Creston wrote on Feb 22, 2019, 13:12:
Andromeda is a substantially better game than Anthem is. Which is just maddening. If they had put THIS kind of effort for performance capture into Andromeda, and had put this combat into Andromeda, Andromeda would likely have been the best Mass Effect yet. :\
I actually think the only thing that MEA had going in its favor was the combat and the gameplay. Combat was the very least of its problems to me.
Where MEA raced off the cliff full throttle was story and characters, especially when compared to the awesome ME2.
There were so many embarrassing moments and lines in the first few hours already that it tainted the game beyond any hope of salvation. It was one facepalm after another, a cringefest of epic proportions. What a fucking muppet show...
The combat and the gameplay was MEA's saving grace that elevated it from a 2/10 to a 6/10 game.
For "best Mass Effect yet" it would have required a complete rewrite and a replacement of nearly every single character including the dopey main character Ryder.
Cmdr Shepard was so many leagues above that hipster kiddo it ain't even funny...