I am a big Mass Effect fan, so when they announced Mass Effect Andromeda I was super excited. Leading up to the release the only video I watched about Andromeda was the first trailer. I didn’t want any spoilers or to hype myself up more than I already was. Since it has come out, I have not been able to play it as much I as would like due to school and work, but I have played some and thought I would share my impressions thus far.
Starting off with the character creator, I didn’t really like any of the presets, but they were an ok starting point. Once I started doing the minor changes the looks of my Ryder was more pleasing. I liked that I got to design both of the Ryder twins. I’ll admit that character creation in any game I play tends to take up a good chunk of my time. After getting my Ryders like I wanted them, I moved on to the training options of my main Ryder. I chose to start off as male since in the Mass Effect trilogy, I first played through as female. I also chose to start off with the Leadership training options due to the drain shields to recharge my own.
Once into the game I haven’t encountered any of the issues that I had heard about (I really tried not to watch/read/hear anything about Andromeda before playing). The gameplay has been smooth and the story is interesting. I like that the dialogue choices aren’t paragon, neutral, or renegade based anymore and that there are more options in which to respond. It did take me a little bit to get the hang of the controls, but not an abnormal amount of time for any new game.
Overall I have really enjoyed the little bit I’ve had time to play and not really understanding why there seem to be a lot of bad reviews. I do understand that not everyone likes the same game, but I think that if you enjoyed the Mass Effect Trilogy, you’ll enjoy this. Once I play more into the game, I’ll write a review of the game.
Did you get Andromeda and if so what do think of it so far?