Mass Effect Andromeda Review: Title Slammed Over Facial & Scenery Graphics

Mass Effect Andromeda

Mass Effect Andromeda

Mass Effect Andromeda is the latest comer to the Mass Effect Series and definitely the best looking so far, with awesome vast worlds to explore, the game looks exceptional at 4K resolution, bringing tears to the eyes of PC gamers when they behold the glory.

Let's put aside the Mass Effect: Andromeda facial animations for a second and take a look at the game cranked up in this new video from Nvidia.

Andromeda's lead designer, Ian Frazier, responded to a Tweet asking if the day one update will improve the character models by saying, "At day 1?"

But it looks like Bioware might be set to fix some aspects of the game further down the line.

Expect our review and more news as soon as embargo ends on March 20th.

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Gamers have been getting their hands on Mass Effect: Andromeda before release and the reports are pretty interesting.

Specifically, Frazier was asked if anything could be done by March 21 to make characters look more natural when talking. A video of a character (contains some early-game spoilers) uttering the phrase "my face is tired" while her eyeballs move like they're fake cutouts in a haunted house painting has begun making the rounds, as has a still of the character Peebee holding - and firing - her pistol with the barrel pointed at her face.

It is not long until those who received early copies of Mass Effect Andromeda, from EA and BioWare themselves, brought back the issue again. More multiplayer tutorials are also found in Update 1.01 to go with improvements that are created to make the Strike Team user interface screens look better. There are also times that NPCs will smile despite nearly dying to an enemy attack asking how they survived.

Good thing that the facial animation issue is compensated by the wonderful environmental animations and scenery. They will just stare blankly and blink at random intervals.

Mass Effect Andromeda is now available for a 10-hour trial period if you've got EA/Origin Access, and will be available on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4 on March 21.

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