Details about Mass Effect: Andromeda
The next chapter in the acclaimed RPG series by BioWare, Mass Effect: Andromeda takes us to Andromeda for the survival of humanity. Take control of the Pathfinder Ryder, and be ready to explore a whole new galaxy, with all new dangerous and discoveries to uncover.
Quick Thoughts - Mass Effect Andromeda
Robert Grosso shares his "Quick Thoughts" about Mass Effect Andromeda:
Andromeda feels like a direct sequel in terms of gameplay to the very first Mass Effect, but suffers from the baggage of being a Mass Effect game. It is a legacy that Andromeda struggles to live up to.
It is not all bad for the game though. There is good combat and quest writing here, strong characterizations engulfed in a more lighthearted tone, and the multiplayer is still a top notch aspect that everyone should try. Ultimately though, the biggest problem Mass Effect: Andromeda faces is that it plays it safe with its material. Mass Effect: Andromeda will always have baggage of its name, and perhaps that does more damage to it than what was anticipated.
It is actually hard to put into words, but the quick thoughts video summarizes what I feel the issue is in the end: this is BioWare's Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Tonally lighter, following the same beats as its predecessor, with good characters and a dash of fan service thrown in. It is a good game for sure, but a game that is not trying to be more innovative than the trilogy's watershed moments.