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Mass Effect Andromeda: No Animation Improvements On Launch Day

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Players Are Questioning The Animations In Mass Effect Andromeda
The Questionable Expression Issues In Mass Effect Andromeda [Screenshot Taken From Mass Effect Andromeda Trailer]

While there are positive comments about the upcoming entry in the Mass Effect series, there are also a few issues in the game. Many are expecting a fix regarding the issues at launch, but it seems like the developer is thinking otherwise. 

Fans are wondering whether or not there will be a day 1 update for the animation issues that are currently plaguing the early access build. Mass Effect Andromeda lead designer Ian Frazier took to Twitter to answer the question, but it could disappoint a few players.

“At day 1? No, that ship has sailed. We’ll have more patches later on, but exactly what goes into them is still in discussion,” said Frazier in a tweet when asked whether animation improvements would be made available on launch day.

While the current issues are not that troublesome when it comes to gameplay, it seems like they’re not sitting well with fans. Some have even commented that the animations from the first Mass Effect look better than the ones in Mass Effect Andromeda.

Redditor RalphDamiani, who claims to be an artist, stated some comments on why there’s a few things wrong with the animations and expressions in the game. The artist focused on why the eyes look wrong in the upcoming title, saying that simple factors such as generic lighting, lack of shadows, wrong color contrast, and poor cinematic direction makes the character’s eyes look expressionless. In his opinion, some of these particular issues are fixable, so players shouldn’t lose hope too soon.

Meanwhile, Frazier said Bioware is currently considering character customization improvements. Gamers have loudly criticized the limited character customization options in the game, especially the lack of decent preset faces for the female protagonist.

Bioware should fix the animations in the game as players are looking forward to a good experience when the title arrives. That will only be achieved if Bioware manages to sort out the problems with the visual aspects of the game, but for now, we might have to wait a few days or weeks after the launch of Mass Effect Andromeda.

Aside from the aforementioned issues, we’ve yet to know just how many problems there are at the launch of the title. We’re hoping that there aren’t any game-breaking bugs once it becomes available to everyone on March 21 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. 

Also read: Mass Effect Andromeda Romance: Characters You Can Bang With Ryder

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