Mass Effect: Andromeda (opens in new tab) has doubled down on the whole "interstellar romance thing", with potential partners for Ryder across both species and gender. But many players who were looking for male/male romance - an option that was first introduced to the series back in Mass Effect 3 - have been pretty disappointed by what they've found.
I'm not going to lay out a laundry list of who male and female Ryder can respectively date (mild spoiler warning in any case) or just how naked they can get with their preferred partners. Check our Mass Effect: Andromeda romance guide (opens in new tab) for more detail there. Suffice it to say that while female Ryder gets a pretty even split of male and female romantic choices, including many of her squadmates - which naturally results in more interactions throughout the game - male Ryder's options are pretty lopsided in favor of women. Of the two men he can court, neither are actual companions and only one gets super serious.
It's resulted in some awkward situations
I think I just found The Gay in Andromeda and we have the same haircut. God dammit we're going to be boyfriend twins aren't we.March 21, 2017
Me: I can't wait for andromeda, gonna finally do a gay romance and-Andromeda: here, have another Steve CortezMe: pic.twitter.com/r8cCuYYiAxMarch 21, 2017
As well as a few broken hearts
And a desperate plea
BioWare could always add more romantic options to Mass Effect: Andromeda via free updates or DLC, but weaving in a new romantic thread throughout the entire game would take a massive amount of work. Unfortunately, it looks like the damage may already be done.
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