If all the problems and videos online stopped you from giving Andromeda a go, fair enough. But if you'd like to get a taste of the latest Mass Effect nonetheless, you can now play the game for free for 10 hours.
The timed demo is available on all platforms, although at the time of writing only the Xbox One and Origin links were functional. According to the details, you'll be able to play "unlimited multiplayer" and up to "the first planet" in singleplayer, with all progress carrying over should you decide to purchase the game afterwards.
If you haven't played Andromeda yet, it's not a bad time to do so. The game has gotten a lot of quality of life improvements since release, and it's a fun exercise to play through the game knowing a lot of the troubles it faced during development, which you can read about below.
In 2012, as work on Mass Effect 3 came to a close, a small group of top BioWare employees huddled to talk about the next entry in their epic sci-fi franchise. Their goal, they decided, was to make a game about exploration -- one that would dig into the untapped potential of the first three games. Instead of visiting just a few planets, they said, what if you could explore hundreds?
For those who played Andromeda in those early weeks, would you recommend the game to friends now?