Mass Effect has endured the test of time and has delivered a trio of high-quality games. During this time, players and fans have been treated to a superb storyline and gameplay, which features a wide array of alien races. However, for players who've finished the trilogy, they already know that Mass Effect was always centered on the alien race, The Reapers. For those who don't know, the Reapers are the first AI sentient machines created by an ancient race called Leviathan. The Leviathans encountered a problem with the reapers which started the machines to proceed with their main programming of balancing the universe, thus beginning to purge alien races and only leaving one to bring in the next era of civilization.
In Mass Effect: Andromeda, however, the main villains are a militaristic bone covered race called the Kett which resides in the Andromeda galaxy. Unlike the Reapers, the Kett are not machines, and each one is capable of independent thought. Players are excited to get a new kind of enemy in the franchise, as this would offer a multitude of options that can include new dialogue, features, and gameplay.
Comments on the Kett
In an article by Gamerant, Mass Effect: Andromeda Creative Director Mac Walters says there are evil Kett that a player needs to defeat. He also mentions that in Mass Effect: Andromeda, the main villain, a Kett called the Archon, will not be directly present in the game, but will be featured heavily in the game's story.
According to DFTG, Walters weighs in on how the Kett fits into the story of the game. Walters says that they want the game to have high stakes in the sense that if the player doesn't beat the Kett, every character from any race that came to Andromeda galaxy, from the Milky Way, would be doomed. He goes on to say that although they want to raise the stakes, they don't want to raise it so high, that players need to choose which best friend of the character needs to die, so that the other one can survive.
What to expect from the game
Mac Walter elaborates that they feel that players want to have the opportunity to explore, and that planets have separate stories from the main missions in which players can do. They want players to enjoy the other parts of the game without the burden of only playing main missions. As so, BioWare has promised that the side missions in the game would definitely be meaningful.
Mass Effect: Andromeda is expected to be released on March 21, 2017, for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.