It’s been quite a while, but then it takes quite a while for a message to travel all the way back from Andromeda. After years of waiting, Mass Effect: Andromeda finally saw release on March 21st and that’s where I’ve been since. That and doing life chores. I’ve reached the end of that journey for now and I must say it was highly satisfying. I’m not sure if it’s just the sentiment that gets the most attention, if it’s the popular thing to do these days, or if I’m genuinely in the minority but most of the chatter I had seen about Mass Effect was negative. Twice this year I’ve had this feeling with newer games (Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and now ME: Andromeda) where I’ve really enjoyed the game but the vocal gaming community seems to be on the complete other end of the spectrum.