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Mass Effect: Andromeda will have "over 1,200" speaking characters, according to creative director Mac Walters. When you stop to think about it, that's a lot of chatty extraterrestrials. During a recent livestream, the BioWare boss said "when you look at the dialogue options, we're basically [at] the equivalent of Mass Effect 2 and 3 put together." That's pretty impressive, we suppose.

Going into more detail with PC Gamer, producer Mike Gamble explains: "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." Basically, it sounds like your buddies will have a lot more to say about your exploits - here's hoping that the wonky facial animations don't take away too much from the writing.

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