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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.Loading …
Have had an afternoon with Andromeda now. About 3 hours in so far and thought I would just offer some general thoughts so far, since Andromeda has proven to be quite divisive. (No spoilers but obviously don't read if you want to go in blind)
First since its been such a hotly discussed topic, the facial animations, yes a lot of them aren't very good. Obviously Andromeda has taken a beating in this regard and I have defended the game saying, if some wonky facial animations are they worst part of the game I'm ok, and I stand by that however some of the character models and facial animations are frankly unacceptable. The weird part of the character model/facial animation issue is it's so inconsistent. Some characters like Foster Addison (female character, used in most of the negative screenshots) are quite bad but others like squad member Liam Costa are completely normal (not incredible, cutting edge but certainly acceptable) that's the weirdest part the inconsistency and the swings for good to bad. Also like many have said the problems are almost exclusively with human characters.
Another highly scrutinized aspect of Andromeda is it's performance. I have had no real problems so far. One case of slight pop-in when loading a save after dying, two cases of the weird elbow walk shown in so many gifs, and one case of an enemy sliding across the ground without his feet moving for a few feet. Nothing unacceptable or game breaking so far but I am only a few hours in so it's possible I see some performance gremlins as I keep playing.
Now the combat, again I'm early so I by no means have a full arsenal at my disposal but I don't quite see what the fuss was about I neither think it's "so incredible" or "clunky garbage" or any other type of super positive or super negative hyperbolic statement that so many have been throwing around. It's fine, still feels kinda Mass Effect-y but obviously with the jet pack it has more movement and verticality. I don't think it strays to far positively or negatively from any other third person shooter I've played, maybe as I get further my opinion will lean more one way but so far it's good.
So far I like the story and the concept of the game and being a "pathfinder" I think there is a lot of potential and I'm certainly excited to see where it goes. The new cast of characters certainly had their work cut out for them (most of the crew from ME 1-3 are very high on my fav game characters list, and I know I'm not alone) but I like what I've seen so far. Cora and Liam the two squad mates you start with both seem cool and likeable so far. Drack and Peebee have both just recently been introduced but both had really cool introductions and I'm just really excited so far to get to know this new crew.
The only thing I'm unsure about so far is Ryder, Scott in my case, and again for about the fourth time I'm really early but he just doesn't seem that interesting and he isn't exactly in the group of characters with good animations. Maybe I'm looking back with rose tinted glasses on my first few hours with Shepard but I think Ryder has a ways to go to even get close to filling the shoes of one of the greatest game protagonists ever.
My very, very initial thoughts on the game are fairly positive and I'm really excited to keep divine in as the week goes on.Loading …
Mass Effect: Andromeda 2016 leak vs Aliens: Colonial Marines 2
check these reports from former employees https://www.glassdoor.ca/Reviews/Employee-Review-BioWare-RVW11370424.htmLoading …
"A game that’s somewhere between unpolished and unfinished, and a game that’s just flat and unoriginal and uninspired."
So exactly what it looks like, then.Loading …
eh, the gunplay looks better now. not great though.
I had a headache for a few hours but I'm better now, too.Loading …
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