Hey, there’s a new Mass Effect game out this week! How about that. While Mass Effect: Andromeda tells a story independent of the original trilogy, there’s enough existing lore, jargon and backstory that you probably want to brush up before you dive in. I’m here to help.
I’ve played a dozen or so hours of Andromeda and have mixed feelings, but I know that brushing up on the lore is helpful to get back into a Mass Effect state of mind. If you want a full take on the game, check out Patricia’s review.