BioWare Responds to Andromeda’s Animation Critique – Day 1 Patch Questions Answered

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The sci-fi action game Mass Effect: Andromeda is almost here, and with any major release comes a great deal of anticipation, though recently, some are beginning to be less enthused than others. Not long after the RPG’s EA/Origin Access trial went live, the internet went ablaze with complaints that Andromeda‘s animation, specifically characters’ facial animations, appeared strange and unfinished. BioWare producer Michael Gamble responded to the criticism on Twitter in a remarkably chill manner, voicing his appreciation for fan passion and assuring the game’s rewarding story.

Reaction to Gamble’s Tweets have been generally positive, with players agreeing that Mass Effect: Andromeda still has much to offer besides the the way characters move. Still unexperienced by the public are the game’s expansive story, relationships, and exploration that could only be truly enjoyed in the full version of the game. Some are still understandably upset that aspects aren’t as polished as they would like, especially after developer BioWare addressed concerns regarding facial animations last year.

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Disappointed fans expecting future updates to fix Andromeda‘s animation may have some waiting to do. Lead designer on the game Ian Frazier revealed on Twitter that the deadline for determining day one patches has passed, with future updates still up in the air at the moment. One can expect that “cleaner animations” will be somewhere higher on that list than originally planned.

Though all of the fervor surrounding the new Mass Effect game’s animations may turn off many from wanting to play the game altogether, it’s currently unknown if something that extreme is entirely justified with so much of the content still left to be experienced. I guess we can only find out for sure when the full game releases for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on March 21st.

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Which side of the Mass Effect: Andromeda animation debate do you stand? Are they distracting or unimportant? Let us know in the comments and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for 24/7 gamertainment news. You can also check out our official Disqus channel if you like to chat about video games as much as we do. For more Mass Effect news be sure to check out these recent headlines:

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  • Not a bioware employee that's for sure Reply

    March 17, 2017 at 5:50 PM

    I ended up ore ordering it after playing the 10 hours. Game is good so far.

  • A Little Positivity - What We Love About Mass Effect Andromeda (Spoiler Free - OPINION) Reply

    March 18, 2017 at 5:25 PM

    […] the review copies and early access hit for Mass Effect Andromeda. The team over at BioWare has been getting a lot of flack saying that the animation styles were “weird” and “disappointing”, among […]

  • Antony Reply

    March 19, 2017 at 8:39 PM

    Me personally, I’m not gonna let something this simple ruin my expectations. I’m still getting this game day one.
    I don’t remember people getting this butthurt when the original trilogy had it’s fair share of glitches. Double standard much?

  • Gooniegoogoo Reply

    March 21, 2017 at 8:02 AM

    Could whiny gamers find more important thingscto whine about? Seriously….just be glad there is a new game rather than nitpicking about stupid inconsequential things

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