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!

Spencer
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Spencer

I’ve put a few long evenings into ME:A so far, and honestly, I’m having a pretty good time of it. The introductory bit on the Nexus was the worst bit for me, mostly due to some odd voice lines (“my face is tired,” “why are we in the SAM, node?”) and jarring conversation cinematography. Other than that, though, I don’t see any particular bugginess that isn’t endemic to the action RPG genre as a whole (before you say “Witcher III,” think real hard about Roach and all of her bullshit, along with Geralt’s frequent appearances on GameFails).

Edjosthe
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Edjosthe

Nah, I won’t say “W3”, but I’ll say “Automata”. Polished AF, in PS4 at least.

Glad you’re enjoying the game.

Michael Campbell
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Michael Campbell

“I was trying to make an all white character only to be able to choose slightly tanned skin color”

Wut? I dunno what’s wrong with his colour balance, but you can be pretty fucking white in this game.

twigcollins
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twigcollins

Maybe he wants to be transparent?

Mandrake42
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Mandrake42

For some reason I have a mental image of the guy typing his angry rant on Metacritic while sitting in a bathtub full of bleach.

Dan Hibiki
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Dan Hibiki

Albinoist

Django
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Django

He probably started with one of the black presets and then was confused as to why he couldn’t make them white.

Alice Ruppert
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Alice Ruppert

I don’t really want to defend the guy, but from what I’ve seen, the lightest skin color in ME:A isn’t that light. My bf wanted to recreate Mercy from Overwatch and couldn’t set the skin nearly light enough.

That’s not a big problem for a game and I’m sure it happens to people of color much more often that they can’t recreate their actual skin tone in games, but I’m gonna have to agree that a lot of people are whiter than the whitest you can be in ME:A.

Michael Campbell
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Michael Campbell

You can’t have super white alabaster or albino skin, no. And sure, there are plenty of people with lighter skin than is possible in the game.
But my character is pretty damned white, I would not even call him tanned. I feel like he looks whiter than I do, and I’m Celtic.

But as you said, this is not a big problem, and hardly evidence of the “anti-white” SJW agenda that the guy I quoted says it is.

The Outsider
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The Outsider

Just the not being stuck in ONE CLASS thing they keep promoting is a clear nod to to the LGBT community for any awake and sane person!!

Catherine Bay
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Catherine Bay
You obviously haven’t seen manveer heir’s tweets when he was working on ME:A. He even took a picture of himself drinking with a mug that has “white people tears” on it He even went on to say things like “white people are the cause of every crimes, hates and Ect in this world” openly. There are tons of collections of fanatical devs who expressed their fanatical political views and willing to inject their ideas into the game. actually i have no hopes for the bioware edmonton’s new title that is going to be revealed this june. Why? Sam maggs and… Read more »
Catherine Bay
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Catherine Bay
You obviously haven’t seen Manveer heir’s tweets when he was working on ME:A. he even took a picture of himself drinking with his mug with “white people tears” on it. He even went on to say things like “white people are the cause of every crimes, hates and Ect in this world” openly. There are tons of of fanatical devs that are working at bioware montreal and edmonton that have expressing their fanatical political views and willing to inject their ideas into their games. actually i have no hopes for the bioware edmonton’s new title that is going to be… Read more »
Scott Guertin
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Scott Guertin

Also part of the problem is that different preset faces set a baseline for how much you can tweak things like skin tone. Really, the character creator for MEA is pretty lack luster, and reminds me of DA2.

Actually a lot of things about MEA remind me of DA2 (not all of them bad mind you).

Otaku World Order
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Otaku World Order

Does anyone actually make their buying decisions based on these reviews? Do they look at the garbled incoherent ramblings, repeated hyperbole and tin-foil hat “OMG SJW CONSP1R4CY!!!” crap? I’m not sold on Mass Effect: Andromeda right now despite being a fan of the franchise, but that’s largely because the previews aren’t that great so far and I’m waiting on reviews from trustworthy sources

Also I think bacchus_plays’ memory of Aliens may be a fever dream of some kind. Why would Sigourney suggest her character “loves” Alien after what happened in the first movie?

Mandrake42
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Mandrake42

I don’t think anyone with any common sense uses the inarticulate ramblings in the Metacritic user reviews dictate their buying choices. Something needs to be comprehensible before it’s useful in decision making 😉

iThinkMyCatIsAFlea
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iThinkMyCatIsAFlea

Did you write this Jim? It doesn’t sound like you.

Edjosthe
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Edjosthe

Yeah, it was a bit strange

Wolfie
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Wolfie

How so?

Mandrake42
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Mandrake42

I was wondering the same thing, seems like the usual Jim sarcasm directed a the most deserving of the metabomb tripe.

Edjosthe
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Edjosthe

Only Bioware game I’ve played and thought, “this is outstanding”, was Dragon Age: Origins. It had lots of strategy in it, and even high points in its weird plot. Some awesome characters, too. Morrigan, specially. Mass Effect 2 was almost there for me, but the ending cliffhanger was poor. Later I played the original Mass Effect, it was good. I hear there are plenty of awesome games like one Star Wars, Jade Empire and Baldur’s Gate. But it really looks like EA took its toll.

Allan Weallans
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Allan Weallans

I felt like Jade Empire was really short. I thought the game was just about to open up, and suddenly the end credits were rolling. It was good, and it wasn’t really ‘short’ by some standards (I think it was about 15 hours), but the pacing of it really felt like the whole game was a first act. Towards the end of the game you got a ‘world map’ that literally only had two locations on it. So weird.

Edjosthe
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Edjosthe

Yeah. Original BioWare had these things. A weird pace, lots of bugs and freezes, but they really had this brilliant development of dialogue, characters and mood, that easily overshadowed those problems. It’s a pitty those guys are gone

BrunoXX
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BrunoXX

The dialogs in Jade Empire are the same kind of cheesy as the dialogs of ME:A…..

Mandrake42
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Mandrake42

If you do everything you should be able to get around 20 hours out of it. Still it’s short by Bioware standards. I liked it a lot, but the ending was kind of abrupt. I did like the ending, I just felt like “Oh hey, this is the ending suddenly?”

Edjosthe
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Edjosthe

Sounds like ME2, then?

Mandrake42
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Mandrake42

ME2 felt more complete to be honest. The ending was a bit of a bummer, but you kind of knew it was a middle game (The Two Towers of the trilogy if you will) so the cliff hanger ending wasn’t a big surprise. What did disappoint me was the way they built up Harbinger all through ME 2, then he does nothing in ME 3. What?

BrunoXX
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BrunoXX

I played it now about 25 hours and i’m nowhere near the end of the game…..

BrunoXX
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BrunoXX

Interesting….must be some other Jade Empire than the one I played.

Mandrake42
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Mandrake42

Knights of the old Republic was great back in the day. The second one is good too, though it feels more like an expansion pack than a new game. Uh also it was by Obsidian so I guess I can’t count that as Bioware anyway.

Otaku World Order
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Otaku World Order

From a pure gameplay perspective, I actually think Bioware has gotten better. I felt like Mass Effect 2 actually played better then the first and I didn’t really like Dragon Age until Inquisition changed up the combat system, which I found clunky in the first two games.

That’s just me though, so maybe I’m the weird one.

Edjosthe
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Edjosthe

Not weird! You just favor gameplay, while I favor storytelling. Nothing wrong

Otaku World Order
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Otaku World Order
But it’s better if you can get both. Truthfully, one of the reasons I feel lukewarm about Andromeda is that Bioware hasn’t really come up with any new story ideas. We’re still playing as a human character dealing with human interests. One of the things that was great about Dragon Age was how playing as different races and backgrounds could make changes to the story, even if they were usually small ones. Why not let us build Asari, Turian or Salarian characters? I’m not saying they need to include every race like the Hanar or the Volus, but give us… Read more »
Mandrake42
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Mandrake42

I honestly thought the gameplay got better as the series went on. That said it morphed from an RPG to a shooter with a story. For me, that worked in the gameplays favour. I like all the games in the series but the combat in ME 1 was clunky. Streamlining it made everything much smoother. I think with gunplay style combat you need to either go full FPS, or full RPG turn based like Wasteland 2. Trying to hybrid it, it doesn’t work as a shooter OR as an RPG.

BrunoXX
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BrunoXX

Mass Effect was always a shooter with RPG elements, even ME1.

Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Chris Schwartz-Brown
The Mass Effect series went through a weird transformation over the original three games where each time the gameplay improved the main story got worse and worse. It’s hard for me to even play ME-1 at this point, it feels so dated now even though it was one of my favorite games at the time. Meanwhile I still can’t talk about the story of ME-3 without starting to foam at the mouth a little even though it was easily the most fun to play of any of Bioware’s games. I really wish they could find some nice middle ground on… Read more »
darksteel6
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darksteel6

I thought the ending cliffhanger was really damn good.

Mandrake42
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Mandrake42

It’s weird that guy picked Aliens as his “See, this film was before things got liberal” example. Its got a female with a strong independent female lead, its critical of military competence and scathing of corporate greed. Yeah, it was the 80’s, it was a different time…..but rather than undermine the idea that those were liberal concepts, I’d say they were even more so at the time.

Rob
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Rob

It’s because he’s an idiot.
Sure, *Ripley*, the character, might not be thinking about those things, but that’s what the film draws from to give us a “kill the aliens” plot.

TheBLD
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So, I want to ask a question here. Jim, do you think Breath of the Wild has been metabombed or not? Because you said in an article the other day “According to what I can see, no war has been waged on Breath of the Wild by fans of Horizon: Zero Dawn or indeed any other malignant force.” Which to me implies that you don’t believe there’s any widespread malicious negative reviewing going on. And yet, as of the time of writing, BotW and ME:A both have around the same number of negative user reviews. Of course, a negtive review… Read more »
Michael Campbell
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Michael Campbell

He said that he doesn’t think it’s an organised thing being done by the H:ZD fan-base specifically. That was the whole point of the article. Not that it wasn’t being metabombed.

TheBLD
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TheBLD

See, that’s what I was thinking, if it weren’t for that one line:

“”According to what I can see, no war has been waged on Breath of the Wild by fans of Horizon: Zero Dawn or indeed any other malignant force.”

Those last few words “any other malignant force” being the sticking point for me. It would seem to imply that there is no malice behind any of the low scores, in my eyes.

Michael Campbell
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Michael Campbell

Well, I would say that it implies there is no organised force behind the low scores, not that there are no malicious individuals.

Uldi
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Uldi

But it’s meant to be read along with “fans of Horizon: Zero Dawn”. So the “malignant force” is referring to some other organized group rather than a bunch of individuals.

NihilistGamer
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NihilistGamer

malignant force would mean a concentrated effort by a group of people.

Austin_sj
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Austin_sj

Mass Effect Andromeda has 205 dislikes out of 394 reviews.

With ant game you might get a few idiots. Metabombing is more of a mob.

NihilistGamer
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NihilistGamer

Really?! Horizon (at this time) has more negative user reviews and less positive by a big margin.
Horizon 71 Neg – 623 Pos
BotW: 66 Neg – 1727 Pos

BrunoXX
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BrunoXX

You can also have positve Metabombs……

Allan Weallans
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Allan Weallans

I’m sure I’ve said this before, but I was done with Mass Effect after ME3. I liked it. I even liked the ending. But something about it was just… like eating a good meal and feeling full afterwards. Years later and I still feel full. So I’m not that invested in Andromeda.

But I do see a few people here who need to be humiliated. Not out of any defensive loyalty to Mass Effect; just because it’s what they deserve.

Jack Burton
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Jack Burton

there may be things you or I don’t subscribe to, but any time you label a perception and then apply that to people you don’t agree with, it’s a terribly selfish and ignorant thing to do

Camm
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Camm

People complaining about SJW stuff are really just missing that the game is kinda shallow, with the ole’ conundrum of ‘look at all this space to explore’ but ‘what the fuck do I do in it’.

Shrug.

Mandrake42
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Mandrake42

What I find interesting about the whole SJW accusation is that it normally begins with how repetitive the gameplay is and how terrible the writing is, before concluding that only SJW’s will like it. Because SJW’s like bad gameplay and poor writing? I obviously have a seriously flawed understanding what SJW means.

Camm
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Camm

I think its attention to things other than anything heteronormative.

I guess if your looking to be outraged, there is a fair bit straight away. You have a gay engineer, a gay, religious science officer, and you meet a transgender medic who came to Andromeda to start a new life. I don’t really give a shit personally, but people are idiots.

Ian Reid
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Ian Reid
I’ve never supported anything from EA like, EVER, and seeing all these salty, ass-wrecked “reviews” and hearing what TotalBiscuit talk about on the Co-Optional Podcast (which I listen to while playing Pokémon Nuzlockes, shut up, it’s a good time as any to ever do that) it all justifies my stance on it. The Microtransactions, the season passes, the paywalls, it’s all scummery (I know it’s not a real word, shut up I’m using it anyway!) of the worst sort. If EA can’t bother to check on Bioware’s progress and say, “Hey, shit-weasels! This looks awful! You need to get your… Read more »
darksteel6
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darksteel6

I personally love EA’s games too damn much to not buy them.

Anyways like Total Biscuit said, we should give EA credit when they do good things, such as letting people use VPNs in other countries to play the game early.

Jack Burton
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Jack Burton

I’m enjoying it, but it is flawed in a B game sort of way, which is fine really. If you like video games, this ones a video game.

Jon Skinner
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Jon Skinner

lets all not pretend SJWs aren’t a thing though, they aren’t a mythical boogie man.

Theclaw Yaww
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Theclaw Yaww

But they have nothing to do with Bioware games as some people insist

Fuckhead
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Fuckhead

I think you’ll find it’s “Boogie person”

Jon Skinner
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Jon Skinner

oh yeah my bad Boogie Zer

Rob
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Rob

Can we at the same time not pretend SJWs are a massive global conspiracy out to tear down and “ruin” all culture instead of a fringe collective of people on the internet that actual social justice advocates hate for misconstruing real problems?

darksteel6
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darksteel6

they don’t exist, they’re like unicorns.

Jon Skinner
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Jon Skinner

search SJW compilation on youtube and you’ll see live footage, it’s not some blurry 100 yard away video either like big foot.

RudeOnion
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RudeOnion

I recorded what I believe is an 8ft SJW lurking outside my rural home. It disappeared before I could catch up, but I got a great shot of the footprints.

NihilistGamer
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NihilistGamer

Let’s not pretend that all gaming companies are pandering to a few outspoken leftist “games journalists” either. This idea that a few whiny [♪SKELETON WARRIORS♫] have ruined gaming for the masses is bullshit as well.

Games are mainstream now so it will be in a company’s best interest to appeal to all people. Games are now enjoyed by all and aren’t the niche of mostly white young men as they were for many years. There’s room for everyone’s tastes.

Sperium3000
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Sperium3000

I really can’t tell where you were going with that comment.

Wolfie
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Wolfie

I’m confused by the use of negatives. Fucking English with its shortcomings. Is he saying they ARE a thing, or are NOT a thing?

darksteel6
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darksteel6

Yes they are fool.

Jon Skinner
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Jon Skinner

oh god it’s you again, you proved yourself a delusional individual the other day no further conformation is needed.

darksteel6
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darksteel6

oh god it’s the brain-dead MRA shithead again.

Miming Allado
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Miming Allado

Okay, did Jim make the grammar errors on the first paragraph on purpose to make a point?

Adam Henley
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Adam Henley

He outsourced that paragraph to Rory Fingers.

Chürz
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Chürz

We need to stop taking games so seriously or we’re all gonna die of a stomach ulcer.

chozohybrid
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chozohybrid
So Bioware just had the bad luck of releasing a game with the issues it has, but didn’t change their companies name to Bethesda. Seriously, the issues with Bethesda games are looked upon with such humor and such, but this game gets treated like shit for the same reasons. Seriously, Bethesda get away with this stuff every Elder Scrolls release. I have been playing it, the animations are a bit wonky at times, but the game play is good and I’m enjoying the story so far. By the sounds of the last bit by Jim, he hasn’t enjoyed it much,… Read more »
H.Drizzle
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H.Drizzle

Fallout 4 was called out for being mediocre already. People criticized its, frankly ancient engine, animations, partly linear gameplay , lack of RPG elements, and tedious dogmeat AI. However, Fallout 4 does not have nearly as many animation problems as Andromeda.

chozohybrid
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chozohybrid
I didn’t mention Fallout, I mentioned the Elder Scrolls. Because I know Fallout 4 got some backlash, not as much as this, but it did get it. Honest question, have you played Andromeda? Because I have played both Fallout 4 and it a fair amount and I’d say the amount of weird animations in my experience is on par with Fallout 4. From what friends tell me, I had more issues then they did with Fallout, not sure why. It’s easy to say Andromeda has heaps when most of the media is only showing the issues and then it’s all… Read more »
Eon264
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Eon264
I mean, to be fair, Bethesda goes out of their way to make things easy on the modders that are going to fix their game for them. That doesn’t excuse it, but it certainly makes it more bearable for most of the playerbase (at least on PC). Also, Bethesda does not and has never had a reputation for excellence in this regard. While Bioware has never released anything that blew my mind in terms of animation, I’ve never considered them less than competent which is how I’d describe the issues with ME:A. See, when you condition your fanbase to expect… Read more »
chozohybrid
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chozohybrid
Modders fixing the game should not count as a positive for the game on its release (as mods won’t exist right away usually). The player has to spend time installing and making sure they work etc as well, not always a painless experience. I don’t think it’s fair to let them use that as a shield from being called out on it just because they make it mod compatible. That’s the fans improving/fixing their mistakes etc, they should not get credit for that. That’s also just for PC by and large, only their remaster recently has mods in a limited… Read more »
Eon264
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Eon264
I agree with you, for sure, but most people playing a Bethesda game on PC (the majority of their fan base) know full well that whatever problems they have are going to be fixed in a week at the most. With that in mind it’s harder to care enough to get all up-in-arms over it even though they don’t like it. Bethesda shouldn’t get a free pass, but nobody feels a pressing need to put their feet to the coals so they do. I hope they realise exactly how lucky they are that this kind of community cropped up around… Read more »
darksteel6
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darksteel6

Bethesda are being cowardly with their bullshit anti-consumer “no review copies to anyone other then streamers” policy though.

Eon264
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Eon264

Yeah, but that’s a completely different issue. They probably should be getting more shit over that than they have, but it’s not really comparable to what’s going on with bioware.

BrunoXX
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BrunoXX

Sorry, but ME 1 – 3 has also many problems with animations…..

Eon264
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Eon264

They’re definitely not perfect, but they’re not as bad/broken as a bethesda game. Not by a long shot.

Captain Pipsqueak
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Captain Pipsqueak

Eh, mediocre’s not bad as long as it’s fun, too.

chozohybrid
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chozohybrid

Agreed. Andromeda isn’t the best game ever, but I’m having a good time with it and that’s what matters to me most 🙂

H.Drizzle
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H.Drizzle

Unfortunately, mediocre is mediocre and that won’t change no matter how hard you try to look for some fun aspect of it.

Captain Pipsqueak
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Captain Pipsqueak

Entertainment’s where you find it.Comfort gaming, I guess you could call it. As long as it keeps my attention, I consider it a ‘good’ game.

My needs are simple.

darksteel6
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darksteel6

Same here, my standards for games are not that high, hell I recently got some enjoyment out of that Rambo game(it got some DLC believe it or not)

Gurphardt
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Wonky animation, while deserving of criticism, isn’t a dealbreaker for everyone.

Chris Schwartz-Brown
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Chris Schwartz-Brown
The key there is ‘fun’. I think the problem is that when you buy a Bethesda game, you’re buying it for the core gameplay loop of exploring and fighting and looting, so if character animations and dialogue are messed up you roll your eyes and chuckle and think ‘oooh Bethesda’ because it’s not interfering with your fun. But when most people buy a Bioware game they are looking for either cool and interesting characters (who they can then bone) or a good, exciting story. So mistakes that would be forgiven in a Bethesda game like wonky animations and bad voice… Read more »
OctopussGrift
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OctopussGrift

I agree finding bugs in a Bethesda game is sorta fits with the fun bits; exploring, looking for unique experiences and funny interactions. Where ME is about the story and glitches distract from the story.

BrunoXX
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BrunoXX

But what glitches are you talking about…..a not so good animation cycle is no glitch.

OctopussGrift
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OctopussGrift

There are some pretty weird animation errors that can occur. I suppose that might not necessarily count as a glitch, but people found them alienating nevertheless.

darksteel6
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darksteel6

Nah most people really love Fallout 4, the people that hate it are very much in the minority.

Nitrium
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Nitrium

for sure, most people DON’T “hate” it, but I wouldn’t go so far to say most people “love” Fallout 4 (78% give a “positive” review on Steam, but that hardly translates to “love” – indeed ~7/10 seems to be the average user rating which definitely doesn’t translate to “love” imo).

BrunoXX
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BrunoXX

I don’t think so…….Andromeda has much less animation problems as many suggest.

darksteel6
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darksteel6

Yes, Total Biscuit pointed that out in the Co Optional podcast this week, Skyrim had FAR worse animation issues on launch, yet it didn’t get anywhere near as much shit as MEA did, it’s a blatant double-standard.

Jerry Erikson
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Jerry Erikson

1. when did skyrim release?
2. Did previous elder scrolls games do animations better?
3. did devs say “yeah we’re not fixing this” even when people brought up concerns almost immediately?

darksteel6
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darksteel6

Elder Scrolls games have always had awkward animations, Bethesda pretty much depends on modders to fix its games cause they can barely be arsed to do it themselves.

BrunoXX
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BrunoXX

1.) Release date dosen’t matter….i know games that came out befor Skyrim that has better Animations.
2.) ME 1 – 3 also had not that good animation (in memories it always look better)….i have played them recently, and i can say that especially ME1 hasn’t aged very well.
3.) ME:A devs said that they will patch some of the issues…..

Aidan Long
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Aidan Long

Bioware has created a game that has progressive ideals and a cast that doesn’t consist of all white males?!
*Manacle drops*
MOST UNORTHODOX!!!!!

Themostunclean
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Themostunclean

You forgot that every woman doesn’t have a heaving bosom and look like a supermodel. Cuz that’s what “most people” are into apparently.

I love gaming but man, some of its fans just live in such an angry little bubble.

Appretaur
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Appretaur

These metabombing reviews paint a picture that this game is not far removed from a game developed by James Ro***e, while at least two of them call it a game for nerds, which I assume must be referencing nerds like James Ro**e. You replace the asterisks with letters.

Heat
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Heat

“Don’t waste your money on nerd’s games”

The best line.

Astralfury
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Astralfury

One guy chatting shit about Timesplitters? Fuck that, I will hear nothing negative said about either of them.

Gardiad
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Gardiad

What about the other two?

PowerSerg
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Them: “This is SJW Propaganda”
Me: “This game follows a long time stereotype of queer coding straight characters, making people of color racists and supports colonization”

Ron Baron
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Ron Baron

I’m queer and have never heard of queer coding straight characters. What does that mean?

MostlyPerfect
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MostlyPerfect

From what I’ve found it’s the practice of wanting a character to be gay but not wanting to go all in with it. Thus making a straight character that implies homosexuality, sometimes to a comedic over the top extent, but isn’t “actually” gay because that would offend people.

OctopussGrift
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OctopussGrift

The example of this that I always see is Supernatural where the fans read gay subtext into the show and the people behind the show use that subtext to act like they are progressive despite not having any gay characters in the show.

Ron Baron
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Ron Baron

But where is that present in Andromeda? I’m playing it right now and I haven’t encountered it at all. Unless you’re talking about Cora, in which case nothing about her is queer save her hair, and last time I checked, straight women are allowed to have shorter hairstyles.

MostlyPerfect
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MostlyPerfect

I have no idea I’ve never played the game. I’m just telling what “queer coding” means.

BrunoXX
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BrunoXX

You can have a romance with Cora as male Ryder…..she is anything but gay.

Rhys4Peace
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Rhys4Peace

I’m 15 hours in, and I haven’t seen any people of colour being racists yet. Is there a specific point I may have missed/or should look out for?

Also I don’t get queer coding. Are non-gay characters not allowed to have “traits” commonly associated with gay people? I don’t get it.

Also, all the “colonisation” is peaceful. There’s no slavery or raping of Angaran culture? If anything it’s more akin to immigration.

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Queer coding? Is that like when the Agents change the Matrix to make someone gay?

Gardiad
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Gardiad

Missstteeer Anderson, I want you

SilentPony
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SilentPony

God, can you imagine how creepy that’d be? Suddenly BOOM! You’re gay and there’s a sexy Agent gently rubbing your back.

Gardiad
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Gardiad

Ssshh just let it happen Neo

It’d put a whole new spin on the interrogation where they throw him on the table and tear open his shirt…

SilentPony
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SilentPony

And then start inserting wiggling devices into his holes…

Gardiad
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Gardiad

I doubt they’d of shut his mouth for it though.

I think that’s enough internet for me

SilentPony
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SilentPony

Puts the whole red pill/blue pill into new light too. And the whole movie really is just Neo trying to escape the creepy Agent who wants his butt.

darksteel6
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darksteel6

fool

Suzushiiro
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Suzushiiro

It’s funny because some of the Andromeda apologists are *also* blaming TEH ESSJAYDOUBLEYEWS for some of the shit the game has been getting.

Django
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Django

And they all ignore what makes the game truly unforgivable: a character creator section that’s followed by a 5 minute long unskippable cutscene every time before your allowed to see what your Ryder looks like in actual gameplay. And no option to change you appearance later. Did they learn nothing in the past 15 years? : (

Otherhand
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Otherhand

I had to restart Dragon Age Inquisition so many times. It was a metagame of seeing what the gameplay mode did to my character’s face compared to my work in the character creator, noting the distortions, and then remodelling the face in the creator to pre-empt the game’s weirdness.

twigcollins
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twigcollins

I bet you changing appearance mid-game will come in as a patch, the way it usually does with these games. If BioWare can even be arsed to patch this one.

BrunoXX
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BrunoXX

Character creators are the most overrated things in a game….ever bothered about not having a a character creator in any Zelda game? The Witcher 1 – 3 also has no a character creator…..

TattooHero
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TattooHero

Gamers need to understand: Early access=Open Beta

If anyone who has played SW:TOR during it’s early access knows it’s buggy af.

prometheus126
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prometheus126

Early Access = Open Beta

Beta at all = Finished product because companies never listen to feedback during betas anyway.

Erik
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Erik

Someone should really tell these people that “SJWs” and lefties aren’t liberals.