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Hopefully this will be on sale when I'm back in the States later this year. Looks fun but the writing seems a bit weak and too reliant on people already being familiar with Rick and Morty so I can see why Rick comes off as too grating to those who have zero idea of who he is or what his personality is like

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Really it's already fucking sold out?

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@fezrock said:

@colourful_hippie: Except there really aren't technical flaws, or at least far fewer technical flaws, in the PC release (and it sounds like in Xbox One release) than the PS4 release.

If Fallout 4 could get a separate, and higher, review score on PC than it did on console because the PC version didn't have the same flaws; its fair for Andromeda to get the same consideration.

There really are. I played the Andromeda trial through Origin Access on my PC that has an i7 6700k/GTX 1080 in it. The 60 fps smooths over the robot animations to an extent but in the first 5 minutes of that game one of the Asari scientists was talking to me in T-pose form. That happened two other times throughout my 6 hour experience of the game. Besides that, I've had one hard crash, NPC's teleporting into position when entering an area, and awkward pauses in conversations. This game is rough.

Back when I was optimistic about this game I was planning on getting a PS4 copy because I'm bring my PS4 Pro overseas with me instead of my PC but changed my mind after playing the PC version because the console version would only look more awkward running at half speed. Now I doubt I'll even get a heavily discounted copy by the time I return home because there's no hardware fix for bad writing and weak story which is what I come to that franchise for.

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I love how dismissive some people are over the technical flaws of this game to the point of it seeming like they've been playing a different game.

I wish I could play the cool game they're playing instead of Andromeda.

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The Mass Effect fanboy in me wanted this to be 1 star because this franchise deserved so much more but 2 is fitting. It's not a complete dumpster fire when the combat is good and there's a lot of stuff to do even though it's busy work you do while listening to podcasts.

Fuck that disappointing game.

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@solh0und said:

"Direct-to-video" seems a little harsh. This might be the Saved by the Bell: The New Class of the series.

Meaning trying to keep the same spirit but not the same things that made the original popular.

Except that for the most part it totally is the same stuff. Swap out the Normandy for the Tempest, Citadel for Nexus, Spectre for Pathfinder, Milky Way for Andromeda, and the list goes on including your "friends" that fit all the races that were on your team in the original trilogy. The only thing I see different here is that the story is lacking, some characters are one-dimensional, and the dialogue is middling to awful. Feels very direct-to-video to me.

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Posted By Colourful_Hippie

They definitely went for quantity over quality. I feel better about cancelling my preorder

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Oh boy, now I'm thinking about cancelling the preorder. I was afraid that they were only showing off the combat because they were afraid to show the quality of the rest of the game. I didn't expect the rest to look this bad

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@ripelivejam said:

nice counterpart to what ostensibly sounded like a pretty negative segment on the game on the beastcast. if that gives you misgivings you should watch it being played/in motion.

I don't get why people don't like hearing criticisms about this game. Jeff has been nailing some flaws this game has but despite him and others having gripes they all universally love the game. I'm in the same boat as Jeff in hating weapon degradation, little reward in fighting most monsters, bad framerate in spots, and a lack of logging the recipes you come up with.

Despite these issues I have I'm blown away by this game's open world where you're compelled to explore without the need for bullshit icons splattered everywhere on the map like most Ubisoft open world games.

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If the new stuff pans out I'm certainly getting this. I'm glad that I give zero shits about the fiction to not be bothered by stuff that doesn't fit