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  • RenoakuRenoaku Member EpicPosts: 3,079
    I hear the characters are worse than Mass Effect 3 "Model Wise".

    And the game has Denvuo, when it removes Denuvo, and if the rumors aren't true ill buy it.
  • Jester135Jester135 Member UncommonPosts: 18
    A lot of people complained about the crappy dialogues, facial expressions etc. I found them entertaining, a nice break from the serious parts of the game. Love the combat system, the new crafting system is pretty awesome, since you can actually customize what goes into your gear. Also like how the class system works now. Do admit ME3 facial animations were way better, but the goofy facial expressions on this one doesn't ruin the game.
  • azarhalazarhal Member RarePosts: 1,355

    Trand said:

    This game is Dragon Age: Inquisition in space, But I loved that game and I am really enjoying Andromeda.



    My biggest complaint is the animations, yes you get used to them, but it should not have launched like this.



    Otherwise great game.



    I personally find it better than DAI and I was a DA fan before being a ME fan before MEA. I also love DAI (I got over 300 hours in it).

    Also, my perception is that MEA is getting a better reception from "fans" who played the game than DAI did. The release reception of DAI on the official forums was quite mixed, with many people not liking the gameplay and game features that much. MEA reception on the unofficial BSN (where most of the official BSN moved after it was closed) is way more positive (minus the trolls). The main negative point for MEA on the uBSN is the lackluster character creator...(yeah, not even that animations).
  • Asch126Asch126 Member RarePosts: 528
    This is one of the worst articles I've seen here so far.

    It's childish, and honestly, pathetic to just dismiss everything the community has said like this.
  • RubrubgrrRubrubgrr Member UncommonPosts: 74
    I am totally loving ME4, all of it. Guess it sucks ass to be those who are whinging and whining about it now then doesn't it? Boo hoo for them LULZ. As quite often seems to be the case though, this is the place where all the "pro critics" come to bash something new and try and convince everyone else why the game is bad. Again, sucks ass to be them now doesn't it? LULZ! TBF though, IMHO, there does seem to be unusual amount of minor bugs in game atm that I do not expect to be present in this day and age
  • VolgoreVolgore Member EpicPosts: 3,872
    People are disappointed by a game.
    MMORPG.COM releasing an article about how its not so bad.

    Bu$iness as usual and nothing we haven't seen various times before.


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  • SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
    edited March 2017
    Volgore said:
    People are disappointed by a game.
    MMORPG.COM releasing an article about how its not so bad.

    Bu$iness as usual and nothing we haven't seen various times before.

    Yet another baseless accusation. Go figure. 

    wish we were paid to review positively. I'd have a lot bigger bank balance. Amazingly, I like it as do a whole lot of other people. That you don't like it is YOUR business but to, once again, launch an unjustified insinuation that a positive article or review is "paid for" is quite old and tiresome.

    As much as everyone's supposed to accept that there are people who hate this game, are disappointed in the game, etc., so too should it be acceptable for people to like MEA and to give their reasons why. Chris acknowledged both pros and cons and made a good argument why he believes (CATCH THE KEY WORDS?) it's not as bad as it's been painted.

    Such a tiresome, boring accusation with absolutely no proof other than "because I say it's so" behind it. Just stop.


    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 


  • ulrick1965ulrick1965 Member UncommonPosts: 9
    Asch126 said:
    This is one of the worst articles I've seen here so far.

    It's childish, and honestly, pathetic to just dismiss everything the community has said like this.
    Well...
    Just like some people won't accept that some people don't agree with their opinion?  Childish like that?  Certainly not honest.  Likely pathetic though.  Please note I was not referring to the article.  Just to be clear here.
  • JeffSpicoliJeffSpicoli Member EpicPosts: 2,849
    Volgore said:
    People are disappointed by a game.
    MMORPG.COM releasing an article about how its not so bad.

    Bu$iness as usual and nothing we haven't seen various times before.


    What disappoints me is games like heroes of dire which technically is a mmo lite got absolutely ZERO COVERAGE on this MMO website. Do we really need or want another article telling us how great some big budget AAA mess is??? 


                  Awaiting long winded retaliation response...../sigh 
    • Aloha Mr Hand ! 

  • SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
    edited March 2017
    Asch126 said:
    This is one of the worst articles I've seen here so far.

    It's childish, and honestly, pathetic to just dismiss everything the community has said like this.
    Not everyone in "the community" is up in arms. Most are quietly and happily playing the game while acknowledging that there are flaws and bugs, even a lot of them, but also waiting to hear how those issues will be dealt with come Tuesday. Much of what is "wrong" with MEA will be addressed through patches. 

    The bottom line is, if the story isn't to your liking. If the game doesn't meet your expectations. If you hate the game play, the character models, or any one of a litany of things -- stop playing  and go back to play the Original Trilogy and hope that the next ME game is better. 

    I find that this has been a pretty damned good first effort by a young team. I have a lot of confidence in their future and the future of the series.


    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 


  • SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
    edited March 2017
    thunderC said:
    Volgore said:
    People are disappointed by a game.
    MMORPG.COM releasing an article about how its not so bad.

    Bu$iness as usual and nothing we haven't seen various times before.

    What disappoints me is games like heroes of dire which technically is a mmo lite got absolutely ZERO COVERAGE on this MMO website. Do we really need or want another article telling us how great some big budget AAA mess is??? 

                  Awaiting long winded retaliation response...../sigh 
    Did you know we have a tip box on the news.cfm page? If you use it, we'll check it out. We always do.


    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 


  • RenoakuRenoaku Member EpicPosts: 3,079
    Volgore said:
    People are disappointed by a game.
    MMORPG.COM releasing an article about how its not so bad.

    Bu$iness as usual and nothing we haven't seen various times before.


    Seriously this is the only forum that doesn't remove positive, or negative opinions, as well as many others just because a game company censors their own forums which is truly pathetic...

    As for Mass Effect 4, I didn't have to read a review as soon as I saw Denuvo I knew I wasn't buying the game, no editor here had to tell me anything either I looked it up on YouTube of how bad the Dialogues are, the character models are a joke, and honestly that money wasted to pay for a piece of crap DRM which upset me as a consumer could have been used to pay for better character models, and MO-Cap but instead it was just thrown down the tolit.

    And even in the old Second Life 2001 game has made better character models than in Mass Effect 4, and yet you wonder how Video Game developers these days design such crappy games, yet if you go back and look at the Original Mass Effect game, and Mass Effect 2 it was great, they started getting really bad at Mass Effect 3, and Made 4 even worse.

    And they did the same thing with Dragon Age, how can someone make such a beautiful Intellectual property and throw it down the garbage, same thing happened with Resident Evil, and all these other games great IP's thrown down the tolit but the original concepts were very good, I wonder how this Newer Generation of kids who go to School, spend thousands of dollars taking classes, turn out to suck this much compared to older generation of developers?

    Like I just don't get it.

  • VolgoreVolgore Member EpicPosts: 3,872
    SBFord said:
    Volgore said:
    People are disappointed by a game.
    MMORPG.COM releasing an article about how its not so bad.

    Bu$iness as usual and nothing we haven't seen various times before.

    Yet another baseless accusation. Go figure. 

    wish we were paid to review positively. I'd have a lot bigger bank balance. As much as everyone's supposed to accept that there are people who hate this game, are disappointed in the game, etc., so too should it be acceptable for people to like MEA and to give their reasons why. Chris acknowledged both pros and cons and made a good argument why he believes (CATCH THE KEY WORDS?) it's not as bad as it's been painted.

    Such a tiresome, boring accusation with absolutely no proof other than "because I say it's so" behind it. Just stop.
    I did not mean to say that you or everyone else got paid for a positive spin, although this website -like most other websites of this kind- is in a business that is about not to annoy the alpha dogs in the park.

    Accordingly, in my 9(?) years on this page i have NEVER seen mmorpg.com taking the stance of their readers or community when people raised valid concerns or voiced their disappointment by a game or company.
    Instead i have seen MANY of these articles from mmorpg.com telling us that "its not so bad", including a "this is an objective opinion while yours is subjective" vibe between the lines.

    But hey, at least that's something!

    ... because much more often i have seen mmorpg.com just comfortably hear nothing, see nothing, say nothing when the hype for a game that this page helped to build up on a daily basis subsided and people were left with the reality of $60 spent for an unfinished or low quality product. I witnessed this sad history all the way back to Age Of Conan's release.




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  • caim5caim5 Member UncommonPosts: 3
    edited March 2017
    I, for one, would like to thank you guys for your review of the game. I decided to take the plunge and I am happy that I did. I'm enjoying everything this game has to offer (mostly focused on MP at the moment). I won't let people's disappointment influence my own enjoyment of this game.

    Thanks again for the honest reviews guys.

    Are the facial animations strange at times? Yes. But I won't let that get in the way! I have a path to find.........(I know, cheesy). :).
  • Asch126Asch126 Member RarePosts: 528
    SBFord said:
    Asch126 said:
    This is one of the worst articles I've seen here so far.

    It's childish, and honestly, pathetic to just dismiss everything the community has said like this.
    Not everyone in "the community" is up in arms. Most are quietly and happily playing the game while acknowledging that there are flaws and bugs, even a lot of them, but also waiting to hear how those issues will be dealt with come Tuesday. Much of what is "wrong" with MEA will be addressed through patches. 

    The bottom line is, if the story isn't to your liking. If the game doesn't meet your expectations. If you hate the game play, the character models, or any one of a litany of things -- stop playing  and go back to play the Original Trilogy and hope that the next ME game is better. 

    I find that this has been a pretty damned good first effort by a young team. I have a lot of confidence in their future and the future of the series.
    "Most" are happily playing the game? Since when is YOUR opinion the opinion of "most" now?

    "Oh, it'll be patched so it's ok", since when was that acceptable? Since when is a game with so many issues with animations and the writing given a pass because it's "a young team"?
  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,540
    I can only speak for myself - Andromeda is the worst game of the series by far.

    this is the only ME game where I actually LOL'd at how bad the writing and voice acting was. Animations I am not even going to go there.

    What ME:Andromeda lacks is - soul. The previous ME games had it.

    Ita feels like an assembly like mass produced product, and frankly it sucks.

    So for me the game IS as bad as many say it is.

    just my 2c

  • KothosesKothoses Member UncommonPosts: 891
    30 hours in, enjoying it a lot. It has its flaws but they are not massive, just noticeable, and only really an issue because we expected more and the original 3 were an amazing journey.

    If you are on the fence, try it when it goes on sale or something or try it round at a friends house. If you are determined to hate it, you will hate it, but if you go into it with an open mind its a good game. Not the world beater we wanted, but its a solid start.

    Promoting thought a new Gaming video blog http://www.youtube.com/user/quinnthalas discussing games, gamers and the internet with gameplay footage as background.

  • IkedaIkeda Member RarePosts: 2,746
    I agree with @DMKano  which almost hurts.

    @SBFord , I think what the community here is REALLY saying is that... with all the MMO's and other games available, why is it that you're focusing on Content that is lackluster?  Are the click-views really so much better on ME:A even if each article causes a little forum war each time?

    Gotta be honest, the games that get time devoted to them recently have been head scratchers.  ME:A (as a long time ME fan (from the first one one) sucked.  I actually stopped playing it because I got tired of the same spiele over and over and over.  And I stomached TWO playthroughs of ME3 because of the change in story.

    More importantly, why don't we focus on actual MULTI PLAYER content if nothing else.  You know the MM part?  Reading editorials about single player games can be done elsewhere.  I came here way back for the MMORPG, I'm sticking for the MMORPG but given the lack of those articles featured here anymore... I just dunno.  

    And the "don't let the door hitcha" attitude when the community is trying to explain their point to you guys.... I get it.  You're tired of being told your opinions are bought.  I'm sure Trump or the Media feel similarly depending on which side you view it from.
  • DistopiaDistopia Member EpicPosts: 21,182
    Asch126 said:


    "Oh, it'll be patched so it's ok", since when was that acceptable? Since when is a game with so many issues with animations and the writing given a pass because it's "a young team"?
    Since when was it not? People accept issues of varying degrees in everything, look at games like Skyrim, which had all kinds of issues, much more than I've seen in ME:A thus far, but hey I loved it regardless of the dragons flying backwards, the simple overused story, etc...

    People have every right to care about what they want. If such issues don't bother them they don't bother them. I think it was TimE that said people seem to act as though a 7 (arbitrary chosen number) can't still be a good game, I have to agree with that assessment. As to me that's what I'm seeing here with ME:A. It's not the greatest game ever, it's far from the worst I've played. Either way I've had a ton of fun with it so far. That's all that really matters. Hence the trial has sold me on the game. Regardless of the crusade against it. 

    Should I dislike it because you feel no game should be liked that has "issues with animations", or you didn't like the story? That sounds an awful lot like what you're saying to me...

    For every minute you are angry , you lose 60 seconds of happiness."-Emerson


  • AzothAzoth Member UncommonPosts: 840
    Asch126 said:
    SBFord said:
    Asch126 said:
    This is one of the worst articles I've seen here so far.

    It's childish, and honestly, pathetic to just dismiss everything the community has said like this.
    Not everyone in "the community" is up in arms. Most are quietly and happily playing the game while acknowledging that there are flaws and bugs, even a lot of them, but also waiting to hear how those issues will be dealt with come Tuesday. Much of what is "wrong" with MEA will be addressed through patches. 

    The bottom line is, if the story isn't to your liking. If the game doesn't meet your expectations. If you hate the game play, the character models, or any one of a litany of things -- stop playing  and go back to play the Original Trilogy and hope that the next ME game is better. 

    I find that this has been a pretty damned good first effort by a young team. I have a lot of confidence in their future and the future of the series.
    "Most" are happily playing the game? Since when is YOUR opinion the opinion of "most" now?

    "Oh, it'll be patched so it's ok", since when was that acceptable? Since when is a game with so many issues with animations and the writing given a pass because it's "a young team"?
    Almost all of the people that I know that bought the game are actually liking it. 1 out of 9 decided to stop playing and wait for updates.
  • OG_ZorvanOG_Zorvan Member EpicPosts: 1,884
    edited April 2017

    Phry said:

    Apparently on April 4th they (Bioware) are going to let us know how they are going to fix the game, but as The Know have said, is it too late to save the game, and how much can they actually reasonably fix, certainly not the writing, not unless they are willing to do a 'do over' as was done with FFXIV1.0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVD0akqlZfA



    They're adding 6 different endings that, if you get them all, the colors make a rainbow flag decal for your ship and the Ryder siblings can use the same restroom.


    MMORPG.COM took away my swinging cheerleader butt .gif.

  • DistopiaDistopia Member EpicPosts: 21,182
    edited April 2017
    Ikeda said:
    I agree with @DMKano  which almost hurts.

    @SBFord , I think what the community here is REALLY saying is that... 
    There's no consensus in this community on this matter, stop acting as though one side has an upper hand, as neither do. Some of us like the articles on ME ( most of them anyway, this one is just picking an unneeded fight)...

    For every minute you are angry , you lose 60 seconds of happiness."-Emerson


  • Asch126Asch126 Member RarePosts: 528
    Distopia said:
    Asch126 said:


    "Oh, it'll be patched so it's ok", since when was that acceptable? Since when is a game with so many issues with animations and the writing given a pass because it's "a young team"?
    Since when was it not? People accept issues of varying degrees in everything, look at games like Skyrim, which had all kinds of issues, much more than I've seen in ME:A thus far, but hey I loved it regardless of the dragons flying backwards, the simple overused story, etc...

    People have every right to care about what they want. If such issues don't bother them they don't bother them. I think it was TimE that said people seem to act as though a 7 (arbitrary chosen number) can't still be a good game, I have to agree with that assessment. As to me that's what I'm seeing here with ME:A. It's not the greatest game ever, it's far from the worst I've played. Either way I've had a ton of fun with it so far. That's all that really matters. Hence the trial has sold me on the game. Regardless of the crusade against it. 

    Should I dislike it because you feel no game should be liked that has "issues with animations", or you didn't like the story? That sounds an awful lot like what you're saying to me...
    So what issues did Skyrim had that compares to ME:A?

    Did i say no one should like it? No. Now you put words in my mouth just to pretend your point is more valid? You're even more childish and pathetic than the guy that wrote the article.
  • Asch126Asch126 Member RarePosts: 528
    Azoth said:
    Asch126 said:
    SBFord said:
    Asch126 said:
    This is one of the worst articles I've seen here so far.

    It's childish, and honestly, pathetic to just dismiss everything the community has said like this.
    Not everyone in "the community" is up in arms. Most are quietly and happily playing the game while acknowledging that there are flaws and bugs, even a lot of them, but also waiting to hear how those issues will be dealt with come Tuesday. Much of what is "wrong" with MEA will be addressed through patches. 

    The bottom line is, if the story isn't to your liking. If the game doesn't meet your expectations. If you hate the game play, the character models, or any one of a litany of things -- stop playing  and go back to play the Original Trilogy and hope that the next ME game is better. 

    I find that this has been a pretty damned good first effort by a young team. I have a lot of confidence in their future and the future of the series.
    "Most" are happily playing the game? Since when is YOUR opinion the opinion of "most" now?

    "Oh, it'll be patched so it's ok", since when was that acceptable? Since when is a game with so many issues with animations and the writing given a pass because it's "a young team"?
    Almost all of the people that I know that bought the game are actually liking it. 1 out of 9 decided to stop playing and wait for updates.
    Oh really? The people YOU know like it? I'm sorry, i forgot you and your friends spoke for everyone else.
  • GorweGorwe Member EpicPosts: 6,208
    edited April 2017
    76? How about 47? How's that average? Or maybe 61? Isn't that a bit too low for a game of ME lineage... See? I can play with numbers too.
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