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Minimal Affect looks like a Rick and Morty version of Mass Effect and I’m down with that

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And no, Mass Effect Andromeda doesn’t count. It’s not a parody if it’s official! What Mass Affect is on the other hand, is a weird combination of that beloved space opera franchise, an animation style that looks like it liberally borrowed a few aesthetic touches from Rick & Morty, and a third-person action game. Only much less subtle. I’ll still give it a go! Here’s the trailer for it:

Looks alright! Parody is a difficult genre to pull off, but there’s one key element to getting it right: Having some actual passion for the source material. That’s an element that developer Toadman Studios want to emphasise in Minimal Affect, which the studio calls a love letter to adult animation and a beloved video game franchise. “Minimal Affect is our homage to some of the greatest sci-fi RPGs, movies, and shows that we absolutely love,” said Rasmus Davidsson, Creative Director on Minimal Affect in a press release.

While the story is ridiculous, the gameplay certainly is not – this is a fully fledged action-RPG created in the art-style of adult animation you know and love. It’s a super galactic tale of space adventure, comedy and questionable morality.

It’s you, a gang of misfits and all manner of hijinks to get involved in when you step inside the Star Alliance Balding Eagle spaceship. Toadman say that Minimal Affect combines story with good ol’ action and “a LOT of space alien combat”. Beneath the homage and satire, there’s an actual game under the space-hood where you’ll guide your team of miscreants, learn a bunch of skills and use them to blast new orifices into enemies as you travel the galaxy.

Sounds like fun! You can expect to face the totally not the Reapers in 2021 when Minimal Affect hits PC and console.

Last Updated: April 23, 2020


  1. Looks awesome


  2. CrAiGiSh

    April 24, 2020 at 08:36

    The phuck?


  3. MechMachine

    April 24, 2020 at 09:52

    Heck, I`ll even play that for those Nostalgia hits….


  4. JWT-80

    April 24, 2020 at 08:07

    I’m in!


  5. Stoompot

    April 24, 2020 at 09:06

    Andromeda was like a turd you couldn’t wipe from the bottom of your shoe, it stunk but you got used to the smell and you learn to live with it.


    • MechMachine

      April 24, 2020 at 09:52

      In a vacuum, it was probably ok. Say, in a world where Mass Affect didn’t Exist.


      • Stoompot

        April 24, 2020 at 10:55

        Makes sense, it could never live up to the trilogy anyway and the hype was too big. The slew of bugs, facial animations and my face is too tired didn’t help either.


        • MechMachine

          April 24, 2020 at 11:20

          I still can’t believe that line, What was it ? My face is sore or something ? It’s like it was a deliberate acknowledgement of how terrible their facial animation was.


          • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

            April 24, 2020 at 17:47

            My face is tired.

    • JWT-80

      April 24, 2020 at 09:24

      I’m probably one of the few that really enjoyed Andromeda.


    • Son of Banana Jim

      April 29, 2020 at 16:27

      A friend dropped their disk off at my place, and I probably only gave it an hour and asked him to take the disk. I think calling Andromeda a turd is unkind to turds. It really is one of the worst games Bioware has ever created, and I always thought Dragon Age 2 was their worst. This one comes a close second – as for Anthem… I’m pretending that one doesn’t exist.


      • Stoompot

        April 30, 2020 at 07:56

        Everything EA touches turns to turds and sometimes they get rewarded with golden turds for their efforts


  6. Yondaime

    April 24, 2020 at 11:00

    Haha YES! You son of a bitch, I’m In!


  7. CodeDisQus

    April 28, 2020 at 10:56

    More MAss effect (or its ilk) is always good!


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