Those who had the privilege to play a decent amount of Mass Effect: Andromeda that can credit at least a legit first impression of the game have a lot of things to say. Collectively, however, one word best describes BioWare's newest sci-fi RPG: frustrating. But it can't be all that bad, right? Here's a roundup of all the first impressions of Mass Effect: Andromeda, or at least the ones that matter.
Mass Effect: Andromeda First Impressions
For a game with $40 million allotted in the budget and five years in the making, it's easy enough to question what went wrong. Indeed, what did the team behind BioWare and the developers of Mass Effect: Andromeda do to mess up the game? And how come despite the shaking disappointed heads of the trilogy's devotees, producers still have faith in their newest addition to the beloved franchise and that it will somehow come through when players experience the whole game?
It's still too early to say if Mass Effect: Andromeda is a good game or not, but those who played it first don't like what they saw. Facial animation is ugly, character control is frustrating as much as the UI, the characters are unlikeable and the writing is cringe-worthy. In this open-world RPG of BioWare, "My face is tired," apparently, makes sense.
The character creation offers a wider array of options for Ryder's features but these options are not even good ones. Truly, the first few hours of the game is important to hook people in, and those who do tolerate it seems to hope the game delivers their money's worth. The first few hours are disappointing, but if players manage to go through it all, which a lot are finding extremely hard, Mass Effect: Andromeda actually does get better.
People Hope They Fix Mass Effect: Andromeda
Everyone who played Mass Effect: Andromeda is saying that the previous game is better. Although BioWare's newest Mass Effect game is set in a whole new world, have new characters and offers a more intricate gameplay - deriving from the trilogy apparently has its downside. People are saying it's far from the franchise they know and love - but it's fun to turn it into a meme factory.
Although a patch to fix the annoying animation and frustrating UI can be a challenge, a lot are hoping BioWare will somehow pay attention to the fans' plea before the game comes out on March 23. As to how the developers will manage to calm disappointed fans is anyone's guess; first impressions last after all. Mass Effect: Andromeda will arrive on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.