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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: 18 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  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
    80
    Mass Effect: Andromeda is an enormous game that will keep the player engaged for tons of hours of gameplay. The combat system is probably the best thing about the entire project: it's fast and rewarding. Sadly it has a bunch of flaws starting from the animation department to the big landscapes full of secondary, boring quests. And above all it lacks the epic tone of the previous installments.
  3. May 11, 2017
    80
    Enough of the classic Mass Effect, with enough new mechanics to keep the game fresh. [Hollingworth; Issue#261, p.55]
  4. Mar 22, 2017
    74
    Mass Effect: Andromeda manages to feel both overloaded with content and spread too thin. There are great battles to be won, puzzles to solve, and satisfying social interactions, but they're hidden behind layers of presentation problems and tedious travel times.
  5. Apr 5, 2017
    70
    Seven out of ten, barely. In the genre of narrative sandbox are now many better fresh games and I have no choice but to ask – has BioWare lost good writers, or does it hope that the players will simply be satisfied with a silly story and uninteresting characters, accompanied by a good combat system? For me, both options are quite sad.
  6. 70
    Andromeda is robust and delivers effectively on the key elements it advertises, and then goes above and beyond regarding play style tailoring and experienceable customization. That said, the characters look more at home in the Sims 3 era, and the dialog fails to be more than lackluster - cringe-worthy at times. Nevertheless, while Mass Effect: Andromeda proves a quality example of its genres, diehard fans of the Mass Effect universe and its original story should wait until BioWare patches the technical bugs, and the price point lowers.
  7. Apr 10, 2017
    35
    BioWare has often shown more willingness than most triple-A developers to respond to community criticisms and they’re already pushing patches to rectify Andromeda’s many issues, so I’m not pronouncing the Mass Effect series dead just yet. But speaking as someone who owns multiple pieces of N7 apparel and has read the Mass Effect books – the freaking books – I hate Andromeda. Maybe this is karmic balance for all of the recent big-name releases that have actually lived up to my expectations, but it’s been a long time since a game left me feeling as deflated as this one.

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  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. Dec 6, 2018
    10
    i love this game, its really underrated. maybe at beginning it has some problems, but i think it is good now. Don't be like a copycat, parroti love this game, its really underrated. maybe at beginning it has some problems, but i think it is good now. Don't be like a copycat, parrot others,and let those comment influence your first impressions. it is definitely that bad, 4.9 really??? Expand
  3. Nov 26, 2018
    9
    Un año después de su lanzamiento, jugado con el parche 1.10 y pasándomelo dos veces empleando unas 120 horas en total en el vídeojuego, soyUn año después de su lanzamiento, jugado con el parche 1.10 y pasándomelo dos veces empleando unas 120 horas en total en el vídeojuego, soy capaz de decir que efectivamente es un buen juego.

    Dejando de lado los problemas en animaciones, que obviamente molestan pero para nada suponen un gran problema en la experiencia en la partida (pese a las actualizaciones lanzadas las animaciones siguen estando muy flojas), pero estos videojuegos no se juegan por los gráficos precisamente, las animaciones en títulos de una misma categoría, como Fallout 4, cuyas animaciones son igual de malas.

    Una vez comentado lo más controversial de esta entrega, vayamos al gameplay en sí, tiene el mejor modo de combate de toda la saga: fluido, entretenido y flexible (la pega es que solo se pueden usar 3 poderes cuando hay una gran variedad de éstos)
    En dificultades más elevadas, tales como el nivel más alto de dificultad (el locura), el combate se hace pesado pero también supone un reto en el cual hemos de usar la estrategia si queremos avanzar.

    En lo referido a la historia, la doy un 9/10, se presenta una situación muy interesante un antagonista al que odias desde el momento 0, y un gran lore que te mantiene intrigado en esta nueva entrega, así como las nuevas razas y facciones que surgen.

    En lo referido a los compañeros y la relación con ellos, bueno, he jugado todos los mass effect, y todos me los he pasado más de 2 veces, y sinceramente, hablando de manera personal, la relación con los compañeros es más o menos semeja a lo que vimos en mass effect 3 (con la excepción de Liara y Garrus), no están muy curradas y se nota que se centraron mucho más en la acción, los romances bueno, en DA:I estuvieron más currados, pero mass effect tampoco esque fuera aquí una saga donde puedas crear tu historia idílica de amor.
    Lo que si voy a decir es que hay personajes con una clara carencia de personalidad, como Cora, que es la más sosa y cutre sin duda.
    Algo que si lo diferencia de la trilogía original, es que al contrario de éstas, el juego presenta una gran cantidad de toques cómicos en la historia, mientras que en la trilogía era todo mucho más serio.

    Lo que más molesta de este juego es que se presentan una gran cantidad de preguntas que quedan sin respuesta y que para nada pega hacerlo en otro juego a parte, estaba claro que tenían planeado sacar una gran cantidad indecente de DLC's made in EA, pero debido a las grandes críticas que sufrió el juego cancelaron todo y a los que nos gustó, pues nos fastidiamos.

    En resumen, no es el mejor mass effect, pero iguala la calidad del 3 sin duda, las misiones repetitivas es algo que aparece en todos los juegos así que no me molesto en debatirlo.

    El mass effect 3 destacaba en unas cosas y este en otras, pero al final es la misma calidad, dejando de lado las animaciones, cabría destacar que tiene un montón de planetas, un montón de contenido de exploración, y es sin lugar a dudas el mejor gráficamente (en cuanto al environment)

    Si te gusta BIoware, y te da igual ver algún que otro fallo en las animaciones, lo recomiendo porque es una gran experiencia.

    Fue un buen juego, mal pulido que fue infravalorado injustamente por cosas que vemos en todos los juegos. (Bugisoft, Bugthesda, etc)
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  4. Apr 3, 2017
    6
    A solid 6/10 game. Worst Mass Effect yet. But if you're desperate for something "Mass Effect like", this will scratch that itch just a littleA solid 6/10 game. Worst Mass Effect yet. But if you're desperate for something "Mass Effect like", this will scratch that itch just a little bit.

    The "Mass Effect" experience that you were hoping for is about 5% of the game, the rest is driving around on planets doing fetch-quests. The story, voice overs, missions and dialogues are absolutely horrendous and boring. I've skipped over a half of it because of how uninteresting and boring it was.
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  5. Apr 15, 2017
    4
    I like previous Mass Effect games and completed each multiple times, its one of the best sci-fi shooters out there and i was expecting thisI like previous Mass Effect games and completed each multiple times, its one of the best sci-fi shooters out there and i was expecting this title to deliver, until the first gameplay trailer was released, this moment i realised it was going to be DAI in space, but i never thought it could be much worse.
    First off, i completed this game and almost every single quest in it, so my opinion is based on actual game experience, not a haters reviews or other cancer. Sorry for my grammar, im not an english native speaker.
    Story itself isn't really terrible how people making it to be, but it's not a good one either, main questions still remains unanswered after 70 hours of the game and means of the story delivery sucks - most of the cutscenes are badly written, terribly animated and making no sence. This game have its moments, where you can almost see the ray of hope but its vanishes as soon as it appears (near the end of the game and some of loyalty missions)
    I won't tell you about facial animations, since you can find all you need to know about them on the internet, they're terrible as people making them to be.
    Combat is the only enjoyable part of this game, its feels much less restricted in comparison to previous games but it still needs some polishing.
    Quests is one of the biggest problems of this game - like 95% of them are fetch quests (i.e go to one point shoot/take/scan something then come back) this already tells a lot about how much devs wanted us to enjoy their game, stuffing it with a bad, low-quality content,
    Things i did not mention would probably will be fixed with patches (maybe), but it still wont fix bad design and writing. I dont even know why i wasted so much time on this game, its really sad seeing developer like this falling so low.
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  6. Feb 25, 2019
    2
    Mass Effect Andromeda is what happens when you replace most of your Dev-team with low skill crazed faminists who want to promote theirMass Effect Andromeda is what happens when you replace most of your Dev-team with low skill crazed faminists who want to promote their political agenda over writing a good story and good characters. They completely destroyed this franchise in one go. Such a shame, I really love ME1-3 Expand
  7. Feb 6, 2021
    0
    Was playing the game with a "meh" attitude. The game crashed for 4 times in 4 hours. Tried to return it to steam but they didn't accept. IfWas playing the game with a "meh" attitude. The game crashed for 4 times in 4 hours. Tried to return it to steam but they didn't accept. If you want to burn your money, just fire em, but don't buy this game. Expand

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