Game Review: Mass Effect – Andromeda

Gameplay:

Mass Effect: Andromeda is an action role-playing game in which the player takes control of either Scott or Sara Ryder from a third-person perspective. Both Ryders’ appearances and first names can be determined by the player. The appearance of their father, Alec, is automatically adjusted based on the appearance of the Ryder twins. Upon beating the game, a New Game+ is unlocked, which allows the player to restart the game with certain bonuses and switch to playing as the other Ryder, if desired. Players can also choose to continue playing with their existing character and complete unfinished missions.

Plot:

Mass Effect: Andromeda begins in 2185, between the events of Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3. The four Citadel Council races and the Quarians are planning to populate new home worlds in the Andromeda Galaxy as part of a strategy called the Andromeda Initiative. Each race sends 20,000 citizens on a one-way, 600-year journey to Andromeda aboard their own transportation vessel, called an Ark, and selects a leader, known as a Pathfinder. Once the races arrive, they help build the Nexus, a space station that serves as a center of government and diplomacy, a living area, as well as a base of operations for the Pathfinders. Characters and player decisions from the original Mass Effect trilogy are not carried over into Mass Effect: Andromeda, and there is no canon ending which is referenced

General Information:

Genre: Action role-playing
Developer: BioWare
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
ESRB: M – Mature
Release Date: March 21, 2017

Review:

Where should I starts…. Lots of people hated the game for the obvious reasons (shitty graphics) and that’s most of the argument I’ve heard before getting the game and playing it. I could live with the graphics. I loved the fact that they featured the Nomad, its one of the best things they did and one of the most things I loved about the first mass effect games. I also loved exploring the new cluster, the planets were very interesting.

Downside to the game is this the dialogs in the game were super childish. There weren’t enough new races, the side quests were a drag and the main story wasn’t interesting. Thus it didn’t feel like a mass effect game. It felt like a fan fiction made in the mass effect universe. Not to mention the character’s personalities weren’t as good as the trilogy.

Overall Rate: 2.5/5

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