Former Bioware Animator Breaks Down What Went Wrong With Mass Effect Andromeda’s Face Animations

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  1.' Doc says:

    Tbh I don’t care about any excuse they have to offer. The game should be polished at launch period.

    1.' Mikko L. says:

      Darn straight.

  2.' Gekko Takahata says:

    So is this all people had to complain about? I don’t pay attention long enough to notice sincere expressions. I’m not damage controlling, I’m just one of those people that overlooks things like this.

  3.' Vegeta says:

    I’m trying to figure out how a score ranging from 6-8 makes a game bad

  4.' LegendofSquanto says:

    Idk why people don’t understand this. Bioware set out to make a large story and tons and tons of dialogue through the process. Animating all that would’ve took production time a lot longer than where we are. It’s an open-world RPG and gonna be a lot different than something linear like Uncharted. I guess I’m just shouting into a void.

    1.' Klondike Mic says:

      Have you played it? Has the open world added to the game? I’m just curious.

  5. Cody Booker Cody Booker says:

    You have hurt me Bioware. I don’t know if 3 is better or not now. I’m so confused.

    1.' Mikko L. says:

      2 > 1 >>> 3. 😀

  6.' Klondike Mic says:

    You do realise, the only reason this game is getting such wide spread hate, is because it’s being boycott by white-supremacists, right?

    1.' Mikko L. says:

      Lol. Because you “can’t be racist” against white bois, right?

      1.' Klondike Mic says:

        No, because you have people tearing down a game for one man’s comments. Disrupting a lot more than one person’s work (ironically majority white people). Besides, your comment is about as shallow as your understanding of what racism is.

        One more thing.. As much as i love ME, it is full of white-supremacist symbology/ideology.

        Examples: White female genetically engineered perfection, submissive black male companion, companion quest revolving around the incapability of black male leadership.

        I could list more examples, but I’ve only played 1&2, and it’s been a long time.

        1.' Mikko L. says:

          Bwahahahahaha! White supremacist my butt, boi. Scott and Sara are light brown. None of the character creation templates are white. What’s wrong with you. 🤣

          1.' Klondike Mic says:

            Fragile fukboi. Go get shot by the police …

          2.' Mikko L. says:


          3.' Mikko L. says:

            Get AIDS and die, you fag. 🙂

  7. Have yet to experience face problems with characters

  8. Either that or It’s insignificant at the time

  9. Too late, the game is trash. Hopefully the next one will be good, because I am not buying Andromeda. Already watched the movie version on Youtube.

    1. Jessie Nixon Jessie Nixon says:

      You’re joking right? You saw a YouTube “movie” and decided the game was trash. So I’m guessing we’re just throwing gameplay, and in game content out the window.

    2. Gameplay is at the bottom of the totem pole when it comes to video games, just like animation and action scenes are at the bottom of the totem pole when it comes to anime.

      If I don’t like the characters, the writing, or even parts of the storyline, everything goes out the window.

      So no, I’m not joking.

      1.' Jordan Williams says:

        So the game play in a video game is on the bottom of the totem poll? I don’t think you know much about what you are talking about there guy.

    3. Trevor White Trevor White says:

      Ok , trust strangers opinions and what you’ve seen than what you’ve actually experienced yourself. Seems like a solid bases for an opinion 🙄

    4. Its not trusting anyone’s opinion, its literally watching the game.

      I’m not concern about gameplay, which means those are excellent bases for an opinion.

    5. Jessie Nixon Jessie Nixon says:

      How is gameplay at the bottom??? It’s a video game. The core of any game is the gameplay. Without gameplay you basically have a movie. I can respect you not liking the game but this game is far from trash.

    6.' Mikko L. says:

      Watched the movie version, too. :”)

  10. Personally, Ive hade few problems with the game. Almost everything else about the game i like but the faces are just off.

  11. I really don’t care too much for how the face animation is. Like that is one of the smallest parts of the overall mass effect experience. Plus it seems like something minor to be fixed with an patch. Mos def not something i would take points off of the game for. At least it’s not as bad as Technomancer

  12. Jessie Nixon Jessie Nixon says:

    The real question is if this is game breaking?

    Hell Naw.

    1. Trevor White Trevor White says:

      Exactly but ya know. Let’s all hop on the hate bioware bandwagon

  13. Human faces are awful, alien faces are amazing. I’d rather have the alien faces designed better tbh.

  14. If it wasn’t ready should have not been released

    1.' Mikko L. says:

      This right here.^

  15. The game is still dope. But damn they put all their effort into the gameplay.. Where’s the Paragon Renegade system so I can say goon stuff and disrespect people..

  16. I’ve learned from Siskle and Ebert you can’t trust “cridicks” if they say it’s bad you see it or play it for yourself! For me graphics is the least I worry about! I enjoy gaming!

  17.' Moor says:

    I’ve played for about 5 hours and I’m on chapter 2. I’ll admit the faces are lack luster but the overall gameplay , story, feel, and immersion is that of one of the older mass effects. I feel right at home from where the series left off. A few bad graphical animations is no where near enough for this game to be getting all the hate it undeserves. Yes the faces could use work but understanding how big this game is I also get why they don’t look super polished and I’m okay with that. Maybe a patch can fix it but even now at its current state it still a much playable and rewarding game especially if you’re true fan of the older games and the series some tired faces won’t be enough to make you want to put the game down

  18.' Mikko L. says:

    “My face is tired.” XD

  19.' BiG CAM says:

    What I find so funny is that the same people shitting on ME:A are the same people praising Fallout 4 for it’s “gameplay” even though the map was confusing, the people were frustrating and the animation, plus, the story was boring.

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