Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:58pm 20/03/17 | 15 Comments
Launching this week Mass Effect: Andromeda is one of the year's most anticipated releases, as it marks a new entry in BioWare's exceptional sci-fi trilogy that began almost a decade ago. And with preview builds for the game going live last week the internet has quickly decided that Mass Effect: Andromeda features stilted facial animation, characters with robotic walking animations, and mouths that move unlike anything seen before in a game.
Which has resulted in several moments of the game being turned into memes that have gone viral.
But, as with all reactions, the response to Mass Effect seems to boil down to how different it looks to most other AAA releases featuring large amounts of dialogue. A lot of the stuff being highlighted seems to be more different than "weird animation glitch". But that's not to say that the facial animation during conversations leave a lot to be desired.
The discussion about the game's animation has just about overshadowed its launch, with many people waiting patiently for reviews to see how it all pans out for the game as a whole. In response to the clunky animation BioWare has stated that currently there isn't a patch on the horizon that will address these concerns. But that it could still be addressed in future patches.