Customizing your character is something that is a large part of roleplaying games. In Mass Effect Andromeda, you can customize the looks and names of both Ryder siblings at the start of the game. Changing their look will also influence something far more interesting.
At the start of Mass Effect: Andromeda, you can change the look of both siblings, no matter which one you choose to play as later on. No matter which sibling you choose to play with, the other one will remain with the looks you’ve created. If you customize their appearance to an extent far different than the default one, you can also indirectly influence the look of Alec Ryder – the father of siblings. We can’t expect some drastic changes, but nonetheless, it is a fun fact.
This interesting feature was reveled by the game’s lead designer Ian S. Frazier. Ian is also well known for the valuable data he reveals on Twitter from time to time.
You can customize both twins individually, and the dad will automatically resemble you (to an extent).— Ian S. Frazier (@tibermoon) January 30, 2017
Changing the look of Scott and Sara and influencing Alec Ryder’s looks might be the reason we don’t see their mother yet. Let’s be honest, how far can you really go with this option and not make it too eccentric?
Just several days ago, we had a chance to meet and get to know the human pathfinder team more. The Pathfinder Team Briefing shows the brief info about all of them.
Alec Ryder, who is voiced by Clancy Brown, is one of the more memorable characters. Considering that there might be a Ryder Mystery to be unveiled in the game, his role might become even more important.
Although you can indirectly influence how the dad Ryder looks, you can’t change anything else about him. More specifically, you can re-name your main playthrough character at the start, but not to the names of the other sibling and the father.