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Mass Effect: Andromeda Falls Victim to Mixed Reviews

The first wave of reviews for this week’s big release, Mass Effect: Andromeda, has arrived, and reviewers have mixed opinions about the quality of the game.

In one such case, arstechnica.com called the game the “Dragon Age: Inquisition in space”. However the question is still up to debate as to whether that is a good thing. Both positive and negative reviews claim the game to have immense amount of content, however those  in favor of giving the title lower reviews claim that the overall quality of the game falters at times. Other reviews, such as cgmagonline.com have claimed the game to feel more like an expansion than a new entry into the series.

It seems that most websites who have given Mass Effect: Andromeda lower reviews have similar complaints all together.

The general complaint with the game is that, while it looks to be another fun galactic RPG from Bioware, it does not hold the same charm that the original trilogy had over the player. Recently, it came out that the game had twice as much dialogue than its predecessor, and this gave hope to the fans that this game would live up to its name. It is now understood that many of the games’ missions are reported to be repetitive, and lacking in any real sort of storytelling. True, the game may have a variety of features such as puzzles and dungeons, but it is in these features that the repetitions supposedly continue.Image result for mass effect andromeda

Level layouts are too similar to one another, and the game seems to be very reminiscent of the complaints that players had of the Bioware’s past title Dragon Age II, in which the game possessed a sufficient amount of dungeons, but soon became repetitive in execution.  

On a smaller scale, the combat has been claimed to be the best part of the game. The removal of the main characters class does not seem to take away to much from the game, however the limited load outs that the player can give to other members of the party is reportedly disappointing.

Many have called this entry into the series “dead-on-arrival”, but it will take some time after the games official release to see how true that is. The controversy surrounding Mass Effect: Andromeda has not ended with its release. Ultimately, it will be up to the player to decide for themselves whether Bioware’s latest title is fun or not, however the games excessive game play hiccups and lackluster story line are to be kept aware of.

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