Despite a lot of hype, Mass Effect Andromeda is struggling to have the same impact the original three games did. Even the controversial Mass Effect 3 is doing better in many ways than Andromeda in the eyes of the fans. The launch of Andromeda was buggy, and parts of the game were dubbed “unfinished” in both look and quality. This lead to the belief that publisher EA actually forced BioWare to rush this out instead of pushing it back to make sure the quality was there.
This also applies to the story of the game, which was both very intriguing when first billed, but was also the biggest risk. Mass Effect Andromeda was not going to tie into the main trilogy at all, but be an entirely different story. As many fans and even critics are noting, it’s not up to par with what BioWare has done in the past. So much so that some Andromeda players, including Reddit User FlyinElk212, insist that players rally to make sure that if there’s any Mass Effect game, there should be a powerful story in it inside and out.
“As fans of Mass Effect, this is something we need to address. If we let the subpar writing elements go unchecked, they may affect our experiences in the future.”
He even cites a video that perfectly details what he feels is wrong with the game.
His topic on Reddit inspired a lot of conversation about the story. This includes how Mass Effect Andromeda seemed to break from the lore set in the main games just so that there could be “logic” in the new title. Others think the story could be salvaged if certain things were added or shuffled around. “I honestly think it would be so easy to make us feel more invested in the narrative of this game by just adding a mission in the middle and changing some of the existing missions a bit,” user BenIsStillAlive notes.
BioWare has continued working on the game since it launched, and they are determined to provide more content for players. The real question is if the game gets a sequel, will fans be as eager for it as they were for this?