Los tres primeros meses de 2017 estaban siendo una locura a nivel de lanzamientos que cosechaban buenas críticas por parte de medios especializados y jugadores a partes iguales, pero parece que ya tenemos una oveja negra: la nueva entrega de la saga Mass Effect, desarrollada por BioWare y distribuida por Electronic Arts, presenta unas medias por el momento iguales o inferiores al 75 en Metacritic y OpenCritic, algo nunca visto antes en la franquicia.
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Arcade Sushi - Luke Brown - 7 / 10.0
Bioware brought a lot more planets, combat, exploration and mechanics to the table this time around, but more isn't always better. There may be no stronger case for keeping things simple than Mass Effect Andromeda.
Areajugones - Antonio Vallejo.T - Spanish - 9 / 10
Mass Effect: Andromeda is a great proyect by BioWare and it is a stunning experience. Amazing narrative and plot, a true feeling of exploration and a very dynamic combat system. Even though its animations may not be the best ones, this game offers hours and hours of action and entertainment.
Ars Technica - Lee Hutchinson - No Verdict
This is a good game. This is a BioWare space RPG. This is a Mass Effect game, in character and execution as well as in name. If you're a Mass Effect fan—the kind who created a custom Shepard and imported a single save game all the way through the original trilogy and has fierce feelings about the proper romance choices for Shepard—then you'll want to buy Andromeda, because even though it won't give you any more Shepard, it will give you more Mass Effect (and there are some hints and voice logs from familiar original trilogy faces to be found—if you look for them).
Attack of the Fanboy - Kyle Hanson - 4 / 5 stars
Mass Effect: Andromeda fails to deliver a compelling plot and the journey to a whole new galaxy offers little that's new or exciting. Still, it does give you the same quality gameplay the series is known for and you'll enjoy your time with your new crew, even if they're no replacement for the originals.
CGMagazine - Chris Carter - 7 / 10.0
At times, Mass Effect: Andromeda can feel like an expansion and not a true follow-up.
COGconnected - Paul Sullivan - 88 / 100
The fantastic combat and strong story points far outweigh the technical missteps and more cringeworthy moments.
Critical Hit - Geoffrey Tim - 8 / 10.0
Mass Effect Andromeda is a fresh start – but in borrowing liberally from the first game it’s made many of the same mistakes. In spite of them, it’s an exciting space adventure that delivers everything that’s become important to Mass Effect: Great characters, fun exploration and a climactic tale of good vs evil.
Daily Dot - AJ Moser - 3 / 5 stars
In many ways, this new chapter fails to live up to its predecessors.
Destructoid - Brett Makedonski - 6.5 / 10.0
Mass Effect: Andromeda spends a lot of time not really feeling like a Mass Effect game. If anything, it feels like a spin-off -- the sort of thing created by another studio that's unsure about what direction to take it. Like in the game itself, there are problems with the atmosphere. But Andromeda is very clear that it doesn't aim to be like the other Mass Effects. New beginnings, not funerals -- for better and for worse.
Digital Trends - Phil Hornshaw - 2.5 / 5 stars
Mass Effect: Andromeda often comes off like a giant checklist of Mass Effect–themed content, but what it's missing is the wonder and excitement that made the last Mass Effect games feel special. The previous games had their issues, but combined their elements to create a vast, interesting world full of deep characters with conflicting desires and experiences that made us feel connected to it.
Eurogamer - Edwin Evans-Thirlwell - No Recommendation
The combat crackles and the worlds are lush, but mediocre writing and tepid quests add up to what is probably BioWare's worst RPG yet.
Fenix Bazaar - Gaetano Prestia - 8 / 10.0
Mass Effect: Andromeda is an important first step for a franchise looking to enter into a new generation. It might get off on the wrong foot, but some crafty navigation quickly gets it back on track.
Forbes - Paul Tassi - 8.5 / 10.0
I have a feeling that Mass Effect fans will enjoy the game, but I don't think anyone will claim it outclasses the original trilogy, outside of maybe the very first game. If you could combine the story and memorable quests of the originals with the combat, visuals and scope of Andromeda, you would have the perfect video game, though I think what's offered here will satisfy most.
Game Informer - Joe Juba - 8 / 10.0
Mass Effect: Andromeda has the series’ signature mixture of story, characters, and combat. Though its success rate varies in each area, it still provides dozens of hours of fun
Game Revolution - Aron Garst - 3.5 / 5 stars
I had a lot of fun with Mass Effect: Andromeda. The galaxy I got to explore was full of life and the combat felt incredibly satisfying. But various issues with important mechanics like the scanner and hefty technical problems prevented my enjoyment from ever lasting too long.
Although familiar in some regards, this is a positive in Andromeda's case. Though, a truly successful revival needs to be innovative, not repetitive, and Andromeda often falls into a trap of tedium. It's a shame because it could have been so much more.
GameMAG - xtr - Russian - 7 / 10
Mass Effect: Andromeda has many noticeable problems, including strange animation, ugly characters, logically incomplete quests and numerous minor flaws. But this game offers an interesting main plot, nice RPG system and a huge world where you can explore different planets, solve puzzles, fight giant monsters, uncover secrets of the universe and participate in the colonization of deep space. Of course, this is not the Mass Effect we wanted, but a very large and interesting game, which significantly extends the known universe.
GamePro - Rae Grimm - German - 87 / 100
Mass Effect: Andromeda is a gigantic Sci-Fi epos and brave restart for the series, that doesn't reach the magic of its predecessors.
GamesBeat - Jeff Grubb - 55 / 100
Games have to fit into our lives, and that's not always fair. Mass Effect: Andromeda might've worked a decade ago on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but it doesn't work in a world that is delivering games like Horizon: Zero Dawn, Nier: Automata, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. In this reality, BioWare's latest role-playing game is old, broken, and often boring.
Worst of all, it's going to disappoint fans of the Mass Effect series.
GameSpot - Scott Butterworth - 6 / 10
Andromeda's combat soars but its storytelling sputters, making the series' first venture into uncharted space a shaky but occasionally satisfying new adventure.
GamesRadar+ - Andy Hartup - 3.5 / 5 stars
Andromeda provides an interesting premise and story, but is let down by poor combat, excessive padding, and over-complication
Gaming Nexus - Kinsey Danzis - 8.8 / 10.0
Mass Effect: Andromeda doesn’t quite live up to the hype, but it comes close. Considering the situation in which the developers found themselves, they put out an addition to the franchise that really feels like returning home even though you’re millions of light years from Earth. With stunning scenery, a distinct Mass Effect feel, and an abundance of things to do, it’s a worthy investment for any Mass Effect veteran or newcomer—but don’t expect it to be perfect.
GamingTrend - Travis Northup - 80 / 100
Mass Effect Andromeda is a return to the original Mass Effect game in ways both good and bad. Interesting characters, solid gameplay and RPG mechanics, and the revival of the open-world elements of the series will immerse and delight longtime fans. However, wooden characters, a light story, and plenty of glitches hold this title back from fulfilling its full potential.
God is a Geek - Chris White - 8.5 / 10.0
A welcome return to Bioware’s space opera, introducing great characters, an interesting story and some fantastic designs, always providing things to do.
Hardcore Gamer - Adam Beck - 3.5 / 5.0
Mass Effect: Andromeda is an unbalanced experience.
IGN - Dan Stapleton - 7.7 / 10.0
Mass Effect: Andromeda only occasionally recaptures the series' brilliance, but delivers a vast and fun action-RPG.
IGN Spain - José L. Ortega - Spanish - 9 / 10
Mass Effect: Andromeda is a great game, but far from being perfect. It will satisfy the expectacions of the fans but fails on delivering a master piece with errors in almost every aspect of the game.
Metro GameCentral - GameCentral - 6 / 10
What could have been an all-time classic action role-player is let down by a surprisingly poor script and unengaging characters.
MMORPG.com - Catherine Daro - 8.7 / 10.0
Mass Effect: Andromeda is a very solid game. BioWare had obviously taken their lessons both from original Mass Effect trilogy as well as Dragon Age series and mixed it with fair dose of experience of other AAA titles of late. It is not Inquisition in space, although the influence of it is clearly seen.
PC Gamer - Chris Thursten - 80 / 100
Marred by inconsistency and in need of a polish pass, this vast new sci-fi frontier nonetheless rewards dedicated exploration.
PlayStation LifeStyle - Keri Honea - 6.5 / 10.0
With the vast love of the Mass Effect series, Andromeda was never going to make people 100% happy, the same way the ME3 ending didn't make people happy. The BioWare team put so many great things in place, but the main story, the characters, and most of the writing keep the game from being great. Sadly, technical mess keeps it from being good.
PlayStation Universe - Kyle Prahl - 8 / 10.0
Andromeda’s first adventure is plagued by frustrations. But memorable characters, a satisfying story, and deep RPG systems ultimately win the day.
Polygon - Arthur Gies - 7.5 / 10.0
Andromeda succeeds, despite a host of problems
Post Arcade (National Post) - Chad Sapieha - 8.5 / 10.0
BioWare's daring and imaginative sci-fi epic is loaded with topical, optimistic, and progressive themes–plus a requisite dollop of humdrum combat
Press Start - James Mitchell - 9 / 10
Mass Effect: Andromeda manages to successfully bring back the sense of exploration and discovery that fans have longed for since the original Mass Effect, whilst honing and improving the already enjoyable combat mechanics of Mass Effect 3. The result is something truly special – a metaphorical slow burn, a hybrid that is sure to appeal to fans of both the original game and its flashier sequels. Despite this, Andromeda is hampered slightly by its lack of visual polish and presentation, which can kill the wonder and fantasy as quickly as it builds it.
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - John Walker - No Verdict
As a follow-up to the previous trilogy, it's a timid and tepid tale too heavily reliant on what came before, too unambitious for what could have been, trapped in a gargantuan playground of bits and pieces to do.
RPG Fan - Derek Heemsbergen - 78%
Mass Effect: Andromeda presents plenty of great ideas, but these tend to be either aped too closely from its predecessors or buried under issues that are surmountable yet frustrating all the same.
RPG Site - Andrea Shearon - 7 / 10
A worthy entry into the Mass Effect series on the basis of lore, story, and characters. However, technical failings hold it back.
Shacknews - Brittany Vincent - No Verdict
Mass Effect Andromeda is like the schlockiest science fiction B-movie you can find to rent and laugh at all night. It tries so hard, so desperately, to be everything to everyone. But its biggest pitfall is taking itself so seriously with a cavalcade of issues that not only break immersion but sometimes prevent you from advancing or enjoying the game in a manner that doesn't involve saving, stopping, restarting, and going back into it hoping the problem has been fixed.
Stevivor - Steve Wright - 9.5 / 10.0
Andromeda is superb, easily jettisoning Ryder and crew ahead of Commander Shepard and his team.
TheSixthAxis - Dominic Leighton - 8 / 10
I found it hard to be excited during the opening hours of Mass Effect: Andromeda. It feels too safe, too much like what's gone before, but then it clicks. There's a moment where the galaxy opens up and you find yourself embarking once more on a huge mission across compelling, beautifully constructed planets, surrounded by memorable characters. Sadly the glut of technical missteps serve to cheapen proceedings, but this is still an adventure you don't want to miss out on.
TrustedReviews - Brett Phipps - 3.5 / 5 stars
Andromeda is a good game and I've enjoyed my time with it. However, for those who've been waiting five years for another Mass Effect adventure, I don't think it will be good enough.
USgamer - Kat Bailey - 3 / 5 stars
Mass Effect Andromeda falls short of its predecessors, but it's still a competently executed open-world action RPG with an interesting world and tons of quests to complete. Its biggest shame is that it doesn't make better use of its setting, opting instead to go with more of the same. Hopefully BioWare will be more ambitious when it comes time for the inevitable sequel.
Video Game Sophistry - Andy Borkowski - 6 / 10
VideoGamer - Alice Bell - 7 / 10
Performance issues are a huge let down, and it feels more Dragon Age than Mass Effect. But if you like open world exploration with fast paced gun fighting, and a hero story like an OTT Hollywood action movie, you'll probably like Andromeda.
Xbox Achievements - Richard Walker - 80%
You might initially turn your nose up at Mass Effect: Andromeda, but stick with it and you'll be richly rewarded with a vast space opera that gets better and better. It has problems, but they pale into insignificance once you're swept up in the exploits of Mass Effect: Andromeda's Pathfinder.