Mass Effect: Andromeda

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Name: Mass Effect: Andromeda
Abbreviation(s): Andromeda, MEA
Creator: BioWare
Date(s): release date: March 2017
Medium: DVD-ROM, digital download
Country of Origin: Canada
External Links: Official site
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Mass Effect: Andromeda is a single-player Roleplaying video game developed by BioWare.

Plot Summary

Mass Effect: Andromeda takes players to the Andromeda galaxy, far beyond the Milky Way. There, players will lead our fight for a new home in hostile territory as the Pathfinder - a leader of military-trained explorers. This is the story of humanity’s next chapter, and player choices throughout the game will ultimately determine our survival.


Squad Members


Fan Activity

Make Jaal Bi

Soon after the games release, when all possible character romances were known, some criticized how few gay male options were available and that no alien characters, including the squad member Jaal, were among them. This brought about a movement on twitter using the #makejaalbi hashtag. Kotaku summarized the issue:

The issue, as dozens of fans have explained to me, isn’t just that there are fewer options. Many fans describe feeling tricked because BioWare had boasted ahead of release about the ample romance options available in the game, but was coy when fans asked for specifics pertaining to non-straight options. Trailers featured a male Ryder kissing women, but fans did not know what to expect when it came to queer romance options and many clearly had their hopes up.


After the release, fans pointed to in-game code that allegedly suggests Jaal, one of the new aliens, appeared to have lines referencing a potential gay romance route: image

We can’t verify that this code actually refers to a gay romance, but things do change during development: that’s why developers often don’t talk about specifics regarding what is or isn’t going to be in a game. Still, this specific line of code was enough to inspire a hashtag on Twitter, #makeJaalBi, where tons of fans are demanding “equal opportunity” banging.[1]




Other Resources


  1. Underwhelming Gay Romance Options In Mass Effect: Andromeda Disappoint Many Fans