So Mass Effect Andromeda is coming out tomorrow what path do you choose?
Buying day one, and depending on how many glitches I run into, I'll mostly just be playing multiplayer until it's patched. If they never fix the game, it'll likely be the last time BioWare sees any of my money. Not missing out on the multiplayer and being able to try the campaign for myself to make up my own mind, though.
Buying day one. Even a mediocre Mass Effect game will still be worth playing to me.
Me to. Its a damn shame though that after the Witcher this is what comes out from Bioware. Im still having a little hope because there is some glimmer in the 10 hour trial and i have kept myself completly off spoliers for the rest of the game.
I pre-ordered it before learning about all the things wrong with it, so day one I guess.
Might wait a few months to play it, though. I have plenty of other games to play and it sounds pretty darn rough "out of the box." Random t-posing, horrible animations, awkward bugs and crashes, soulless vacant doll eyes in every malformed human head... maybe they can fix some of these things over the next half year. :-P Oh well.
Edit addition: hm... having read more about certain "issues" with the character creator, I guess I'll wait until they patch in certain hues. https://mobile.twitter.com/tibermoon/status/842476969518350336
Had I known about this level of rubbish, I wouldn't have bought this game. I'll be certain to be more wary about supporting Bioware in the future (and yes, I'm a long time customer. Been buying their stuff since Baldur's Gate. Kotor is still my favorite, though I have a soft spot for Deekin and Hordes of the Underdark). Tolerance and love for all, eh? :-/
So I ended up preordering it an hour ago after debating it with myself for quite some time. Can't say I'm not disapointed that it seems to be by far the weakest entry in the series.. Bioware used to be my favorite developer, and the original ME is my favorite game, so I guess I feel like I need to see this thing through for myself. Oh well.. Thanks for the memories Bioware.
10 hour trial convinced me that I still REALLY wanna be in that world. I didn't run into any big technical issues either, as long as thst persists I know I'll have a good time with it. But I admit I may now pop in Persona 5 the day it comes out now as opposed to putting all my focus onto mass Effect like I originally planned.
I'm ultimately going to wait for a sale. I have a new gaming PC coming in a few months anyway so it only makes sense. I have a feeling that this is exactly the type of game that is going to build the ground work for a better sequel though. It seems there are things even the detractors say about it that they like, obviously most notably the combat. Even if it's not the best of it's class it's still more than servicable to those who hate everything else. It was tough because the coverage of this game was very....
Listen I don't want to say lacking because I don't think that is fair. But it was very tough for me to see the GB crew in both the QL and the earlier video ignore the game. Brad actively didn't update his characters, he didn't engage or mess with the gear, he didn't use any powers he hadn't already used in previous Mass Effect games. I'm not saying that means that rest of that stuff IS great. I'd like to know. How do those new powers work that he left attribute points not trying? Do they interplay in any way to create some more nuanced tactics than before? Sure he said it's pretty much the same abilities. But it's easy to say that when all you do is upgrade the same abilities from the previous games, while other things just sit there.
What happens when you have a planets readyness or whatever they called it to 100? Does it change over time, does more side quests get added? Obviously Brads review I think is going to be far more telling than any of those videos, because he really didn't do as much due diligence as I think they'd of liked. I'm not implying a lot of it isn't the skin of old mass effect, and some of the systems. Of course a lot of what they showed is. But there was also a decent number of stuff that wasn't like the old stuff that was glossed over, barely recognized.
I mean even the APC Mobile Style Strike Missions. It's on a 40 minute timer. Does that change? As you do more of them does that become something less cumbersome like more rewards but a day timer? Seeing the skeleton of the game was fine but it'd be nice to know what some of those systems turn into as the game goes on, if anything. But yeah I'm still going to wait for a sale.
Might buy it if it's deeply discounted at some point. I'm sure the technical issues will get fixed eventually and the animation doesn't bother me much. What they can't fix is the aggressively mediocre writing and time wasting open world quest design.
Unfortunately, I don't think Bioware is making the kinds of RPGs I like to play anymore.
I loved the original Mass Effect trilogy (except for 3's ending), but from everything I've seen of Andromeda, the things I want from Mass Effect are nowhere to be found. I'm fine with never playing Andromeda. There are other, better ways to spend my time and money.
@boozak: I think this is where I'm at. I cancelled my preorder but I still keep thinking "I have to play the new Mass Effect game." My fiancée said she would buy it for me as a gift so I feel confident in taking the chance.
I'm interested in the multiplayer enough to take the chance on the campaign, either with me enjoying it, or it getting a lot of issues fixed later on. If you have no desire to play multiplayer and campaign combat alone won't make playing the game worth it, I'd wait and see what gets fixed.
I feel like fem Ryder in this video with how conflicted I am. I think I'm getting it day one. It's crazy how badly they screwed this up, but I'll probably still have a decent time playing it and I really liked the ME3 multiplayer so I'm excited for that part. Hopefully something about the story or the crew loyalty type missions pulls me in in some way but all the writing I've seen so far doesn't give me much hope.
I feel bad for supporting what seems to be one of the jankiest big games in a long time but It's too hard for me to not play the next Mass Effect game.
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