Alec Ryder is the name of humanity’s Pathfinder – a blend of intrepid explorer, seasoned soldier and sciencey poindexter leading mankind’s search for a new home. But you may have already noticed that Alec Ryder isn’t the protagonist of Mass Effect: Andromeda, and you actually choose one of his twin children – Scott or Sara – to play from the game’s outset. Our theory is that something pretty bad happens to papa Ryder in the game’s opening act, and the mantle of Pathfinder is thrust onto whichever twin you select. The sibling you don’t select will still show up in the game, but rumour has it that a malfunction with their cryochamber will result in a debilitating twinjury that leaves them unable to join you in battle. Fortunately, it seems that they’ll still be on hand for sibling teasing and affectionate noogies in-between the various missions.