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Mass Effect: Andromeda is still fixing facial animations

Update July 7, 2017: the notes for Andromeda's latest patch have been published.

Mass Effect: Andromeda’s latest patch adds a platinum difficulty and the Batarian Scrapper to multiplayer, squashes a whole ton of bugs, and, gamely, adds “various improvements to facial animations.” 

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There's nothing much more exciting than those bug fixes and facial tweaks are in the single-player patch notes, which are available here.

The multiplayer notes are here, and besides the new class and difficulty, add a slew of balance changes. Notably, “we’ve adjusted many ultra rare weapons so they pack a heavier punch. In particular, the Black Widow is now as deadly as the name suggests.”

The Batarian Scrapper joins the fray, packing the Kishock Harpoon Gun as his main weapon. Enemies can also disrupt hacks now, and the assassination objective has been replaced by a boss objective, which features stronger enemies and are resistant to the Cobra RPG. There are also more extensive character customisation options.

Original story July 5, 2017: Mass Effect: Andromeda may possibly skip out on single-player DLC, but it looks like it’s adding Batarians to the mix when it comes to multiplayer. 

According to a tweet from the official Mass Effect Twitter account, the race, which doesn’t appear in the regular single-player content in the game, is going to be coming to multiplayer quite soon with the Platinum Difficulty mode in APEX Multiplayer. 

This could mean certain pieces of lore attached to Batarians and how exactly they made it to Andromeda are on their way as well, since other DLC updates have included similar content in the past.

It seems that, for right now, multiplayer content is all players have to look forward to at the moment. Understandably, the Mass Effect fandom is a little frustrated by the lack of single-player content that was previously promised to players.

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8 Months ago

Platinum has been slow in arrival, glad it's finally announced, Batarian's will be a welcome addition to the crew though I still miss the mighty Volus from ME3

hfm Avatar
8 Months ago

I'm finally playing through Dragon Age: Inquisition and it's much better than I anticipated it being. Honestly it does stand up against titles like Witcher 3 pretty well. (Lets not get crazy. I still think Witcher 3 is a better game for my tastes). I'm really loving the environments, characters, and story so far. Not to mention the dragon fights are fun and engaging.

I'm glad they're still fixing and polishing this. After so many masterful character creations in their previous games and other story/character driven games I would have been disappointed I think if I jumped on this right away. Can't wait to eventually jump in. Maybe holiday season.

EDIT: one thing I do think Dragon's Dogma does correctly that I'd like to see more of in other games is your party members will just pick up random ingredient/items laying around for you if they get close for long enough. Takes some tedium out of the equation.

JTP1 Avatar
8 Months ago

After Andromeda, I have washed my hands of the ME series. The OT is the best RPG experience I have had in a game.

Since Bioware has changed to the open world format story and characters have taken a back seat to world building and combat. I thought DAI was the worst of the Dragon Age series just like MEA is the worst of the Mass Effect series. For me MEA is the Fallout 4 of that series. It's more like a shooter with RPG elements. That isn't what gave Bioware their fame.

Waiting to see what DA4 is like before I decide on adding Bioware to the list of studios I won't buy from. From the direction of the last two games though, I'm not optimistic about DA4.