Mass Effect: Andromeda is EA’s Godfather III | Venture Beat Review

Games have to fit into our lives, and that’s not always fair. Mass Effect: Andromeda might’ve worked a decade ago on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but it doesn’t work in a world that is delivering games like Horizon: Zero Dawn, Nier: Automata, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. In this reality, BioWare’s latest role-playing game is old, broken, and often boring. Worst of all, it’s going to disappoint fans of the Mass Effect series.

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joab777401d ago (Edited 401d ago )

This game is obviously not a 5.5. I wanna know how many of these reviewers sunk more than 40 hrs in the game, which would be about half of a playthrough? I'll bet most stopped after about 12 or two hrs past access.

Though I do understand his experiences, so it is justifiable for him. Though we will have to wait and see how truly buggy it is.

AnubisG401d ago

Wow this game is 80 hours now? Before it was 50, before that it was 40. This game keeps getting longer..... next thing you know; "oh he only played 150 hours which is like 1/4 of the game. He did not stop and look at the stars for 10 hours straight which unlocks the true game."

joab777401d ago

@AnubisG I love how attitudes change from day to day. One day reviewers don't take the time to play a game. Another day we have already made up our minds, so they only need 10 hrs.

I don't argue that EA and Bioware f#%#%# this up! It's inexcusable that they would screw up their initial mandate of making us forget about ME3's ending. And they will pay the price b/C many people will get a first impression and roll with it. It WILL cost them, and that's the saddest part of it all.

But to completely discount the entire game because of it is absurd. Will I buy it? Probably not now, which is heartbreaking b/C I have been waiting years for this game. But obviously they didn't have the time or talent to finish this game. But I will give it a go because I have seen enough to know that there is a pretty damn good game in here.

PhoenixUp401d ago

What's the difference between 7th gen RPGs and 8th gen RPGs

TheOptimist401d ago

Most AAA RPGs have been over simplified for appealing to the mass audience

Perjoss401d ago

These days anything with a dialog wheel is considered an RPG, even if all the conversation options lead to the exact same outcome.

PygmelionHunter401d ago

To be fair, RPGs have not always been about branching story paths.

But yes, they'll call anything an RPG nowadays. That's as if I called Metroid a shooter just because you can shoot.

LordMaim401d ago

@Perjoss: If you think about it, RPGs have traditionally *not* been about branching plots. It's not as though there were multiple endings to Final Fantasy VI, for example. And yet, that is widely held as one of the best RPGs of all time.

Concertoine401d ago

Tbh the only one ive enjoyed is Deus Ex: MD and thats ignoring its meh story.

TC731401d ago

LOL this is great. Seeing such a beloved series crash and burn because of Bioware's affirmative action programmers.

LordMaim401d ago

If that's your takeaway on why this game is divisive, then perhaps you should reexamine your priorities.

Allsystemgamer400d ago

Well it can make sense.

Affirmative action by definition means you're not hiring the best people for the job. So in this case it could be true.

The lead writer hates video games after all...

captainexplosion401d ago

Godfather 3 was nominated for best picture and director though...

Bathyj401d ago

I loved Godfather III. It was only Sophia Coppalas crappy acting that brought it down.

DefenderOfDoom2400d ago

And she also had a crush on her cousin played by ANDY GARCIA ,which brought the story down .

_-EDMIX-_401d ago

Maybe they're trying to say it's not completely bad but simply bad for a Mass Effect game.

But its score is looking like that's not the case.

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