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BioWare Will Announce "Solutions" To Mass Effect Andromeda Problems Next Week

Studio listening to feedback.

In the build up to launch, Mass Effect Andromeda was picked apart for a multitude of technical issues. Although it has garnered a fair reception from critics, one thing’s certain: it doesn’t match the quality of previous games in the series.

BioWare’s been listening to fan feedback and is about the put the wheels on a plan to remedy the RPG’s issues. On Tuesday, April 4th, the studio will outline “solutions” to improve Andromeda.

Hopefully the turnaround will be quick but let’s be honest, this is still a AAA title.

Personally, I’ve retired Mass Effect Andromeda to the shelf after only an hour’s play. While it’s tempting to jump back in, I’ll be waiting to see what added features/fixes are on the horizon.

Source: BioWare via Twitter

17 Comments
  1. leeroye
    Member
    Since: May 2012

    Im really gald i didnt get this at launch now. My policy of not pre-odering is paying off.

    There really is no reason to pre-order these days, unless you want all the incentive guff they tack on. Always plenty of copies of games on release.

    Comment posted on 30/03/2017 at 08:56.
  2. ron_mcphatty
    Member
    Since: Sep 2008

    Well, this is a new low for PR, they’ve actually used the word ‘excited’ in order to spin a patch, idiots. I’d like to think it’s not a dev that came up with that rubbish and that the guys and girls who actually grafted away at making the game aren’t discouraged by all the criticism as I’m sure they’ve all done good work that’s unfortunately not been brought together as well as everyone would have hoped.

    Comment posted on 30/03/2017 at 09:26.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      I think one of the problems is that games have moved on and what was acceptable in terms of animation just a few years ago is now just not up to scratch.

      Comment posted on 30/03/2017 at 09:52.
      • JR.
        Member
        Since: Apr 2013

        I can live with bad animation and graphics but this game has no heart.

        Comment posted on 30/03/2017 at 10:15.
      • ron_mcphatty
        Member
        Since: Sep 2008

        That’s true, sorry I was judging the statement on its insincerity rather than the game, which I haven’t played. I agree, and it’s amazing to see how studios of all sizes get around not splashing out on motion capture and studio voice recording but still put out a polished product, lucky for us plenty of them are very creative!

        Comment posted on 30/03/2017 at 12:00.
  3. JR.
    Member
    Since: Apr 2013

    Loved the original trilogy but I’m so disappointed with Andromeda, I don’t even want to finish it.

    Can’t comment on the MP because I don’t touch it but the SP is absolutely atrocious. It honestly feels like a movie tie-in game – rushed, unfinished, half-assed and basically shit.

    I don’t remember the original games being this poor but the original ME was one of the first games I played in the genre, so the original games could have been awful too I suppose.

    I don’t know why BioWare are even attempting to fix this mess of a game. What’s that old saying, ‘You can’t polish a turd’.

    Comment posted on 30/03/2017 at 10:13.
  4. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    I have to say that despite the minor flaws i’ve experienced, nothing is really taking away from my enjoyment of the game so far, about 35 hours played. I know others have experienced some more serious bugs so hopefully those will be fixed.

    Comment posted on 30/03/2017 at 11:41.
    • camdaz
      Member
      Since: May 2009

      Same here, enjoying the game and haven’t suffered any serious bugs…..so far!

      Comment posted on 30/03/2017 at 11:49.
      • RFC2007
        Member
        Since: Sep 2009

        I can accept all the minor flaws, the facial animation don’t bother me and I’m enjoying the story, but the one thing ruining it (at least on standard PS4) is the terrible frame rates/drops.

        It so often turns into a stuttering mess, whether during gunplay, cutscenes, or simply just sprinting through a planet with R3.

        Comment posted on 30/03/2017 at 11:52.
      • camdaz
        Member
        Since: May 2009

        I’ve had no problems with frame rate etc, it all looks pretty good with the PS4 Pro and 4k tv.

        Comment posted on 30/03/2017 at 14:50.
    • TSBonyman
      Member
      Since: Dec 2009

      I’ve had some frame-drops just walking around the Nexus and occasionally the Nomad will freeze for a split-second while traversing planets – but frame-rate drops during combat would upset me a lot more.

      Comment posted on 30/03/2017 at 12:15.
  5. CR8ZYH0RSE
    Member
    Since: Sep 2012

    Mass Effect and Ghost Recon have taken a back seat,Mass Effect because it’s Just not Mass Effect.I can’t put my finger on it but it’s just not the same as the original trilogy.As for Ghost Recon i don’t want to finish it to quickly and want to appreciate it.

    Comment posted on 30/03/2017 at 11:43.
  6. MadBoJangles
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Well, I installed Mass Effect and only played about an hour or so too.
    Then promptly traded it in and got Zelda instead.

    The animations a immersion breakingly bad at times.
    Genuinely hope they patch the living hell out of it, as I have been so excited to play it since announcement. In the meantime I am loving Zelda instead! :)

    Comment posted on 30/03/2017 at 12:28.
  7. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    Apparently, the animation issues are not that they are dated but that they are playing up like a toddler who inhaled half a kilo of jelly babies and downed an entire bottle of pop. I’ve also heard that it was Bioware’s B team that did ME:A.

    Either way, animation issues are disappointing to hear and I will still get it but annnoying, I will have to put it on the “Oh come on! Finish downloading the ***** patch, you *****! I WANT TO PLAY THIS! FECK THIS! *Burns England to the ground*” Caterogry of games.

    What? I don’t like waiting for a game to install and have to download a lot of patches in order for it to be normal.

    Comment posted on 30/03/2017 at 12:58.
    • MadBoJangles
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      I saw all the hate that the animations were getting, but kept my pre-order.
      When my female Ryder literally ran like Crazy Frog…I just couldn’t believe it.

      I think the way that games have a “Day 1 patch” is frankly ridiculous.
      They really need to have some decent QA time before release imo!

      Comment posted on 30/03/2017 at 13:18.
  8. lukeyboi555
    Member
    Since: Mar 2017

    The frame rate on this game when i run is such a joke ?????

    Comment posted on 30/03/2017 at 15:14.
  9. Andrewww
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    At first I thought I’ll definitely get it later, but to be honest, I’m not overly excited anymore at all. I’ll wait till it’ll be on Plus… ;o)

    Comment posted on 30/03/2017 at 23:42.
Mass Effect Andromeda
  • Developer:Bioware
  • Publisher:EA
  • Platforms:PS4, XBO, PC
  • Release Date:23/03/17