Well thought I’d contribute here to add a bit more to the site. I played Mass Effect 3 but didn’t finish it, plus from what I heard about the endings I wasn’t particularly inspired to finish it either even though I hadn’t played the first 2 it just didn’t seem like it would have a good payoff so I stopped playing though generally gameplay, structure all that I liked. I picked up Andromeda as well which I enjoyed more, I haven’t finished it either but I got to the final mission just couldn’t find the time to sit down and finish it though. I enjoyed Andromeda for the most part though I would say I preferred Shepherd as a character to Ryder but gameplay wise I enjoyed both, I may try and pick up Mass Effect 2 still as it’s got the best reviews of the series but by and large I enjoy the series.
"You only see the eyes of the demon, when he comes a callin'" King Willie - P2.
It's a damn shame you haven't played the first ones.
If you ever happen to find yourself with like, 80-100+ hours to spare, definitely pick up the trilogy. The first might seem like a sluggish experience compared to the third one, but if you power through 1, 2 and then finish 3, you're in for one hell of an emotional, unforgettable ride. Sure, the original endings to 3 suck porg balls, but the DLCs are actually all solid. The last DLC, Citadel genuinely made me cry. On each and every fucking playthrough.
My ex girlfriend, a gamer whose opinion I'll always trust and value, and who was also a big Mass Effect fan, told me Andromeda was bland, bleh and meh, all at once. It's not a good addition to the franchise, and I feel absolutely no regret having never played it.
Post by Still Churchill on Mar 29, 2018 22:46:40 GMT -5
Andromeda was unjustly shit on, it’s on caliber with the first mass effect in terms of being enjoyable. It just lives in the shadow of mass effect 2, which is understandable since it was one of the greatest games of all time. Mass effect 3 was right there with it, but I think people expected too much from the ending, it’s impossible to meet those kinds of expectations. I enjoyed andromeda more than mass effect 1, which I think gets more credit than it should due to what followed. It’s enjoyable if you love the mass effect atmosphere but it’s like rogue one for Star Wars, it’s not going to match up to the source storyline.