So I'ma make a few points coz I feel like they need to be made.
So I'm gonna go into real-talk mode. Ok so I'm gay, and I like it when I get representation in a game. What I don't like however, is someone who's never seen a gay person adding them into the game just so they can say 'diversity'. For instance, if they have to constantly remind you of their orientation, then you fucked up on writing. Having half of their conversations revolve around "Hey can I remind you that I'm gay, by the way I'm gay." or "Did I mention I am feeling totally gay today? Yeah I'm really gay guys!" is just kinda fucking stupid, nobody actually talks like that unless they're a pretentious 'cee 'uou 'next 'tuesday' who is fishing for attention. I would much rather them not put the character in at all than do that.
So if Blaze can't speak for 'the group' (Which is dumb af in itself, being gay isn't like being part of some hive mind. We're not xenomorphs. Contrary to what family guy says, we aren't born with acid blood.) I guess I'll do it just to kind of prove a point, which feels... very hypocritical especially for the fact that this conversation shouldn't even be done. This is about Mass Effect, not Bioware not actually being able to write, but fuck it, if I have to go there, I will.
First off, Bioware isn't that 'revolutionary' when it comes to lgbt issues. Let's face it, in mass effect there's two sexualities. Bi and Straight. All the female characters in mass effect are bi, all the male characters are straight. It's been that way since ME:1 and Andromeda is no exception. Your only choices if you want M:M romances are usually throwaway characters. Like boring af Kaiden, who only exists to complain about not being chosen and bitching about cerberus or redshirt "STEEEEEEVE" in ME:3. We didn't get Vega, we didn't get Thane, and we certainly did not fucking get Garrus, which imo is best bae. Coincidentally, F:M or F:F romances aren't in short supply. You could practically bang the whole ship if you wanted to. Okay, we got that part out of the way. Rant on that over. Now to the real issue.
The reason Andromeda sucks isn't because of social justice warriors (though they don't make for very good writers tbh) or anything like that. It's because they replaced most of the old team with people who either didn't have the drive, or didn't have the experience to follow up with the rest of the series. (even if Manveir Heir is a super mega ultra douche-sundae). The reason Andromeda sucks, is because it fucking sucks.
The characters are boring 'archetypes', the writing is teenager fanfic level, the main villian looks like a rock version of that little monkey guy in kung-fu panda, the gameplay is ass and buggy as fuck, the graphics look worse than the first mass effect, the animation looks like amateur source film maker footage, with hints of gmod face fuckery, and the voice acting is just... soulless. I wouldn't even pirate it, (not that I pirate anything in the first place, but that game looks so bad that it wouldn't even be worth the wait or the potential viruses) and it looks like a series killer if they can't come up with a fix or anything better anytime soon (which rumors say Devs said they won't, so ggwp there)
So... yeah, ME:A is shit, but it is not to 'da eschjaydubyuhs' and more due to the fact they hired a bunch of people who had no idea what in the fuck they were doing, and the fact they got away with it, because everyone's standards are so low they'll pay 60 dollars for a half finished triple A game, or $39.99 for the next 'early access zombies battle royale permanent alpha thanks for the money we're not actually doing anything survival simulator with a bunch of guns and no ammo'.