I’m Joe Juba, the writer of Game Informer’s Mass Effect Andromeda cover story. AMA!
Greetings! I’m Joe Juba, senior reviews editor at Game Informer, and the person who wrote our recent cover story on Mass Effect Andromeda.
I’ve been at GI for a long time (almost 13 years), and BioWare games have been among my favorites to cover. In addition to the Mass Effect Andromeda feature, I wrote our cover stories for Mass Effect 3 and all three Dragon Age games – not to mention various previews, reviews, and features on BioWare titles.
The Mass Effect series had me hooked since the beginning. I’ve read the Mass Effect novels (well, most of them), gotten all 1000 achievement points in all three games, and waited patiently for BioWare to reveal more info on the latest installment. Then, miraculously, I got to be a part of that reveal when our team traveled to BioWare Montreal last month to see Mass Effect Andromeda in action. We got a demo of the game that lasted several hours, we interviewed the team, and even played multiplayer for ourselves. After all that, I got to write 16 pages about what I saw and heard, which you can read in our latest issue. You can also get our digital issue on mobile.
I’m happy to answer any questions you have about Andromeda, the big changes, my impressions, our visit to BioWare’s studio, and the process of coordinating and writing cover stories in general. However, I should emphasize that I can only speak from my own experience. I’m not a spokesperson for EA or BioWare. I’m not involved with making the game, I didn’t see everything, and there are some questions I can’t answer – especially those involving story spoilers. With that in mind, ask away!
EDIT: I'm going to have to call it here folks, but I just wanted to say "thank you" to everyone for your insightful questions! This was a lot of fun. Like you, I love this series, and it's great to just be able to chat with my fellow fans about its next big step. Sorry I couldn't get to all of the questions, but hopefully you'll get more answers during our coverage this month! Thanks again!