EA and BioWare’s RPG sequel Mass Effect: Andromeda has unsurprisingly shot straight to the top of the UK Top 40 in its first week of sale in the UK.
Horizon sure has some legs! In the individual sales charts it's even at nr 3, right below the two console versions of Mass Effect. Very impressive! Zelda is still doing well too.
Glad to see it doing well tbh. I am impressed at how well the story is, and the amount of research that went behind its portrayal. Concept could have been a bit hard to sell but GG executed it very well.
Yes, I'm also enjoying it as we speak. It's actually torn me away from some of the other big games that have launched recently. It looks great on my 4K with PS4 Pro, too.
I'm very intrigued, i stopped doing side missions just to dig more about the story!
Once again trying to overshadow multiplat games by trying to keep the focus on exclusives. Yes Horizon and Zelda are amazing titles but why are there so few on this site who discuss multiplat games as much as those exclusives? The game is actually pretty fun if people gave it a chance on this site.
Do I need your permission to talk about certain games?
I bought Zelda,Horizon, and Mass Effect and Mass Effect definitely lacks the quality of those two EXCLUSIVE titles. Is "Exclusive" a dirty word to you or something? Mass Effect is a good game, but after playing Zelda and Horizon I think people rightly expected much more from Bioware. Nintendo and Guerilla Games out Biowared Bioware, it's hilarious.
On this site multiplats almost always get downplayed and exclusives get overhyped. Unless they are exclusives on one of the "wrong" platforms, in which case they are downplayed just like the multiplats.
Forza horizon 3 still hanging out in the top 10 as well is good to see. Game released in September and still has some legs
Racing games are big in the UK. Not surprised. edit: But yeah....Forza Horizon 3 is a great game. My favorite racer ever.
This game is really good. Unfortunately people got caught up on really unimportant things. Over and over I keep seeing people who have actually played it say it's really good only to have people who obviously haven't played it argue with them. It's really an unfortunate situation. When you have actually played it it's easy to tell Bioware really put a lot of effort and work into the game. It's easily provides 100+ hours of content, and the story is really good though it takes a while before you understand whats going on beyond the basic ideas of trying to restore the planets.
This is one of those games where I'll tell myself okay I'll play for an hour then I gotta go do something. 3 hours later and it's like oh damn it. I'm having a blast with it. I've seen a couple 5/10 reviews for this game, and you can tell they're full of shit once you've played the game yourself.
True. Everytime I play the game I think to myself"5/10, really guys?" I have seen worse games get greater adoration.
There is no excuse for the poor animations present. The is supposed to be a AAA game and imo that is a serious foul. It isn't even their first time around the block, they should know what they are doing by now.
I don't really know what to say if animations are more important to you than story/gameplay and 100+ hours of content. Not to mention the fantastic Mass Effect lore. A few animations don't stop me from laughing when my Krogan teammate charges enemies or laughing at goofy Salarian jokes and all the other things that make Mass Effect great.
The animations are nowhere near as bad as they are being made out to be. If you actually played the game and saw the vast magnitude of dialog that this game has you would understand why they may not be as good as some of these trash games with an 8 hour story. That is not really a fair comparison.
Yes, Ii get that the animations are bad, but an ex-bioware/Naughty Dog dev already told us how mammoth of undertaking it would be to do high quality animations on all the different interactions in the game. If I had to choose to either look at more atuff in the game or play more stuff in the game, I would choose play more stuff.
Dude yes the animations are off but gtho if that ruins a game so much for you that you can't play it.
How the hell are people complaining so much of these animations??? I dont get it. They are such a minor thing in the game lol. What is wrong with all of you.
"This game is really good. Unfortunately people got caught up on really unimportant things." I get it. You must be a first timer if you believe those issues are "unimportant things." those face to face moments and character interactions were a big part of Mass Effect Trilogy, and this AAA "next gen" game with such issues is unacceptable
Yeah this is my first game... Get back to me when you realize what game my icon on this site is from. First off the animations are really only bad for a few characters and second no, that's not something that will stop me from enjoying a game. But from reading your comment history I know you haven't even played the game, so I don't know how you get off questioning my opinion. "Over and over I keep seeing people who have actually played it say it's really good only to have people who obviously haven't played it argue with them."
Yes, they nad to cut corners to maintain those interactions. They chose to put more stuff to play vs stuff look at, but all people this generation want to do is look at their games.
I'm sorry I've beat the og trilogy with all the dlc for each about 10 or more times I love it that much but when people say the animations ruin this game for them I just laugh. Yes the animations are off although nowhere near as bad as the internet hive mind would have you believe but I still love talking to my teammates and other npcs as much as I can because yes it is mass effect. This game has such an insane amount of incidental dialogue that puts the og trilogy to shame not to mention it feels more alive. For example I love how your crew on the tempest are constantly moving and interacting with each other unlike the og trilogy where they were always in their "special" rooms and only interacted with each other when a cutscene deemed it necessary. Seriously the amount of hate this game has gotten is overblown but thats the internet mob mentiality for you it's nothing but an echo chamber where people who haven't or were never going to play the game are echoing what they have seen and heard so they can fit in which is just pathetic
It really isn't a good game...
I bet it would get 10/10 if the animations were high grade. "Look at how he moves when you turn,10/10. "
It really is a good game the second best mass effect with only 2 being better and I say that has a huge mass effect fanboy
Except it is. 32 Hours in with only 28% game completed. I will get over 100 hours of pure gold Mass Effect but you don't play it because the animations don't meet your standards lol
I agree 100%. All of the trolls trashing on the game are just following the lynch mob of idiots.
I didn't say I haven't played it, I like it fine but I also expect better quality from Bioware. If conversations/relationships are a main part of a game then yes, I expect the facial animations to be on point. You can't cut corners with that. Character creation, another VERY important part, completely awful. Does the game deserve 5/10 scores? No, but it definitely isn't a 9...or even an 8 imo. If they fix that major problem then absolutely, but right now...I'd say 7.5. I would have been perfectly ok with a delay for them to get on point with those things instead of how it turned out.
Do you know how much work it is for all conversations to be synced up perfectly? That's why you see games with linear campaigns and limited cut scenes have good animations in dialogue. Doing that in an 6-8 hour campaign game is easy compared to a 100+ hour ME game. Do you really know how many conversations are in this game?! I mean, I have talked to characters in one convo for over 5 minutes. The animations are not even that bad, it does nothing to take the story away for the player. I am just as gripped in this game as I was with all the other ME games and other similar games. People saying (not you specifically), but anyone anyone saying the animations take away from the games story and feeling have clearly not played it. Everyone who has ACTUALLY played it, all fall in the same line of it's a fantastic game. If people are just focused on a good space story with real animations, go see Interstellar lol.
JeffGUNZ. That is what they are paid to do, make a quality game. . They knew what they were getting into with this game, it isn't the first one they have made. Like I said they should have the hang of this by now. Lets simply agree to disagree. I like the game, but I am not gonna cut slack. They can do better than this. And it's easy to say people are on a bandwagon. I don't listen to reviewers, I got the game regardless. I am not hating on the game, but it does need work/polishing/etc. That is obvious.
It's what happens when millennials listen to reviewers too much. I also think it's a good game.
Perfectly said. New age gamers are in the wrong field. If you want real life everything, go see a movie. The amount of hate for this game from people who haven't actually played it is pathetic. It's like the hate Destiny received and that game did fine. People expect the entire world and cry when they don't/ Like I have said before, I am 32 hours in right now, barely in the priority missions and only completed 28% lol. Paying $60 bucks for over 100+ hours, count me in. Game is awesome. Also, anyone else absolutely love the way you travel from one system to another and one planet to another? Really makes you feel like you're in the tempest.
Well said and I agree with you.
"Yeah this is my first game... Get back to me when you realize what game my icon on this site is from." Oh look an old timer! 👏 👏 everyone bow now!! Who is the one in my avatar? Like, what does it have to do with anything? I refuse to support this game as a big Mass Effect fan for obvious reason. You first timer enjoy it! You won't mind any of that sloppy and horrible animations or care about characters because of that. That may be fine. But in my case that is not, just like many more fans as well. This game is a disappointment held up by its combat. ME was not all about combat only.
So since only the combat is good what part of the story didn't you like? What was your least favorite character interaction? Oh wait you can't answer that since you haven't played it so all you can do is parrot what you have heard. I find it funny your trying to insult me by saying I haven't played Mass Effect, when obviously I am invested in the series seeing as I bought it. And yes I have been gaming for a very long time, since before games even had animations and I can appreciate games that lack those things and I still will happily play games that were probably made before you were born.
I'm not too worried about the facial animations and other features in the game, I'm actually more so worried about the bugs in the glitches I've seen people falling through the ground and a whole bunch of other garbage that is just unacceptable. I actually think it's based concept makes sense I actually think it's gameplay elements are probably the best of the series but it's polish and functionality are just terrible.
Those things are almost certainly not going to happen to you. And that's a big issue I have with this controversy. A lot of the things that are being painted as widespread are anything but. It's a video game in the 99% percentile any wacky thing can happen. Bugs can happen in any game even a game that works properly 99% of the time. A lot of the glitches you see in the videos just simply didn't happen for me. There are some valid issues like Adisons face in the infamous "my face is tired" clip and the Cora walking thing that do happen. But many of the other things are just rare glitches. And on top of that even if you did fall though the world the game auto-saves constantly (in different slots) it's pretty much impossible that anything could set you back more than a few minutes.
32 Hours in and haven't experience any of those bugs. Playing on Day One edition of Xbox One. The Day one patch fixed FPS drops I experience during my limited playing time via EA Access.
Who insulted you? I guessed this was your first ME game since you said facial animations and those issues weren't unimportant when in previous ME games characters and interaction were really important. That was not an insult And No I haven't played the game because of all those issues. I'll wait until they fix them or not bother if they don't. i won't miss it. I don't need to play the game to experience the issues myself to come talk about them or even complain.
Chief, all I am saying is I and many others have played the game and we enjoy it. And that a lot of the people who keep saying it's bad are people who haven't even played it.
@ AspiringProGenji The animations in Mass Effect 1, 2, & 3 weren't that good either lol. If anything, it's on par with ME3. Sure, they can be better, but take it from myself, Ashlen, and countless others who have actually PLAYED the game to tell you it does not take away from the game what so ever. I am truly sad for you that you refuse to play this game solely on something so minute. The story (it really develops longer into the game), combat, planets, nomad, movement, dialogue really make this one of the best ME experiences. I'm not hating on you, just try the game and do so with an open mind and not a pre judged bias. It's truly a great experience
You didn't receive the memo?Animation is more important than content these days.
Yes agreed, gameplay wise this is my favourite mass effect so far. Love the bigger skill trees and the crafting. Played over 20 hours and only been on 2 planets and the Nexus, so I can easily see this being over 100 hours. I guess me spending that much time on planets gives a back tick mark on the exploration as well. Story wise we will see but so far so good, and the dialogue between the characters is also good
It's not just a little animation problem https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Get back to me when you have played it and have more insight than a 20 min youtube clip that has about 5 minutes of game play. It's a 100+ hour game sorry if I am not going to let a few buggy animations persuade me not to enjoy it.
From multiple sources, reviewers and gamers. The game is broken simple as that.
There are a lot of fans of the series. Even despite much negativity, still expected it to be #1
Thank you to the pathfinders who made this game number 1. As for myself, I had already chosen not to purchase it.
I'm gonna prolly wait till it's on EA Access
Iam actually surprised it hit number 1.
WTF UK? Are you serious? Number 10s are in the middle-bottom and 6s and 7s at the top?
Because just as with movies most people don't care what critics have to say. They make up their own minds based on their own judgment, tastes and interests.
Numbers of stupid reviewers who cannot enjoy a great game. Dont blindly follow reviews mate.
It's too late mate, he has been corrupted
Like Star Wars, people are not obsessed with critics like you might think , you don't remember all the stupid crap that people are talking about Battlefront? They literally put on an absolute media field day over that damn game where every other week there was some Fanboy article talking about how the first two games were better, yet that game went on to move 14 million units. Please dear God do not equate critics or Fanboys to actual sales because you'll realize the majority of gamers are not jumping on forums to read about games. People buy games because they like them they're not making their decision based on which Forum dweller told them yes or no about it. Trust me it's not what you think. Do you know how many times we all talk crap about Call of Duty? Yet every year this damn game moves like 20 million units, are you guys seriously not understanding that what goes on of these forums is not affecting 100,000,000 gamers?.
Haha so true. That's also why this fanboy console war has been going on. They believe they actually can make a difference. However I think it's not the reviews or the bitching that could hurt MEA. It's some stupid crap like the GIFS going around about the same few minutes even if it's a 100hrs game.
@OB1 -"However I think it's not the reviews or the bitching that could hurt MEA. It's some stupid crap like the GIFS going around about the same few minutes even if it's a 100hrs game" Agreed. They've had to have lost sales because of that.
For past Bioware games I've called in sick. For Andromeda...nope.
Andromeda is amazing, but sadly people got blinded by the animation stuff which honestly isn't that bad and is barely seen in the game.
And that's how you con a whole demographic.
What was the con exactly? They sold a game that many people are enjoying...
Let's not get hasty. If you had a positive experience, great. However, this AAA title was released in an unpolished state yet all those customers paid full price or pre ordered; unaware of what the sellers already knew and were concealing from their trusting customers. Perhaps you can let this go because you're a fan of ME, sure. What if it was a different game, would you be so forgiving? I believe most people can agree that what was sold is a far cry from what was advertised. This video is just an example of what people recording while playing have been able to compile: https://www.youtube.com/wat...
5 years to make, cost 40 million=biggest POS since No Man's Sky.
Theres a difference, nms was based with 13 devs. This... , well i wish i could say something but this a had full team
Your comment could not be more wrong lol. This generation of gamers are so funny.
LMFAO!!!! Are you serious? That's actually really really really really cheap for a game that has been in development for a several years to release on three platforms. I'd argue that they've spent a very small amount of money and probably receive it ridiculous profit day one. http://www.cinemablend.com/... At the cost to develop this game trust me you're going to see a sequel. The fact that is number one in the UK charts sort of a big deal.
Got the game and it's actually very good, needs the animation sorting. Not got the magic of the older games but warming to it. Anything below 7 and it's attention seeking and trolling.
Why would people buy this terrible game?