Mass Effect: Andromeda Review - Destructoid

Mass Effect: Andromeda spends a lot of time not really feeling like a Mass Effect game. If anything, it feels like a spin-off -- the sort of thing created by another studio that's unsure about what direction to take it. Like in the game itself, there are problems with the atmosphere. But Andromeda is very clear that it doesn't aim to be like the other Mass Effects. New beginnings, not funerals -- for better and for worse.

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Septic427d ago

Doesn't sound all that great. Ill have to play it myself. least i have more time to play the mad games released this year!

UCForce427d ago

No matter how EA try to please consumers, they will always be the worst company of America. They killed many so many fan favorite developers. The only left is DICE. "Sigh"

Lightning Mr Bubbles427d ago

What does that even mean foxtrot, I don't get it. It's like a little comic sketch but I don't understand it.

game4funz427d ago (Edited 427d ago )


At least Rare is still around. They were gonna be bought by EA.

Not that theyre doing much better at the moment.

Eterna1Ice427d ago

@UCForce So they're basically Activision now.

darthv72427d ago

So what they are saying is... Andromeda is to Mass Effect what Shadowfall is to Killzone. Games that are more associated to spin offs rather than be cannon to the original trilogy.

While that may be the case, sometimes you just have to go in a different direction to create a new basis for the story to flow.

Forn426d ago

Criterion should be on there. Same with any studio involved with their EA Big label.

Bathyj426d ago

Damn. They killed Pandemic? No wonder I cant get another Full Spectrum Warrior. >:(

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skydragoonityx427d ago (Edited 427d ago )

6.5... Well there goes mass effect as a GOTY contender.
While 6.5 isn't bad it shows the game is at least average with the reviews I've seen.

_-EDMIX-_427d ago

yea I didn't see this getting any major GOTYs

Not with Zelda, HZD and Red Dead

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_-EDMIX-_427d ago

@Cup- "any major GOTYs" ie your GameSpot, IGN, GameInformer etc

I like Persona and Persona 5 easily will likely get some GOTYs from some outlets, but I don't see that happening from the major.

Not with a year with a Zelda and something like HZD or Red Dead or even a idea of a GOW4. I'd even see Nier getting the nod above it. I like Persona 5 and have it preordered from some time, but we are talking about it getting a GOTY above other titles that are actually doing more.

I like Persona because of it saying turned based and the whole social aspect with the characters and story, but if I have to give GOTY to something, I'd likely go towards an IP that tried to be new and dared to explore new concepts.

That fits HZD and Nier more then P5, not saying its bad, not saying something is wrong with it, simply that its likely too much of more of the same of the Persona series to really beat out MOST of the games up for that award.

I'm ok with that. Heck, I'm also buying Mass Effect and I respect its a 8 game, not likely to get many GOTY. Thats quite ok.

Someone will give Persona 5 GOTY......I don't see it NOT happening, simply not from the major outlets I listed, not from a year like this bud.

Again....Persona 5 is a day 1, paid in full MONTHS ago for me.

chrisx427d ago

For a Legendary series like Mass effect, this just isn't good enough

blackblades426d ago

They should of just left it alone, and did a new ip.

PhoenixUp427d ago

Bioware would've been better off making Sonic Chronicles 2

sagapo427d ago

Did you play it? If not, BOOM you have no idea what you're talking about.

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JackBNimble427d ago

I think we've seen enough from this game in the last few days to warrant a negative reaction like that.
I believe this game sucks too, and I won't buy it and no, I have never played it either.

CDzNutts427d ago

I think he means that, according to the general consensus, it sucks.

sagapo427d ago (Edited 427d ago )

Shin: it has happened to me before, wasting 60€ on a game that wasn't worth it (No Man's Sky e.g.) It sucks, but at least I gave it a chance and could form an honest opinion based on my own experience. This game gets good reviews on other sites ass well, so I'm hopefull the game won't suck as some of you here might think. I'm pretty sure there will be dissapointments here and there, so what. There is still a big difference in a game that sucks and a game that dissapoints in some areas.

Allsystemgamer427d ago

I did play it

BOOM. It sucks.

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rocketpanda427d ago

Only .5 lower than the BoTW.

OB1Biker427d ago (Edited 427d ago )

Do you mean Bound by Flame with its beautiful animation cutscenes, pretty leaves, realistic combat and scope of the game?

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