Honestly, what I appreciate the most about Mass Effect: Andromeda is its light-hearted tone. I mean there were some dark moments, but arguably it didn’t get as dark as Dragon Age, Mass Effect 3, or even Mass Effect 2.
There was always this sense of hope and optimism about finding a new home. Yeah, things may have gone totally wrong, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make them better was the overall message I got.
And really, with so many bad things happening in the world right now and too much of our entertainment supposedly being our escapism being dark for the sake of dark, this was something I think a lot of us needed.