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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: 71 out of 236
  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. Jan 3, 2021
    10
    Good adventure and game play. After a while, the game is fixed from bugs, and looks very good.
  3. Apr 10, 2017
    9
    I just finished Mass Effect: Andromeda last night and it was an awesome ride! Problems first: I did notice a couple animation glitches atI just finished Mass Effect: Andromeda last night and it was an awesome ride! Problems first: I did notice a couple animation glitches at certain less important moments in the game, but those can be patched so I don't see it as a serious problem. My more legitimate complaint is with a certain aspect of the combat: I didn't like how I didn't have as much control over my squad mates in combat like in previous games. You can tell them where to move and who to shoot at, but you can't tell what powers to use or even when to use them often times. Other than that, I don't have any complaints really. Most of the characters are incredibly interesting and enjoyable to be around. The main story path, while simple on paper, has so much more depth and interesting ideas and potential behind it. Of course, the main appeal is always what you get to do with all the characters and their loyalty missions and opportunities to hang out with them is what makes the game shine most. I also really dig how dialogue options aren't morally binary like the original trilogy and how choices and fialogue are much more about what YOU think is the best thing to do.

    I think we all know that Metacritic users score averages are slanted as hell by people who just want to hate. Almost all the people giving 1s and 0s either didn't play the game and just want to ruin it for us, or we're already against it because of how ME3 ended or because it was a departure from the trilogy. Not saying we need to say there are no problems with the game, but we should point them out as constructive criticism to be built upon so that the game becomes closer to what we want. Not to be used as an indictment of the entire game and the people who built it. Don't forget that this studio hasn't made a Mass Effect game before and that most of the team were originally fans of the original games. They want to make an awesome game and more games after this, so we should help them succeed because we all succeed.
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  4. Feb 15, 2018
    8
    I preordered the game and even before it came out there was a lot of hate. EA listened to the fans and made significant improvements betweenI preordered the game and even before it came out there was a lot of hate. EA listened to the fans and made significant improvements between the March release date and July with a number of patches. It only loosely relates to anything that has come before, but it is a great game. I was sad to hear that the series is now on hold,but I'm hopeful for the future. There were many improvements and only one real issue that I noticed. You cannot control your squad very much at all. The story was definitely left open for the future. Expand
  5. Jul 3, 2017
    6
    First of all I wanna say that I'm a die-hard fan of Mass Effect's franchise and that fact makes it very hard for me. So. let's start withFirst of all I wanna say that I'm a die-hard fan of Mass Effect's franchise and that fact makes it very hard for me. So. let's start with saying that this game definitely did not live up to my expectations. It still is a solid game but there are a lot of things missing or made completely wrong. It's very sad because I was really waiting for this release for a long time. But let's get to the game itself, it's as I said- solid. It has most of the modern open-world game mechanics and it works pretty good. My overall experience was great, I've had fun playing it. I just think that it shouldn't be called Mass Effect because it doesn't feel like it. Expand
  6. Mar 30, 2017
    4
    So to begin this game is a great game if it had come out during the Xbox 360 days. Yes to everyone the game play is tedious with no way toSo to begin this game is a great game if it had come out during the Xbox 360 days. Yes to everyone the game play is tedious with no way to tell where you are going. The story is decent but could use refinement. and finally the cut scenes are terrifying with graphical glitches. This is Mass effect by the big dogs at Bioware I expect a better game from them not what honestly feels like a AA title put out in the dry summer lull where bad games go to die. 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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