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77. "Clocked about 55 hours so far. I've been taking it slow"
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With the graphics and load time patches, it's a better game to manage. It was painful looking at these dead eyed motherfuckers while they send me off on some side mission.

This is basically the first Mass Effect on steroids. You have the exploration aspect in your vehicle and you can get out to explore a bit. However there are SO many damned things to do on each planet. Well lemme rephrase: it's a lot of 2 or 3 things to do on each planet.

You get your quests, sidequests and fetch quests where you're scanning or picking up or destroying something. I absolutely HATE everything regarding the Remnants. I don't give a shit about them. Every new planet I've found I go straight to the vaults to get it overwith and I don't even bother with the puzzle stuff because it's basically the space version of pulling levers in Tomb Raider and goddamn Sudoku. I hate it.

The fetch quests are okay. I've grown into a bit of a completionist lately so I don't mind it. The main line and loyalty quests is where this game shines though. Every main mission is fun, intense and has some great story beats. Same for the loyalty missions.

And as far as bugs, I don't really mind disappearing cups or floating enemies but there are some times where you can only talk to an NPC when you're standing directly in front of them and that doesn't even seem like a bug; it's more a design decision but it's stupid as fuck.

I'm being overly negative but it's really a decent game. If you don't wanna get frustrated, play the mainline quest, loyalty missions and remnant vault stuff then play the other sidemissions in your New game + playthrough.

But for the good stuff. The environments are fuckin gorgeous. I hate remnant vaults but they're well designed and they're pretty as hell. There are some things they do with size and space that are incredible. There's a gigantic remnant spaceship sticking out of the sand on Elaaden that is one of my favorite things to look at in the game.

The characters are still fun but the writing is a bit off. It seems like they tried to inject too many humorous things and pop culture references rather than letting it happen naturally. They referenced star wars at one point and it took me out of the game like "Star wars exists in this universe?"

The combat is probably the best in the ME series though. I miss squad commands but you'll have to pay attention to the battlefield so you can take advantage of biotic/tech combos and stuff. You get a wider range of freedom in this battle system and I didn't bother to mess with Profiles until 30 hours into the game and I'm addicted. You can switch powers on the fly so if you want, you can have a turret with singularity and incinerate.

Weapon customization is fun but I find myself using the weapons I grab from containers and buying from shops.

If you got it, power through the weak stuff and get to the mainline quests. If you don't, wait until mid summer when the full patches release and it won't ruin your experiences. I'm enjoying it more as I play it.

  

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Mass Effect Andromeda [View all] , xangeluvr, Mon Nov-07-16 03:13 PM
 
Subject Author Message Date ID
my body is ready.
Nov 07th 2016
1
I'm sad I never beat the last one.
Nov 07th 2016
2
can't wait. loved 2 and 3.
Nov 08th 2016
3
RE: can't wait. loved 2 and 3.
Nov 08th 2016
4
yea, I was PS3. I think it eventually got released in a bundle
Nov 08th 2016
5
      RE: yea, I was PS3. I think it eventually got released in a bundle
Nov 12th 2016
8
           again, it felt real obvious to me, but I did all the side content too
Nov 14th 2016
9
I can't wait!
Nov 08th 2016
6
just rewatched the trailer
Nov 09th 2016
7
re-starting ME2 right now
Nov 18th 2016
10
Here for it! I've only played 3 but
Nov 22nd 2016
11
Loved the first series. #team female shepard
Nov 22nd 2016
12
the MP in ME3 was weird, but fun.
Nov 22nd 2016
13
New gameplay trailer
Dec 02nd 2016
14
That looks dope
Dec 02nd 2016
15
I am so fucking in.
Dec 02nd 2016
16
environments look incredible.
Dec 02nd 2016
17
meh
Dec 02nd 2016
18
day 1. i miss Mass Effect and this looks like Mass Effect.
Dec 02nd 2016
19
Just played all 3 in order
Feb 03rd 2017
20
Nice, I just fired up ME1 this weekend.
Feb 06th 2017
21
RE: Nice, I just fired up ME1 this weekend.
Feb 06th 2017
22
      It's been a while since I played it...
Feb 06th 2017
23
      unsatisfying ending/character arc resolutions, toned down rpg elements,
Feb 06th 2017
24
           lol. I loved ME3 but this bothered the fuck out of me.
Feb 07th 2017
25
           LOL. You basically covered it
Feb 07th 2017
26
           I hope this doesn't return
Feb 07th 2017
27
                looks like a defensive tackle running the 40 at the combine
Feb 20th 2017
30
am at the end of two
Feb 20th 2017
28
      Copy them to the cloud.
Feb 20th 2017
29
           yep, did it already
Feb 21st 2017
31
extended gameplay
Feb 28th 2017
32
Just finished my replay of all three
Mar 01st 2017
33
I am so jealous.
Mar 15th 2017
36
      RE: I am so jealous.
Mar 15th 2017
38
           I've only done it once I think...
Mar 15th 2017
40
Pre-ordered.
Mar 14th 2017
34
That EA Access coming in handy
Mar 15th 2017
35
Two diverging early impressions...
Mar 15th 2017
37
ideally it's somewhere in the middle
Mar 15th 2017
39
      I'm going to wait for impressions from the public and a sale.
Mar 15th 2017
41
      Yup, the writing is the big issue.
Mar 15th 2017
42
looks like it's going to be a very mixed bag
Mar 16th 2017
43
From what I understand in a reddit thread...
Mar 16th 2017
44
Heard a theory that the jankiness was due to switching engines
Mar 19th 2017
45
      3s ending has nothing to do with this game
Mar 19th 2017
46
           Yup. People went too hard on it imho
Mar 20th 2017
48
           RE: Yup. People went too hard on it imho
Mar 20th 2017
49
           No one asked me...
Mar 20th 2017
50
           Bruh, 3's ending was my least favorite ending in just about anything
Mar 20th 2017
51
From the preview
Mar 20th 2017
47
the more I see of this game, I actually think I want it bad enough.
Mar 20th 2017
52
I've been a Mass Effect apologist for a decade.
Mar 20th 2017
53
I'm a few minutes in.
Mar 21st 2017
54
I'm boycotting this game until they patch in a proper bald fade.
Mar 26th 2017
55
I'm real mad about this
Mar 27th 2017
57
holy fucking skill trees batman
Mar 26th 2017
56
I was not going to get it due to the hate it got...
Apr 03rd 2017
58
I think I'm almost done
Apr 04th 2017
59
Game got some hate but I'm really enjoying it
Apr 04th 2017
60
RE: Game got some hate but I'm really enjoying it
Apr 04th 2017
61
the writing kinda sucks at the start
Apr 04th 2017
63
sounds promising. maybe this game will be worth it in a few patches
Apr 04th 2017
64
      That's where I'm at with it.
Apr 05th 2017
66
           Patching coming this Thrusday
Apr 05th 2017
67
           i'm def looking to cop when this game comes out in June.
Apr 05th 2017
69
RE: Game got some hate but I'm really enjoying it
Apr 05th 2017
65
      the "funny" part of Liam's mission had me DYING laughing
Apr 05th 2017
68
the combat is one of it's better features
Apr 04th 2017
62
Beat it last night
Apr 06th 2017
70
(**spoiler questions - don't read unless you want things spoiled**)
Apr 06th 2017
71
      RE: (**spoiler questions - don't read unless you want things spoiled**)
Apr 06th 2017
72
           RE: (**spoiler questions - don't read unless you want things spoiled**)
Apr 07th 2017
73
                RE: (**spoiler questions - don't read unless you want things spoiled**)
Apr 07th 2017
74
game was shipped in an incomplete state. they 'fixed' the eyes in 1.05
Apr 07th 2017
75
it's a lot more subtle of a change than I think comes across in videos
Apr 07th 2017
76
Addendum [more annoyances]
Apr 19th 2017
78
      RE: Addendum [more annoyances]
Apr 20th 2017
79
           If you have a singularity + push combo force bonus
Apr 20th 2017
80
I'm getting Batman levels of dead parent references.
Apr 25th 2017
81
finished this weekend. I liked it.
Apr 26th 2017
82
finished w/2 side chicks & Cora as my main
Apr 26th 2017
83
who's the second side chick?
Apr 26th 2017
84
      RE: who's the second side chick?
Apr 26th 2017
85
           I couldn't bang peebee after she wanted to get serious
Apr 26th 2017
86
                RE: I couldn't bang peebee after she wanted to get serious
Apr 26th 2017
87
                     true. I also fucked Liam, and I would've fucked ol boy
Apr 26th 2017
88
I let Peebee smash, earlier tonight.
Apr 27th 2017
89
      I finished but haven't done much postgame stuff yet
Apr 27th 2017
90
           RE: I finished but haven't done much postgame stuff yet
Apr 27th 2017
91
                ahh, I see
Apr 27th 2017
92
loose ends (spoliers if you haven't finished)
Apr 28th 2017
93
RE: loose ends (spoliers if you haven't finished)
Apr 29th 2017
94
RE: loose ends (spoliers if you haven't finished)
Apr 30th 2017
95
      lol
May 01st 2017
96
HAHAHA. I uninstalled and never finished this shit game.
Mar 07th 2018
97
missed out
Mar 08th 2018
98
Finally got around to playing thru this
Jan 09th 2019
99
Was hoping they would do a remaster of trilogy
Nov 07th 2020
100
I never finished 3, will enjoy doing that in a remastered edition
Nov 08th 2020
101
cool. might finally get into the original
Nov 08th 2020
102

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