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Mass Effect: Andromeda Review

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The fault in our stars.

After the first few hours of Mass Effect: Andromeda, I was discouraged--maybe even a little distraught. Within that short span of time, I'd already encountered unconvincing animations, bog standard missions, clunky user interface, stilted dialogue--basically every red flag you hope to avoid when approaching a lengthy shooter-RPG powered equally by action and story.

Thankfully, Andromeda did improve. As I progressed, I unlocked exhilarating new combat options, met characters with deeper appeal than my initial crew, and discovered freely explorable worlds that finally fulfilled the series' decade-old planet-hopping promise. And yet, some of those early problems persisted throughout, and while I did catch glimmers of the original trilogy's greatness, that shine was often dulled by lifeless dialogue, tedious missions, and even technical shortcomings.

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To its credit, Andromeda boldly abandons the familiar. In place of the iconic Commander Shepard, we have Ryder, the daughter (or son) of a man chosen to lead one of four arks filled with intergalactic explorers looking to found colonies in a distant star cluster. Several disasters later, Ryder inherits her dad's job, and while the moments leading to and including that scene are pretty hackneyed, the stakes really sink in once you reach the Nexus--Andromeda's version of the earlier games' Citadel.

Here you discover the other three other arks have gone missing and that the Nexus, which arrived ahead of the arks, has suffered every setback imaginable, from growing food shortages to a veritable civil war. With leadership in shambles and no resources to revive the cryogenically frozen colonists, the sudden arrival of an ark immediately lands Ryder in an uncomfortable position of power. In practice, the scenario felt more believable than typical "you are the chosen one" cliches. I understood why those characters would look to me and felt the weight of their desperation. So when the Nexus gradually sprang to life as I started fixing problems, I felt genuinely accomplished.

The central storyline revolves around an evil alien race and its narcissistic leader.

In parallel with this more broadly-focused narrative--which encompasses much of the side content--the central storyline revolves around an evil alien race and its delusional, narcissistic leader, who poses a more immediate threat than food shortages. He's less one-dimensional than he initially seems, but the plot is largely predictable in a mindless blockbuster sort of way. The two stories intersect occasionally, and both pay off in the end.

Truthfully, Andromeda's story problems stem more from delivery than from plot. The vast majority of Andromeda's characters are just dull, and conversations rarely delve deeper than arduous "get to know you" small talk. No one yells or cries or expresses any measurable emotion at any point, even when they explicitly talk about their feelings, and there's no Tyrion Lannister or Francis Underwood to keep things interesting. There was plenty of room for Game of Thrones-style power struggles on the Nexus, yet all political disagreements are merely mentioned without being explored. Even romance options feel stilted, and the culminating scene I unlocked for successfully wooing a crew member was not as explicit or exciting as you might expect.

Worse still, your agency in these conversations is limited. Sure, you can periodically select from up to four dialogue options, but these frequently boil down to "be optimistic" or "be realistic." On paper, this system improves over the rigid renegade/paragon dichotomy of the original series, but in practice, the various options felt only superficially different. And regardless of what I picked, my inputs only rarely impacted the outcome. Even when I tried to be rude, characters generally found a way to shrug it off. And after beating the campaign, I can only recall one major decision that had serious repercussions, and even that felt contrived. It also paled in comparison to the memorably gut-wrenching choices forced on me in the original games.

In fairness, Andromeda did sometimes surprise me with poignant moments, like my crew comforting me in a dark hour and a conversation with my partner AI about the meaning of life. The game just buries these gems under hours of empty or even cringe-worthy interactions filled with heavy-handed themes, awkward lines of dialogue, and weird idiomatic phrases that felt out of place in a far flung galaxy. What person says "What's the word on the street?" without irony in 2017 let alone 600-plus years in the future?

Andromeda's worlds are breathtaking to behold and exciting to explore.

Thankfully, I didn't have to dig as deep to find the things Andromeda does well. Its worlds, for example, are breathtaking to behold and exciting to explore. You eventually uncover four mini-open worlds, as well as smaller, standalone areas like an overgrown jungle outpost and your own ship, The Tempest. The four major maps are sizable and offer drastically different environments and hazards, from frozen wastelands to arid deserts to unruly jungles. They're also filled with NPCs to chat up and side missions to undertake. You could end up solving murders in a pirate port, betting at a Krogan fighting pit, or unlocking secrets in ancient yet hyper-advanced vaults. Or you could just wheel around in your Nomad. The galaxy is vast and varied, and that's worth being excited about.

I also fell in love with the combat, especially later in the game. The core shooting mechanics feel stronger here than anywhere else in the series, and the flexibility of the progression system let me cherry pick cool powers rather than locking me into a set character class. I ended up building, well...a space ninja, basically. I could use tech to cloak myself, biotics to charge enemies, a shield-buffing sword to deal damage, and the standard jumpjets to dart away again. The results were consistently frantic and fun, though there are plenty of other options as well. I enjoyed nearly everything I experimented with, even if most enemies proved to be predictable adversaries.

Combat's one major flaw is the crafting system. I would call it more of a missed opportunity than a problem, but crafting is often the only way to get the weapons and armor you actually want, which means hours of scanning objects to accrue research points and many headaches dealing with the messy UI. Even bare essentials like comparing weapon stats can be tricky or even impossible. The crafting and loadout stations are also at opposite ends of the Tempest, which routinely forced me to run back and forth to get things done. You will occasionally find loot around the world, but it's severely utilized as a reward mechanic. I felt deeply satisfied when I finally completed my perfect loadout, but I'm not sure it was worth the energy.

Crafting isn't Andromeda's biggest time-waster, however. That would be its tedious missions. Far too many open world quests--even some that feel important or come packaged in an interesting premise--devolve into multistep "go here, hit a button" errands. There's always another navpoint somewhere across the map or an NPC who needs exactly three items or a crucial datapad that's unexpectedly missing when you arrive. I frequently felt like an intergalactic errand boy, mindlessly scanning everything in sight so my omniscience AI partner could do whatever the situation required and give me a new waypoint to reach.

I frequently felt like an intergalactic errand boy, mindlessly scanning everything in sight.

These missions aren't all bad, per se, but they desperately needed some editing--or at least a wider variety of gameplay scenarios. Forcing players to repeat the exact same action three times or drive across the map to interact with one prompt isn't fun--it's padding. The campaign and crew loyalty missions provide better crafted experiences, but there's no avoiding at least some of the unimaginative tedium, especially since you rarely receive enough information upfront to really know what you're getting into.

There is plenty to do outside of missions, however. Andromeda includes a somewhat convoluted meta-game that challenges you to raise planets' viability levels by establishing outposts and completing other quests. You can also hunt for "memory triggers" left by your father that eventually reveal a few interesting secrets. And then there's mining, which uses a hot/cold indicator to let you hunt for crafting resources while driving across the worlds; space travel, which lets you jump from to location to location, scanning planets for XP; and strike teams, which give you the option to send unseen groups of soldiers out on missions or earn additional rewards by jumping into a cooperative multiplayer horde mode match. Individually, these elements don't add much, but collectively, they do round out the sci-fi fantasy.

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Unfortunately, there's a dark cloud hanging over all of this: technical issues. Sure, the facial animations really don't look great, but the problems run deeper. On PS4, the framerate was all over the place both in and out of action. On both PS4 and PC, I encountered several audio issues, most notably multiple lines of dialogue playing at the same time, covering each other. I also saw other random glitches like characters that failed to load during conversations, exiting a conversation to find myself a room away from where I was previously, and enemies that fell into the level geometry. None of these issues rendered the game unplayable, but they were noticeable and pervasive.

In many ways, Andromeda feels like a vision half-fulfilled. It contains a dizzying amount of content, but the quality fluctuates wildly. Its worlds and combat shine, but its writing and missions falter--and the relative strength of the former is not enough to compensate for the inescapable weakness of the latter. As a Mass Effect game, Andromeda falls well short of the nuanced politics, morality, and storytelling of its predecessors. For me, the series has always been about compelling characters and harrowing choices, so to find such weak writing here is bitterly disappointing. Yet even after 65 hours, I still plan on completing a few more quests. The game can't escape its shortcomings, but patient explorers can still find a few stars shining in the darkness.

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    The Good
    Breathtaking worlds to discover and explore
    Fun, frenzied combat with plenty of powers to choose from
    Narrative framing creates stakes for your success
    The Bad
    Dull, wooden characters and dialogue
    Too many fetch quests, not enough major decisions
    Minor but pervasive technical issues
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    Fair
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    About the Author

    Scott explored Andromeda for over 60 hours, completing the main campaign and a large chunk of the side content. He founded outposts, tracked down missing ships, and ditched that chump Liam immediately. EA provided GameSpot with complimentary download codes for the purposes of this review.
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    CraigSouthern23

    Andromeda today in its current state is a fantastic game end of! Yes when it first released it was broken but today all patched it’s worthy alongside the previous trilogy. As a fan and bought each game multiple times on PS3/PC and PS4 any chance to revisit the universe is a pleasure. I accept the choices made by the design teams and just get on with enjoying the game they made for us because a world without any Mass Effect would be rubbish one at best!!

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    Lawgun

    I have never seen a game like this before, it's just can't share any emotions with a player at all, in fact this game is rip any senses and emotions from you. Absolutely soulless and boring, worst game from AAA category in years.

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    Salta06

    I finished Andromeda about a month ago and really wasn't impressed with the overall experience. My opinion still hasn't changed a month later. I have nil interest revisiting the game for all of the reasons listed in this review.

    Perhaps as far as action RPG's go Andromeda isn't too bad, but unfortunately Andromeda is a Mass Effect game and as far as Mass Effect games go, Andromeda is absolutely fair at best.

    If and when a follow up comes along for Andromeda I'll pass unless the reviews are overwhelmingly positive and indicate something special, similar to how ME 2 was received when it was released.

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    Derugs

    This game is horrible.

    Using profanity is the best way to describe it.

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    Spiffy17

    I'm a big fan of space games lol i know geek. I did like this one but the the first 3 blow it away.

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    Yoshikawa12

    Sounds about right.

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    pedrolopes1313

    DATS THE BOMB FOLKS!!!

    FILTHY PIECE OF SHIT

    SHITDROMEDA

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    randallsilver

    @pedrolopes1313: yes, very nice. Now please go back to English class. Oh, and that caps button? You don't really need it unless you want people to realise your IQ only has two digits.

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    lfebaggins

    If you like watching porn in reverse this is the game for you

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    tj3n123

    This deserve better than a 6 really, played it, really enjoy it, the world is beautiful, the combat is really good, but is a draw back consider it only have 3 skill at a time which is mega sucks, can just simply pump 3 skills + all the passive already the game end. Also the facial is horrible before the lastest patch. Story is not that bad, pretty confusing once it get to name and stuff (coz the characters talk like they understand like everything gonna happen)

    I feel like they could learn more from their own game: Dragon age Inquisition, most aspect is better than this

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    simha

    I have played all the previous Mass Effect games and really enjoyed them. This one however has way to much homosexual overtones for me. You can't hardly talk to a male character without having options to hit on them or them hit on you. Got caught many times thinking one way and choosing the response I wanted to have the character respond with a sexual tone. Don't like that and I'm sure I'm going to catch it for voicing this. I wont buy another Bioware RPG that has this sort of stuff. I buy games to shoot stuff not get hit on.

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    GNS

    @simha: Um... did you buy any chance pressed the option with a heart shape on them?

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    simha

    @gns: now that you mention it yes I did. so i guess the best way to avoid those situations is to never choose the heart shape response. thanks man!

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    GNS

    I'll admit, I did not finish the game. Uninstalled it after in the third planet - Havarl - I activated the last of the Remnant devices, because I noticed something - the primary gameplay goal is the same in all of the planets I've been to: 1) set your cargo pod; 2) either on foot or by tank go to destination A; 3) from destination A activate a beacon, fight some giant robots; 4) afterwards, travel to destination B, C and D. Rinse and repeat. In other words, the primary goal is frustratingly boring.

    The side-quests are, again, like in Inquisition - MMO type of gathering something, scanning something or killing something, lacking any sort of depth for me to care about them (actually, for that matter, I did not care for the main story as well).

    The story so far was unappealing to me.

    In general, the only good thing about this game is the graphics. Everything else, in my opinion, was 10 steps back.

    If this is what to be expected from other BioWare's RPG games, then, unfortunately, they lost me as a customer.

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    Derugs

    @gns: Same thing I did

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    DhracoX

    Finished the main story last night (92 hours-78% completion). The game is just fantastic, loved how Ryder differs from Sheppard... and Drack, he is just awesome!. Also the Nexus Uprising book was a great background to the events in the game.

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    Bwrl

    I just adore this game, Yes there are technical issue but it pulls you in like few other games do. For me, it's a worthy sequel to ME2 which for me is among the best games of all time. I do worry about these reviews. I've been increasingly thinking there's a huge difference between the view of professional reviewers and what makes a compelling game from a user's perspective.

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    stardagger

    I like this one more than any of the other 3 ME. I feel this one closer to Dragon Age, which I always preferred more than ME.

    The saddest thing is that I almost not buy this game becasuse of the bad review from this magazine, which, up to now, for more than 13 years that I'm following, I thought they were pretty accurate but his time it's gone out of control.

    I have spent for now 40+ hours single player and 12+ multiplayer

    Combat is a blast. So many different classes and powers to try. I'm having fun exploring and with the missions. Multiplayer is very addictive though it could use a bit more of variety from the type of missions. The variety comes from the opportunity it gives you to try out all the classes and powers. That's when it shines.

    It is the first game I play in PC (apart fro WOW) in years and from the technical point of view I feel it could be more polished (but I do not know if this impression is from coming from the console word to the PC one)

    If you like Dragon Age, and if you ever liked ME this game if pretty good [PERIOD]

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    RUMADBRAH

    Haters gonna hate.

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    Tomcat2007

    I just picked this up over the weekend, wanted to wait until it got a patch or two.

    Wow, this game is so much better than this review would suggest.

    Sure, it doesn't have the magic of the original, but who cares. If you look at it simply as an RPG compared to many of the other RPG's out there, it is well above a 6 by comparison. I would say it's a solid 8 or 9. It has good combat, lots of depth in character customization and equipment customization, and a lot of gameplay hours. The Tempest is pretty cool too. While the story (so far) is pretty generic, there are lots of little side stories that keep things interesting for those that take the time to pay attention to them.

    There are very few sci-fi RPG's out there so I hope Mass Effect continues to get many more sequels and gamers support it.

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    mdinger

    If you're on PC, there are already some nice SweetFX/Reshade tweaks around that really make the game look a lot better. Totally free.

    https://sfx.thelazy.net/games/preset/7091/

    https://sfx.thelazy.net/games/game/1614/

    Also Nexus mods are slowly coming in too:

    http://www.nexusmods.com/masseffectandromeda/?

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    benjy117

    I put in over 10 hours in it so far. It's better than I expected. It deserves at least a 7.5-8.0 at least. The difficulty does make it better. The facial animations where a turn off yes and the characters seem dull. It's still like watching a movie while interacting with it at the same time. It gets better the further you go through the story and mission.

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    SingletreeAve

    Crank the difficult up and combat is quite good. I doubt the reviewer would last five minutes on Insanity difficulty. But that aside, where this game really shines is as a lesbian love simulator. Play as a female Ryder and romance all the female NPCs. Bioware nailed it (pun intended). In fact I cancelled my Porn Hub subscription after playing it.

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    thilltrot

    I use to take Gamespot semi-seriously. I won't any longer. This review is wrong on almost everything. I can tell the guy reviewing is in his teens or twenties and probably lives in NYC and watches CNN.

    The combat is only slightly better than Battlefield One which means that it isn't all that exciting. Third game has far fewer errors on release than Civilization VI which received a 9.

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    SingletreeAve

    @thilltrot: I assume you beat the game on the hardest difficulty since you're calling out combat as an issue. Right?

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    Faith256

    @SingletreeAve

    He is not talking about the level of the combat he is talking about the supposed revolutionary new combat system, if you had actually played through Mass Effect 1, 2 and 3, you would know what this combat system is pretty stunted and mundane, parts of the multiplayer maps are very similar to Mass effect 3. except the new idea of moving to a wall to hide behind cover is stupid, the old idea was way better, I personally miss an enemy coming up to the wall and there being an option to drag them over the wall and knife them, instead with this method, you have to wait until they come over the wall before you can knife them.

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    Gelugon_baat

    It took two weeks for BioWare to rework some of the facial animations.

    Two weeks. Now, I would say that is short, but then, I also noticed that the patch size was just 2 GBs, according to outlets who bothered to look at the download size like Gearnuke.

    Considering that the install size of the game is huge, a 2 GB patch suggests that several packaged files of small size had to be replaced - likely the scripts to trigger animations, audio clips and the like, and the two-weeks time suggest that this is even more so.

    If this is true, this means that BioWare's quality control for their coding was a piece-of-shit in the first place.

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    Faith256

    @Gelugon_baat:

    Since the patch, my sound bugs in game and I lose sound until I exit game, sound still works fine out of game.

    In the strike menus the screen locks up and there is no way to get out of it, other than ctrl alt del,

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    Gelugon_baat

    @Faith256: Having a patch **** up other things in addition to fixing things is so, so bad.

    Is it as bad as the "patch" for Tribes 2 though?

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    SingletreeAve

    @Gelugon_baat: But I can't see the facial animations of someone sitting on my face. I think maybe you are too focused on the irrelevant like the majority of the gaming industry.

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    Faith256

    @SingletreeAve:

    Perhaps you should stop trash talking everybody else, maybe we all know what we talking about and you don't have a clue.

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    Gelugon_baat

    @SingletreeAve: Irrelevant how? Quality control is important.

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    toophat2014

    Mass effect Andromeda feels way too political like it's tailored toward anyone that is liberal, a SJW, and people who people hate white men and people period. Good luck finding white males and males period for that mattet in any powerful or meaningful role in game you quickly find that all mission givers and characters that are in power and meaningful in game are overwhelming female with the lesser being minority or alien males if at all.

    While White males are nowhere to be found in game except except less then a handful of times as cannon fodder, anything that is evil, or for mockery like with example tech Danny messier.

    This game not only is too extremely politically correct to the point that alien species like the Krogan and rheir culture has even become politically correct now lol but it's clearly ractist against white males and white people in general to the point that its too obvious and sickening to loyal fans who have come to love the franchise and have been loyal since it started.

    How EA can even allow this to happen is beyond me as it so obvious that there is no defending it and having a ractist designer and writer too behind and involved with game only makes more sense of it all in the end.

    There is diversity done right like mass effect 1 through 3 and then there is isit done wrong like ME andromeda not the way you want to do diversity in games as people play games to get away from their personal lives and have fun and get or become what they can't in life that is part of fantasy and ok in video games.

    The designer and writer of game clearly wanted to get political and personal on a level that is bad for business given fact that majority of gamers will be of male gender to begin with and most likely a good amount white too when it comes to the RPG genre too not smart at all for a business.

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    @toophat2014: Well said, that man!

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    Cowbie

    @toophat2014: Oh come off it. So sick of the whiney anti-SJWs. Good god.

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    @Cowbie: Typical SJW ploy: pretend others are "whining" when their whiny bullshit is called out.

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    Animatelondon

    First thing you need to look up what the word racism actually means before usuing it second you can choose to make Ryder latino or asian or white. 3rd most games and movies and everything else is centered around whitemen.hell even historically brown skinned people have been portrayed by white people ( cleopatra)

    I am telling you this not because I hate white people ( my girlfriend of 4yrs is white) Im telling you this because your ignorance and whining about not having enough whitemen in power in a video game is laughable. Ever think people like you are the problem?

    The game is set 600 years after all bigots like you have died off. I have played all 3 + This game and you do not hear me whining about shepard being white why because in the future color or women in power is no longer an issue.what good art and good story telling is supposed to do is provoke thought and ask questions . Before you even get into political insults I do not follow any affiliation they just give people a like you a vehicle for their hate.

    So you whiney ass white man whom is born with a leg up on the rest of us deal with it or call the whaaaambulance. Rey will most likley bang Finn , Your head will probably explode😆 hopefully you will grow up one day and realize that the whole point of 600 years in the future that humanity has evoled past such nonsense or maybe they created a genophage to get rid of all of you redneck racist horrible hypocritical pieces of shit .Bioware deos not owe you shit . Now go play beerpong in the realworld where white men rule the planet and do not have to worry about getting shot by racist cop afraid to knuckle up.Art and creativity have no room for your bigotry.

    For the record the word racism is defined as one group of people who think they are better than another based on skin pigmentation. I think you fit the bill. So put down the PBR quit your whining and let the rest of us enjoy this game because it represents an evoled human race and the best part is that world is... fratboys like you are not in it sorry you make me sick im gonna go have sex with a few white women hopefully one of them you know. Get over yourself chump.

    Power to the people !! All people .

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    @animatelondon:

    "First thing you need to look up what the word racism actually means before usuing it second you can choose to make Ryder latino or asian or white. 3rd most games and movies and everything else is centered around whitemen.hell even historically brown skinned people have been portrayed by white people ( cleopatra)"

    Use a spellcheck. Also: since mostly white men make them, produce them and watch them, and since most audiences prefer them, what's your beef? You're in a white majority country, bozo.

    "I am telling you this not because I hate white people ( my girlfriend of 4yrs is white)"

    No one cares.

    "Im telling you this because your ignorance and whining about not having enough whitemen in power in a video game is laughable. Ever think people like you are the problem?"

    Your shitty spelling and grammar are laughable. No, people like YOU are the problem. Entitled, whiny, spoilt blacks, who besides parasitising off whites through the welfare and affirmative action systems, STILL feel the need to bitch about your state of existence. There are far poorer people in Eastern Europe, in Africa, even in Western Europe, and yet you're so hard done even though you're one of the wealthiest populations in the world per capita.

    "The game is set 600 years after all bigots like you have died off. "

    He's not a bigot. You sound more like one to me. Oh and in 600 years genetic editing will have been perfected, and you can guess where that is going to go. ;)

    "I have played all 3 + This game and you do not hear me whining about shepard being white why because in the future color or women in power is no longer an issue."

    It's not an issue now, bozo. They're in power and making bad decisions, like Maxine Walters.

    "what good art and good story telling is supposed to do is provoke thought and ask questions . Before you even get into political insults I do not follow any affiliation they just give people a like you a vehicle for their hate."

    This isn't good "art". It's bland corporate "social responsibility" spun trash that dumb suits think appeals to gamers, even as their figures tank.

    "So you whiney ass white man whom is born with a leg up on the rest of us"

    Bullshit.

    Proof?

    Here:

    http://thealternativehypothesis.org/index.php/white-priviledge/

    http://thealternativehypothesis.org/index.php/history-2/

    Now quit YOUR whining and return to Africa.

    "deal with it or call the whaaaambulance. "

    Go first.

    "Now go play beerpong in the realworld where white men rule the planet and do not have to worry about getting shot by racist cop afraid to knuckle up.Art and creativity have no room for your bigotry."

    Idk, China, Saudi Arabia, Zimbabwe, North Korea, Brazil, etc., they're not ruled by white men.

    "For the record the word racism is defined as one group of people who think they are better than another based on skin pigmentation."

    No, that's just your made up shitty definition based on a complete misunderstanding of what race is. It is hatred of other ethnic groups, which can manifest in supremacism. Like Black Lives Matter.

    "fratboys like you are not in it sorry you make me sick im gonna go have sex with a few white women hopefully one of them you know. Get over yourself chump."

    White women are the least likely to race mix. For some reason, black women are likelier to. ;) The kind of white women that'll go for you are the sleeze most white men don't even want.

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    Animatelondon

    @deactivated-59c631fa81a0e:

    You are such a cowardly pathetic sad little whiner arent ya I suspect you are probably a littlle racist hiding behind his computer screen talking crap. I dont even take a scumbag like you seriously . We both know if there was a boot on your throat you probably cry like you were doing in your response **** off you little dicked KKK member you are a disgrace to every good human being in the world I only wish that I could meet you in person but we both know your pussy ass would call the cops.... sigh anyways Ive wasted enough time you are a silly redneck a fucking joke . Blacks are here to stay get over it anytime when you choose to get out of your moms basement and be a man I am really easy to find other wise.

    By the way that msg was three months ago get a life you fratboy latent homosexual racist cowardly keyboard warrior. **** off and die the world deos not need you or your poison .

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    Hijinx05

    @Cowbie: Safe-space needing special snowflakes who were butt hurt about the transexual in Mass Effect Andromeda. Showing it's pointless trying to appease the SJW who are not the majority. Even though they wish they were. :P

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    Faith256

    @toophat2014:

    I totally agree, can't even select a proper white character in the first place or have blue eyes, instead I end up with a face from Mass Effect where you have just been ressed from deep space, the whole game is like an over abundance of blacks, at first I thought Bioware has been bought out by a black empowerment group, nope.

    But then I realised the game must have been outsourced, since there is a huge predominance on South African, accent, black culture and black hate of all things white, like blacks aren't racist when they keep using the race card.

    Bioware if you really going to force black characters on us, then just maybe you could set the characters based on whether you choose a black or white main character.

    I can't even choose a Hispanic, Latino character, I wonder how that plays for the guys/girls who are Hispanic/Latino?

    At first I thought Bioware has been bought out by a black empowerment group. But then I realised from the accents, Assari....that most of the character profiles are black, you remember those hot Assari, well they are black women in this game, no thanks.

    Bioware your buyers are not all Black, maybe put some balance in the game, like you failed to do in Inquisition.

    Inquisition pulled the same shit, main character forced into a relationship with black woman, hello, if I roll white, I should at least have the option to romance white women, I personally don't find black women attractive, nothing racist about that, simply my personal preference.

    In this game tried different story lines and ended up with exactly the same responses, that didn't really fit what I had just said, and chose different outpost choices, like Science vs Military and ended up with exactly the same black people running the base.

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    toophat2014

    Mass effect Andromeda feels way too political like it's tailored toward anyone that is liberal, a SJW, and people who people hate white men and people period. Good luck finding white males and males period for that mattet in any powerful or meaningful role in game you quickly find that all mission givers and characters that are in power and meaningful in game are overwhelming female with the lesser being minority or alien males if at all.

    While White males are nowhere to be found in game except except less then a handful of times as cannon fodder, anything that is evil, or for mockery like with example tech Danny messier.

    This game not only is too extremely politically correct to the point that alien species like the Krogan and rheir culture has even become politically correct now lol but it's clearly ractist against white males and white people in general to the point that its too obvious and sickening to loyal fans who have come to love the franchise and have been loyal since it started.

    How EA can even allow this to happen is beyond me as it so obvious that there is no defending it and having a ractist designer and writer too behind and involved with game only makes more sense of it all in the end.

    There is diversity done right like mass effect 1 through 3 and then there is isit done wrong like ME andromeda not the way you want to do diversity in games as people play games to get away from their personal lives and have fun and get or become what they can't in life that is part of fantasy and ok in video games.

    The designer ofand writer of game clearly wanted to get political and personal on a level that is bad for business given fact that majority of gamers will be of male gender to begin with and most likely a good amount white too when it comes to the RPG genre too not smart at all for a business.

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    Cowbie

    @toophat2014: Here is a tissue for your tears. This is why I'm happy game developers don't make design decisions around angsty white right-wingers.

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    A whole new galaxy awaits for you to explore. Mass Effect: Andromeda pushes the boundaries of known space into the next generation, delivering distant star systems with remote and hostile planets ripe for discovery.
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