Mass Effect: Andromeda is a third-person action role playing game and is the fourth game in the Mass Effect series. The game was released by BioWare in March 2017, five years after the release of Mass Effect 3. There was a lot of hype around this release as many fans of the game wanted to know what happened to Commander Sheppard and his crew. Unfortunately Mass Effect: Andromeda disappointed many players as it didn’t continue Sheppard’s story and didn’t meet many people’s expectations as the game lacked a depth of story, had poor animations, and many bugs.
It’s a third-person action roleplaying game that allows you to do a lot of exploring in the massively open world universe. With many missions, interactions and activities to do, there will always be something to do. Exploring the many planets is easily done with the new Mako land rover, which is suitable for most terrains with its improved features, such as 4×4 and 6×6 driving modes as well as the ability to jump and boost forwards.
When loading a new game you can choose to be either Scott or Sarah Ryder, pick a custom template to work with and go ‘all out’ with editing the look of your character.
While the controls are an improvement over the other Mass Effect games, they feel like they could have used either a different approach or had a bit more work done on them. There is an auto covering feature where as approaching a corner or an obstacle the player will move into a cover formation while in combat.
I think the graphics are a bit poor compared to today’s level of technology on PC, the Xbox One and the PS4. It uses the Frostbite 3 engine which performs well, but it doesn’t feel like it was the right engine, loading pretty much any part of the game on console is long and will vary on PC.
The game is fun to play and offers many of the aspects of Mass Effect 1, 2 and 3, but it lacks many others as well. With the lack of support for the game as well as pretty much no DLCs being made, it just feels like it died quickly and I’m honestly disappointed in the finished product.