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‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ reviews are in: Bad game is bad

No one wanted a bad Mass Effect game, but the universe had other plans.

Mass Effect: Andromeda is here, and BioWare’s five-years-later return to the gleaming sci-fi RPG series is… a little disappointing. I sure didn’t like it.

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Let me set the stage: Mass Effect is BioWare’s homegrown take on Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, and other “space opera” storiesAndromeda takes the series to a new galaxy — literally — picking up 600 years and millions of light-years away.

The major alien races of the Milky Way sent an exploration force off to colonize a new galaxy, and you — as the “Pathfinder” — are the vanguard. If you’re familiar with other BioWare RPGs, Mass Effect is very similar, it just has more laser guns. Read more…

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