We are less than a week away from the launch of Mass Effect: Andromeda, and its pre-launch marketing campaign has begun after the embargo was lifted for early impression videos and reviews. Most would expect the bulk of the focus will be on the core aspects of BioWare’s third-person action RPG like gameplay and story, but the internet is currently obsessed with the weird animations you can find in-game.
Instead of being viewed as Game of the Year material for a franchise of its stature, Mass Effect: Andromeda has been reduced to a laughing stock, thanks to some of the hilarious and awkward facial animations. Just take a look at some of the examples below:
They even turned a short dialogue sequence into a sitcom parody, and needless to say, it fits well with the expressionless looks on the characters. We can also expect more of these to come when the full game is released since all of the content came from the first five hours.
On a more serious note, YouTuber xLetalis compared the facial animations of Andromeda with the original Mass Effect, and the latter was superior in this aspect, despite being a 10-year-old game. Things certainly don’t look good for BioWare and since this is the final code that they sent to the media, it’s very likely we’ll be stuck with all of these “features” on launch day. Either way, it’ll be a sight to behold if the awkward facial animations persist during the “softcore space porn” moments.
Source: VG 24/7