BioWare’s latest installment in the Andromeda game play Series focuses on exploration, discovery and everything associated with them . Exploration and discovery are “the heart of Mass Effect: Andromeda.” They open up the rest of the features of the game and ultimately help your progression in the game.
The video takes us to the planet of Elaaden to show off how planets can be unique and how they have their own inhabitants who are all part of their own story. Visiting Elaaden also helps detail the vehicle you will be using to explore planets in Andromeda, the Nomad.
The Galaxy map
Navigate star systems with the Tempest’s galaxy map. There are over 100 planets to discover, with a handful of worlds to be explored. Each world will have its own challenges, story, and its own characters to be defeated or made friends with. While in the ship, planets, moons, to anomalies and star ships, everything will be visible in real-time outside of your ship’s main windows.
Each planet comes with new areas to explore, characters, and story lines. Through your discoveries, improved relationships with characters, and progression through the story lines on each planet, you can set outposts. The outpost facilities can only be set up once the planet’s “Viability” is at least 40%, to hit 40% you’ll need to get on good terms with the inhabitants, solve “environmental problems,” and accomplish the quests given to you. Establishing outposts and collecting Andromeda Viability Points (AVP) will get you more colonists, which can help you in your progression.
Within the Andromeda Galaxy there is a “vast network of ancient vaults.” The act of accessing a single Vault can take you across an entire planet. Once you enter a Vault, “you’ll need to rely on every element of Mass Effect: Andromeda game play – including exploration, environmental navigation, puzzle-solving, and combat – to bring them online and make it out alive. ”
Mass Effect: Andromeda is set to release on March 21st, for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, and Xbox One. Stay tuned to Late Night Gamers for any future Mass Effect Andromeda news & review!