Mass Effect: Andromeda pre-patches.
They fixed the game in a hurry, and it ruined it for what I loved it for.
Before the patch, it was community-theater rehearsal of a Mass Effect fan fiction story. The writing felt thin and flawed, the characters felt like placeholders. There were awkward pauses between lines when someone forgot their queue. Blocking was a nightmare. People would be in the wrong place saying their lines, or forget a prop. Expressions were wild and over-done. Everybody looked a bit nervous.
I didn't take the story very seriously then. It was a play, written by someone who knew what Mass Effect and modern sci-fi are supposed to be about. Here's some questions about AI. Here's some about privatization of military. What about exploration? Colonization? Genetic modification? All of the above. Some of everything, with poignant moments, with crystal clear ethos and intent, sticking out of a giant vat of vague choose-your-own-meaning. It was panto. It was the best panto game ever made, and it was charming in a broken, buggy, video games as fan production piece of media. I loved it.
Then they fixed it. Lots of it, anyway. The charm was gone almost immediately. Maybe it would have worn off eventually anyways, I know I was only about 25% of the way through the game when it hit. Everyone looked serious. Everything seemed to be working. I was stuck in the same vague story, which didn't seem to really be trying to say anything about anything. It was a filler episode in a series that already ended.
My Asari doctor talked about her dancer mother, and her rough bouncer dad, who she learned medicine treating. It was... human, and cliche, and boring. None of these stories were alien. My Krogan was a grandpa, who didn't understand computers. Boring, cliche humans, who I could like for their interactions at times, or on a whole, but I couldn't escape questions about why this was called Mass Effect.
I don't think I'm much further along than I was pre-patch. It's already gone from something I was playing daily to my, "I really need to go back and finish that," list.