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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: 30 out of 61
  2. Negative: 1 out of 61
  1. Mar 20, 2017
    90
    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.
  2. Mar 20, 2017
    85
    If you could combine the story and memorable quests of the originals with the combat, visuals and scope of Andromeda, you would have the perfect video game, though I think what's offered here will satisfy most. Despite its issues, Andromeda is welcome return to one of my favorite fictional universes, and I am still not ready to let Mass Effect go. I'm not sure I ever will be.
  3. Apr 3, 2017
    80
    Opinions of Mass Effect: Andromeda will differ greatly based on expectations. The game still provides many hours of enjoyment and lots of the good things that fans have come to expect, but those hoping the series uses this opportunity to take another giant leap may find themselves brought back to Earth with a bump. For everything the development team has done right, there is a little misstep that holds it back, particularly when building the overall story. It's still a highly enjoyable game, but not as stellar as many might have hoped.
  4. Mar 20, 2017
    70
    Mass Effect: Andromeda is an unbalanced experience. It’s an incredibly ambitious game with a colossal scope, but it doesn’t always hit the right notes.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Jul 7, 2017
    70
    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]
  6. Mar 20, 2017
    70
    Unfortunately, Mass Effect: Andromeda picked up some unwelcome visitors on its long journey to your gaming machine. Though it has some stellar moments, “Andromeda” tries to cram too many ideas into one package, turning its obsession with the bigness of space into a crutch for uncharacteristically shoddy workmanship.
  7. Apr 2, 2017
    40
    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.

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  1. Mar 21, 2017
    10
    A game that is once again hit with the bandwagon of people who hate on a game because everyone else is. COD suffered from this last year. TheA game that is once again hit with the bandwagon of people who hate on a game because everyone else is. COD suffered from this last year. The game is truly mesmerising and outstanding. Played 10hrs+ and have had zero animation glitches. 9.5/10 from me. Truly a masterpiece. Expand
  2. Sep 12, 2018
    10
    The only REAL problem with this game is that it's not the OG trilogy and not DA O, The game is really good when you are not comparing it toThe only REAL problem with this game is that it's not the OG trilogy and not DA O, The game is really good when you are not comparing it to these game and has one of the best squads Bioware ever created! Also, we get a way better Family dynamic than the rest of their games. Not to mention it's also one hell off a looker. Expand
  3. Mar 31, 2017
    8
    The Mass Effect team took a big swing and hit a double. There is a lot to love and dislike about this game.

    There is a lot to love. Content
    The Mass Effect team took a big swing and hit a double. There is a lot to love and dislike about this game.

    There is a lot to love. Content per dollar is exceptional, you can play this game for 50+ hours easy, You can double or triple that if you are a competitionist.The combat is excellent and so is the voice acting. I give the dialogue a "B-", but considering this is a game that can go on for 100+ hours this is not a surprise. I can only expect so much. I also like the new companion system. In previous games I usually stayed with the same companions depending on the mission (Tali if i face synthetics, Mordin if I faced Armored enemies, etc). With this game the companions you take on a mission don't seem to matter as muc strategically. While some can see this as a downside, I like it. I am free to experiment with how characters interact within the Nomad. I am not staying with the same 3 or 4 companions depending on which enemy I am facing.

    The down sides are obvious. Yes, the facial animations are a little last gen, but this does not affect me much. Personally I think critics are being overly harsh on this point. Great games got better reviews with more glitches (Skyrim comes to mind). My biggest issue is that I am not drawn in the same way I was in previous games. I am currently about 50 hours in and I am not feeling the "pull" that I did in the previous Mass Effect games. The sense of urgency is not there. I know Bioware meant for this, to encourage exploration. However it does not feel like the stakes may not be high enough to keep newcomers involved. There are fewer mysteries to uncover with squad-mates. They seem to just give you the information you ask for immediately. There isn't the same coaxing that previous games had. however, they are all likeable and well developed. I just to not find myself as eager to explore the ship and socialize as I was in previous games.

    There are only two major misses in my mind. One is minor. Kumail Nanjiani, who is a brilliant comedian, was miscast as a grumpy accountant. He could have easily become our new "Joker". The second is the lack of new races. We traveled 600+ years and there are only 3 new species. Seems like a little bit of a cop-out.

    Overall, Mass Effect has all the makings of a great first act. Great characters are introduced and the stage is set well, However it does not feel like it is a complete story on its own.
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  4. Apr 1, 2017
    5
    It has it's problems, people have probably covered them at length already, facial animations, some of the character models (I happen to reallyIt has it's problems, people have probably covered them at length already, facial animations, some of the character models (I happen to really like the default female Ryder though, puts me in the minority I think)... I personally don't think these detract from the experience too much. I have found the combat to be great fun and the multiplayer to be pretty strong. The characters abilities have been much improved from the previous games, biotics actually seem powerful now! I'm 15 hours in so can't comment on the story too much, as I haven't seen much of it.

    My biggest problem with the game are awful design decisions. For example, if I want to change my loadout (including what armour I wear) I have to do it in a room just off the bridge of the Tempest (Ryder's ship), or as I deploy on a mission; if I want to change the colour of the armour , I have to go to her quarters on the Tempest... It's a minor annoyance that can become extremely aggravating, especially when you combine it with things like pressing one button to open a menu and another to close it.

    Not sure where all the zero scores are coming from, the game works and looks good for the most part which should earn at least a point or two! It's certainly not the disappointment that Dragon Age Inquisition was.

    Edit: I'm now about thirty hours in and I have reduced the score a bit more. The locations remind me a lot of dragon age inquisition, they don't feel like open worlds to explore (for example you are in space suits that can resist radiation and poisonous gases but not go in water?). You can die from falling from height (despite having a jet pack AND despite it happening in one of the opening cut scenes, during which Ryder uses said jet pack to prevent death), areas just feel like an arbitrary are that has been built for a few fetch quests. The pockets of kett or remnant held areas are fortifications that you can attack, however the areas around them are often completely open providing you with no cover and them all the cover they need. The land vehicle has no weapons, which makes it a load of arse and you can't run people over, so you are forced into full frontal assaults (unless you have the tactical cloak)... The more I play, the more these spurious design decisions show their faces and reduce my enjoyment. Almost every mission requires you to scan something, oh look a meteorite, let's scan it, now it makes aliens attack, lets hold Y to stop that happening. "Hello pathfinder..." How do you know I am a pathfinder? You are an alien race I have only just encountered for the first time an hour ago, on a different planet and you are a prisoner of the Kett?

    Combat is till generally fun though very easy, even on insanity, will it keep me playing long enough to finish? I doubt it but we shall see.

    second edit: Sudoku to unlock terminals!?! Radiation or cold to limit your exploration?!? An omni-tool on your wrist that can interface with alien technology, turn into a melee weapon and conjure automated turrets... But I have to go back to my cabin and desktop computer to get my emails or send out strike teams!!!! What the **** were the designers thinking, I can check my emails on my mobile phone!!! The design decisions in this game work against it in every way. Imagine that Friends episode, where Monica declares "the rules control the fun" except here they don't control, they limit. It's getting tiresome, I'm really struggling to give a flying **** about the story because of so many of the awful game mechanics. The more I play, the more I see of Dragon Age Inquisition and the more I dislike it

    Score reduced to 5, after 31 hours.
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  5. Sep 28, 2017
    4
    Andromeda doesn't just fail miserably as a Mass Effect game; it's a bad video game in general. Nevermind its underwhelming plot, messy userAndromeda doesn't just fail miserably as a Mass Effect game; it's a bad video game in general. Nevermind its underwhelming plot, messy user interface, bullet sponge enemies, no squad customization and untextured graphics that replicates an early Xbox 360 game...It's hardly even a functional game period. I love the open world exploration and weapon modding, but I'm truly baffled by how unpolished and technically plagued the whole product still is on top of all its disappointing aspects and changes from its predecessors. Expand
  6. Mar 22, 2017
    1
    Summary :

    Pros : 1. Bigger open world than previous series. 2. Combat mechanics are better and solid. 3. Better resolution from previous
    Summary :

    Pros :
    1. Bigger open world than previous series.
    2. Combat mechanics are better and solid.
    3. Better resolution from previous series.

    Cons :
    1. Story and plot is bland /shallow
    2. Mission/side quest is boring and repetitive.
    3. Bad main character, esp female, no emotional bound between Me myself and the main char.
    4. NPC companion are ugly, bad design , unattractive at all.
    5, Bad animation, Very bad facial emotions/expressions, Very bad lipsync,
    6. Bad ending.

    I think this is the time for Bioware /EA to handover this IP to CD Red Project.
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  7. Mar 1, 2019
    0
    Eu estou jogando a versão mais recente do jogo, mas ainda acho tudo muito feio e travado para um jogo de 45 milhões de dollares... pelo amorEu estou jogando a versão mais recente do jogo, mas ainda acho tudo muito feio e travado para um jogo de 45 milhões de dollares... pelo amor de deus, o jogo não é 0, mas por esse motivo vou dar 0. Expand

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