Mass Effect: Andromeda was one of 2017’s most disappointing triple-A releases so far. The game was a glitchy mess and fans that were still disappointed from the ending of 2012’s Mass Effect 3 only further lost faith in BioWare and the franchise. BioWare immediately started releasing patches for the game to resolve its most glaring issues, most notably the character animations, but that didn’t stop the game from dropping off relatively fast. EA is now taking steps to change that by releasing a free demo of the game.
The demo is 10 hours long and is basically identical to the early access versions of the game that were playable to to EA Access and Origin Access subscribers. The demo allows players to experience the first major section of Andromeda’s story, the desert planet of Eos. It also allows players to put up to 10 hours into Andromeda’s surprisingly fun multiplayer wave-defense mode. Any progression from the trial will carry over to the full game if players choose to purchase it. The demos are available for PC, for PS4 and for Xbox One players. For the players who end up purchasing the game, it will run you about $30 in each of these online stores.
Since Andromeda’s release, many details of the game’s troubled development stories have come to light and it appears the EA has temporarily put the franchise on ice due to its bad reception.
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