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Emabulator 03-20-2017 12:32 PM

Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews "a vision half-fulfilled" "haze of inconveniences"
 

Forbes - 8.5/10

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I have a feeling that Mass Effect fans will enjoy the game, but I donít think anyone will claim it outclasses the original trilogy, outside of maybe the very first game. If you could combine the story and memorable quests of the originals with the combat, visuals and scope of Andromeda, you would have the perfect video game, though I think what's offered here will satisfy most. Despite its issues, Andromeda is welcome return to one of my favorite fictional universes, and I am still not ready to let Mass Effect go. I'm not sure I ever will be.
Game Informer - 8/10

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When taken as its own journey (and not in comparison to Shepardís saga), Mass Effect: Andromeda is fun, and the important parts work. The narrative isnít astounding, but keeps you invested and drives you forward. The combat is entertaining whether you're in single-player or multiplayer. The crew isn't my favorite, but I like them and they have some good moments. Even with its other problems, these are the largest forces shaping your experience with Mass Effect: Andromeda, and they make it worth playing. At the same time, I was often left looking through a haze of inconveniences and dreaming about the game it could have been.
IGN - 7.7/10

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Mass Effect: Andromeda is an expansive action role-playing game with a few great moments that recapture the high points of the landmark trilogy that came before it, and energetic combat and fantastic sound effects contribute to a potent sci-fi atmosphere. Without consistently strong writing or a breakout star in its cast to carry it through the long hours and empty spaces, however, disappointments like a lack of new races, no companion customization, and major performance problems and bugs take their toll.
GamesRadar+ - 3.5/5

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With a little more focus, Andromeda could have been a great game. The premise of exploring a new frontier in space is exciting and original, and the cast of characters inhabiting this new world - be they the fresh races, or the people youíve dragged with you from the Milky Way - are more interesting than not. Some of the worlds have a real beauty, and the main narrative itself is compelling enough to carry you happily to the end. But thereís too much quest padding. Too much technical jargon. Too much fighting for a game with a poor fighting system. Too many clever little animations and quest-steps in between the stuff thatís actually fun to do. Place the resulting experience next to infinitely more finessed open-world games like The Witcher 3, Horizon: Zero Dawn - or even the original trilogy - and Andromeda compares very poorly indeed. Not a disaster, but definitely not the fresh start this series needed, or the one fans have been waiting patiently for.
USgamer - 3/5

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Mass Effect Andromeda falls short of its predecessors, but it's still a competently executed open-world action RPG with an interesting world and tons of quests to complete. Its biggest shame is that it doesn't make better use of its setting, opting instead to go with more of the same. Hopefully BioWare will be more ambitious when it comes time for the inevitable sequel.
GameSpot - 6/10

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In many ways, Andromeda feels like a vision half-fulfilled. It contains a dizzying amount of content, but the quality fluctuates wildly. Its worlds and combat shine, but its writing and missions falter--and the relative strength of the former is not enough to compensate for the inescapable weakness of the latter. As a Mass Effect game, Andromeda falls well short of the nuanced politics, morality, and storytelling of its predecessors. 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.

BadIronTree 03-20-2017 01:05 PM

6/10 lol
I will wait for the Enhanced edition or 75% sale :D

Evil Avatar 03-20-2017 01:10 PM

Sounds like this one will need a year of patch files before you want to touch it. The first big patch for the animations is going to be a gut-puncher. I'll bet they just make you download the whole game again.

brandonjclark 03-20-2017 01:18 PM

I guess hiring people who know what they're doing is important, huh?

ashikenshin 03-20-2017 01:23 PM

Nope, just their genitals. Diversity is our strength lol

SpectralThundr 03-20-2017 01:24 PM

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Originally Posted by brandonjclark (Post 2477831)
I guess hiring people who know what they're doing is important, huh?

This is the new Bioware. They hire based on your hate of white and straight men. Actual qualifications to make a good game aren't as important.

Phoenix1985 03-20-2017 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by SpectralThundr (Post 2477833)
This is the new Bioware. They hire based on your hate of white and straight men. Actual qualifications to make a good game aren't as important.

This isn't the case.

The real reason can and always will be found in EA's terrible nature when dealing with their studios. Either they're too heavy-handed or too light on the touch, and they always, ALWAYS fuck up. Lest we forget, DA:I was praised and lauded as something truly awesome and that was the last game under the Bioware banner.

The main problem the game has, beyond the bugs that is, seems to be the lackluster story, stemming from the Halo 4 writer hire mainly, it seems. Multiplayer once again is the game's saving grace.

Emabulator 03-20-2017 01:39 PM

Mass Effect: Assdramada

BalekFekete 03-20-2017 01:49 PM

In a sad way I'm glad the reviews are 'meh'. I was on the fence and tempted to pick it up, but this now makes the much more financially-sound decision of getting Witcher 3 a slam dunk.

Terran 03-20-2017 01:49 PM

Mass Effect: Androgynous is a stinker anyone could see coming a mile away. Don't give your money to a company that willfully continues to employ a publicly proud racist.

SpectralThundr 03-20-2017 02:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Phoenix1985 (Post 2477836)
This isn't the case.

The real reason can and always will be found in EA's terrible nature when dealing with their studios. Either they're too heavy-handed or too light on the touch, and they always, ALWAYS fuck up. Lest we forget, DA:I was praised and lauded as something truly awesome and that was the last game under the Bioware banner.

The main problem the game has, beyond the bugs that is, seems to be the lackluster story, stemming from the Halo 4 writer hire mainly, it seems. Multiplayer once again is the game's saving grace.

EA owned Bioware for at least a couple of years while DA:I was in production. EA is also responsible for a hell of alot great games over the years as well. To be honest multiplayer has no place in these types of games to begin with. No the issue here is the amount of progressive SJW asshattery has ruined this studio to the point that it's infested their products themselves.

Booda 03-20-2017 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by SpectralThundr (Post 2477833)
This is the new Bioware. They hire based on your hate of white and straight men. Actual qualifications to make a good game aren't as important.

By that logic this woman will probably be heading up the next Bioware game.

Wizzkidd 03-20-2017 04:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Terran (Post 2477839)
Mass Effect: Androgynous is a stinker anyone could see coming a mile away. Don't give your money to a company that willfully continues to employ a publicly proud racist.

They don't employ that chode anymore. I looked at his twitter, he's been gone for awhile.

Wizzkidd 03-20-2017 04:27 PM

Also since when do we care about reviews? I still think about the collusion and dishonesty that was exposed. The last few games that came out everyone was questioning why all the reviews have been 9's or better lately, now we get a game where there is some variety and people are taking it as gospel.

The only outlet I trust is Giant Bomb, and actually only Jeff Gerstmann. And I don't even agree with him that often.

I'm just not afraid to form my own opinions, I always go against the flow.

Terran 03-20-2017 04:51 PM

Oh, you also can literally NOT create a light skinned white or Asian character, lol. That was baked into the cake, seemingly as a racist poke against whites and Asians of lighter pigmentation. What morons. :rolleyes:

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Originally Posted by Wizzkidd (Post 2477862)
They don't employ that chode anymore. I looked at his twitter, he's been gone for awhile.

Gone for a while? They just confirmed that he no longer works there one day ago. If it happened, it's not been very long.

Mozain 03-20-2017 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Terran (Post 2477867)
Oh, you also can literally NOT create a light skinned white or Asian character, lol. That was baked into the cake, seemingly as a racist poke against whites and Asians of lighter pigmentation. What morons. :rolleyes:

Really? That's kind of news to me considering I made a light skinned Asian character last night trying out the character builder. It sucks big time by the way.

Terran 03-20-2017 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Mozain (Post 2477868)
Really? That's kind of news to me considering I made a light skinned Asian character last night trying out the character builder. It sucks big time by the way.

Perhaps your definition of "light skinned" is the background of the boards here at EA, lol. Or perhaps that referred to a recent beta version. :D

[URL="http://www.oneangrygamer.net/2017/03/mass-effect-andromedas-racist-game-designer-no-longer-works-for-bioware/26431/"]http://www.oneangrygamer.net/2017/03/mass-effect-andromedas-racist-game-designer-no-longer-works-for-bioware/26431/[/URL

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Things continually escalated as the release of Mass Effect: Andromeda drew near, with the 10-hour free trial and the revelation of the gameís poor quality and the fact that fair-skinned whites couldnít made in the character creator also made people quite angry. The lead game designer, Ian Soon Frazier, commented on Twitter that they would investigate possibly patching in the ability to make fair-skinned whites and light-skinned Asians in Mass Effect: Andromeda, leading many people to believe that Manveer Heir may have had something to do with it.

Terran 03-20-2017 05:33 PM

LOL at the broken url. I'm not paying money for editing privileges (I would for other reasons, but not for that). Enjoy the unedited edition. :D

Mozain 03-20-2017 06:08 PM

Feel free to be the judge.

SpectralThundr 03-20-2017 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Mozain (Post 2477878)
Feel free to be the judge.

That's a pretty tan Asian.


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