After a week of early access for premium players, and some weird animations, we finally have the verdict from sites like IGN, Gamespot, and PC Gamer. However, reactions have been incredibly mixed.

Some reviewers have marked it quite high, but the average score seems to be around 7/10 (or 70%). The game suffered from what the others suffered from too, things like poor animations and boring planet farming. The low reward, and low risk make planet scanning more of a chore than anything.

Most reviewers have said that the story too is somewhat lacklustre. With mediocre dialogue, and awkward interactions, it sounds very slapdash.

Take a look at what these guys said:

IGN: “Mass Effect: Andromeda only occasionally recaptures the series’ brilliance, but delivers a vast and fun action-RPG.”

Gamespot: “For me, the series has always been about compelling characters and harrowing choices, so to find such weak writing here is bitterly disappointing. Yet even after 65 hours, I still plan on completing a few more quests. The game can’t escape its shortcomings, but patient explorers can still find a few stars shining in the darkness.”

PC Gamer: “Marred by inconsistency and in need of a polish pass, this vast new sci-fi frontier nonetheless rewards dedicated exploration.”

Polygon: “After a number of complaints, it might seem odd to end on such a positive note. Let’s be clear: I’m conflicted about Mass Effect: Andromeda. There’s a lot of roughness throughout the game, and the technical issues, while not game-breaking, are often incredibly distracting.”

So, there we have it. Another AAA title, and it’s not even the end of March yet.

What do you think, Ryder?


Again, I have no idea what emotion that is.