Mass Effect: Andromeda

released on Mar 21, 2017

A new adventure awaits in the Mass Effect universe. With stunning visuals and a new galaxy to discover, BioWare delivers the next generation of space exploration.

Commander Shepard's story may be over, but there are many more stories to tell in the Mass Effect universe. Mass Effect Andromeda will be set in a new galaxy, with new characters, new quests and a whole load of new consequence-laden decisions to make.

Mass Effect: Andromeda takes you to the Andromeda galaxy, far beyond the Milky Way. There, you'll lead our fight for a new home in hostile territory - where WE are the aliens.

Play as the Pathfinder - a leader of a squad of military-trained explorers - with deep progression and customisation systems. This is the story of humanity’s next chapter, and your choices throughout the game will ultimately determine our survival in the Andromeda Galaxy.

As you unfold the mysteries of the Andromeda Galaxy and the hope for humanity lies on your shoulders – You must ask yourself… How far will you go?

Key Features:

Return to the Mass Effect universe. Lead the first humans in Andromeda on a desperate search for our new home. In this new chapter of Mass Effect, meet and recruit all-new, interesting characters caught up in an epic space saga filled with mystery and galactic conflict.

Fight for survival. Battle with your Pathfinder team against terrifying enemies and creatures. New additions like destructible environments, boosted jumps for added verticality, and all-new weapons and Biotics make combat more thrilling than ever.

Build your hero. Create a formidable hero with amazing weapons, powers and tech. A much more flexible skill and weapon progression tree means you can replicate your play style to make you unstoppable against new, powerful alien enemies.

Explore a new galaxy. Chart your own course in a dangerous new region. Unravel the mysteries of the Andromeda galaxy as you discover rich, alien worlds in the search for humanity’s new home.

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This game gives me the space exploration feeling that I've never thought I've needed. Really liked it


I really tried to like this and to finish it but I can't.
The combat is good, the setup is interesting, I liked the idea of focusing on exploration but I feel like Mass Effect games aren't meant to be open world and that was the first of many missteps. It just doesn't feel like Mass Effect. The open worlds are filled with the usual collectathon and get boring so quickly. There's what appears to be an infinite number of side quests consisting of "collect this", "shoot these creatures in this boring place in the middle of the desert".
The main plot is kind of interesting but again, it's kind of a new coat of paint on the story we've seen before. The angara are interesting and their culture is rich but... it's a new galaxy and they're the only new species we find? And they didn't even bother to bring so many of the old ones, how can they not bring back the quarrians at least?
Ryder is dull, the companions are all so boring, and a mass effect game without the characters is just... well... this. If the characters don't interest me the whole experience is ruined, I can't care. And part of the problem is the childish and comedic tone that doesn't fit in the Mass Effect universe.
Mass Effect is one of my favorite series, I don't understand how they screwed up so bad. Generic, flawed and boring.

This review contains spoilers

After completing the Legenedary Edition of the original Trilogy, I needed more Mass Effect. I have heard mixed reviews of this game, and as someone who has enjoyed the more divisive BioWare games such as Mass Effect 3 or Dragon Age 2, I was willing to give it a chance. It turned out to be kind of like Dragon Age Inquisition, but with all the downsides of that game.
The cast feels like the ME1 cast, except worse in every way. No shot you will ever remember the Krogan in this game compared to Wrex. No way you will ever compare Vetra Nyx to Garrus. Liara from the first game was kinda boring and had to be saved by the writing of 2 and 3, but Peebee just feels like they wanted to repeat the process that you would love the main Asari of the group and she just does not have that magic. The Nomad basically has zero percent of the charm that the Normandy had. I feel like Ryder would probably be a better protagonist if it weren't for the fact that the previous cast was Commander fucking Shepard, so they stick out like a sore thumb.
The exploration feels like a worse version of the exploration of Inquisition. Every quest feels less like world building and more just like uninteresting busywork. The worlds felt very unrecognizable and bland. The combat felt okay, but it was still bogged down by all the downsides of this game. I was told by other Mass Effect fans that this game had their favorite combat, which confused me because 2 and mainly 3 felt so much better. And then there's the glitches, which are genuinely really funny. But also is a big indicator that this game was rushed. This game was crunched, not unlike the other games such as Inquisition and DA2, except it feels awful here. I'm already not having a fun time with the game, so it just breaking the way that it does is just so... it's funny but it also makes me sad the way that it is.
I feel like this game has a concept of an interesting story and the fact that they wanted to be separate in story from the trilogy is okay. But... it's just so uninteresting. Awful villains, a protagonist I don't really care about at all, a cast that isn't much better, they introduced a new race called the Angara which are pretty cool but feel wasted with how uninteresting this whole story and game is. They deserved better.
I'm not usually this negative and I don't go out scouting games I know I don't like. I did not go in, wanting to dislike this game and yet I did. And it's fucking Mass Effect. So yeah... not a fan of this game.

I little overhated but still a weak entry in the franchise. Vetra was a baddie though.

“Look at how they massacred my boy.” Was the exact words I said as I played this game. The shooting is fine but the voice acting, story and character models are so boring and bad that I had to stop playing. This is not the Mass Effect I know. I do not recommend