TRR STRIKES AGAIN: BioWare Montreal in Shambles After Mass Effect: Andromeda Disaster

TRR STRIKES AGAIN: BioWare Montreal in Shambles After Mass Effect: Andromeda Disaster

I caught a lot of heat off the Mass Effect: Andromeda post from earlier this year. All I did was take a woman to task over her claims about having been a “Lead Facial Animator” for the game. It turns out she had somewhat inflated her role on the project, which is supposed to make me feel bad, I guess? In reality, knowing that I took a liar to the woodshed makes me feel great. Also, she clearly did work on ME:A, and that work has been pilloried across the galaxy. Unlike “reformed” SJWs such as Ian Miles Cheong, I don’t feel the need to apologize for wrecking bad actors within the gaming industry. Then again, he’s a fraud who turned against his old mates simple to collect more shekels.

http://archive.is/kxyN8

Bullies. Witch Hunt. White-knighting for “muh strong female in the game industry.” It’s almost like Cheong is full of shit and is really still neck-high in social justice speak. Anyway, that’s not why I came here today. I don’t put much stock into any critiques coming from Murdoch’s minority hire in the first place, for the reasons stated above. The reason I’m doing this article is to celebrate. BioWare took a massive hit with this pile of garbage, so much so that the studio responsible for it has sidelined and the Mass Effect series, at least the Andromeda strain of it, is on ice.

In the wake of BioWare’s polarizing Mass Effect: Andromeda, fans have wondered where the lauded sci-fi series will go next. The answer, according to people familiar with the studio, is nowhere—at least for the time being. BioWare has put Mass Effect on hiatus and turned Andromeda’s developer, BioWare Montreal, into a support studio, according to four sources close to the company.

Don’t get me wrong, I love Mass Effect. I can’t say enough positive things about the original trilogy. Sure, there was some clunkiness and negatives as well, but I love Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2 is one of my all-time favorites, and Mass Effect 3 was brilliant…other than the botched ending. I’m actually playing through them again over on my Twitch channel. It’s been a lot of fun reliving those classics. I even downloaded Andromeda, for the free, of course. I don’t know if I’ll actually go through with playing it, but it’s at least possible.

The answer for the series seems rather simple to me. Bring back Shepard, the protagonist of the original trilogy. I know some of you will say the ending forbids that, or give some other reason it can’t happen. To you I say, “You’re wrong.” Of course it can happen. Just make-up whatever bullshit excuse you have to and bring the guy (or gal, if you used FemShep) back. I would likely buy the game and ignore whatever bogus plot construction BioWare had to come up with in order to make it happen. I bet a lot of “normie” gamers skipped Andromeda for this reason alone. “No Shepard? Fuck this, I don’t wanna waste my time.”

To be fair, It probably didn’t help that the main character they showcased this time looked like she had a severe case of Down syndrome, perhaps mixed in with fetal alcohol syndrome. Still, I think the game would have sold much better, even with all the problems it had, simply with Shepard in the game. Bringing the commander back seems like a no-brainer, at least for me.

The other no-brainer is that we all were right to pile-on BioWare and the lying Ms. Leost. Maybe this will actually knock some sense into BioWare and their Electronic Arts overlords. I mean, I won’t bet the farm on it. There’s a lot of retardation there. But, losing millions upon millions of dollars sometimes has the effect of focusing the mind towards more profitable fan-friendly ventures. We’ll see if that’s the case this time.

Ethan Ralph

Founder, Owner, & Editor-in-Chief of TheRalphRetort.com. Political fiend, gamer, & anti-bullshit.

  • GuitarAnthony

    Fuck BioWare.

    I’ll stick with Rockstar & Volition.

    • vr

      CD project?

      • Toastrider

        CDProjektRed is based as hell. Looking forward to seeing what they do with the Cyberpunk RPG license.

  • Grust

    Really does feel great, Ralph. Serves them right.

  • Mouth

    This was a damn shame. Never fun watching a once loved franchise go to shit because of “muh oppression” fucknuts. Oh well, maybe they’ve learned their lession…lol…who am I kidding?! They’ll double down or just completely shelf ME.

  • ElderWolf

    I’m simply amazed we haven’t seen a remastered trilogy at this point. Fans have begging for it, Microsoft still hasn’t gotten the entire trilogy backwards compatible on the one yet, and any newcomer to the series would need to shell out nearly $200 for all the dlc and games for the complete story. I know people hate remasters for whatever reason, but i think they owe the fans after this disaster.

  • temmy9 .

    Ugh, what a steaming load of Social Justice.

  • Botiemaster

    Who woulda thunk it? Shitty “AAA” game = shitty sales. They can spin this however they wish but that’s the bottom line, shitty game = shitty sales. The only thing they frickin learned is to do more to restrict people from getting the word out in time before people drop cash on a game. Sad but true…

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  • Maintenance Renegade

    Mass Effect really was the Star Wars of the millennial generation.

    ME1=A New Hope an overambitious mess that stood out at the time despite it’s cheese and clunky dialog

    ME2=Empire Strikes Back, the one everyone loves because it got basically everything right

    ME3=Begins strong but falls apart as it wears on because the guy who made the previous one great wasn’t working on it and the remaining creative force was an arrogant fuck who overestimated his own talent.

    Andromeda=Every attempt at making a SW since then, utter shit.

  • Celerity

    >Montreal.

    Cuckada. Every time.

    Where that wall at?

    • Lost Question

      vancouver has some good studios (but then hollywood north there are libs and they will say the lines but reputation, skill, and money is what really talks)

      • Celerity

        That’s just another indie clique. What they do is lazy half designed games (at best) then shill each other out and beg for reviews or buy them or what the fuck ever. Then they act entitled when gamers expect an actual game for their money.

        The ME series and anything made by Bioware has been pretty degenerate for a while already, but add the lazy SJW mentality and of course everyone looks liike a train ran over them. It did. The Trump train. You can hear their salty bitch tears about it every day.

        I’d say they’re worse than California just because they have a lot more shills surrounding them.

  • Mr0303

    Ah, sweet schadenfreude! The Internet ripped the game apart and the expose on that talentless woman just added petrol to the fire to incinerate Bioware.

  • Anstice

    Watching a gay man lisp his way through a female character’s lines was just.. wow.. who in the fuck thought that was a good idea? There’s plenty of women out there that have deep voices. They could have had Cyborg go in, throw on that Brazilian accent with her deep female voice and it would have been amazing. It would have made that alien sound like a big, tough woman instead of the drag queen they turned her in to.

  • Dindu McNothin

    Bioware has become so lousy I hope they don’t make KOTOR 3.

  • Stepan Kuroga

    Ahahah. Fuck those cancer sjw

  • AverageJoe1987

    The funny part is that most Mass Effect fanboys are desperate to defend it.

    I saw a reddit post one day where they posted a picture and they said, “everyone’s complaining about the animations, and I’m just looking at those textures!!”

    Like good textures in a game makes up for characters being deadeyed and spazzing out every few seconds while horrendously acted dialogue comes out of their mouths.

  • Silence Dogood

    They shot themselves when they FORCED people to play a female lead, which studies have shown players do not like vs playing a male character in a power fantasy (more believable). Unless we’re talking Lara Croft and her gravity defying breasts, that is. They should dump their current horrible looking, horrible acting protagonist and maybe try using an alien one instead of a human, as well as maintaining an either-or approach to gender. If I’m not mistaken the SJWs found a reason to be asshurt that the lead characters were always human (or at least human looking), so they should like this too.

  • Marcus Lawshe’

    I wonder if this will affect the game’s DLC as well. Then again, considering how insipid, monotonous, and janky the core experience was, would ANYONE want to pay for more of that?

  • RevDr. Robert Foster, AbC, EfG

    Bioware? Meh, they’re gone.

  • Because video games really need less white characters and more obnoxious, unattractive, I-don’t-need-no-man empowahed Mary Sue female characters.

  • Toastrider

    Cheong is suffering an ideological crisis. He white knights, yeah, and that’s stupid.

    And then he points out shit like this: https://twitter.com/stillgray/status/861454732635774976

    I just wanna shake him and say ‘C’MON MAN! CONNECT THE DOTS! YOU CAN DO IT, I BELIEVE IN YOU!’