Why do people hate ME: Andromeda?

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#1 Posted by TurboGraphix (477 posts) -

I price matched the deluxe ed at bestbuy for $12. This game is awesome, I've been playing for 4 hours on just the MP (sorry for my level 1 noobness to whom I played with). It's a lot of fun and I haven't started the story yet.

Maybe it's because this is my first ME and I'm not comparing to the trilogy (which I've heard are masterpieces). I'm just wondering why there was so much hate now that I've sat down and played it.

No drama here, just a topic to discuss. See y'all on Andromeda.

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#2 Edited by kaealy (2177 posts) -

The MP is ok-ish at best.

"I haven't started the story yet"

You have played only the combat portions of the game, which is ok. But what makes you think the game is awesome by only the MP alone for me is a mystery, it wasn't that great.

Listing everything that made the game a disappointment is beating a rotten horse corpse at this point, there's a reasaon why they shut down the studio that made the game after the backlash.

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#3 Edited by TurboGraphix (477 posts) -

The gameplay is smooth and the teamwork needed makes it a lot of fun. At least for those 4 hours, folks were reviving, cover firing, etc. It's also very simple, that's what I like most about it.

Multiplayer decides whether I keep a game or not, so MP is priority over story for me. (For your mystery, lol).

Folks make it seem like it's such a bad game, turns it out its a fun MP game.

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#4 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (17725 posts) -

It's a solid game that I enjoyed overall (campaign only - never played MP)... it's just not on the same level as the original trilogy.

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#5 Posted by Alucard_Prime (9793 posts) -

Don't know, but I haven't finished it yet, around a dozen or so hours in. Enjoyed what I played so far and the only reason I put it aside for now is because I'm taking a little break from the AAA RPG games, they are very time consuming and these days I am trying to clear a lot of the shorter games from my backlog before going back to Andromeda or Fallout 4.

I will say that the beginning didn't feel as strong as the beginning of Mass Effect 1, but I still enjoyed it and definitely want to keep playing it as soon as I get a chance.

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#6 Posted by TurboGraphix (477 posts) -
@Alucard_Prime said:

Don't know, but I haven't finished it yet, around a dozen or so hours in. Enjoyed what I played so far and the only reason I put it aside for now is because I'm taking a little break from the AAA RPG games, they are very time consuming and these days I am trying to clear a lot of the shorter games from my backlog before going back to Andromeda or Fallout 4.

I will say that the beginning didn't feel as strong as the beginning of Mass Effect 1, but I still enjoyed it and definitely want to keep playing it as soon as I get a chance.

I hear you on it not being as fulfilling as the first. I feel that way about many games too. Can't wait to start the campaign. I'm almost done with FFXV, then I'll start this game's story. I kinda hate I have to rush FFXV, but I've been putting it off too long.

@hrt_rulz01 said:

It's a solid game that I enjoyed overall (campaign only - never played MP)... it's just not on the same level as the original trilogy.

Nice, can't wait to start the campaign. The trilogy issue makes sense. I'd give someone the same answer if they dare compare gears 4 to gears 1, or Street fighter V to sf3, so and so fourth.

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#7 Posted by Mecha_Frieza (1234 posts) -

To date, MA: A has the weakest story in the entire series. Furthermore, it has some serious graphical issues (bugs, glitches) that have never been part of the other games. The previous Mass Effect games were known for their strong narrative, but you won't find that with this game. The gameplay is pretty good, but overall it is a pretty mixed bag.

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#8 Posted by Shantmaster_K (1235 posts) -

It's a good game, just not a good Mass Effect game. It doesn't even compare to the original trilogy.

Weaker, but has potential, story, characters aren't as compelling, and graphics and animations are probably this biggest problem I had with it.

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#12 Posted by Crimson_Reaper (6 posts) -

I enjoyed my time with it and I don't think it's as bad as people made out, The biggest flaws now are some of the dialogue being quite amateur and visual glitches but I believe it's the massive hype the game had though and the infamous bugs/glitches on day one that forever doomed the game. No patches or updates would make it recover.

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#13 Edited by Todddow (874 posts) -

I didn't like the combat at all, it sucks. The animations were trash on release along with other bugs, the characters and story are forgettable and boring. The forced politics are unnecessary and unbearable.

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#14 Edited by PETERAKO (1920 posts) -

On release it rivaled a bethesda game. Other than that, You'd want to kill the writters of this game. Dialogue and character interactions are like in one of those lame hyperlow budget CGI animation films, insulting and not ok, fine or however some people like to put it. It also makes no canonical sense while there are blatant plotholes everywhere.

Id argue that it is as bad as people say.

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#15 Posted by BigBadBully (1978 posts) -

Maps are pretty barren with basic structures, could have possibly dialed the open world elements down a bit for smaller more detailed environments a la Tomb Raider reboot and the previous games in ME Series( maybe more smaller detailed spots per planet rather than one large map).

That being said, i enjoyed the game and the story, combat and weapons were enjoyable. Will def. Go through again if it gets x1xd up. Multiplayer is fun for short bursts here n there.

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#17 Posted by lamprey263 (35697 posts) -

Missed potential mostly. It wasn't as bad as people make it out to be, but bad enough to signal an end to the series.

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#18 Edited by cainetao11 (35573 posts) -

@TurboGraphix said:

I price matched the deluxe ed at bestbuy for $12. This game is awesome, I've been playing for 4 hours on just the MP (sorry for my level 1 noobness to whom I played with). It's a lot of fun and I haven't started the story yet.

Maybe it's because this is my first ME and I'm not comparing to the trilogy (which I've heard are masterpieces). I'm just wondering why there was so much hate now that I've sat down and played it.

No drama here, just a topic to discuss. See y'all on Andromeda.

I enjoyed it for many hours. I believe about 18. The combat mechanics are better, exploring in land vehicle and crafting is way better than the trilogy.

The narrative, characters, enemies and new races are all blah. None of it drew me in like the original trilogy did. And lets be real here, those are major parts of the hook to Mass Effect.

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#19 Posted by darktruth007 (788 posts) -

I don't get what some people are whining about. MEA is a great game with good combat mechanics and story. The original trilogy was good too but it wasn't as brilliant as some people are making it out to be. Each Mass Effect is good in its own way - including this one.

My fave Mass Effects are probably 2 and 3 - but MEA stands on its own and spins quite a good tale as well.

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#21 Posted by I_P_Daily (9144 posts) -

Don't hate it, I have it I just haven't started it yet.

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#22 Posted by tonylogan007 (101 posts) -

@hrt_rulz01 said:

It's a solid game that I enjoyed overall (campaign only - never played MP)... it's just not on the same level as the original trilogy.

Agreed. Pretty good game IMHO, had a bad release and everything, but still pretty good. Looks great, combat is fun, story is ok.

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#23 Posted by nomadic8280 (475 posts) -

It rolled out with an unacceptable amount of glitches, bugs and animation goofs for a big AAA game. That's why. It became obvious that this was a rushed and half-assed project. Yes, they made sure the gameplay and combat were solid, if nothing else. Yes they wound up fixing the biggest bugs. But the initial lack of polish did all the damage, and some animations just couldn't be fixed because of the system they used for cutscene generation. There's plenty of Youtube videos detailing just how garbage the animation work is for a big budget studio, when you compare it to games like The Witcher 3, a much smaller indie studio, producing results so good that again, its embarrassing that a AAA title like ME:A was ever even released.

All that aside, I enjoy it for what it is (a game I only paid $12 for too haha). The game is essentially dead, the developer shutdown and no more updates. They canceled the DLC expansions. That also means no X1X enhancement.

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#24 Edited by mrbojangles25 (42097 posts) -

It's a fun game, a good game.

It's just not worthy of the Mass Effect title.

Also, it's development is riddled with chaos, for lack of a better phrase; they outsourced it to their B-team (when it should have gotten 110% of the attention of their best people), was rushed, had a lot of bugs, and so forth.

In the end it was a lot of drama over intangible stuff, and after some fixes it was a fun game.

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#26 Posted by rGStarFox (6 posts) -

problem i found with this game was the Graphics it was no where near the standard i thought it would be from a studio like that they tried doing patches to improve the problems but alot of backlash from the commuinty and how they was focusing Anthem more than Andromeda, that said i still enjoyed the game and wish people would give it a chance

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#27 Posted by I_P_Daily (9144 posts) -

@i_p_daily said:

Don't hate it, I have it I just haven't started it yet.

7 months later and I still haven't got around to playing it, maybe over the xmas break.

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#28 Edited by lx_goldne (6 posts) -

good bro