So, Mass Effect: Andromeda has had a bit of a wobbly launch, and BioWare is working on that, but in the meantime, the studio has an announcement about its “immediate plans” for the game coming next week. Maybe they’re going to pack up in a colony ship and start over on a new planet in Andromeda where people on the internet who haven’t even played the game are whinging about it anyway. Actually, that sounds kind of nice.
“It’s been a week since we officially launched Mass Effect: Andromeda worldwide, and we couldn’t be more excited that our fans are finally experiencing everything we’ve worked so hard to create,” the company said on Twitter.
“We’ve received quite a bit of feedback, some of it positive and some of it critical. That feedback is an important part of our ongoing support of the game, and we can’t wait to share more of our immediate plans with you on Tuesday, April 4.
“In the meantime, keep your feedback coming. Our team is listening, working around the clock to gather information and plan out solutions to improve and build on Mass Effect: Andromeda.
“Thanks for your continued support and for joining us on this journey.”
I dunno, you guys. I’m about 20 hours into the game, and I think it’s super rad. I mean, my FemRyder has been awkwardly flirting with the gay male engineer and one of the straight female officers on the Tempest so that’s a bust, but I don’t get the hate for this game online. Am I doing something wrong? Besides the awkward flirting, obviously, because I’m definitely doing that wrong and nobody wants to bang me.
Mass Effect 3 had a similarly controversial reception when it dropped in 2012, with many players upset about the game’s abrupt conclusion. I admit, I was so confused by everything going on at the end that I accidentally finished the game by choosing the option that was closest to me, and not the one I wanted, and almost everyone died. In response to the public drama – which included a complaint to the US Federal Trade Commission, like they don’t have more important things to deal with than disgruntled gamers – BioWare released a free DLC several months later that expanded on the ending with a cinematic epilogue.