I'd like to bring you word that Mass Effect Andromeda is absolutely everything both fans and the mainstream gaming populace want it to be; a phantasmagorical concoction of fan-pleasing wish-fulfilment, boldly reintroducing such a storied and popular franchise to an entirely new generation.
I'd love to tell you that, but I can't, because Bioware f*cked up. At this stage, everything you're about to see is taken from the first few hours in the game, and maybe - just maybe - there'll be so much phenomenal plot development or usage of uber-cool game mechanics that come the credits, all these dead-eyed faces and broken walking animations will be totally forgotten about.
There's almost no hope in hell of that happening, of course, but hey, it never stopped Fallout 4 for sweeping its Game of the Year polls, genuinely robbing The Witcher 3 back in 2015. Not that I'm bitter.
Regardless, feast your eyes on the first glimpses of 'the new Mass Effect', and keep in mind, Bioware have had five.solid.years to plan every inch of this, from necessitating another entry in the first place, to each pimple on the side of all those freaky doll-like faces...