BioWare promises to improve Mass Effect: Andromeda over time

#MassEffect #MassEffectAndromeda – BioWare promises to improve Mass Effect: Andromeda over time : The criticisms of Mass Effect: Andromeda have been numerous and emphatic so far. BioWare said today that it has heard that feedback, and in response, the company laid out a plan to fix the game’s technical issues and improve its overall quality.

In a post on the Mass Effect website, BioWare general manager Aaryn Flynn stopped short of issuing any sort of apology for Andromeda’s problems, but said the studio “has been poring over your comments and feedback, looking to discover what you like about the game, as well as areas we can evolve or improve.”

Flynn noted that BioWare is releasing a patch this Thursday, April 6, that will fix a number of bugs and introduce some improvements that fans have been asking for. The version 1.05 patch will resolve problems such as saves not working properly, incorrect playback of music or voice-overs, Ryder becoming stuck in a pose, and Ryder using a zig-zag running animation.

The update will also make it possible to skip ahead when traveling between planets in the galaxy map, which addresses one of the biggest complaints from players. Other changes include increases in the inventory limits, better-looking eyes for humans and asari, cheaper and more accessible remnant decryption keys, and “improved lip-sync and facial acting during conversations, including localized [voice-over].”

That last issue has made Andromeda something of a laughingstock among the gaming community; GIFs and clips of poor facial expressions and animations flooded social media shortly after the game became available on EA Access and Origin Access.

Andromeda has also taken heat for deeper problems, and Flynn said BioWare is working to address those issues in patches that the studio is planning to release “over the next two months,” as well as technical problems.

People playing as a male Ryder have complained about the lack of same-sex romances, and one of the items on the docket is “improvements to male romance options” for the character. BioWare is also working on “adjustments to conversations with Hainly Abrams.” Abrams is a transgender woman, and the writing of her character has been roundly criticized for being out of step with the actual experiences and preferences of transgender individuals. Other planned updates to Andromeda include further improvements to cinematics and animations, more variety in the character creator, and additional upgrades to characters’ hair and appearance.

BioWare is also considering adding free cosmetic items to the single-player campaign. As for Andromeda’s multiplayer component, the studio plans to add to the APEX missions that are currently available in the game, along with new maps, characters and weapons.

“We want to hear from you about your experiences, both what you love about the game and what you’d like to see changed,” said Flynn. “We’re listening, and we’re committed to partnering with you as we continue to explore the Andromeda galaxy together.”

Mass Effect: Andromeda Features Weapon Crafting System

#MassEffect #MassEffectAndromeda – Mass Effect: Andromeda Features Weapon Crafting System : Eager to create and name your own weapons in Mass Effect: Andromeda? Then we’ve got great news because that’s exactly what you’ll be able to do! Not only that, but you’ll even be able to create a Krogan-style hammer in the game and to make matters even better, melee weapons will get their own dedicated slot, rather than being context sensitive, allowing you more ways to smash or shoot your way through various conflicts within the game. This is especially handy for those who enjoyed the Shadow Infiltrator class in Mass Effect 3. The Omni-tool is still set as the starting melee weapon but can be upgraded or replaced with your own modded weapons.



It looks like custom weapons and custom names are setup too, so Gun McGunface is there for the taking if you want it as your next sniper rifle.



It seems like Mass Effect: Andromeda is shaping up nice, and we can’t wait to get our hands on it and start crafting, exploring and more when it launches on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, March 21st in NA, March 23rd everywhere else.

New beautiful screenshot released of Mass Effect: Andromeda

#MassEffect #MassEffectAndromeda – New beautiful screenshot released of Mass Effect: Andromeda : Electronic Arts has released a new screenshot for Mass Effect: Andromeda. Mass Effect: Andromeda is powered by the Frostbite 3 Engine and from the looks of it, the PC version will run flawlessly. Mass Effect: Andromeda releases on March 21st and it will support, among other things, NVIDIA’s Ansel on the PC.

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beautiful screenshot released of Mass Effect: Andromeda

Mass Effect 2 Is Now Free To Download (For A Limited Time)

#MassEffect2 #GameDownload – Mass Effect 2 Is Now Free To Download (For A Limited Time) : We know that many gamers are looking forward to playing the upcoming Mass Effect: Andromeda. However if you’d like to relive a classic for free, you might be interested to learn that for now, Mass Effect 2 is a free download. This means that if you’ve never played it before or if you want to play it again, you can do so for free.

Note that EA is only giving the game away for free for a limited time, so don’t take too long to decide if you want to play it or not. You can download it first and play later if you can’t commit any time right now. As Polygon points out, this is actually the second time that EA has given away Mass Effect 2.

The last time they did it was back in December last year. If you’d like to take advantage of the free download, all you’ll need is an Origin account and you’re good to go. The game is normally priced at $20 for the standard edition, and $30 for the Deluxe edition that comes with a soundtrack, digital comic, art book, and various bonuses.

In the meantime BioWare has confirmed that Mass Effect: Andromeda will be released on the 21st of March, 2017, so maybe some Mass Effect 2 gaming sessions will tide you over until then.

Source : Ubergizmo