Finished my 2nd play session of Andromeda a couple days ago (about 6hours in) and overall felt less impressed than the first couple hours with the game. Finished the first main quest and established first outpost and did a few little side quests and some exploring on the first planet Eos.
A bit choppy and oddly paced is a good way to describe the second chuck of time spent with the game. It feels like they're trying to get things going quickly and just jumping around a bit quick but they're also offering an open area to explore full of side quests at the same time it feels a bit odd.
On the performance side I've still not encountered much in the way of problems. I had a couple points when driving the nomad where it stuttered single time than went back to normal. I had one occasion when an animation occurred where I was supposed to be wrestling with an enemy but the enemy wasn't actually in my arms, and I had one kinda funky walk from Ryder.
The intro and first main mission definitely felt like the game doesn't quite have it's legs firmly underneath it. And I am spending a lot of time with the negatives but my overall experience has not been negative so far. It has shown however that this isn't another perfect Mass Effect game and I think that threw a lot of people off. But there are still plenty of positives like I mentioned after my first session.
The story and premise of the game are interesting and being the "Pathfinder" has a ton of potential as I continue into the game. The combat is good and continues to grow on me, it feels like Mass Effect with some extra flourishes. The RPG elements from ME1 so many have been clamoring for are back with a vengeance. There's a ton to upgrade, unlock, level-up and craft. All of the graphics that aren't people faces, especially the landscapes look nice. The sound design is great and the soundtrack, while not on the level of 1-3 (some of my favorite soundtracks ever) is good. The new ship, the tempest is really cool. And my favorite part already is the new crew. I've not spent enough time with them to really know if I like all of them but at this point it certainly seems like I'm going to really like all of them. I'm excited to keep playing, I hope the game can settle in its groove and that I enjoy the rest of my time with it.