I thought that Mass Effect: Andromeda was a damned good game – definitely better than the first game in the original trilogy. Much like that game, it had to spend a lot of time setting up its fiction.
“Mass Effect Andromeda is a fresh start – but in borrowing liberally from the first game it’s made many of the same mistakes. In spite of them, it’s an exciting space adventure that delivers everything that’s become important to Mass Effect: Great characters, fun exploration and a climactic tale of good vs evil.”
Yes, it has its problems, mostly involving wacky animations, silly bugs and some occasionally sophomoric writing but it is still a game worth playing. Still, there’s a maelstrom of angry voices on the internet, demanding that the beloved series gest the treatment it deserves. Bioware is listening, and, will reveal how they plan to better the game next week Tuesday.
“It’s been a week since we officially launched Mass Effect: Andromeda worldwide, and we couldn’t be more excited that our fans are finally experiencing everything we’ve worked so hard to create.
We’ve received quite a bit of feedback, some of it positive and some of it critical. That feedback is an important part of our ongoing support of the game, and we can’t wait to share more of our immediate plans with you on Tuesday, April 4.
In the meantime, keep your feedback coming. Our team is listening, working around the clock to gather information and plan out solutions to improve and build on Mass Effect: Andromeda.
Thanks for your continued support and for joining us on this journey.”
Some of said feedback is critical? I suppose the rest of it is just whiny babies on the internet. Andromeda seems to be a bit like Marmite; some people love it, others think it’s a crime against humanity. Anecdotally, most people I’ve spoken to are enjoying the Heleus out of it.
Last Updated: March 30, 2017
March 30, 2017 at 10:26
It’s more like “have to” and not “want to”
March 30, 2017 at 10:56
This is so typical “AAA” these days. Release unfinished product (or untested) and then afterwards say you’ll “make it better”. That’s not how it works. You don’t improve on a game over time, you expand on it. It should be ready and right from the get go.
I get that EA is probably at fault here, because it’s usually when companies are pushed for a release date when things like this happen, but they need to realise that it’s better to rather push out a release date, and admit something isn’t ready, than just chucking it out there.
March 30, 2017 at 11:01
Personally i think its awesome, MEA does so many things well, its just the spaces between those great moments thats a lil’ off, like it feels almost empty at times?. I def agree the game came out unpolished and and the writing’s quality does go sesame street at times. But Andromeda left me wanting more, that to me is the telltale sign of potential. It can only get better from here right?