With all the vitriol it managed to generate, Andromeda feels as if it has been out for ages, when it has officially been only a week. The title has certainly done poorly review-wise, however, the sales have shown that it is not doing quite as bad. BioWare have obviously taken some of the stuff that has been said to heart, and they talked on Twitter about what is next.
The message is quite clear: “We’ve received quite a bit of feedback, some of it positive and some of it critical. That feedback is an important part of our ongoing support of the game, and we can’t wait to share more of our immediate plans with you on Tuesday, 4th April.In the meantime, keep your feedback coming. Our team is listening, working around the clock to gather information and plan out solutions to improve and build on Mass Effect Andromeda”.
On the one hand, this is encouraging. The issues are still numerous, the most obvious being the animations. Both facial animations and body movement is affected, and the character creator is not all it could be. On the other hand, it is uncertain as to how much can be done by BioWare at this point.
Since multiplayer has been praised and is generally considered a good time, there will probably be no changes in that direction. This would be a bad time to mention any paid DLCs, as it would be seen as trying to sell more of a somewhat broken product. Perhaps something will be offered to appease the general fan population, like the Extended Cut DLC was after the Mass Effect 3 ending controversy.
At this point we have hopes and speculation and we will have to wait until April 4th to have them confirmed or denied. In the meantime, check out our Andromeda guides to help you while you wait for the news.