ThisGenGaming says "It looks like Mass Effect Andromeda was downgraded as comparison images reveal that the game originally had much better animations."
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.
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.
It's sad how many times we hear that for games over the last few years.
@AuToFiRE On purpose, By Design, they screwed up. The bidding of Political forces behind the scenes.
SJW's did this.
@Pantz yes, non mettalic entities demanded that they take out the metallic armor.... GTFO
PS Poor and Xbox 720p is holding back development.
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.
How devious of them
OMG! *GASP* That's totally why the animations got downgraded. Gay gluten-free momdads. /s
the OP was referencing corporate politics; power, opinion, direction, hierarchy, etc
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.
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.
looking at the animations, I can't take the game seriously.
EA raped Mass Effect
EA replaced the studio, its just toting the name now.
"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.
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.
@feju "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.
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.
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.
@Bathyj 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!
So you got hzd cuz... Graphics?? Wicked smaht. I'm kidding btw.
Ehh, this is an article about graphical downgrades afterall, so this is about graphics, isn't it?
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.
Aenea but it's not about HZD graphics.
@Game4funz Definitely read it in ben afflecks voice
@ANEA your flawed logic fails to. Mention the article isn't about horizon zero dawn either. Hypocrisy
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.
@_-EDMIX-_ "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."
'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?
Platinumed Horizon, now playing Nier, ME: A will arrive on Thrusday (2 day later release in EU), one can play everything! :)
@Aenea- DAMN!!! Some line up. Hats off to you if you're able to be all of those before Persona 5.