Now Loading…Thoughts on Mass Effect Andromeda Reception

March 22, 2017Written by Alex Co


With Mass Effect being one of the most critically and commercially successful new IPs launched last gen, it’s understandable that EA would want to continue BioWare’s sci-fi RPG this generation.

Given how successful the original trilogy was (Metacritic: ME1 at 85, ME2 at 94 and ME3 at 93), safe to say, fans were expecting a certain kind of quality that’s usually associated with BioWare’s RPGs. Unfortunately, Mass Effect Andromeda seems to have stumbled a bit out of the gate critically (currently averaging a 75 on Metacritic), which is surprising given its five-year development cycle and excellent pedigree.

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Is it a case of a new studio (BioWare Montreal) faltering under its first AAA game? Internal politics as some have reported? Rushed and unrealistic deadline for release? We don’t know for sure just now, but what we do know is how we feel about it. Check out the gallery below to see what the PlayStation LifeStyle crew thinks of the Mass Effect Andromeda reception and whether we think the franchise will — or need to — be put on hibernation for a while.

Agree with what the staff thinks? Why do you think Mass Effect Andromeda failed to live up to the hype and even its own lineage? What do you think will happen to the franchise moving forward? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Now Loading is a recurring staff-driven feature where PlayStation LifeStyle discusses anything video game-related under the sun (yes, even non-Sony platforms).

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