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Mass Effect: Andromeda

Disappointing Games Roundtable

This one is painful to write because at the end of the previous generation, I couldn’t imagine a Mass Effect game being on a list like this. Mass Effect 2 is one of my favorite games of all time, and although Mass Effect 3 didn’t stick the landing, I wouldn’t say it was a bad game either. Mass Effect: Andromeda on the other hand isn’t just a step back, but a full-fledged shove off a cliff. Even if you can look past the flat performances, the laughable animations, the cringe-worthy dialogue, and the plethora of bugs that originally plagued the game; Mass Effect: Andromeda is just a dull game. Everything that made the original trilogy one of the greatest series of all time was stripped of everything that made it great, and in turn, we received Mass Effect: Andromeda.

Please watch this video. It showcases so much of what was wrong with the game. What’s sad is that even though this game was deemed a commercial success, it was the reputation that ultimately killed the game. Not only the game but the studio as well. Bioware Montreal would be dissolved and transitioned into EA’s Motive Studios in 2017 and the Mass Effect series would be put on hold for the foreseeable future. Even the rumored Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster has been rumored for years now, and still…nothing (yet…I have hopes still!).

I have no doubt that Mass Effect will return. When it does, it cannot suffer the same way Mass Effect: Andromeda did. Everyone knows how good Mass Effect can be, and it will be a huge let-down if it doesn’t reach those highs again.

One Response

  1. pungello1988

    Fallout 4 was definitely the most disappointing game this gen for me. Andromeda was coming off of ME3’s terrible ending so I wasn’t expecting it to be good (and it wasn’t) but I was PUMPED for Fallout 4 and it was so thoroughly meh. Fallout 76 was even worse…


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