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  • Summary: The story opens after a 600-year journey to the Andromeda galaxy, as the crew begins searching for a new home for humanity. The dreams of easy settlement are quickly shattered, as worlds expected to be paradises are instead wastelands, and the Pathfinder discovers that not all inhabitants ofThe story opens after a 600-year journey to the Andromeda galaxy, as the crew begins searching for a new home for humanity. The dreams of easy settlement are quickly shattered, as worlds expected to be paradises are instead wastelands, and the Pathfinder discovers that not all inhabitants of the galaxy welcome humanity. Terrifying enemies will challenge players and their crew, forcing them to utilize destructible environments, vertical movement through boosted jumps, customizable weapons, Biotics and other tools in their arsenal to even the playing field in a combat system and character progression that is more thrilling and open than ever. Mass Effect: Andromeda also features a separate team-based online multiplayer mode where players can engage in fast, fluid and frenetic combat to work together and achieve success. Utilizing combat skills, strategies, weapons and abilities gained from the field, players must coordinate to take down overwhelming forces. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
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  1. Mar 20, 2017
    90
    Mass Effect: Andromeda is a great project by BioWare, and it is a stunning experience. Amazing narrative and plot, a true feeling of exploration and a very dynamic combat system. Even though its animations may not be the best, this game offers hours and hours of action and entertainment.
  2. Mar 20, 2017
    87
    Mass Effect: Andromeda is a very solid game. BioWare had obviously taken their lessons both from original Mass Effect trilogy as well as Dragon Age series and mixed it with fair dose of experience of other AAA titles of late. It is not Inquisition in space, although the influence of it is clearly seen...The learning curve of the game is quite steep and first few hours (I would give it around 4 to 5) can be quite overwhelming as controls, interface and much smoother reaction of the character settle in, but it gets better. The pluses of the game far outweigh its minuses, including somewhat stiff animations and sometimes “grainy” shadows.
  3. Mar 20, 2017
    85
    Mass Effect: Andromeda is a gigantic science fiction epic and a brave new start for the series, but it doesn't completely capture the magic of its predecessors.
  4. Mar 20, 2017
    78
    It is a really bumpy start for a new era in the Mass Effect series. Almost as if the developers wanted to create something reminiscent of the tough challenges the milky way species face in their new home. But in the end there is just the perception, that bigger is not always better.
  5. Mar 20, 2017
    75
    Mass Effect: Andromeda is a game that forgot how to be a Mass Effect game. While it fails to deliver a compelling narrative and has little to offer, it’s the combat and planetary exploration elements that hold together this contrasting experience. The result is a game drifting away in the open and cold space.
  6. Mar 20, 2017
    75
    The first Mass Effect trilogy is probably not a masterpiece, but, like basically everybody else, we become very fond of it, and we loved the unique experience it offered. The main problem with Mass Effect Andromeda is that the main flaws of the first trilogy are still here, and that's not merely the animations and the graphic quirks. Despite an open world that is sometimes visually majestic, the game lacks the boldness you need in order to go where no man has gone before.
  7. Mar 20, 2017
    55
    Games have to fit into our lives, and that's not always fair. Mass Effect: Andromeda might've worked a decade ago on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but it doesn't work in a world that is delivering games like Horizon: Zero Dawn, Nier: Automata, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. In this reality, BioWare's latest role-playing game is old, broken, and often boring. Worst of all, it's going to disappoint fans of the Mass Effect series.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 97 out of 263
  1. Mar 21, 2017
    10
    I can't say enough good things about this game. The gameplay itself is very much what I've come to expect from other Mass Effect games.I can't say enough good things about this game. The gameplay itself is very much what I've come to expect from other Mass Effect games. Graphics are good, animation is tolerable (but maybe they'll fix that), combat is fun, dialog is compelling, and story is amazing.

    I say the story is amazing because I really feel like it captures the loneliness, fear, anxiety, uncertainty, and wonder of being thrown into another galaxy where we know very little about it. The story feels similar to Stargate Universe (which was actually my favorite Stargate series). Plus the events that unfold when you arrive add a sense of mystery to the overarching story.

    I also like that the characters that become a part of your crew are mostly regular people with pretty normal backstories, and that doesn't mean they don't have character depth or development. On the contrary they have a large depth to them if you continue talking to them and you find out more about their personalities. It's refreshing that these characters don't have some kind of "special" backstory that make them exceptional people because that happens in nearly every game (including previous Mass Effect games) and it gets old. Having normal people with good personalities around you is refreshing and it adds to the realism of the story of these people starting a new life in a new place far away from our System.

    There are some tech issues in the game, but no show stoppers. Overall I'm very happy, and I'll leave you with this: I was playing several games when this came out: Ghost Recon Wildlands, and NieR: Automata and now Mass Effect Andromeda has pulled me in enough to drop the both of them and finish it first before returning to them. I consider that a win!
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  2. Mar 22, 2017
    10
    Sad, for 2 years witcher bots grew up a little and **** the internet with new strength, sending reviews without playing, witcher 3 may be goodSad, for 2 years witcher bots grew up a little and **** the internet with new strength, sending reviews without playing, witcher 3 may be good in some moments, but no compare to ME:A, wake up kids. Expand
  3. Mar 22, 2017
    9
    WOW, at first I was very skeptic and jumped on the hate-wagon about the facial animations, lazy writing and everything but I was wrong... TheWOW, at first I was very skeptic and jumped on the hate-wagon about the facial animations, lazy writing and everything but I was wrong... The game is amazing, this is the true sequel to Mass Effect 1 that I've been waiting for almost 10 years! I hated Mass Effect 2 although I finished it and enjoyed the suicide mission but the story and role-playing elements were severely lacking and I only tolerated Mass Effect 3 for a few hours before stopping playing it but this... This is what Mass Effect role-playing and exploration is all about. Sure Mass Effect: Andromeda has some flaws but the amount of NPC interactions, the liberty on how you level up your squad and everything else makes me shout in happiness: "Mass Effect is back, Baby!"

    Now I don't care about the critics nor user reviews, give me the thumb down crybabies! I'm having the fun of my life with this new spin-off and on top of that I got this game for super cheap on Green Man Gaming: 45$!!!

    One of the best deal I've ever had and now for my first playthrough I'm romancing Vetra, the female Turian and if the game remains this good for another few playthroughs... I'm gonna romance Peebee and Cora next!

    Auf Wiedersehen haters!
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  4. Mar 21, 2017
    4
    If Gameloft made a Mass Effect title, it'd look a lot like Andromeda. While this game offers more exploration than Mass Effect 2 and 3 - and IIf Gameloft made a Mass Effect title, it'd look a lot like Andromeda. While this game offers more exploration than Mass Effect 2 and 3 - and I welcome that, it also offers some of the lousiest characters ever to appear in a Mass Effect. Both lead characters, the male and female Ryder, are abysmal. From shoddy animation work, to poorly detailed character models, to unacceptably poor dialogue and voice acting, this is a disappointing outing all around. The Bioware of today is not the Bioware we knew and loved - it's merely a shell of its former self. Dragon Age II was the beginning of the end and Andromeda is the end. Expand
  5. Mar 21, 2017
    2
    A heart breaking dumpster fire of a game. Maybe if it had a different name I'd be able to get some joy out of the combat and overlook theA heart breaking dumpster fire of a game. Maybe if it had a different name I'd be able to get some joy out of the combat and overlook the total lack of a quality RPG experience, but being that this is supposed to take place in the same Universe of my favorite RPG of all time I think a 2 might actually be a bit generous. Expand
  6. Mar 21, 2017
    1
    MASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDA is a massive disappointment. Yet another game that was rushed to the market long before it was ready. The game isMASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDA is a massive disappointment. Yet another game that was rushed to the market long before it was ready. The game is plagued with bugs, the dialogue is terrible and the story is bland and recycled. It's another money grab from EA.

    Additionally, another thing that's a big turnoff is that there is no character creation option for Caucasian skin. I thought this may have been by mistake, but apparently the game's devs actually left this out intentionally because of political beliefs. That's right. This game allowed its creators to inject racism and politics into probably one of the most-used means of escape from the dregs of every day life by people: video games.

    Back to the game, though. It's rushed, incomplete and buggy. There are a lot of side quests, but their quality is low. The content overall is just poor. Crafting is pointless, combat is over-simplified and limited, and the quality of animation is some of the worst I've seen of games in the past couple of years.

    Basically, stay away from this title. It's probably just a good idea to stay away from EA in general. This isn't a "one off" for them. It's become the norm. And lastly, don't support games that knowingly and intentionally build in their real world hatred and bias into them. Seeing video games politicized is something I never expected to see.
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  7. Mar 23, 2017
    0
    I think EA should focus on FIFA and Need for Speed franchises and drop all the other ones. the game is a travesty. got 10 hours trial but theI think EA should focus on FIFA and Need for Speed franchises and drop all the other ones. the game is a travesty. got 10 hours trial but the game was so boring and ugly I deleted it after an hour. I don't know how can a studio comes up with such a bad animation, graphics, story and game-play

    DO NOT BUY. WASTER OF MONEY
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