Mass Effect: Andromeda is the latest action role-playing video game developed by BioWare and part of one of the most popular franchises in gaming.
The class system and leveling up of your character is the most in depth yet. It does it in a way where it isnt confusing for casual gamers which is great because too much time spent in the menus can really take you out of the action and story of the game and that is where this titles strenghts really are.
The combat has taken a bit of a blow, I really enjoyed the old system of pausing and determining where you would focus your attacks now it is all in real time which is very "Gears of War" and for me not very "Mass Effect".
This is also the first game that we move away from the main hero character Sheppard to a new hero and new galaxy. Your character is now named Ryder and the galaxy is The Andromeda Galaxy (hence the name of the game). This does breath new life into the series as in a new galaxy with new characters you really don't know what to expect.
There have been reports of framerate issues and strange blocking on character faces but to be honest I havent noticed it much at all. The game has it's bugs but not nearly as much as games like Fallout 4 did on release. It's pretty easy to overlook these bugs as they don't affect gameplay at all and I'm sure they will be patched up in no time.
Mass Effect: Andromeda is a great new installment to a popular franchise. I'm glad they made this but I can't help but wish they would just do another STAR WARS: Knights of the Old Republic instead.
4 out of 5
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