games are often the most memorable part of the experience, they don’t always feel organic. While the games have improved and it’s no longer simply a matter of inserting gifts until sex comes out, the personalities and relationships don’t always feel that realistic. But it’s a priority for BioWare.

Speaking to IGN, BioWare Creative Director Mac Walters explained:

In the past we’ve been very, eh, I’d say somewhat formulaic in the way we presented them. We’re trying to look at more organic ways to have those relationships evolve. Aaryn [Flynn] talked on stage today about offering more freedom to players than ever before, and that includes areas like this as well — how you engage in those types of relationships and the gating around them throughout the timeline of the story.
We know the expectations of the fans, so it’s something we haven’t forgotten and something we take very seriously

Part of that realism? How relationships progress will also be applied to how the protagonist interacts with the rest of the squad, too. There’s also an understanding that not all people are the same:

Some people may be more standoffish and will take a little longer to warm up. That’s just natural human nature, and alien nature apparently, too.

I’m glad. I often spend lots of time building relationships with my whole crew, romance options or not. It will be nice if those friendship became interrelated. We’re all stuck together on the ship, in battle and shoved into the Mako – those experiences should build on each other and create a real team feeling.

We’ll be getting more information about Mass Effect: Andromeda this (northern hemisphere) fall. I don’t know how I’m going to wait.

Last Updated: June 14, 2016

18 Comments

  1. Darren Peach

    June 14, 2016 at 09:03

    This games is going to be EPIC.

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    • The Order of the Banana

      June 14, 2016 at 09:36

      Yes, I will admit, my nether regions are stirring for a Mass Effect!!

      Reply

  2. VampyreSquirrel

    June 14, 2016 at 09:23

    What’s natural about romancing a blue tentacled alien? 😛

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      June 14, 2016 at 09:26

      prude 😛

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      • VampyreSquirrel

        June 14, 2016 at 09:32

        Hey I didn’t say I wouldn’t romance a blue tentacled alien… I’m just questioning how natural it is…

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  3. Kromas GG

    June 14, 2016 at 10:18

    This is my most anticipated game of forever. Take that HL/Portal 3!

    Reply

  4. Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

    June 14, 2016 at 10:46

    I’m Admiral Chief, and this is my favourite video from E3

    Reply

    • Dutch Matrix

      June 14, 2016 at 10:50

      I have not seen the video yet, but as a fellow Mass Effect fan, I concur!

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  5. Dutch Matrix

    June 14, 2016 at 10:50

    But can I romance a Krogan then?
    #GenophageMustFall.
    Hmmm. I wonder if I can get a bunch of students to chant this whilst setting a crudely made Salarian statue alight?

    Reply

  6. Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

    June 14, 2016 at 10:59

    *AUTUMN

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  7. konfab

    June 14, 2016 at 12:08

    More natural they said. What I read was a more Tinder like approach. Maybe that decent intergalactic dating service has actually been developed.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/aU2LaiYUBmSqY/giphy.gif

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  8. chimera_85

    June 14, 2016 at 15:33

    Cannot frakking wait

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  9. Ghost In The Rift

    June 14, 2016 at 22:10

    Wait where did i hear this before? Oh yeah was Inquisition…..though some where funny (Iron Bull)…wasn’t the same as to like what Geralt gets on The Witcher 3…that’s some naturalism for you. Though i prefer all romances in the ME series to any Dragon Age, curios, very curios indeed.

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  10. Dante Bateman

    June 15, 2016 at 10:58

    I really can’t wait for Andromeda. Mass Effect is the series that got me into Sci fi.

    Reply

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