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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: 23 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Mar 20, 2017
    95
    Without any doubt, Mass Effect: Andromeda is nearly everything the fans were waiting for. A great story told just as only BioWare knows, set on incomparable alien worlds and surrounded by charismatic characters that are tough to forget. Unfortunately it fails on technical aspects, but the gameplay balances it out.
  2. Mar 20, 2017
    90
    Mass Effect: Andromeda is simply an amazing game. It renews the franchise yet manages to feel really familiar for fans. Unfortunately, the game suffers from some technical problems, but they hardly impact the gameplay.
  3. Apr 20, 2017
    82
    Overall, despite its shortcomings Mass Effect: Andromeda was an enjoyable experience for me. The first few hours feel like a grind, but you will be rewarded for sticking with it. The game is dragged down a bit by all of the reading that must be done and some overly long conversations, but this is rather typical for the genre. The game really shines when you're exploring an alien world and battling the local fauna, and when you get down to it that's what you really want out of a space-based RPG.
  4. Mar 20, 2017
    80
    You might initially turn your nose up at Mass Effect: Andromeda, but stick with it and you'll be richly rewarded with a vast space opera that gets better and better. It has problems, but they pale into insignificance once you're swept up in the exploits of Mass Effect: Andromeda's Pathfinder.
  5. Apr 3, 2017
    75
    Mass Effect: Andromeda at times captures the essence of the Mass Effect trilogy but doesn’t quite live up to its potential. The story and its lovable cast of characters stand as solid starting blocks in an expansive universe. Performance issues, bugs, and design flaws hurt an otherwise commendable role-playing game.
  6. Mar 22, 2017
    70
    This is by far the least optimized, most buggy entry in the series. The sheer volume of glitches, animation problems, frame rate issues, and weird hitching lag plagues the entire experience, and it's a damn shame.
  7. Mar 20, 2017
    50
    Mass Effect Andromeda is the anticipated sequel to the hit space trilogy that, sadly enough, doesn’t deliver. Sketchy animations, uninspiring characters and uneven story make this one a space-adventure to quickly forget.

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  1. Negative: 67 out of 213
  1. Mar 21, 2017
    10
    Characterdevelopment is great with many choices and skills. Rather than having a class system you can create your own class now. The world isCharacterdevelopment is great with many choices and skills. Rather than having a class system you can create your own class now. The world is beautiful and actualy visualy reflects your progress in main and side story in the form of outposts and the new citadel, which actualy grow and develop. The battle system is fluid and fun. The new vehicle is a lot fun and controls a lot better than the one in Mass Effect 1.
    However the game has its flaws aswell. The face animations are pretty bad. After a few hours it didnt realy bother me anymore, but it has to be said. The story is interesting and very different. I like to compare it to a more anime like story where the characters are funny and cool, sometimes in an exaggerated but funny matter. Of course there are also plenty of serious moments in the game.

    The game is great and a lot of fun. It is not perfect but it is a solid 8 out of 10. The 10 rating is supposed to counter the clownes who gave 0-4. Most haters just dont like Biowares political opinion. Dont miss out on such a great game.
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  2. Dec 1, 2019
    10
    A great game that is in much better state than when it was launched.
    So many hours of exploration, great combat, and beautiful world.
  3. May 23, 2017
    9
    I played the original three Mass Effect games. That being said, I still loved this game. It's just different. A new take on the series. Let'sI played the original three Mass Effect games. That being said, I still loved this game. It's just different. A new take on the series. Let's start out with the cons:

    The dialogue felt a bit dull at times. There wasn't too many radical dialogue options (ie paragon/renegade), so it did feel like no matter what I chose in a conversation, I would always end up in the same place.

    A bit buggy. There were certain times were the game would not accept input from the controller, the game would freeze, or I would not be able to complete a mission. This is kind of a big deal for me, because right now, one of these bugs (not being able to complete "Task: Earn Your Badge") is preventing me from getting the game to 100%

    Pros:

    The game play feels very smooth and polished. The combat is Excellent. I really liked being able to choose my own class and what my character could do, and I spent hours trying different builds and respecing my character. In the end, the one I found most rewarding to play was a Vanguard with Charge, Turbo Charge, Nova.

    Visually, the game looks great and aside from bugs mentioned above, runs great. From the Galaxy view, to the surface of the planets, it is visually pleasing.

    Open world is a huge plus for me. There were times where I told myself that "I would beat the story today," and instead got sucked up into side quest after side quest for hours on end. There is definitely no shortage of things to do.

    All in all I love it. It's probably my personal favorite of the series, however, I saw it as more of a grind than a story like I did the previous three. That being said, I do love a good grind.
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  4. Nov 30, 2017
    8
    Finished Mass Effect Andromeda today, my thoughts:

    1. The main story felt a bit short (a bit) but the side quests kept the game going
    Finished Mass Effect Andromeda today, my thoughts:

    1. The main story felt a bit short (a bit) but the side quests kept the game going

    2. The side quests are amazing in the game, sometimes better than the main story with each character offering something new and entertaining

    3. The music can sometimes get repetitive but does play excellent selections during intense fire fights.

    4. Flying through space is annoying, being forced to jump to every planet and sit through non-skip able cut scenes

    5. The skills and weapons provide a wide variety of choices ranging from melee to shotguns and the skill tree's does provide a small selection but improves with mix and match functions

    6. The remnant vault glyph puzzles feels tacked on and takes time and effort, which should be spent on other areas of the game. In certain cases I stopped playing the game all together because it stopped progression as it was too difficult to solve (Recommend using online guides)

    7. With each character you're getting a wide range of personalities, all worth investigating and I felt the need to talk to each and every one of them after a mission as their thoughts were so unique and quite entertaining.

    8. Each new planet provided expanding vistas to explore with little missions sprinkled in between, though some did feel a bit repetitive in mission structure and a hassle to travel to, this is made much easier after fast travel is unlocked in specific locations

    9. Throughout the story you will be asked to make game changing choices and these are quite amazing, but is asked too little, the ones they do ask I have seen change my game in some aspects.

    10. The conclusion was worth the wait, with everything trying up in a neat knot and the feeling of we did it, its over (in an accomplished way), with the exception of one enemy character (which the game uses to set up the next game perhaps)

    Overall it is definitely a game I would consider replaying if I had no other games to finish and would enjoy it again because of the characters and maybe the gameplay
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  5. Aug 31, 2018
    6
    The game is seriously mediocre. Shooting is okay, graphics are marginally better than Mass Effect 3 and the character models out of armor areThe game is seriously mediocre. Shooting is okay, graphics are marginally better than Mass Effect 3 and the character models out of armor are just poorly done and this is after the major patch job done to resolve the many issue it had at launch, It has bloated content and side missions are terribly dull and poorly implemented. Bioware should be ashamed of this title - Dragon Age 2 was actually better than this game and didn't waste nearly as much of my time.

    I just hope that Anthem is not a train wreck and that there are actual stories of interest in the game. If Bioware can go back to telling great stories with plenty of tension and action then Anthem may be what Destiny should have been. But if it resembles Andromeda in terms of story, it will be another let down.
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  6. Mar 26, 2017
    4
    I have enjoyed aspects of the game and nowhere near the level I would of expected. Many areas are without proper polish and the formulaI have enjoyed aspects of the game and nowhere near the level I would of expected. Many areas are without proper polish and the formula doesn't seem to have improved. At one point I am looking at an image of the universe that is flat (obvious skybox), poor detail and ruins the atmosphere; this sums up the game.. Expand
  7. Oct 28, 2017
    0
    я могу простить все,но пока они не вернут себе адекватных сценаристов,так и будут продолжать клепать подобное гмо типо андромеды и даи,70%я могу простить все,но пока они не вернут себе адекватных сценаристов,так и будут продолжать клепать подобное гмо типо андромеды и даи,70% заданий принеси-подай,сюжет для 5 летних детей,2 новые расы и обе человека подобные (прям полет мысли зашкаливает),дохерище картинок различных планет,которые ПРОСТО НЕ НУЖНЫ,вы там ничего не можете сделать,даже в 1 me больше планет где можно высадиться,А ВЫ ТУТ ПЕРВОПРОХОДЕЦ,тупость всех персонажей,абсолютно всех,одна Пиби адекватная в какой то степени,в общем это и игрой назвать нельзя,хотя те кто любит книжки от данцовой и подобных "великих писателей",явно оценят этот шлак Expand

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