‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ Gameplay: How Similar To ‘Dragon Age II’?

By Mia P. , Updated Mar 30, 2017 07:13 AM EDT

Now that Bioware's "Mass Effect: Andromeda" is out in the open, fans cannot help but compare the recently released game with the second to the last offering from the developer, "Dragon Age II."  Some fans are even saying that it is more like "Dragon Age: Inquisition," the previous game before "Andromeda."

"Mass Effect: Andromeda" contains a new set of characters and gamers are tasked to find new places to populate in the Andromeda Galaxy. "Dragon Age II" does not take place in the same city as its predecessor.  Its players get to experience a new city called Kirkwall, Twinfinite reports.

There are also similarities with its main characters in both games.  The space exploration game contains a father and sibling tandem, while the earlier released game has a mother and sibling-adventure into a new city.  

Ryder, from "Mass Effect: Andromeda," also shared similar traits with Hawke of "Dragon Age II."  Aside from satirical remarks on a conversation, the two characters demonstrate that they are in complete control of every situation of the game and everything is cool.

Another report from the same publication mentioned that the latest offering from Bioware is actually more common with the 2014 "Dragon Age: Inquisition." From the included melee weapons, camera angles and even the scene before a completion of some the game's quest were similar to both games.

Meanwhile, "Mass Effect: Andromeda" offers a stunning view of the universe and is worth saving on one's hard disc drive as photos.  Unfortunately, console players will not be able to do that since the game is not equipped with in-game photography.  However, it is a different case for PC players equipped with NVIDIA graphic cards, as Kotaku reported.

The space exploration game supports NVIDIA Ansel since it was released last March 21. One can activate the photo mode by pressing ALT + F2, use WASD keys to move around and Z and X keys for moving the camera vertically.  Rotating the camera is as simple as pressing the left button of the mouse.  

The controls were not mentioned by NVIDIA by the way. "Mass Effect: Andromeda" is available worldwide for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.  Watch the game's official launch trailer here:


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