Series: Andromeda Diaries

Mass Effect Andromeda Diaries #2: Better Beginnings

Previously on the Andromeda Diaries: The brochures for the Andromeda Initiative were very enticing, but the reality? Not so much. SPOILERS BEYOND! After exploring every accessible corner of the Nexus, Penta reports back to Director Tann and is granted a ship, the Tempest. The Tempest is a good looking vessel, except for those handle bars, but try as BioWare might with its cutscenes, the Tempest just can’t take Commander Shepard’s Normandy’s place in my heart. I still get chills every single time I see the Normandy appear on screen, and a model of the ship sits by my computer...

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Mass Effect Andromeda Diaries #3: Second First Contact

Previously on Andromeda Diaries: We’ve turned things around on planet Eos. Though our initial Initiative plans were based on exploration and colonization, the Pathfinder responds to the kett threat by making her first outpost a military one. With some level of stability established, and the increased viability of Eos, the colonists’ spirits are rising, but we’re not out of the water yet. Companions didn’t want to talk much earlier, but now every room Ryder walks into on the Nexus involves a cutscene. Cora expresses her bitterness about losing out on the opportunity to become the Pathfinder, something she has...

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Mass Effect Andromeda Diaries #4: The Wild, Wild Heleus

Previously on Andromeda Diaries: Pathfinder Ryder has made great strides in the Heleus Cluster and has dealt a big blow to the Archon. Understandably though, based on their experience with the kett, there are still some angara who don’t trust all these new aliens, no matter how nice our Cultural Exchange says we are. There are a number of errands for Ryder to complete to help raise galactic viability for the Initiative, including loyalty missions for her companions and checking out some of the other star systems. The Moshae has given us a lead on who betrayed her to...

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Mass Effect Andromeda Diaries #6: All Hail the Krogan

By now you’ve probably heard that, for various reasons, Mass Effect Andromeda kinda sucks. Over my past five diaries, I’ve painted some of the issues, but hey, after investing 80 or so hours, I’m gonna keep going at this point. The tedium of poor story, sidequests deserving of much side eye, and Liam and Cora pissing me off weren’t enough to deter me. So either because I’m a hopelessly obsessed BioWare masochistic fangirl or–yeah, okay, that’s exactly what I am. By now, my friend was hours ahead of me and based on her emoji-filled flail texts, in combination with my...

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