If you're a gamer with an EA/Origins subscription chances are you've been making your way through the first few hours of the newest #MassEffect title and have come across the outlandish character animations. Here's hoping you really enjoy them because you'll be seeing them for an indefinite amount of time.
That's right, the now infamous Mass Effect Andromeda animations that have been plaguing the internet the last few days may be around longer than most would have expected.
It's a wonder how such animations made it's way into a triple-A title in 2017.
BioWare Is Aware
Andromeda's lead designer answered a fan's question on #Twitter revealing while a Day 1 patch is underway, the patch will not address the animation issues.
It's good to know that this Twitter user likes the game beyond the animations, even though not every preview has been so kind to the game.
But there's slightly more than just animation bugs that fans are pointing out. One Twitter user expressed an issue with Peebee, an #Asari whose gun was pointing backwards. Unfortunately, Frazier's response to this issue wasn't much different.
This issue especially may be more than just an animation error as it may hint at possible combat glitches as well raising suspicion of greater flaws with the game. As someone who is already skeptical about #EA titles in general, this is not looking good.
What Should You Do?
If you haven't already pre-ordered Andromeda it might be best to keep it that way. The review embargo lifts Monday so perhaps some professional reviews, or just talking to gamers who played the early access version will, shed some light onto whether or not this game is for you.
Of course, you could just wait a while for more patches to go live before buying the game, probably the wisest choice considering we don't know what other bugs, glitches, and other awkward animations lie beyond the first ten hours.
Waiting really isn't a bad idea considering both #BreathOfTheWild and #HorizonZeroDawn are such massive hits with plenty of content in both. Not to mention #FinalFantasyXV will be releasing new DLC a week after Andromeda and #Persona5, releasing April 4th, is already doing well with pre-reviews; there's no shortage of games to play while you wait for Andromeda to be patched – or go down in price.
Mass Effect Andromeda releases March 21st for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Will you be picking up a copy Day 1?