After playing for 10 hours I'm kinda... well disappointed. This is not a bad game or anything but it's not great either. Because this is a Mass Effect game it really has high expectations by everyone who has played the OT, and it simply doesn't deliver on these expectations.
Now ignoring all the comments on the facial animations and the (yes it's quite wonderful) combat I want to focus on the thing that actually drove the original three Mass Effect games: Narrative.
At the moment I have the full party and, while it's not far in the story, can see some glaring issues with the crew. I want to say that you shouldn't compare it to the crew we love with Garrus, Wrex, et al. but it feels like the writers did it themselves.
We have the two humans (Cora-Liam/Kaidan-Ashley) the krogan (Drack/Wrex) the asari (Liara/Peebee) the turian (Garrus/Vetra) and the other one (Tali/Jaal). This alone isn't that bad per se but the fact that they act as if they have fought the Illusive man alongside each other makes me wanna throw something at the TV. Character buildup is skipped entirely and why can you start the loyalty mission right at the start??
The removal of the Paragon/Renegade system is the biggest loss here. The choices you can make aren't really that different from each other. It's mainly just "Logic" or "Emotional" with most choices and, again, they don't differ that much. There are moments when I want to yell/punch/whatever renegade at the people on the Nexus but the option is never there! Let me be a bitch to Peebee like I was with Ashley, I need that!!
Well this was a great post to make. Really had to say something about this game
If you're still not sure to buy Andromeda I will say wait for it to drop in price. Meanwhile play the OT because in the end the buildup is a lot better.