Mass Effect: Andromeda is a thrilling sci-fi drama stuck to a boring game
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All I wanted was some popcorn.
Gil, a key member of the small but tight-knit crew aboard my starship, was worried about morale, and thought a movie night could lift spirits. I agreed, and set out to download a library of movies from a nearby space station. But that was far from the end of it. What started out as a tiny side mission ballooned into a seemingly never-ending quest to please everyone on the ship. I had to fly to distant planets and far-flung cities to gather specific snacks, drinks, and other creature comforts. The tedious process took hours to complete, sandwiched in between other more pressing issues, and I almost gave up partway through due to sheer boredom. But, as with the rest of Mass Effect: Andromeda, I pressed on — not because of the thrill of adventure, but because of the people involved.