Update

I know I’m supposed to resume proper posting today, but that seems really hard and not at all like being in space, so here’s a 100% photo accurate portrait of me at this very moment, probably (forshortening costs precious seconds).

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10 responses to “Update

  1. Once you feel like taking a breather, you’ll have to let us know if the stories of bugs, dead eyes, and lackluster expressions I’ve been reading about are true…

    • Marian

      Yeah certainly! The dead eyes are something I noticed, more on some characters than others (though I got used to them and stopped seeing them after playing for a while).
      Some of the expressions do look awkward, though I expect a bit of that in any game with lots of animated dialogue, especially one with a character creator that breaks the consistency of the model. I honestly don’t understand the scale of the uproar, but since almost all of the complaints seem to focus on the female protagonist’s expressions, I suspect there’s a certain amount of “how dare this lady on my screen not look perfectly hot at all moments, in all circumstances”. Maybe I’m biased – I purposefully create slightly awkward characters.
      I haven’t had any bugs or glitches, myself, other than the standard thick-of-battle slowdown, which I expect when I try to run the game on settings that are too high for my ageing laptop.
      I have some criticisms, certainly – for instance, many of the side quests require you to travel tediously between, like, seven different planets and locations. It bogs down the middle game a whole lot – but all in all, I really enjoyed it! Nice snappy combat. Tons and tons of companion content.

      • Thanks for your opinion on it! It’s something I’ve been wondering about, given the scale of complaints I’ve read and heard. I believe your admitted bias has some merit, though – I watched a YouTube video showing some clips of bugs and odd expressions in the game, and after it ended YouTube sent me to another video that literally began with a guy saying “SJWs are to blame for Sara Ryder in Mass Effect: Andromeda not looking hot…” Charming.

        I’m looking forward to playing it!

        • Marian

          Oh yeah, ugh, I try not to even let that sort of thing register! And I don’t want to come off as overly defensive, either. I’d say that the content of the complaints is valid for the most part, but the level of spite is way out of proportion, well beyond what makes sense in terms of wishing that the game was objectively as polished as it could have been.

          Now, however, I do hope that they update that character creator before I make a second run… let me choose my eyebrows, thank you very much.

  2. Scorrosive

    Cool thing I happened upon on my last play session squad configuration PB+J (Peebee & Jaal) yields some funny banter especially with a more professional/logical Ryder.

    • Marian

      I’ll drive around with them some more, and try to prompt this! My Ryder is full-on professional/logical.

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