Metabombed: Mass Effect: Andromeda Is ‘Pure SJW Propaganda’

It’s a new Mass Effect, so you know what means – it’s time for everyone to behave like it’s 28 Days Later!

Yes, Mass Effect: Andromeda is the latest game from BioWare, a studio with a ton of fans who seem to be angry all of the time. This latest installment has certainly given rise to some outrage, with poor dialog, unpopular gameplay mechanics, and character animations that range from hilarious to ghastly.

Also, apparently “liberalism” is the reason this happened? What a time to be alive!

Do you think this game got Metabombed? Oh friend, they’re Metabombing the shit out of this one!

Both the PC and PS4 versions have the same user review score average of 4.3 while the Xbox One comes in at 4.2 with significantly less reviews than either competing platform. More users reviewed the PS4 version, with 1369 ratings at the time of writing.

As always, I’ve compiled the most provocative, fascinating, and downright amusing reviews for your salacious enjoyment – uncut and uncorrected. Whether you agree or disagree with the reaction to Andromeda, this selection of salt ought to sizzle your beef!

Mitya J kicks things off, already pissed that Dragon Age was somehow killed not once but twice! And here I thought we were sick of zombie games…

Just. Horible.
This is not Mass Effect game. This is not what the fans were waiting for, nor “just a good game for newcomers”. Sure, you’ve killed Dragon Age, for two times ina row now, but good god, the latest ME game was already not very good, and then you’re giving us this peace of space junk? Pffsht. Nope.
EA, please, stop killing good companies and franchises. Just stop. (0/10)

YendorNostrebor has a rather high rating for a Metabomb article, but I had to include it for the sheer tragic poetry of their review.

Art is not a democracy. It is a tyranny. We bow down before Shakespeare, Nina Simone, and Margaret Atwood because they are absolute monarchs of their craft and art. Please Bioware, hire the best.

It is breaking my heart to write this. (5/10)

I think I need to add “X is dead” to my list of familiar phrases we see during Metabombs. It can join “a joke” and “a slap in the face.” Anyway, here’s ez_ho.

Well i was so disappointed about this game, so i had to create an account here to just warn those guys who want to buy and play this “game”. There is nothing familiar with mass effect universe except may be music. Animation in dialogues is disgusting, story line is so bad you don’t wanna wait for the end. Garbage. Do not waste your money. Bioware is dead. (0/10)

I love the last line of mikehettfield’s review.

After 8 hours I can certanlly say that this games was Rushed, the gampleplay is the best in the series, but the story doesnt’t make sense, the planets are deserts, I got bored at the 3rd hour, when are we going to learn space stuff is not ready yet? don’t waste your money on nerd’s games. (4/10)

You know, I’ve just realized how many times an angry user review can read exactly like one of Donald Trump’s tweets.

Absolute garbage and waste of my money, very bad game. Full of glitches and bugs, boring gameplay and terrible story and animations. Poorly optimized, everything about this game is an epic failure, how could this have happened? (0/10)

Oh masterchief247, I admire your revolutionary spirit, but I think you’re gonna need to poll for a consensus before you nail this declaration to any church doors.

Sorry, but if game is released that is buggy, incomplete, broken, or otherwise not worthy of retail release, I give it a zero. None of this partial credit garbage. When a AAA franchise game gets released with some of the most basic issues with animation, design, programming, clipping, poor textures, etc, a zero to me means it isn’t even worthy of a score. It has obviously not been sent through QA and polished beforehand. Let this be a warning to all the developers out there. We the gaming community will no longer pay full retail for a broken game, AND will no longer act as your free QA team to report all the problems for you AFTER we’ve purchased it just so you can patch it after release and save a buck not having to hire your own QA personnel. WE DON”T WORK FOR YOU. YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE WORKING FOR US!!! YOUR CUSTOMERS!! (0/10)

If any of you would be surprised to learn that “SJWs” are being blamed for ruining games again, you ain’t lived through a BioWare release before. Ain’t that right, DonMega?

You know what I liked to do in the previous mass effect games? I liked to plan out fights, slow down the combat. I also liked giving orders and commands to my ai partners. I liked giving one partner a sniper rifle and setting him up in a sniper position and ordering other characters to use specific skills during a fight.
ME: A has none of that. The AI are empty shells that look like mannequins without a soul. The SJW crowd ruined another game with their anti white drivel. I was trying to make an all white character only to be able to choose slightly tanned skin color. 2 male gay characters and 3 lesbians are basically your crew. A black character that sounds like TUPAC 220 years into the future. This game is brutal and a disgrace to the wonderful trilogy and yes I kinda liked mass effect 3. (0/10)

Let’s compound that last review with the considered words of jameswh.

Bioware have made a complete dud with this game. Yes it will appeal to your average Kotaku/Ploygon reading bleeding-heart liberal, but for the huge amount of us that don’t fit into that category, it’s a mess. Lets forget about the boring space-shooter gameplay, or the dull object scanning, or the awful “collect X amount of these things please Jeeves!” side-missions. Lets instead focus on what this game is all about… being a virtual romancing sim for nerds. Well, it can’t even do this right. With animimations that look on par with a 10 year old game, childish dialogue (that’s probably an insult to children) wasting the time and effort voice actors put in (I’d be pretty damn angry at Bioware for that)… you’d be forgiven for thinking this game was some elaborate hoax. No its just another lazy game from Bioware, another cut n’ paste RPG churned out for the rabid “do no wrong” fanbase. The average reviews should tell you everything you need to know… this game, and indeed this company, are not worth your time or money. (0/10)

the_cringe just has a really nice story for us.

I¨m a big fan of ME1 and 2 so I called in sick for work and prepared to spend the whole week playing ME: Andromeda. Never mind that, a few hours in and already felt sorely disappointed. Called my boss and said it must have been food poisoning and I already feel better. He is a gamer too and knew immediately what was up and laughed his ass off at me for looking forward to this “mess”. (3/10)

Don’t know about you, but I’d like to hear from MIxaylo now.

Mass Effect 1 have beater face animations, and is 10 years old game. Voice acting is terrible. And the sedest part game is boring. I’m gonna play first two game again. If they dont patch this game, don’t waist money and time (1/10)

crackajaxx is here with things to say as well!

Kind of lacking those 9/10’s 10/10 perfect reviews aren’t you EAware? maybe you should have paid those reviewers like you did last time then this wouldn’t have happened. But I’m going to do my part and bomb this **** game like it deserves

After ME3 I didn’t expect these clowns to come back with another mass effect. of course I was wrong, and its the **** sandwich you can come to expect from these losers

-Flat out bad writing, well of course can’t have a biowarEA game without that
-worse animations than games from 2001. **** timesplitters had better animations than this **** I’m not even lying
-Forgettable characters at best
-locked at thirty (30) FPS, and it looks dated doesn’t even look good

buying this game and continuing to feed this cancer just makes you part of the problem. Don’t buy **** from these jokers (0/10)

thebigbawk isn’t happy about Mass Effect: Andromeda, which was released this week for consoles and PC.

Abosolutely an abomination. Pathetic excuse for a Mass Effect game and EA should be thoroughly ashamed. Please take you money else where, or go back and play ME 1 and 2. (1/10)

SofaTrooper continues the brave fight against the liberals who apparently made this game suck. I’d say I need to catch up on my anti-social justice rhetoric because I’m lost… but I might be happier ignoring this latest round of “blame the boogeymen.”

This is the result of allowing SJW’s and liberal progressives to dictate your game design. . By pandering to feminism all the women now look like caricatures of Jay Leno. The facial animations are terrible with women that look too comical to be believed.

The majority of people like looking at sexy people, its a fact of life get over it. Hilarious walking animations and many other cliches to numerous to bother mentioning. I can’t even be bothered to finish it, worst game of the year so far. Commander shepherd is rolling in his grave, Sad. (0/10)

Now this review from a user known simply as ke? I kinda dug this one. Succinct and a little bit witty.

If you like to laugh about bugs you will love this garbage.
The emotional face animations let you laugh so hard that your character will fall through the ground. (1/10)

2ofCups continues this theory that The Lib’rulz turned Andromeda into a monstrosity.

Bioware can suck it! Propaganda at it’s finest. They should just change thier name to SocialWare, since the main premise of this game is all about how many snowfakes you can pack onto this sorry excuse of a snowman. (0/10)

Seriously, are all these comments coming from Fake Nerd Boys who have never actually played a BioWare game before? Why are “fans” always so shocked when one of the more progressive companies in the industry does progressive things? I’m very confused about what these “fans” think BioWare’s work consists of.

This game is pure SJW propaganda, it’s not worth your money! Plus, the graphics are bad and the animations are sh*t. The story is bad too. Therefore, the “”””game”””” is not worth any money. (0/10)

More of this stuff via speedyzia.

A faulty product where everything is half-baked, with the exception of normal and facial animations which are just in class of its own when it comes to utter failure. Not to mention Male Ryder only has 1 human female option, which is just dumb, SJW propaganda is strong with this one. (0/10)

And DNWA.

Bioware and EA just stop feeding us some garbage product for full praise. Stop supporting feminism and stupid well-sold game conceptions. Start making good games! (0/10)

Steide56 provides our obligatory “slap” moment, but at least has criticism rooted in the game itself and not in paranoid delusions.

God damn it, what a failure of a game and what a slap in the face to the rest of this beautiful franchise. I was actually getting rather excited before the release of the game having high hopes. Lets round of this beautiful month of march which has given us gems like nier: automata, horizon zero dawn and of course breath of the wild. Yeah it has some fun combat and ok art direction here and there but besides terrible story, terrible and annoying characters, facial animations that belong in the year 2005 and performance issues this game deserves its 0 purely for the lack of SOUL. Clearly not made out of any aspiration to tell a great story or explore new ideas but rather “hey we have this beloved franchise that many people hold in high regards how about we take a huge **** on it and then sell it to the people for 60$ + DLC. Disgusting (0/10)

bacchus_plays may play, but bacchus_plays doesn’t understand how fiction – especially science fiction – works. They’d be shocked at how political sci-fi has always been… to say nothing of Mass Effect itself.

What a way to ruin a franchise by bad animation, bad acting, bad story, bugs, etc. Stop indoctrinating fiction with political and liberal bs. They seem to be doing this across the board with many franchises and even classic fairy tales like Beauty and the Beast. Stop polluting fictional work and make a proper science fiction game. Example. Remember Aliens? Not a game but part of the entertainment world.. James Cameron said Sigourney asked a lot of questions why she has to use guns in it, that she actually loves the alien. etc. Even James Cameron had to say no to those liberal ideas.. that’s not how the story of Ripley works and bringing in current political views doesn’t make for a good story. We all know how those ideas turned out in Alien Resurrection. (0/10)

It’s time for JohnRedPepper to do his thing!

Words can’t describe just how disappointing this is, how the heck does a game with so many bugs and glitches get released, easily a year or so early, so once again the majority of the public basically get ripped off, but this time by greedy liberal progressive c grade devs and publishers. My kids 5th grade drama class could produce a better script then this absolute dribble they coughed up, I’ve heard cats fighting at 3am that sound better then the voice acting, a d grade performance at best. It will take a lot to beat this mass fail of epic proportions for 2017. (0/10)

Harsh, onetwotry. Harsh.

You can see that there are several positive reviews 🙂
Don’t miss your opportunity to chat with developers, designers and their friends & family who have no idea how to do a computer game and in a complete denial as truth is hard for them.

Say hello to Bioware and EA. Hey guys! It would be nice to see you bankrupt in next 15 years. (0/10)

I think that’ll do it. There’s more. SO much more, but it all pretty much starts looking the same.

Hopefully we’ll have an Andromeda review on the site in the near future, unless I get too bored and something better comes out, which is not unlikely at all!

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Mass Effect 3’s ending was terrible and completely at odds with the tone of the rest of the game.

*cough* sorry, it’s just a reflex.

Django
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Django

More of a public service really. 😉

Fuckhead
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Fuckhead

The original trilogy’s ending was like having a beautiful michelin star meal and then just as you finish your desert the chef comes out, pulls his pants down and cuts a massive, cabbage fueled fart in your face.

twigcollins
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twigcollins

Is it that difficult to see that the same issues that led to the disappointing ending of 3 could also explain the disappointing writing of Andromeda?

That’s one big reason I was upset/bummed. Not only did the slapdash ending make ME3 not as good as it might have been, but it was a sign of substandard things to come.

Mandrake42
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Mandrake42

I was lucky in a way. I couldn’t afford to get ME 3 when it came out so only got to play it after the extended cut. While far from perfect, the extended cut was certainly a great deal better than the original ending (I sensibly only read the original ending after completing the extended cut)

CaitSeith
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CaitSeith

MeanwhIle I played it without the DLC in 2015 to see what all the people were complaining about. Next time I’ll put my hand on a red-hot stove to see why everyone who does it screams…

LamontRaymond
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LamontRaymond

Funny how these dudes are threatening to sue them for violations of free speech by moderating out their reviews… classic!

TattooHero
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TattooHero

Their suit would go no where. TOS was signed by them and the 1st doesn’t have anything to do with a private company. Because if it did, The Dixie Chicks could have sued Clear Channel for removing their songs from their country stations.

ryan
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ryan

The salt is real. I have to admit, I am on their side regarding the animation and bugs though. Bioware has no excuse for that.

BrunoXX
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BrunoXX

Which bugs?

Mark Patten
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Mark Patten

As much as people are cursing EA, they’ve done a strange kindness. For one tenth if the full games price (Australian), people could see this broken mess for themselves.

If they can’t get people to buy the full game, they’ve probably made a mint on temporary EA access members.

Der0
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Der0

Please use a spell checker before posting.

“brocken” is such a broken mess of spelling.

Mark Patten
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Mark Patten

Okay mum.

Richard Cadman
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Richard Cadman

Shame there’s an edit button cos now you sound silly. As well as his mum.

LamontRaymond
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LamontRaymond

My favorite of your Metabombed articles by far.

Jamesworkshop
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Jamesworkshop

You SJW you, putting this up just before I was about to go to bed.

Just think about what you’ve done. tut tut.

Frenden
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Frenden

I love this game and it saddens me to see it being reamed. I’m really glad I didn’t let the stupid memes get in the way of me playing, or pretending the trilogy magically had zero shortcomings like many “fans” (am i the only one who remembers the final boss of ME2?)

That said, it does have numerous issues the gaming “community” have beaten to death with their usual brand of sarcasm and jadedness.

Gary Jones
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Gary Jones

Yep. Marauder Shields was a far better boss than in ME2 😉

Rhys4Peace
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Rhys4Peace

Yeah, it seems like a par for the course ME game to me. Janky af, terribly paced dialogue and yet still fun as fuck. It’s just a lot more optimistic than the doom and gloom of the OG trilogy.

Pomathan
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Pomathan

I guess that’s what you get when you prioritize diversity in your hiring process rather than skill.

ami
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ami

Yup, that one Indian guy every gamergater is pissed about is a total proof Bioware Montreal management – who happens to be all white straight guys – hired just to score points for diversity (and let’s ignore the guy was responsible for developing combat which is the best in the whole ME series).

It’s not like you’re just uncritically parroting everything you’ve just heard if only it’s anti “SJW” without fact-checking it, or is it?

Xyra
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Xyra

Or that all females hired are for some reason hired because they are female, despite being in an extremely skill driven, high stress environment where underperformers often quit or are replaced?

EA doesn’t have an issue with its rank and file. They have issues with their top level producers.

ToasterStrudel
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ToasterStrudel

History repeats itself, they are mad so they need a scapegoat to shift the blame onto. It’s not like the game was a collective effort of hundreds of people, it’s all this specific persons fault and it’s because Bioware are obvious cucks, duh

darksteel6
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darksteel6

dumbfuck

Polishfury5000
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Polishfury5000
Hahaha, all the whining is hilarious. The games not perfect, but it’s still been a fun time. To get myself back into the series I’ve been playing through the original games, and Andromeda has nothing on the dumpster fire that is ME1. I still love ME1, but the ps3 version is easily one of the technically shoddiest, glitchiest, products I’ve played. It may come down to just being a bad port, but after 30 hours of play time I was into almost double digits on console resets. I’ll take goofy animation bugs over game breakers anyday. If it wasn’t for… Read more »
WeightGain4000
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WeightGain4000
I recently replayed me1 on pc. I almost broke it off as a failed experiment somewhere in the middle. jesus christ that game did not age well. and mind you, I did not have any glaring technical problems, it’s just that there are huge chunks of the game that are just not any fun to play. if it weren’t for the hilarity brought by wrex and garrus, I probably wouldn’t have weathered that storm. the mako is the worst. not because the mako itself is that fucking terrible (it’s actually a pretty cool vehicle, concept-wise), but because most of the… Read more »
TattooHero
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TattooHero

No, ME1 has not aged well.

Polishfury5000
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Polishfury5000

If I had a PC that could play the trilogy I most certainly would have gone that route. The laundry list of technical issues on the ps3 version are beyond ridiculous.

There is still nothing good about the sidequests involving the mako. Which is a shame because I think it’s a cool vehicle too.

Rhys4Peace
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Rhys4Peace

Gods, yes. ME1 has a good story and good setup, but everything else is fucking atrocious.

Jochem Sev
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Jochem Sev

Are those eyes on the Asari straight lifted from DA:I? Because they don’t look like they belong on an Asari.

TattooHero
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TattooHero

At least ME:A doesn’t have a overly glossly look to it like DA:I.

Gary Jones
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Gary Jones
The game isn’t terrible. My first impression was “why do I need to press SPACE instead of any key?” Oh yes, press A to Start. I had heard the default key mapping was terrible but it’s really not that bad. Some minor tweaks and I’m back in familiar territory. Face choices are terrible. Default male and female Ryder are okay looking but you can’t customise a single piece, not even a bit of lip colour. The other choices are all terrible looking abominations. The custom option gives a lot of potential, I think ME1’s Ugly Shepard might finally meet his… Read more »
TattooHero
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TattooHero

The default Ryder twins look nothing like twins. With Scott looking several years older than Sara, but then John Shepard looks older than Jane Shepard.

Gary Jones
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Gary Jones

I actually thought the opposite with the defaults, with the female twin looking a good few years older.

Default Male Shepard didn’t look much older than the default female in ME1 and 2. Fair point though for ME3.

TattooHero
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TattooHero

The model BioWare used, Mark Vanderloo, was in his late 30’s and roughly 10 years older than Shepard which is why the default looks so much older.

Gary Jones
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Gary Jones

The female Shepard has never had a face model. ME1 and 2 looked similar in age but in 3 (after their content) she was made into some cartoonish horror.

TattooHero
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TattooHero

You think that, but Sheploo looks older. Same with Scott.

Gary Jones
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Gary Jones

Well I’m not seeing things as you are but it’d be a boring old world if everyone agreed on things.

Thanks for the discussion.

Rhys4Peace
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Rhys4Peace

I feel your sentiment. It’s not amazing, but it’s still quite good. Plus once you get used to the “favourties” menu for powers, it becomes second nature to spend a second switching to whichever set of powers favours you at the moment. It’s not as good as having a fuckhuge hotbar, but it doesn’t bother me anymore. I also disagree with your comment on animations; ME1 looks catastrophically bad nowadays.

Gary Jones
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Gary Jones

Mass Effect is the only franchise I have installed on my PC (1,2,3, on my SSD), so it’s quite easy to switch between the games to check on things.

Honestly go back as I did and run around a little. Ryder just doesn’t move as well as Shepard did back then.

Rhys4Peace
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Rhys4Peace

I was a total shut in last month played through 1-3 in prep for Andromeda haha. I still think the other ME’s handled way jankier. Only thing I prefer in old ME is a dedicated cover button.

TattooHero
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TattooHero

I’m curious on where these mass bugs and glitches are at. I’m about 18 hours in, have all companions and not found any glitches or any bugs. Seems some weird shit during talks, but animation issues aren’t that big of a deal to me.

OMG, the fugly hair. BioWare still can’t create hair that doesn’t look like ass

Fuckhead
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Fuckhead

2017 and we still can’t have real beards either 🙁

Gardiad
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Gardiad

I’m acouple more hours in than you and apart from getting stuck on some rocks the only glitch I had is when all the kett around me turned invisible, which turned out oddly fun (There was only four or so)

Jerry Erikson
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Jerry Erikson

your eyes must be as dead as all of the characters’ then.

BrunoXX
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BrunoXX

Im 30 hours in and the only “bug” i found was the replicating of a crew member….for one scene i had two Nakmor Drack, but only one was interacting, the other stood still with no movement. But it had no sideeffects or crash. After the scene all went normal again…..

Cenvor
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Cenvor

my favourite word i found in this list of reviews: animimations

Oliver Mendes
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Oliver Mendes

“Sigourney asked a lot of questions why she has to use guns in it, that
she actually loves the alien. etc. Even James Cameron had to say no to
those liberal ideas”
I… what?

Django
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Django

They now believe the reach of the ‘SJW menace’ extends even into the past apparently…

twigcollins
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twigcollins

i just had the best idea for a new Terminator movie.

Savletto Polvere
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Savletto Polvere

LMAO

Otherhand
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Otherhand
It’s true! Weaver argued with Cameron before the film was made about her character and story. She didn’t want Ripley to use a gun, because Weaver herself is very anti-guns. She wanted Ripley to die (which is possibly tied up with her threat to refuse any more Alien films after that, and Fox’s attempts to have her written out of Aliens before it even commenced production). And, yes, she wanted a weird psychosexual event between Ripley and the alien. As many people have pointed out, she got her wishes in Alien 3, although it sounds like she wanted a more… Read more »
Gardiad
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Gardiad

Well the original design by H.R Geiger was awfully sexual, maybe she wanted to be truer to the original art? It is interesting.

The fourth alien film was abysmal though, 3 had it’s moments but I definitely think Aliens was my favourite

darksteel6
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darksteel6

I liked Resurrection and the AVP:R films.

WeightGain4000
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WeightGain4000

from what I’ve seen of me: andromeda so far, pretty much the only thing that I personally can agree with is that the game is kind of… janky as fuck (hey a janky mass effect game never had that one before /s).
and that, in my personal opinion, every dragon age game after origins was fucking toss.
the rest is just mindless screeching about “dem essjaydubyahs” “terkin our germz”.
if you listen closely, you might even hear a muffled “reeeeeee” or two in the distance.

either way, hilarious write-up.

mrpenguinx
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mrpenguinx

I actually enjoy jank as fuck RPG’s. They have there problems, but they always tend to have something endearing about them.

I also have a soft spot for dumb sci-fi cheese dialogue which andromeda just revels in.

WeightGain4000
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WeightGain4000

if you like janky rpg’s, check out of orcs and men (something jim would certainly agree with) and the game of thrones rpg by cyanide studios. both mechanically rather janky, but with some very interesting and engrossing stories.

not so sure about whether I would enjoy the sci-fi cheese dialogue of andromeda, I very much like the more serious, occasionally snarky tone of the original trilogy’s writing.

mrpenguinx
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mrpenguinx

I’ve already played and enjoyed both. My guilty pleasures tend to be games developed by Spider. (Mars war log, technomancer, bound by flame ect)

WeightGain4000
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WeightGain4000

how palatable are technomancer’s and bound by flame’s jankiness? because I am technically sort of interested in their stories, but I’m afraid the level of jank might be a smitten too high for me.
to give a frame of reference, I played mars war logs and while I enjoyed it while playing it, looking back on it I have to say it was already sort of walking the line between still enjoyable and shit.

mrpenguinx
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mrpenguinx

I’d say its there 2 best games. They both feel like a less polished Witcher 2.

Nitrium
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Nitrium

Agreed. The Risen and Gothic games, especially, were great. I still want to play through Curse of Raven’s Cry which also looks like that sort of janky “fun”.

RudeOnion
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RudeOnion

I especially have to laugh at, “In previous ME games, I got to tell team mates what to do, plan out fights, etc. Now stupid SJWs took that all away, by demanding more skin tone options! Fuck those guys!”

Thanks for giving me a lot to laugh at today, Jim! Much appreciated!

TiberiusNugicus
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TiberiusNugicus

Ironically considering that it seems to have given them less.

mrpenguinx
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mrpenguinx

“Plan out fights”

I wish I lived in the reality where said ME game existed.

RudeOnion
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RudeOnion

I wouldn’t know personally, lol. I haven’t played any ME game.

mrpenguinx
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mrpenguinx

Essentially, you “could” order your teammates to stand in specific spots, but thats never really useful and the AI always just ran somewhere else immediately afterwards. And fights tended to happen so fast that it was mostly reactionary anyway, and you’re not given a good enough view of the battlefield to plan anything out.

WeightGain4000
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WeightGain4000

I just put the difficulty on casual and play the games like run and gun shooters. I never saw this supposedly super deep tactical gameplay in the me series on higher difficulties, just a lot of being forced to stay in cover until you can line up a proper shot/your abilites/health have recharged.

mrpenguinx
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mrpenguinx

Higher difficulties mostly had to do with abusing OP power set-ups/combo’s. Especially in ME1.

RudeOnion
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RudeOnion

Gotcha. Thanks for letting me know!

Masca
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I usually used the teammates a lot. In both ME and DA I used to negate them any kind of autonomous use of anything and micromanage everything. From abilities, position, targets… everything.

mrpenguinx
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mrpenguinx

Which is a complete and utter waste of time in ME for the reasons I stated above.

Masca
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That’s not true. In the highest difficulty (i’ve only played ME 2 and 3 in the highest, and ME just 1 time below the highest) battles last long enough to do many things and the view is good enough. Specially to perform extreme damage combos using the 3 characters in a very close sequence on specific targets. It was possible (and very convenient) to do a rapid secuence of attacks on strong targets going (in order) first for shields using and engineering, then for stasis or somethings similar with a biotic and finally with incendiary damage with a soldier. That… Read more »
Mandrake42
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Mandrake42

Yeah, using powers in combo was fun. I used to get a kick out of getting one party member to use the levitate power and then have someone else hit them with a concussive shot to send them flying off into the distance.

Fuckhead
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Fuckhead

I actually think I know what he means though. I’ve only played the prologue so far, but it looks like the power wheel is gone. Remember you could bring it up and aim your team mates’ powers in slow motion. It was very powerful and made it easy to synergise their abilities. but, maybe I just haven’t figured out how to do it in ME:A

mrpenguinx
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mrpenguinx

I distinctly remember them showing that you can do that, so its probably somewhere.

Fuckhead
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Fuckhead

Excellent.

Jerry Erikson
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Jerry Erikson

you can’t. you cant customize your teammates at all beyond assigning them skill points. several steps backwards from mass effect 2 and 3.

mrpenguinx
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mrpenguinx

“several” lol

Please, exaggerating doesn’t help anyone. Outside of being an extra ability you can use, squad commands where absolutely worthless on any and all difficulties.

If they removed them, then its about time they got rid of that shit.

Eon264
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Eon264

I found them to be fairly useful, but I think that’s because I have zero tolerance for dumb/slow squad AI (ie: all squad AI ever made). You could tell the biotics to lift people out of cover so you could get free low-effort headshots, that was kind of cool… I mean I can’t honestly say I ever /needed/ it but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t fun.

PKBitchGirl
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PKBitchGirl

Well in ME2 and 3 you could only change your character’s armour between 3-4 different options, whereas in ME1 there was far more variation, you could put your entire squad in matching phoenix armour for example

Dan Sword
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Dan Sword

Haha is your name a riff on Farscape? Pretty funny if so :p

Dan Sword
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Dan Sword

I have not found a way to control my team mates at all. Did you find it? If so, can you tell me? So far, I cannot adjust their equipment or direct them in any way aside from telling them to run to this spot.

Fuckhead
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Fuckhead

Nope, I’m pretty sure all you can do is tell them to move around :/

supercrotchinator
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supercrotchinator

I certainly never used them, but I thought maybe at the highest difficulties they became necessary. Or at least useful.

Themostunclean
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Themostunclean

I found them useful for setting up combo attack. In Andromeda you’re no longer constrained to a specific class/power set so you can set them up on your own. I like it better. Makes you feel much more powerful.

The open upgrade and profile system is a huge improvement, IMO. Well worth losing half-baked, crap shot control over your squad. That reviewer made it sound like the original games had some deep strategy or a level of party control akin to DAO/I which is just ridiculous. ME has always leaned heavily into third person action.

mrpenguinx
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mrpenguinx

Nope.

TattooHero
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TattooHero

Guess the person missed the fact they can send their companions to do stuff, it’s not Q and E, but X and C.

Masca
Guest

Yea, but its just moving them. I’m used to deactivate AI use of powers (and AI altogether in DA) and micromanage everything. That seems no longer possible.

Daniel Bollendorf
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Daniel Bollendorf

I hate what Bioware has become since being bought by EA but why is it worth people’s time and energy to do this shit. I won’t be playing Andromeda but reading and responding to stuff like this is still more time and energy than EA deserves.

darksteel6
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darksteel6

I think it’s a great game.

Daniel Bollendorf
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Daniel Bollendorf

Wouldn’t matter if it was a good game, after ME3, DA2, Simcity and the end of C&C I can’t justify spending money on anything that has EA’s logo on it. When Jim says fuck Konami I say fuck EA.

darksteel6
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darksteel6

Not me, i’m willing to give them credit where it’s due in-spite of their shitty actions, such as Origin having WAY better customer service then Steam does and EA letting people use VPNs to play the game early.

Daniel Bollendorf
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Daniel Bollendorf

That’s great that Origin’s service is better than Steam’s but that has nothing to do with my feeling that EA’s games aren’t worth my money.

PassingAtRandom
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PassingAtRandom

Hm…i don’t own this game and i doubt i will in the foreseeable future but i hope the backlash against the “bugs/glitches” are just being overblown and that the dialogue being “bad” is just not being the alleged “masterpiece” the other games’ were…because i wouldn’t really like this or any series to go the “Arkham Origins” route =/

mrpenguinx
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mrpenguinx

The dialogue is more “sci-fi cheese” instead of the more “serious” tone the trilogy went for. It has its issues but its very love it or hate it. I actually rather like it and find it enjoyable, but its very understandable if people don’t.

Rhys4Peace
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Rhys4Peace

If it makes you feel any better, the game isn’t as glaringly bad as Arkham Origins. The gameplay is the best out of all the Mass Effects, and the dialogue is literally a cheesier version of the old ME games. It’s stilted, there’s awkward pauses all over the place, but it still has a lot of charm too it.

Jose
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Jose

Good thing I ain’t putting money on a game like ME Andromeda.

MidoriMeansGreen
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MidoriMeansGreen

Shit game gets shit user reviews.

Wow. What a surprise.

Richard Cadman
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Richard Cadman

I’m not sure you understand the point here

Rhys4Peace
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Rhys4Peace

I’m having a blast with the game. The only bad things are the cutscene animations and those annoying sudoku puzzles. I don’t see the “sjw” at all. The only indication I’ve been given that some characters are gay/bisexual is the romance option in the dialogue wheel. If you’re gonna hate a game, at least hate it for reasons that can stand up to scrutiny. Dumb nerds.

CriticalQuit
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CriticalQuit

That’s the thing, any time someone that isn’t Another White Dude takes any level of spotlight, these weirdos shrivel up like a sun-dried grape. They don’t seem to realize that people like that exist in real life.

Rhys4Peace
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Rhys4Peace

It’s just so weird. All these people seem to think that every non-straight person out there is wants nothing more than to shoot a howitzer size load on all the straight populations faces. I really cannot comprehend.

drhalpinstein
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drhalpinstein

I think the SJW thing is that there are women who can read and work for a living. The purest sign of white genocide… or the death of the Y chromosome… whatever the shit it is this time.

ami
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ami

The “best” thing is, the game gets a lot of shit from gay fans because it has the worst romance options for them probably since ME2 (which had none) – gay guys only have 2 poorly written NPCs with minimal content, while for comparison straight guys got 5 options, including all 3 female companions with fully fledged romances.

Rhys4Peace
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Rhys4Peace

Really? Thats pretty shitty :/ I never do gay romances because I generally play shit how I would, and I’m straight, and so assumed that Bioware put equal effort into both sexuality’s romances. Kinda disheartening to see they either didn’t put the effort in or weren’t afforded time for this game.

Fuckhead
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Fuckhead

I’ve been playing the multiplayer all day and I think it’s a great laugh.

superbattler
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superbattler

I was under that impression that all the mass effect games were pure SJW propaganda.
:p

TiberiusNugicus
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TiberiusNugicus

To be fair the game is pretty bad. Its just that users keep blaming the wrong people.

Tucker Furlong
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Tucker Furlong

I need personal validation so please can anyone else that also likes this game let me know? I feel so alone in this deep dark web.

TiberiusNugicus
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TiberiusNugicus

Probably because you are alone.

Tucker Furlong
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Tucker Furlong

Sad Face

Jamie Ludo
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Jamie Ludo

You’re not alone :’)

jerome
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jerome

I’ve been playing and having a lot of fun with it! Really enjoying the characters, dialogue, and combat.

Masca
Guest

I’m liking it for now, despite the disturbing eyes and awful facial animations.

Charlie
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Charlie

I have not played the game but at the same time leisure suit larry got a 56% on metacritic so I will give it a 6/10

mrpenguinx
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mrpenguinx

Just because its jank as fuck doesn’t mean its bad.

People forget that 6(or 7) out of 10’s are not bad games. They have problems, but they’ll effect some people more then others.

Also, people where going to find something to hate about this game regardless, so its not like having shit animations realistically effected how these people felt about it.

RudeOnion
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RudeOnion

My room mate is enjoying it!

Gaz
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Gaz

It’s great, probably 99% of these meta bombers haven’t played it.

Nicholas W Sullivan
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Nicholas W Sullivan

It managed to get to play until 7am in the fluffing morning, so I’d say that means I like it 😛

Gurphardt
Guest

Y’know, it’s pretty damn flawed, but I can’t really bring myself to dislike it.

Themostunclean
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Themostunclean

I’m having a good time with it. I love that many of the optional quests are so fleshed out. I didn’t even realize some of them were side quests until I looked in my journal.

I think this game also came out at a really bad time. 3 masterpiece level open world games in just a month and then Andromeda. It was bound to look a little worse when held up against HZD, Breath of the Wild and Nier Automata.

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