The Road Ahead for Mass Effect: Andromeda

Posted on 05 Apr 2017 by
Kyle Johnson

Mass Effect: Andromeda has a troubled road ahead. Five years removed from the release of Mass Effect 3, and the sour taste of 3’s ending, Andromeda launches to little fanfare, and the internet begins dissecting the facial animations, long loading, ship travel timesand more.

In response to this, Bioware have pushed the first major patch aimed at alleviating some of these problems with Andromeda. Some of the fixes include; increasing inventory limits, improving appearance of eyes for Human and Asari characters, skipping the travel sequence between planets, voice over lip sync, and more.

What’s more, in the coming months, Bioware aims to improve; character creator (hair especially), improve cinematic cutscenes and animations, and improving Hainly Abrams, a trans character, which Bioware has further apologized for here. It’s a step in the right direction, for sure.

Other lingering problems remain with the game, but time will tell if Bioware touches on those issues as well. In the meantime, you can look forward to my Mass Effect: Andromeda review, hopefully coming out later this week.

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