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  1. Chainshada

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    Picked this up cheap on PC a few weeks ago, finally getting around to replaying it after playing on PS4 at launch, just recruited Jaal. It's an OK game now that I'm separated from the crushing disappointment of what it could have been. Kinda tempted to find a mod that just leaves helmets on at all times.
     
  2. cognizant

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    Still remember a user called Shinobi (I think?) giving glowing reviews of this disaster before its release on The Other Forum. That was fun.

    I really enjoyed the trilogy, so as a business decision Bioware/EA totally fucked themselves by losing many like me who didn't bother buying their product. One of the few cases where narcissistic money-hungry video game streamers on Twitch and Youtube vindicated their existence by allowing me to see what a failure this game was.
     
  3. scottbeowulf

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    Just bought this on psn for under $10 and I'm really enjoying it. Way better than I expected it to be. The combat is excellent. And my character's face looks great because I spent way too much time in the character creator.
     
  4. RedlineRonin

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    There are so few games I've ever played for 20-30 hrs and then just put down. I can probably count them on one hand. This is one. And I never in a million years thought i'd say that about a ME game. Everything right up until release looked really, really good.
     
  5. Ralemont

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    A victim of open world-ification and uninspired writing. Still had fun with it. If you skip the open world parts it feels like discount Mass Effect 2 which is fine, just not what I wanted from the next Mass Effect.

    I knew right when they said they'd return to exploration being a focus that this was a serious mistake. It doesn't fit BW's strengths at all.
     
  6. CHC

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    Sometimes it still astonishes me how badly EA has bungled this entire generation's releases. They have Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Star Wars, Crysis, Dead Space, and so many other great series to work with and they have just failed so hard to capitalize on any of those titles in a meaningful or interesting way. It's a shame.

    I've actually been considering playing Andromeda anyway just because I'm reading a lot of sci-fi lately and the whole space-opera RPG niche really only has one recent blockbuster in it, for better or worse. There's just nothing that delivers that grand and sweeping feeling of romanticized space adventure like Mass Effect.
     
  7. dgrdsv

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    I thought that it got pretty fair reviews from the press. Fans backlash was way overblown though, it's not the worst game on the planet, far from it.
     
  8. SliChillax

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    Shinobi is still in this forum and he's a passionate mass Effect fan that always had insider knowledge because he knows people at Bioware. He only commented about what was shown to him. The backlash was more harsh than it should have been as it's usual with videogame forums.
     
  9. WrenchNinja

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    I keep thinking of picking it up since it keeps going on sale for like 13 bucks but then I think to myself, "this could probably go lower" if it's dropping that hard.
     
  10. Vonocourt

    Vonocourt
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    Bought in the most recent PSN sale for thirteen bucks. I only made it a little bit after Ryder becomes the Pathfinder before I deleted it.

    I could deal with the general wonkiness, but characters saying stuff like " you're a pathfinder, go path find something" or similar type of tone from the dialog rubbed me wrong. I may give it another shot, but it seemed like such a fundamental misfire all around I just reinstalled Witcher 3 instead.
     
  11. 138

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    10 bucks on Amazon. I grabbed it.
     
  12. Psychoward

    Psychoward
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    The first few hours are easily the roughest in the game.
     
  13. If you push through you MIGHT like it. It's rough all the way up through (very minor spoiler and not very detailed)
    first contact with an alien race that is bungled so fucking badly, lmao
     
  14. Pankratous

    Pankratous
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    Just started playing last night and the first two hours were fantastic.

    Looks like I'm in for another great Mass Effect.
     
  15. Agar25

    Agar25
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    Fuck this game
     
  16. hank_tree

    hank_tree
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    Narrator: “They weren’t.”
     
  17. Dandy

    Dandy
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    I really need to do another playthough of this. Andromeda was disappointing in many ways, but I still really enjoyed it. It's a shame that any future Mass Effect game will likely have to avoid any connection to Andromeda altogether.
     
  18. Sober

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    The Mass Effect parts of the game were great. It's a little iffy cause IIRC I believe one of the directors of KoA: Reckoning had some sort of input in this game and the open world and quest design is a huge part of why people probably didn't take to it.
     
  19. Heckler456

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    Still haven't finished it. :/ Liked what I played of it though, at the time, but having payed 80 euros for it, I felt pretty damn burned.
     
  20. takriel

    takriel
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    Well,
    Well, Bethesda games are still going strong, so...
     
  21. samurai1226

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    If you can ignore the clickbait title, this video is so much on point why ME:A is such a bad Mass Effect game. Spoilers, obviously.
     
  22. BrassDragon

    BrassDragon
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    I was disappointed that they got away from the ME3 ending controversy by basically rebooting the entire setting; going to another galaxy was drastic and shaky canonically but it was a bold and understandable choice. Unfortunately, the new galaxy added nothing of value; the new races were lackluster both visually and lore-wise, the mysteries too vague to care about, there is no sense of depth or history because almost every development is instigated by the arrival of the arks, and you spend most of the game slaughtering Milky Way species with poor justification. It also had nothing to say about colonialism, exceptionalism and nativism in a narrative that seemed primed for thoughtprovoking themes and dillemmas.

    In a weird way, Assassin's Creed Odyssey manages to accomplish nearly everything Andromeda promised to do - if you look past the wildly different settings, there are huge parallels between the two games. Of course BioWare brings deeper romance and more meaningful companionship as you explore but the core gameplay loops and exploration fantasy tracks nicely.

    Man, if only they had a stronger vision and more time to polish Andromeda.
     
  23. matrix-cat

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    I just finished playing through Andromeda during this last week's free Origin Access trial period, and I thought it was awful, to be honest. The script that has all the characters talking like cheesy sitcom characters, the fake dialogue choices that only let you choose between 'yes' and 'yes, but obnoxiously', the bizarre doubling down on ME3's much-reviled space magic bullshit to the point where the Remnant make the Protheans look like cro-magnons bonking things with stones. Every quest has you ping-ponging from planet to planet, sitting through load screens and burning ton after ton of space fuel to have NPCs drop three lines of dialogue on you instead of just calling you on your goddamn space phone. None of your squad can die, you can't miss any of them, they won't argue with eachother; they won't even argue with you. Forget ideological differences; everyone just idolises you from moment one, and can't wait to flirt back when you pick the romance dialogue options, now helpfully marked with all the subtlety of poking your finger through your other finger and thumb and winking.

    I don't think anything gets worse than the Angaran First Contact scene. You travel across the universe, find your way to a mysterious planet with an unknown race of sapient beings. How will you speak to them? How will your culture's co-exist? What will this event mean for your two races. Surely this will prove one of the most remarkable days in history for both sides? No, actually these motherfuckers just stroll out and greet you in perfect English, then with all the pomp and circumstance of a low-key job interview you get walked down a couple of corridors to a bland office and palmed off onto some schmuck who immediately launches into generic RPG quest-giver speech patterns and sends you on your way with an "Oh, we'll help you out, if you complete these three tasks for us". How the mighty have fallen.

    It's so disappointing to watch every successive Mass Effect game focus more on the combat and less on the RPG-ing, to the point where Andromeda has a story and villain about as memorable as a D-tier superhero movie, and almost no consequence because it has barely any meaningful choices to begin with. Who gives a shit about choosing one Asari Pathfinder candidate over another when every alien in this game has the same face model? You can't even rely on the Loyalty Missions to have tough choices, because most of them leave the choice-making to the squad mate themself and leave you to just sit there, watching the game play itself, thinking of better times...
     
  24. Asbsand

    Asbsand
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    I would like more 2018 videos examining what the game is like now and not these knee-jerk "brouhaha" opportunistic potshot videos on it from when the mood was toxic already.
     
  25. SofNascimento

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    It's fundamentally as flawed as it was in 2017. A disaster of a game that was the result of a clusterfuck of a development process without any talented people in the leadership.
     
  26. DarkChronic

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    Mass Effect is one of my favorite series of all time (ME2 probably my game of the gen) but yeah, never finished this one. Which is surprising, because I actually kind of liked it? But all the horrible word of mouth kept putting me off. I think I was victim of the echo chamber here.

    Will definitely have to give it another spin someday.
     
  27. ClassicLevi

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    Listen, I love Andromeda you guys. I thought the characters were interesting and Ryder was a solid alternative to Shepard, and the plot threads they set up for a new trilogy were honestly more hooking and numerous than the ones set up by the end of the first Mass Effect. I really hope this gets a sequel and they right the ship for people.
     
  28. Serpens007

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    I will be playing it thanks to Origin Access, I'm really curious to see how much of the backlash is actually true. Assassin's Creed Unity was one of those games that patched wasn't bad at all
     
  29. Mr. Phellps

    Mr. Phellps
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    It certainly starts great but it's mostly downhill from there. Not a terrible game, though.
     
  30. Bear

    Bear
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    Probably one of the most forgettable games I've ever played. It did nothing for me and I can remember literally nothing about the story.
     
  31. ThreepQuest64

    ThreepQuest64
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    The gameplay is fun, I must say. Otherwise it's an ok-game.
     
  32. Wonderment

    Wonderment
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    We don't need to revive an old thread to discuss this game. Using the OT or a late-comer's thread should be sufficient. Thank you.
     
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