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Here's what "Andromeda" is all about, per Wikipedia:

The game begins within the Milky Way Galaxy during the 22nd century, where humanity is planning to populate new home worlds in the Andromeda Galaxy as part of a strategy called the Andromeda Initiative. The player assumes the role of either Scott or Sara Ryder, an inexperienced military recruit who joins the Initiative and wakes up in Andromeda following a 600-year journey.
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Mass Effect: Andromeda has a lighter tone than previous installments in the series, with open world elements and an emphasis on exploration. Many of the series' traditional gameplay elements remain, while others have been modified, such as combat, which is less cover-based and more mobile.
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It's hard to capture the angst that some critics feel from seeing one of the greatest video game franchises of all-time devolve into a boring, soulless rebootbut that's where we're at. It's a game overflowing with technical glitches and bizarre facial animations. Even IGN was overwhelmingly blasé about the sequel, despite its penchant for inflated review scores (the average game receives a score of 8.0). This was not the "Mass Effect" title gamers waited five years for.

Without consistently strong writing or a breakout star in its cast to carry it through the long hours and empty spaces, however, disappointments like a lack of new races, no companion customization, and major performance problems and bugs take their toll.
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But other fans say critics are missing the point. All of this stuff is secondary to what "Mass Effect" does best—letting players explore alien plants, and "Andromeda" delivers. Also, people are wearing rose-tinted glasses; the previous games were full of technical glitches and bugs. That's almost a baked-in feature of the "Mass Effect" series at this point. Critics should stop slamming "Andromeda" for the same thing.

[Mass Effect] is also, a decade after its release, still laden with gamebreaking bugs. Only yesterday, my Shepard got stuck halfway up a hill and I had no option but start over from 20 minutes earlier. The dialogue is uneven and patchy. And don’t even get me started on the Mako.
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Even Machinima says this is a game for the fans:

"Andromeda" is a proper 'Mass Effect' game... fans of the series owe it to themselves to take a spin in the new galaxy.
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Critics and fans are deeply divided.

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