BioWare doesn't take risks and reuses already known elements and mechanics and the result is a massive game with many hours of fun. Technical issues are obvious, although not so serious to burden five years of development work from a studio that has brought us great moments in the past and will keep doing it in the future. Andromeda exists to be thoroughly explored with that curiosity that fuels the Initiative. It's not perfect, but it's without a doubt enjoyable.
While it’s underwhelming in places, there’s a lot to like as you venture into the weirder parts of Andromeda. Frequent technical issues hamper the experience a bit, as does an uninspiring main story. [June 2017, p66]
I had a lot of fun with Mass Effect: Andromeda. The galaxy I got to explore was full of life and the combat felt incredibly satisfying. But various issues with important mechanics like the scanner and hefty technical problems prevented my enjoyment from ever lasting too long...Although familiar in some regards, this is a positive in Andromeda’s case. Though, a truly successful revival needs to be innovative, not repetitive, and Andromeda often falls into a trap of tedium. It's a shame because it could have been so much more.
If the combat is Andromeda’s most pleasant surprise, it is the alarming drop-off in the game’s writing that is of most concern. The dialogue, in particular, is unusually flat and laboured for a Bioware game, while Andromeda often fumbles what should be its biggest moments.
It's also an utter mess in a technical sense. There are a few enjoyable moments here and there, and over time you can see the skeletal framework of a better game start to emerge, but given the heights Mass Effect has reached in the past, it's hard to believe this is what we've been waiting five years for.
Absolutely awesome game. I can't understand negative reviews about this game.
Maby it's because I only play open world games because I love them, but this game is so detailed and there is so much to do. Of course this game is not totally perfect,but btw I don't know any game that is perfect. The quests are interesting. The only thing is, the world's could be a little bit fuller they are a bit empty.More enemies and more loot would be nice. Other than that I'm very happy with this game
The game's premise is that you are the Pathfinder, a role in which you find a way to make worlds habitable in the Andromeda galaxy for the human race. You do this by killing off evil aliens and doing a bunch of quests. The game is an open world specifically of 5 large places to explore. If there's something good about this game, it's the large amount of things to do.
However, the game feels more like other people are the star of the show, namely your AI called SAM which pretty much does all the work in the game really. The Pathfinder feels less like a leader, and more like a random dude that wants to explore. The voice acting isn't that great and the conversation animations aren't so good. Combat is neat but can get old quickly since you're fighting the same types of enemies from beginning to end. Most of your main squad mates aren't very memorable; especially Peebee. Peebee is such an awful character that she really has no logical place in your squad. The game would've been much better without her. Overall, it was a slightly above average experience.
A nice RPG that allows you to build a colony in a galaxy far, far away. The gameplay is nice, even though they were plenty of known bugs that were never fixed.
Unfortunately, the storyline is a bit childish, predictable, and - in some places - incosistent. The idea of exploring a dangerous, new galaxy and meeting an unknown race that you can't communicate with was exciting, but ended up with your AI being able to quickly translate languages so there's no more mystery or "first contact" issues. Exploration is also flattened to a level of "Cold Planet, Warm Yourself". It could have been so much more than this.
What is more, BioWare quickly abandoned this game due to backlash and caused more backlash among those who actually enjoyed the experience. It was especially painful for those who focused on multiplayer, invested their time and money, and got a product that was worse than what the previous game (ME3) offered.
As a fan of the Mass Effect trilogy, I was heavily disappointed with what Andromeda offered. It seemed as if they had a nice idea that they turned into a generic "good guys, bad guys" game and then threw it away.
Darn, what a bummer. The Mass Effect Trilogy will forever be my favorite series, but Andromeda was an oops. I will say, the updates have definitely made it more bearable but as a whole this is just sloppy.
The player animations are from previous gens, the menus are a headache, and the AI is just uninspiring. Enemies are just boring, don't even care about killing them half the time. The story isn't the greatest writing ever but did enjoy the monolith angle. Just playing it to earn the achievements on a different console at this point.
It is certainly not the worst RPG in the world, but as far as Mass Effect goes this is just not it. The first 3 left big shoes to fill, with ME2 being an absolute gem ****; but this felt rushed and uninspired completely. If you have played the first 3 games, definitely still give Andromeda a play through. If for nothing else, you can get the achievements and say that you have played every Mass Effect game.
Fingers crossed it gets a lot better if another is made.
SummaryThe 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 enemie...