It feels like we've been waiting an eternity, but it's finally here: actual, proper gameplay of Mass Effect: Andromeda. Revealed right near the end of Geoff Keighley's The Game Awards broadcast, the five minute trailer that we've embedded above shows off a load of combat, some dialogue, and a touch space exploration.

So, how does it look? Well, the good news is that it definitely has that Mass Effect feel. The alien environments in particular look great, although we're not surprised to see that the facial animations are still a bit iffy. Meanwhile, the combat certainly looks like an evolution of what we've come to expect from the series, even if it does seem to be a little on the stiff side.

Slight gripes aside, we're just glad that we've finally been shown how the game plays. Andromeda is due out early next year, but are you excited? Conquer an unknown galaxy in the comments section below.