I have the game and finished it....it was alright. I thought the game had some stunning visuals in certain parts of the game, but i thought the characters (save for Drack and maybe Vetra) and the story was lacking. The whole vibe and story itself felt a bit watered down and the dialogue of some of the squadmates was just cringeworthy at times.
Lastly we travel to Andromeda and we only see TWO alien races?.....a bit lazy in that aspect, but i guess it fit with the story they was trying to tell. I did like the open worlds tho...they felt real and organic and they didn't have artificial invisible walls....you really had a huge map to play in for each world.
Overall not a bad game, just mediorce for me....
I loved the game. Though the critiques about the story are definitely valid. I too feel it was mediocre. Not bad. Not good. But it's Mass Effect and I love the universe so it satisfied me. I felt a lot of the characters were flat, except for Drack and Vetra. I loved those two. Peebee was alright and I romanced her. Jaal was a well rounded character and realized halfway through the game I should have romanced him (wanted to have Jaal as my Garrus, lol. Badass best friend
). If you look into the history of development, it was troubled. When they'd change directors, they'd scrap the story and start over. Aside from the combat system, they made the game in a year and a half. There were also other issues too. Kotaku I think did the article. I can't seem to find it though.
The two alien races didn't bother me. You are only in a small cluster of the whole galaxy and the story was about the Jaardan and the creation of the Angara while also telling the story of a polar opposite invader species trying to exhalt them and other races. I liked how the Kett and the Milky Way races were both considered invaders but on complete opposite ends of the spectrum and how both affected the Angara.
Clips, I've been doing the multiplayer a lot, you down?