So, did you pull the trigger on Mass Effect Andromeda yet? I am choosing to wait until $10. I am still a little disappointed that they decided not to work on single player DLC for this title. Your comments seem to indicate that it is enjoyable for the "vanilla" version. Hopefully, there will be another entry in the franchise later.
@MysterD: what would be you buy in price for Overwatch? (just curious)
I bought ME: Andromeda back when it was $20 on Origin, a month ago or so.
I'm some 41 hours into the campaign and not anywhere close to being finished with it. There's just so much to do - i.e. think like DA:I. ME:A has DAI's open-world land masses thing going on w/ one-off quests everywhere around every corner. If you don't like the way DAI handled that stuff - chances are, you'll not like how ME:A deals with that either; it's very similar.
Combat's great. Fast, furious, and kinetic. You can't sit in cover long, or they try to kill you or get you to move out of cover. They're do their skills, toss grenades, destroy cover, whatever - they won't hesitate to do, if you sit it cover too long. If you want to live here - you can move to another cover, dodge, use your jump-jets to zip around, or whatever. It's a blast, IMHO.
It takes a while for the story to go anywhere. And even when it does, it's more plotlines than anything...so, don't expect depth; especially early on. Same goes for most characters, also. You spend so much time on Eos building that planet up, so you spend a lot of time there early on...so this has the DAI Hinterlands issue. Like DAI w/ The Hinterlands, once Eos is built-up enough and you can leave - LEAVE. The game-worlds, hubs, and planets really open-up once you get off Eos. And the main story doesn't really kick in until you leave Eos anyways.
ME:A looks great, runs great, plays great - but the lack of story depth & character stuff hurts it. Even with that being the case, it has that "I have to do one more quest b/c I barely walk and drive and keep running into them" mentality - and if you find that addicting, ME:A certainly has that going for it...and is the reason even after 41 hours, I'm still going strong with it.
About Overwatch purchase-price - I dunno. $20 at most or more likely less - since it's a Blizz game and since their games take forever to drop in price. I like it a lot, but I'm not sure if it's a game I can really stick around with. It's fine for an hour or 2 here or there, but that's it.
D-Va and Pharah (spelling?) seem to be my real go-to characters here.