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Mass Effect: Andromeda Review Round-up; Is The Game Worth It?

By Karla Pike , Mar 21, 2017 07:51 AM EDT
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A round-up of all the reviews and everything they have to say about Mass Effect: Andromeda. (Photo : Mass Effect/YouTube)

Everyone probably knows about the hate on Mass Effect: Andromeda and their gripe about the ugly facial animations, awkward movements and bad writing. But it really comes down to whether this latest addition to the franchise is worth buying or not. Here's a round-up of all the reviews and everything they have to say about Mass Effect: Andromeda.

Mass Effect: Andromeda Review Round-up

According to most reviews, the game tends to be unimaginative and cliché like Mass Effect: Andromeda's primary foe. US Gamer said that the lack of interesting dialogue makes for less complex scenarios that are more often resolved by fighting. In a vast world full imaginative potential, Mass Effect: Andromeda seems to have played it safe.

Although Mass Effect: Andromeda is not without its moments. They have more organic characters, which feel less concept-driven, characters who feel real and relatable than the previous Mass Effect characters, according to Polygon. It's not without its gems buried underneath all the ugliness.

In terms of performance, GameSpot says Mass Effect: Andromeda definitely needs a patch or two. Although there weren't glitches that make the game unplayable, there are noticeable ones that can destroy the immersive experience. Frame rate tends to drop and characters will sometimes fail to load.

At the beginning of Mass Effect: Andromeda, character animation and the awful writing can be difficult to ignore. Character models may feel stiff and the eyes may creep people out. Once the player gets used to them, though, it gets tolerable as they delve deeper into the game.

Mass Effect: Andromeda will have romance and R-rated sex scenes that have never been seen in a Mass Effect game before. The game's multiplayer mode is also fun which according to Forbes, benefits greatly from the game's improved combat. And a game mode players should definitely try when they buy the game.

Mass Effect: Andromeda Conclusion

Mass Effect: Andromeda is the worst addition to the franchise if it can even be considered as such.  Still, it will be enjoyable due to its open-world RPG setting which can give players plenty of things to do. The hype of the game might have set a high standard and may leave gamers -especially those who loved the trilogy - quite disappointed.

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