Mass Effect: Andromeda's Narrative Could Revolve Around Colonialism

In terms of the new Mass Effect, some news is good news. 

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We're steadily creeping toward more information surrounding Mass Effect: Andromeda, but as of yet there's still very little to go on as far as what we can expect from the narrative, themes or characters. But thanks to a special survey EA has been sending out to users, we might know a little bit more for right now.

Screenshots of said survey from EA have made their way out to NeoGAF, and it sounds as though the questions are making some pretty big connections to what we can expect from the synopsis of the game. The survey mentions that the setting is related to the human race finding a new place to live in the galaxy, but are being opposed by another race. The survey also describes Mass Effect: Andromeda has having a "planet-dense, seamless open-world" (possibly No Man's Sky-esque?). In addition, your character will lead a group of explorers with "deep" progression and customization systems.

Check out the survey images below, as these will more than likely end up being related to Mass Effect: Andromeda when it releases, if previous survey information is any indication.

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    March 30, 2016 5:55 AM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Mass Effect: Andromeda's Narrative Could Revolve Around Colonialism

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      March 30, 2016 5:56 AM

      Oooh, nice, looking forward to some heavy-handed allegories about subjugating native people!

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        March 30, 2016 6:11 AM

        Nah. They'll find a way to make it so the "indigenous race" is pressing their iron heel down on the throat of the rest of Andromeda's species and we'll come in and build a coalition of races we slowly liberate over the course of the game to Make Andromeda Great Again.

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        March 30, 2016 6:11 AM

        the liberal agenda is alive and well in the final frontier!

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        March 30, 2016 6:21 AM

        Can we have an environmental aspect too?

        We need more Avatar, Ferngully, Dances with Wolves...in our lives clearly. Nothing makes for better entertainment than post-imperial guilt.

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      March 30, 2016 6:09 AM

      I don't care. Give it to me. I want it. I need it. Give it to me NOW.

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        March 30, 2016 7:23 AM

        IAWTIDCGITMIWIINIGITMN!

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      March 30, 2016 6:27 AM

      I was watching some footage of the original mass effect over the weekend and was impressed with how well it holds up. Not just the writing and the character designs, but everything down to the blocking and framing works great for that sci fi world.

      So much better than dragon age inquisition which was so clunky and ham fisted in all things. I really hope bioware have still got it for this new ME game.

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      March 30, 2016 6:57 AM

      I'll admit I was hoping for some sort of political thriller/alpha protocol type deal in the current ME Galaxy 300 or so years after the Reaper events.............but I'm still down for more mass effect. Just a little bummed that we wont be seeing the rebuilt citadel and other places. Everyone could be dead but Liara too, it'd be kind of fun to see matriach liara.

      Still, very open minded about it. Sort of wish the main wasnt a human though. Mix it up.

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      March 30, 2016 7:06 AM

      Orange vs Blue vs Red coats.

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      March 30, 2016 7:15 AM

      Mass Effect: Insurrection

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      March 30, 2016 7:30 AM

      Can't wait. And I still hope they release a remaster of the ME Trilogy before Andromeda, even though they said they won't.

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        March 30, 2016 7:45 AM

        I still dream of a ME triology all redone in ME3s combat. ME1 updated really would be the best. all that customization. All integrated DLC would be amazing too, was always such a pain in the ass to hunt it all down.

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      March 30, 2016 9:37 PM

      If they go all SJW they are absolutely not getting my money.