Andromeda's combat soars but its storytelling sputters, making the series' first venture into uncharted space a shaky but occasionally satisfying new adventure.
Oh dear. It has begun
I knew it was going to flop. The story sets in Andromeda galaxy itself sound stupid when vast size of Milky way is enough to start a new story. This is NOT surprising as most of the important talent left Bioware. Just like Infinityward. They just great by name and not talent. Goodbye Bioware. You were once great.
weird.. and I thought that engine will blow us away.. seems like that was not enough...
Dear God...it seems anything can happen... Let this be a lesson to all big devs out thete- you either create a solid game in ALL areas or you are getting called out. Bethesda, I m looking at you.
You sound very elated by this bad review. But it has not flopped just yet. The gamers will decide that, just as they are doing with Ghost Recon. It flops when gamers don't buy it, not when a reviewer did like it. You all are getting this flop thing all screwed up. A couple of guys, who may or may not be gamers, DO NOT get to decide if a game flops or succeed. But I see they do have their fans. I very well may flop, but it would purely be because of this review. That I can assure you.
"Mass Effect has the same sidequests as Horizon" >Too many fetch quests lol
@Bigpappy Absolutely agree.
@Bigpappy A flop can mean a lot of things. There is no denying Andromeda is flopping hard critically. If you don't want to call it a flop, then you call it the biggest disappointment so far - same crap, just like how Watch Dogs flopped yet sold well for a new IP. This is a game succeeding an excellent trilogy. The only game that can topple this as a bigger flop/disappointment is RDR2
After reading several reviews it seems like the game needed another 6 - 10 months of producing to fix glitches, edit writing and dialog, polish framerate, and improve quest, and had they took those extra months most scores would have been 1 - 2 points higher. So Mass Effect is a black friday game for me, when it's $20 and all the performance issues have been ironed out.
@blitz0623 a 78 on metacritic is not a flop. Try again sweetheart.
We need more page hits! Instead of content we focus on facial animations and poor script (same issues Horizon had). Watched his review and he mentions some of the better features of the game, ie combat, graphics, exploration and goes on to claim he wants to finish the game. His tone sounds like he really likes the game but has been forced to dial it back because of regurgitated issues given to him without a depth of discussion. A 6 but you are enjoying it? Ok. Editors appear as if to be talking about the exact same critiques and makes me wonder how many reviewers want to agree with each other in the inner circle, and in turn influence each others experience negatively (glossing over the merits of a game ie Mass Effect), or positively (glossing over the negatives of a game ie Horizon). Do they not have their own opinions to add? Wait they do, and it's where the positives appear and where the reviews actually differ. Interesting to see reviews from the same editors praise aspects of previous games like Dragon Age and Mass Effect for the same "issues" apparent in Andromeda. Hmm... I've seen more unbiased reviews on YouTube than any of the major review sites, which is sad. And this goes for any platform, be it PS4, Xbox, Switch, or PC. From the same site that started this mess. Different editor though. If an editor doesn't like a particular genre, he /she shouldn't be the one to review it. https://www.rockpapershotgu... Time to go enjoy Mass Effect.
im gonna play it and complete it myself, i guess i must be special since i think for myself in regards to a game instead of letting the outcry of others sway my judgement, getting my own opinions on stuff get a lot of overly negative thoughts due to social media and game site out of the equation when deciding if something is great, good, average or bad, anyway ME:A will be perfect to kill some time while i wait for Persona 5, meanwhile the sheeps will continue theire online blabering and put too much trust into others opinions(personally i cant count how many times ive been let down by overly praised games and also appreciated many games that have been bashed by bandwaggons of peoples who just regurgitated the sensationalistic stuff they saw online, so yeah, im gonna play it and make my own mind about it, then trade it and jump on P5 like i always intended to do.)
And to think that for a brief moment I thought about not buying Horizon Zero so that I could buy Mass Effect Andromeda instead. Good thing I didn't. It was just for a little bit, but yeah I thought about that. I always liked the Mass Effect games and it was the bigger name, but Horizon just looked too good. Glad I made the right choice, Horizon Zero has been pretty damn awesome.
It kinda feels weird...I.mean a new sci fi IP (horizon) being a better game than Mass Effect? Mind blown!
I know! I was in the same boat. I wish I could play every game but time is limited with work and family. I'm SO glad I went with Horizon!
I did the same thing so glad I bought HZ dawn and Ill be renting MEA.
Yeah. Kind of a shock. O.o
When this game was going through the testing phase, the game testers must of said what is going on here you need to go back to the drawing board with the character animations, all that time and effort and anticipation for mess affect andromeda.
This is a real shame. Never saw an ME game scored this low.
maybe all the recent highscored games affecting reviewers a bit too, they just done reviewing Nioh, Horizon, Nier, and Zelda back-to-back, not to mention the soon to-be-released Persona 5 that already has all the signs of another masterpiece.... all of them setting the bar enormously high that makes the scoring criteria significantly stricter than it usually is. At least that's how it is for me, sorry ME:A. I have Nioh and Nier still unopened, just got to Meridian in Horizon, just got the glider in Zelda, and my CE Persona 5 will arrive in about 2 weeks, there's simply no time for subpar game.
Sounds like this Mass Effect will be worth buying in a year from now after all DLC, a price drop, and some good patches.
Flop effect haha (Eat All) :)
I might skip Mass Effect Andromeda, if the reviews were great it would of been harder but I was thinking of skipping it even before the reviews. The game just doesn't look that good, I liked Mass Effect for it's epic story and all but Andromeda honestly looks more like a multi-player installment of Mass Effect. The graphics and characters all look pretty generic, more like a create your own character kind of game not the engrossing characters and plot from the original trilogy.
And this is why I had no plans of getting it day one
These days getting games day one is like buying a car cheap old car what keeps on cutting out every few miles. Broken as fudge!!
Yikes this game currently has a 73 on Metacritic
Dragon Age 2 got 79...that puts things into perspective
Dear god 2 was atrocious even for a bargin bin game
Loved Dragon Age 2. Besides the typical complaint of reused textures it had the best companions in any dragon age game. The best story missions and possible companion death. Definitely the best qunari fight. And the best political story between the chantry and the mage circle. And the combat was satisfying.
Dragon Age 2 was limited, but it was still good. It had good writing, good characters, and the animations didnt look like shit. Oh and when the main character suffered that early tragedy, he or she (depending on who you made) didn't walk around making dumb ass jokes every time they discussed it. They had emotions that showed pain. DA2 had a lot of issues, but the core of a good game was there. All ME:A has is combat, which is fine for the mp but not okay for anything else.
Dragon age 2 was crap tho.. idk how it went on and won game of the yr
DA2 wasn't a terrible game in and of itself. It was just a horrible follow up to DAO which was incredible. This new ME,... It sounds like Bioware has steadily gone down since EA acquired them.
Damn, what the hell Bioware, is this april 1st already? All the warning signs were true. In no rush to play this at all
See alot of 7s and 8s and quite a few 6s.
Why are there so many people laughing and happy about this game being bad? I sometimes question whether people on N4G are gamers. Personally, I am disappointed, I was really looking forward to enjoying this game but, this won't stop me from trying it for myself once the price is cut.
Probably all sad the game is bad, but happy it is floppong due to the approach they took in making it
Because space rpgs are lame. Pretty simple.
Maybe I can answer that as I am not a fan of Mass Effect so I can give an outsiders opinion. It seems like all the writing was of the wall, everyone thought it would suck. No one's happen it does of course, but if it does suck I guess people are pretty happy that the Mass Effect name isn't simply carrying it through and getting a mediocre game good scores. Plus there's way too many genuinely good games to play right now. There's no need to waste valuable gaming hours on less than worthy titles or supporting devs that should be paying gamers and their own IPs more respect.
Me too! I loved all the other mass effects! The universe they created was amazing. I would get lost reading all the logs about the worlds and alien races. A real shame.
It's a god damn tragedy! Like why do their eyes look like fucking dead circles!? Why does the Witcher 3 make this game look like a hobo doing a crab walk. Ugh. I guess it's time to put this series in the Bioware legacy section along with Baldurs 2, KotoR 1 and 2, and now.. *single tear* ME trilogy.. RIP.
Cause of its SJW agenda.. One of the developers is a hater and keeps bashing white people on twiter..
Cause it's all hype.
@SolidStateSnake Indeed. I'll make sure to give this a go at some point. Already made the mistake of buying DA: Inquisition on release.
How the mighty have fallen. I'm not even going to troll like the rest of you. As a huge Mass Effect and BioWare fan, this is just a sad day .
I'm a huge fan and I'm personally liking everything I've seen so far and it has a 78 on Metacritic. Not such a sad day but make it what you want it I guess.
Sad. Huge ME fan, and to see these reviews... really Bioware?! How can you not see this coming on a game you've been working on and testing for 4+ years?!!! Sad thing is, the game will sell, based on its name alone, so EA will deem this a "success", financially. In reality, it's a failure to the ME fans, and by no slim margin. One has to wonder, what does the staff at Bioware have to say about this game's shortcomings...if they see at all.
They see money. The same problems existed in Inquisition, except Inquisition had returning characters and a huge lore dump and story to back it all up. I think they just through the rookies on this one and said "let it out the back they'll buy"
The thing is Bioware is only a name now, it shares almost nothing in common from the original studio except the name. EA and their bean counters got in and destroyed them.
A fan but have you finished the game? You are not a fan, you are not fooling anyone.
Finished what game? Mass Effect 1-3? Yes. What are you talking about? Obviously I haven't played ME:A yet, but what does that have to do with my opinions about the reviews I'm seeing, and the gameplay I've seen?
Beaver Dam i just preordered digital version glad is was free thx to sony rewards and free 15 spend 100 promo
lol dam i have mass effect 1-2 and 3 on origins and i'm playing 1 right now but i dont know if i will buy this any time soon
Nice. Glad reviewers aren't just giving nice reviews for nostalgia's sake.
Wow I was initially expecting 8s but this isn't good at all. In a way I'm glad, hopefully Bioware learn because they must be drunk if they think that they can call a game 'finished' in the state it's in.
Never got into ME games but I was going to try this one for the first time but after seeing gameplay videos over time it still didn't look interesting & with these review scores I won't even purchase it when it's bargain price,definitely a pass.
Go back and play the original trilogy if you can. Those are actual masterpieces
Big fan of the series, but cringe a bit when people refer to them as masterpieces. I think people refer to good entertainment as masterpieces the way a person thinks a Marvel movie might deserve an Oscar nod or something.
Thanks...but even those didn't look interesting.I tried one of the games demo & I just couldn't get into it...possibly I just can't get into western rpg's.
Might give it a try when im done with zelda. I played the 10h trial and liked it. It had some issues, but it left me wanting for more
The type of score I was expecting after all the negativity last week
The Mass effect series is officially on its way down. Sad, as mass effect 2 and even 3 (apart from that ending) were such epic games from last gen. Playing mass effect 2 for the first time back than, my mind was blown .
Jesus, what a shame
There you have it folks.