Mass Effect: Andromeda was doomed long before it came out. While the dodgy trailers and gameplay footage set the spin-off out on the back foot, the myriad of bugs and glitches discovered at launch essentially killed it dead in the water.
While the sequel was admittedly a mess technically speaking, as well as underwhelming in comparison to other entries in the series, it was by no means a bad game. In fact, there was a lot to love about the sequel, not least the free-form planet exploration that allowed players to traverse uncharted environments and contribute to making them hospitable.
Likewise, while the main story also ran out of steam as it entered the final act, there was still an enjoyable journey to be had, with a lot of the missions doing a great deal to shake up the conventional Mass Effect structure in exciting new ways.
It was far from perfect, but it also wasn't the total disaster it was painted as, and by no means deserved to kill off the franchise as it did.