Mass Effect: Andromeda promises to deliver a ton of action, exploration, and romance, but what about the more low-key stuff? Will the game have the random chatter RPG-fans crave? Apparently, yes! According to BioWare, their latest game will have a whopping 1,200 voice-acted characters, which is way more than Mass Effect to date.
Here’s what Mass Effect: Andromeda producer told PC Gamer about all the game’s talky bits…
“The lines of dialogue we have in Andromeda is like Mass Effect 2 and 3 combined. So the number of characters is vaster, but the amount of stuff you and that character can talk about is also larger. Especially the squad, we definitely focused in on the squad. We made sure the squad was beefy, and that you could do different things with them and then that information would basically carry through the conversations. That was a large focus. Yeah, in terms of the amount of writing, that was increased, and the number of characters was also increased."
Yeah, but will all these characters be shopkeepers who say two lines?
“Uh, not that low level. I’d say at least like one step above that."
“Our game has a lot of talking in it!” isn’t exactly a back-of-the-box quote, but it does reinforce the fact that Mass Effect: Andromeda will be a full-fledged RPG as big, or bigger, than anything BioWare has ever done before. Heck, 1,200 voiced characters compares pretty well to massive open-world RPGs like Fallout 4 and The Witcher III. So, polish up on your social graces, because it’s time to do some space mingling!
Mass Effect: Andromeda touches down on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on March 21.
[via PC Gamer]