Mass Effect Andromeda Leaked 2016 Build Vs. 2017 Final Build Comparison Images Reveals Downgrade

ThisGenGaming says "It looks like Mass Effect Andromeda was downgraded as comparison images reveal that the game originally had much better animations."

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KionicWarlord222213d ago

LOL! If this doesnt end any debate of a downgrade nothing will.

This is some some "Now you see me" downgrade here.

The whole entire skin textures the armors metallics.

They scrapped it.

Bioware lost there minds.

AuToFiRE213d ago (Edited 213d ago )

What a disappointing end to what was set to be great. There was no way they could have screwed this up, but they did somehow.

DiceAndRice213d ago

It's sad how many times we hear that for games over the last few years.

MorpheusX213d ago


On purpose, By Design, they screwed up. The bidding of Political forces behind the scenes.

Goldby212d ago

yes, non mettalic entities demanded that they take out the metallic armor....


mikeslemonade212d ago

PS Poor and Xbox 720p is holding back development.

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MorpheusX213d ago

EA has a SOCIAL POLITICAL AGENDA. Its clear as glass.

They are a tool of Big Business and Politics.

Entertainment, making great games is not the Priority, its DOING THE BIDDING of Politics, and the $$$ men that own them.

AZRoboto213d ago


That's totally why the animations got downgraded. Gay gluten-free momdads.


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n1kki6213d ago

the OP was referencing corporate politics; power, opinion, direction, hierarchy, etc

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joab777213d ago (Edited 213d ago )

I bet that this is where they made their sacrifice, to get a decent frame rate. After seeing Horizon I think everyone should just pay to use the Decima engine.

I will say though. I've only played for like 2 hrs but Andromeda isn't near as bad as everyone made it out to be. As a matter of fact it is damn gorgeous and runs smoothly on Pro in 4k.
Yes, every character is a direct descendant of the Gerber baby, but dialogue has been fine and other than the weird eyes, my character came out fine. Combat is a hell of a lot better than the last 3 games, and the environment is on a much grander scale.

yomfweeee213d ago

Haven't played the game, but to me it seems to me that everyone is judging the game based solely on the animations. There is no denying that stuff is laughable, but what about the rest of the game? I haven't really seen any complaints about it.

kreate212d ago

looking at the animations, I can't take the game seriously.

The_Infected213d ago (Edited 213d ago )

"Mass Effect Andromeda Leaked 2016 Build Vs. 2017 Final Build Comparison Images Reveals Downgrade"

What a joke. So glad I got Horizon: Zero Dawn over this downgraded mess.

feju213d ago (Edited 213d ago )

Meh. GG have downgraded their games too in the past like Killzone, even Horizon too.. fewer trees and the famous foggy distance trick in final release. Downgrades happen to almost every game frankly, the real joke is sales induced comment.

The_Infected213d ago (Edited 213d ago )


"Meh. GG have downgraded their games too in the past like Killzone, even Horizon too.."

And somehow Horizon still ended up the best looking game this generation. It's also a great game all around. Can't say the same for Mass Effect: Andromeda.

Bathyj213d ago

Foggy distance trick? I must of missed that one in my 50 hours. Yeah I see fog when the weather is bad. I see clear skies and the best draw distances on sunny days.

Maybe try playing it.

_-EDMIX-_213d ago

I don't know if I could say all that simply because we've always seen it running in real time and I would argue the game actually looks better than what they originally showed you technically could pause the game for yourself and change the time of day to match any of their promotional stuff to see for yourself.

In regards to foggy trees in backgrounds or anything like that anything that they've changed sounds more so like it was based on design not based on some sort of downgrade or trickery

Mind you you don't even know the reason behind that to my understanding it looks like they change the location of Aloys house , because it's a more mountainous area you're not going to see those trees in the same positions.

This is actually probably why Electronic Arts decided to show as little as possible they did not want to be scrutinize over a series of months or years over a game and I actually think that's probably the best idea look at what people did with CD projekt Red The Witcher 3 clearly was downgraded in the team definitely lied about it which I do believe is wrong but their reasoning makes complete sense and it's no different than what Ubisoft stated they had an early build they showed it to Gamers and a pond nier the final portion of development it was clear that they had to dedicate more processing power to other areas of us having to downgrade portions over the game.

It happens

But it is not happening based on trickery or to try to deceive people because you have to consider that this footage is actually not the footage that Publishers are showing you before the game releases.

The only company I can ever accuse of something like that would be no man Sky simply because that games original trailer was actually still being used to promote the final product despite it absolutely fabricating the concept of the game.

I think for some publishers if they're not sure just how much more features would be added on the game in regards to affecting graphical Fidelity they should choose a shorter marketing wing.

Aenea213d ago


It is a trick! But a very lovely trick! They use weather systems to disguise background loading! Ever wondered why at times the weather could change so drastically all of a sudden? Well, there you go :)

I think it's a very smart trick tho!

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game4funz213d ago

So you got hzd cuz... Graphics??
Wicked smaht. I'm kidding btw.

Aenea213d ago

Ehh, this is an article about graphical downgrades afterall, so this is about graphics, isn't it?

CrimsonWing69213d ago

Graphics are important but isn't the only important element in making a good game. If a game is aesthetically unappealing it can take you out of the experience. If graphics weren't important why do we keep pushing them to get better and better each gen? Or why do you hear, "This game looks like it's from [insert previous generation here],"

I mean I don't think it's fair to harp on a game that's not exactly a graphical marvel but from what I've read and seen the game has a lot more issues to it than graphics. Also, it sucks when you are with a series that really has great graphics for its time to somehow take a step back in the latest gen. If graphics didn't matter nobody would care, but in the context of a game developed for a current generation of hardware it does matter.

JasonKCK213d ago

Aenea but it's not about HZD graphics.

Goldby212d ago


Definitely read it in ben afflecks voice

game4funz212d ago

your flawed logic fails to. Mention the article isn't about horizon zero dawn either.


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_-EDMIX-_213d ago

I own Horizon zero Dawn and I'll still purchasing Mass Effect in about a month or two

I'm not entirely sure why people keep making this sound as if this needs to be an either-or , buddy trust me people could like more than one game nothing is wrong with that.

Horizon zero Dawn is easily one of my favorite games this generation. No lie.

That doesn't mean I'm just suddenly got to stop playing all games.

That would be like stop watching films because you saw an amazing Scorsese film.

If you choose to not purchase it that to your decision and all power to you there's nothing wrong with that , but please don't make it sound as if there's only one game everyone can only play.

The_Infected213d ago (Edited 213d ago )


"If you choose to not purchase it that to your decision and all power to you there's nothing wrong with that , but please don't make it sound as if there's only one game everyone can only play."

I'm pretty sure I was referring to me and not everyone else. I said "I'm glad I got Horzion: Zero Dawn over Mass Effect: Andromeda."

Pintheshadows213d ago

'don't make it sound as if there's only one game everyone can only play'

Can you point out exactly where he said that please?

Aenea213d ago

Platinumed Horizon, now playing Nier, ME: A will arrive on Thrusday (2 day later release in EU), one can play everything! :)

_-EDMIX-_213d ago

@Aenea- DAMN!!! Some line up.

Hats off to you if you're able to be all of those before Persona 5.

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Gamer4lifz213d ago (Edited 213d ago )

Talk about beating a dead hourse but they deserve it
yes bioware did f*** up.
the game could easily run on ps3
it's no where near pushing even xboxone let alone ps4 and it's a bad port on pc
the game got downgraded real bad to's like ubisoft "in your face"downgrade.

What the hell happened,Bioware??
BTW the one who hired Halo 4 writer to write Mass effect should be fired on the spot.

dadavis1992213d ago

What? Andromeda looks nothing like a PS3 era game.

Yes, some of the animations are bad. Yes, some of the textures are bad. But these screenshots are not representative of what the game looks like on average. For the most part, the game looks stunning. Graphics are not the problem with Andromeda.

Why do people resort to such hyperbole?

Jon_Targaryen213d ago

You are aware that MGS V ran on PS3 and 360 too, right?!?! And that game looks much better than this crap!

meka2611212d ago

He's right it's not hyperbole, the game could definitely run on last gen consoles. The only thing that might need a little downgraded is the environments, cuz those are the only thing that look good.

Gamer4lifz212d ago (Edited 212d ago )

How am i wrong ??...have you seen uncharted/god of war/killzone/the last of us/gtav/mgsv etc on ps3..imo all of them look better than this "next gen" mass effect.

If this game is stunning for you then it's your opinion and not something i will ever agree with after playing games like uncharted 4 and Horizon etc on ps4.

game4funz212d ago

Halo 4 had good story. And awesome dialogu between cheif and cortana. Not sure what you mean

rpvenom213d ago

wow man.. i wanted to believe so much in this game.. but to see this level of downgrade.. that's so unfortunate. downgrades, microtransactions, paid dlcs.. what has the gaming world come to.. thank god for people who still produce quality games like rockstar and cd projekt red and still provide free content..

Kokyu213d ago (Edited 213d ago )

Rockstar has micros and all but abandoned single player dlc for GTAV in favor of more useless microtransaction driven online stuff.

bluefox755213d ago

It didn't look all that great to begin with, so this is pretty sad.