Mass Effect: Andromeda’s “Ugly” Female Characters Are A Non-Issue

A few days ago, an article was posted on TGG regarding some of the female character models that we have seen so far in trailers for Mass Effect: Andromeda. The article, rightly, points out that the actress, Jayde Rossi, who lends her likeness to the female protagonist, Ryder, looks nothing like her in game. The author then goes on to show examples of other characters in the game and in past games to illustrate that BioWare may, possibly, be intentionally making their female characters “ugly”.

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Godmars2902679d ago

For them? More than likely.

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naruga2679d ago (Edited 2679d ago )

i call it now...Ugly characters(especially females) =unappealable =forgetable game ...just wait and see(if there is no customizaion option) ...Mass Effect will be remembered lukewarmly like Dragon Age Inc...for its animalities and SJW friendly agenda not matter the sporadic quality moments

morganfell2679d ago (Edited 2679d ago )

Don't worry, the game will have paper bags as DLC. Two bags if its a Krogan. Also I heard MEA lets you drink until you have beer goggles.

And naruga, you are correct. Its not about a game experience, its about an agenda. Look at that collection of characters. Seems like every design was subjected to some test group to check for triggers. If the women looked like Ashley from ME3 the aliens from planet Sarkeesian would have their objectification pitchforks out for a frontal assault.

sullynathan2679d ago

the funny thing about it is that people hated what Bioware did to Ashley in ME3, she was a soldier now in ME3 she looks like a failed model.

just-joe2679d ago

We don't take kindly to questions.

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Lonnie182679d ago

You know I'm a big fan of Mass Effect but I might wait or all together pass on this one. Where there's smoke there's fire...


Big ME fan here too... but I was out the door do to the ending of ME3 and I've seen nothing that makes me excited about this new game. Literally, nothing, and ME was lovely my favorite IP of all time at one point.

Xenocide72678d ago

I think if I played the ending without the internet it probably wouldn't have been so terrible.

Thomaticus2678d ago

This is the game where the main plot is to have sex with those females.

Godmars2902678d ago (Edited 2678d ago )

And/or guys. If that's your thing.

Seriously though, wonder why the Frostbite engine isn't catching more flack for this. It obvious that EA went with it because they own it, don't want to pay for UE4, but either its not as versatile, or that the their devs need more time to become familiar with it.

Scatpants2678d ago

no that's the sub plot.

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OCEANGROWNKUSH2678d ago (Edited 2678d ago )

Doesnt seem to be a story here at all lol

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SaveFerris2679d ago

Mass Effect: Andromeda - It's more than just a game about 'bumping uglies'.

The_Sage2679d ago

Yes! Nailed it.

That pun was intended, right?... Cause... You know... Ryder is so ugly.

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MyDietEqualsGames2679d ago (Edited 2679d ago )

Uglies bumping uglies. It's articles like this that make the muscles that create a hard grin within my face, work over time. I get a good laugh when people take this bullshit seriously. LMAO. *wipes away a tear* have a thumbs up or an arrow up, or whatever it's supposed to be.

OCEANGROWNKUSH2678d ago (Edited 2678d ago )

Its not even that they are "ugly" they just don't look right, the character modeling is simply poorly done and the harsh lighting and shadows that form on the face really aren't helping this any. It comes down to art direction, if everything else in the game is done in a photo realistic style and the character model it not done to those standards you get the whole Uncanny Valley thing going on.

The whole "they are scientists not supermodels" argument is null and void, not to mention this trend of casting ugly people as some kind of a statement is absurd. Bioware is simply incapable of creating realistic human faces and animations, as evidenced by only all of their games.

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Saithraphim2679d ago

I dont agree that they are ugly at all. Should all characters look like super models? i think they look like real, natural people, who are in a fight for survival

Greyfoxdbz2679d ago (Edited 2679d ago )

Super models ARE real people though

Xenocide72679d ago

Yeah and all combat specialists, pilots, scientists, tech experts etc. etc. are all super models? Much like what is always the case in these games. It's not realistic, and this diverse approach is a bit more refreshing.

Greyfoxdbz2679d ago

How is it refreshing? all the males are still hot as fuck so i'm told, so what you said goes out the window. The ugliness of the characters is selective. Also this is a sci fi fantasy game. It can afford to have idealised characters who are good to look at.

Swiftfox2679d ago

Heavily airbrushed, photoshopped, professionally photographed using high end equipment with perfect lighting sort of real people, but real people none the less!

game4funz2679d ago

People nowadays prefer realism... But wait... Woman soldier??? Why are all these women so freaking strong??? That not that normal actually but I guess in these cases that's an exception.

Realism or not... They can't have it both ways..

JasonKCK2679d ago

Xenocide7 plenty of attractive people in those professions.

swrapens2679d ago

What you see on the magazine cover is not a real person, so...you're wrong.

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Klonoa-dreamtraveler2679d ago

They don't look real they look cartoony even out of place looking.