Didn't that same GameSpot reviewer give No man's Sky a 8/10? I just checked and they also gave Ghost Recon Wildlands a 7/10.... yeah, let that sink in. If you really can't decide whether or not to buy a game, read the reviews, or watch gameplay. But more interestingly, it's been a while since I've seen a huge game like Mass Effect have opinions this polarizing. Some reviews say it's combat is great, some don't, some like the characters, some hate them. The only true constant is the existence of bugs and some below par facial animations. Maybe if that had been sorted out before release these reviewers would have had an easier time praising Andromeda's strong points (I'm sure there's some).
I get the feeling they didn't even know what to score this thing. There's the weight of the OT, the ME3 ending controversy and now this recent backlash over animations, any reviewer who says all that has absolutely no impact (even subconsciously) on their opinion is being naive. People often accuse the Press of going easy on big franchises like ME but in this case I think the opposite is true. If this had been new IP, the potential of this new "series" would have been lauded.
If nothing else, this whole thing shows how little nuance or subtlety we often have. If something isn't the best or worst thing ever invented our brains simply overload. One 6/10 review is apparently Mass Effect "bombing", "OMG u ruin Mas Efect", etc, etc. Maybe it's just ok, no?
Still buying. Luv u Mass Effect