Mass Effect: Andromeda is out in the wild, in the hands of various reviewers and entertainers. Usually, glitches in a BioWare game are about as expected by fans as those in a Bethesda or Ubisoft joint, but people seem particularly cheesed by the latest. Maybe it’s the level of anticipation, maybe it’s the higher expectations this gen. Either way, Mass Effect: Andromeda is fueling complaints and anger all over the Internet, and the reasons aren’t pretty.
Mass Effect: Andromeda appears to be full to bursting with visual glitches, weird animations, and a general ugly, uncanny valley quality to the character models, particularly faces. Considering how the original Mass Effect trilogy is known well for its high-tier visuals at the time, seeing characters flop around and stare at each other with dead-looking eyes is off-putting. This especially holds true as games from other AAA developers are achieving higher and higher levels of fidelity, especially open world games like Horizon: Zero Dawn and The Witcher 3.
Last generation was more of a wild west-type situation with these kinds of things. Games were as big as possible and pushed hardware to extreme limits, and people were more willing to forgive visual shortcomings in place of newer and larger kinds of experiences. Now that stuff is commonplace, and this generation was sold on its potential for quality and performance.
Will Mass Effect: Andromeda live up to its legacy, or will it be fodder for hilarious glitch galleries like Assassin’s Creed: Unity? We’ll all find out next week when it launches to the public.
Source: This Gen Gaming