Mass Effect: Andromeda hasn’t turned out to be quite the hit that EA and BioWare were hoping it would be. The lukewarm reception for what otherwise has been a nearly universally praised franchise can only mean that BioWare has plans to update the game where it needs serious fixing.
In a statement made through its Twitter page, BioWare claims that it will announce plans for the future on April 4 and addresses the various criticisms aimed at it.
— BioWare (@bioware) March 30, 2017
Facial animations, bugs, character creator, everything
On the surface, some could merely point at the stiff facial animations as the main culprit behind fan’s derision of the game and call it a day. However, Mass Effect: Andromeda’s problems seem to run deeper than that with criticisms of a cliched story and uninspired structure flying about. Story missions don’t stray too far from the previous three games, and loyalty missions fail to deliver the same stomach punch of Mass Effect 2 and 3.
I can’t directly comment on the game just yet since I haven’t played it yet, but from what’s been flying around, the simple DLC route isn’t going to cut it here. Expansions can’t help a game that fans are disappointed with on a fundamental level. I’m hoping BioWare and EA have some other plans besides a season pass to announce on April 4, something that brings a more immediate fix to the problems at hand.
Mass Effect: Andromeda is available now for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.