Mass Effect: Andromeda story is centered around colonialism?


This week has been like an old ship that got out of a nasty battle, just full of holes and leaking everywhere. The leaked details of many upcoming games have been the meat and potatoes of what we're covering lately, and we have yet another example of how information works its way onto the Internet. This time, it's due to an EA marketing survey that got its way onto NeoGAF, and it concerns the potential premise to Mass Effect: Andromeda's story. It will allegedly involve us humans being aliens to another galaxy, which sounds pretty cool...

...until you read the details that were on said survey. Now, this is not confirmed, does not have much context, and we give Bioware the benefit of the doubt to deliver. So you can take all of this with many grains of salt, and decide for yourself if this sounds appealing or not. The survey says:

Mass Effect: Andromeda takes players to the Andromeda galaxy, far beyond the Milky Way, where players will lead the fight for a new home in hostile territory - where WE are the aliens - opposed by a deadly indigenous race bent on stopping us. Experience the freedom to traverse and explore a planet-dense but seamless open-world galaxy, rich with discovery. Play as the leader of a squad of military-trained explorers in an intense third-person shooter, with deep progression and customization systems. This is the story of humanity's next chapter, and player choices throughout the game will ultimately determine our survival in the Andromeda Galaxy. There is a major battle brewing, and it awaits you. It is unfolding across a galaxy of planets, with creatures and species entirely unknown. Draw your weapon, because the fighter is bigger than you thought. It's not just for your own life, it's for all of humanity – the ultimate battle for a place we can all call home.

We would really like to know more, to be honest, and we don't know how to feel about all of this, other than we are excited to get the official word on what this game is going to be, and be about. We definitely believe there is truth to this leak, mostly because the most accurate and common types of leaks come from LinkedIn profiles, resumes, surveys, and ratings approval boards. Just wait until E3 rolls around and we'll hear more about Andromeda for sure.

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