As Time Goes By returns to Player 2 with a look at the much-maligned Mass Effect: Andromeda. Has time (and a few patches) been kind to this space RPG?
If your pc is stout enough, this is one of the best looking games to ever come out. The dolby vision hdr is something to behold on a 4k screen.
Yeah, it looks really nice. The gameplay is actually pretty awesome too. Especially the combat. The storytelling didn't seem up to the same quality level as the previous games, but certainly not nearly as bad as some make it out to be, IMO.
The game itself looks great, but there's no helping those animations... Wtf were Bioware doing?
@BiggerBoss Bioware's most inexperienced team was rushed and had to outsource facial animation stuff, if I'm not mistaken. Super unfortunate that EA rushed it, 6-8 more months would have done this game some good.
Shame it never got an X patch. Looks really good but soft on the XBOX.
I forget, is this the game where they had HDR and then dropped support later, so you have to have something like an old version of the game *and* older nvidia drivers to make it work? I remember hearing a lot of praise for one of the big PC games in terms of how HDR looked, only to have it later taken away.
It launched with just hdr10 support and then later added Dolby Vision hdr to it. I'm not aware of any thing being taken away. My copy is up to date and it supports both.
This game was a laughable mistake from start to finish I can’t believe how badly EA messed it up, it will forever be a black mark towards them for a LONG time.
Probably killed the franchise, that’s for sure. If Anthem is successful, we’ll never see another Bioware ME for sure.
EA is a pro at killing franchises. After they murdered Dead Space, I officially refused to buy another EA game. And the fact that they SOMEHOW managed to ruin a great franchise like Mass Effect, well that kinda speaks for itself...
Bioware is the first studio EA killed without killing it. Anthem looks mediocre. They have not made a great game since DAO and ME2. Saddens me. DAO is my favorite game of theirs.
Disagree. Once the problems were fixed, I thought it was actually a pretty good game.
It was good, but this ME game is by far the weakest of them all. What even worse is that EA completely stop supporting MEA post launch meaning there would be no Single Player DLC for MEA.
I got the game at launch and loved it. It's not my favorite mass effect game but it was still a good game
Halfway through I gave up. No more chances for Andromeda.
I'm in the same boat. I just don't like the characters, they all annoy me.
I made it about 1/3 of the way. My time is too valuable.
It’s too bad because the game could have been much better received if they delayed it a year.
Still would have had poor writing and acting.
That could have been fixed though, oh well too late now.
This game could recieve a revive if EA did what SE did for FFXV, they released a decent game technically but bad story and finishing and that helped to get less hate and far from bad game. Andromeda is odd and still running so awkward and alpha like stage animations.
game is straight manure
If it’s free on PS+ I’ll play it one day. Maybe. Beat all the others at least 2-3 times each across two systems. All the DLCs. With Andromeda the spark just...vanished. I dunno.
Basically this. For free, this game is worth it.
I really enjoyed this game.
Me too. Played through it a few times. I can see why some people didn't like it. But I thought it was OK.
Yeah same here. I played the game after all the major bugs/glitches were fixed and I thought it was good, not great though. I believe the problem was that it didn't live up to the great story that the original trilogy built up and that turned many fans off. But I played it all the way through without too much fuss.
I think people were still butthurt over mass effect 3 and they wanted andromeda to atone for it, and it didn’t do that for a lot of people, but I think it’s better than it gets credit for.
ME Andromeda was better than 3 in some ways, but it had glaring flaws in its own right. For a game with this kind of budget, there is NO excuse for those terrible animations.
I think the devs were rushed to get the game Out and weren’t given the time to polish some of those types of things. EA is known to rush things when they’re the publisher.
I agree with you absolutely. EA rushes games to make a profit. That's a fact. However, this shouldn't be the case. EA needs to learn from their mistakes.
This dev is a shell of it's former self. The people who made the dev what it was have been replaced by people who everyone on this site knows how they are. They want your "white tears" and are glad totalbiscut is dead. This dev needs to die and I hope Anthem is their swan song. Good riddance. The only thing I look forward to are the memes this game provides. I don't know if a game and outdo Andromeda as far as that goes, but if it can be done then Bioware is the one to do it.
I agree that Andromeda sucks, but wtf are you talking about "white tears"?? You might need to lay off the 4chan, bro.
@Findingcrybabies I hope you know the hundreds of people working on Anthem your hoping fail and lose their jobs didn't even work on Andromeda. Developers can have different studios in case you didn't know that extremely basic info.
I finished the game on the final PS4 patch. The game was okay but many technical problems remained including random freezing for 3-5 seconds and animation glitching. The story had potential but never hit its stride. Gameplay was very repetitive with side missions missing connective tissue that made ME 1-3 great.
Nope, next question.
ME:A is what happens when SJW's get total control of a game.
ME:A is what happens when EA puts an RPG in an engine not made for RPG's, puts Bioware's least experienced team on it, unreasonably rushes them, and then forces them to outsource facial animations.
I bought this game on Xbox kept it for two days after the patch it made things worse so I traded it in shame though I really like ME but now I have a very good feeling EA will kill off the franchise which sucks I love Dead Space and they killed that off to.
The graphics are perfect
This game isn't nearly as bad as people made it out to be. I enjoyed it.
I really enjoyed the game.
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