Mass Effect: Andromeda

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  1. Party Poison

    Party Poison Ancient Guru

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    The trial has the day one patch, its the same version as review codes.
     
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    Let's hope a large chunk of that goes towards fixing the terrible animations.

    I'm going to wait for reviews before I order it, despite the fact that I've preordered every single Mass Effect game till now.
     
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    Well some first bits from the game...

    Character customization is VERY limited... You realize that only after you really get into it. More limited than the original games... disappointment.

    Game is NOT as optimized as it might seem. With everything cranked up at 1920x1200 it runs stable 60 on my system, but if you try custom resolution scale, that is another story! At 1.5x (2880x1800) I can barely reach 60FPS. What is actually even worse, GPU is POWER LIMITED at that resolution. Reaching 120% power limit and reducing GPU voltage under 1.0V! So disappointment again.

    Facial animations are really bad and on custom characters seem even worse. They are so bad I can't really get into the game.


    Overall... I dunno, it can't be that bad? I'll go sleep and give it another try on weekend.
     
  4. Party Poison

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    The " High " preset renders the game at a 3D resolution of 1080p, even if you are set to 1440p/4k.

    makes the image super blurry.

    Better off setting it to custom and putting the setting on High individually as the preset also changes the resolution scale option and then locks it.
     

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    So how far have you guys gotten into the SP? I've watched it until Ryder docks in the not-Citadel and gets their ship, which would be the first 2 hours.
     
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    Currently watching Giantbomb's stream they did of the game.
    And damn... it looks bad. The dialog and voice acting is really bad. The facial animations are pretty much non-existent.
    And the characters stand painfully still during conversations... it feels like steps back from the previous games.
     
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    My impression from the stream I watched yesterday was pretty similar. The only good thing about it was the action but I found myself fast forwarding it after a while. Liam in particular was bad. He just comes across as incompetent and unprofessional. And I'll never get over that gay Krogan voice from the station.

    The audio had a weird echo when I watched it and some people on neogaf are mentioning it too. Anyone else over here noticed it?

    Oh and does this guy make an appearance?

    [​IMG]
     
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    We've found the reason for the poor animation quality! They're tired of "dealing with everything". hahaha!

    https://webmshare.com/Dm0Nz
     
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    Yeah, the Krogan voice instantly took me out of it.
     

  11. KissSh0t

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    I blame the genophage xD
     
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    The DoF is so bad in the below timestamp. I thought Liam warped in when I first saw it. It's just a blur filter for anything not supposed to be in focus. Ugh.

    https://youtu.be/j1WdpfSH7wY?t=3h30m4s

    Anyway, the above vid is 6 hours long with no streamer talking over it. Pretty good way to get an idea of what to expect if you play it.

    They should also get their voice actors to work harder. My only memory of DAI is laughing that I'm listening to Diablo 3's female monk and here I can't help but think of Cait from FO4.
     
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    on the technical side - BioWare stated already that is going to be a day-1
    patch.

    a friend of mine played a few hours and messaged me last night that the
    game looks and feels godamn amazing. mine is opening March 17.
     
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    The only things a day one patch will fix are performance and any stability issues. This is what we're stuck with. What a bummer.
     

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    The game looks really good, but the animation quality really impacts the overall presentation in a negative manner.
     
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    If it's anything like 10GB, then it can definitely replace or improve the terrible animations that are in the game, whilst simultaneously targeting performance and stability as well.
     
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    Mmmm, I started downloading the game at 11pm last night and it is currently showing as 85% complete and 'now playable' (which it claimed it was at 42% so it is way past that point). However, when I click Play to launch the game all I am getting is a black quarter screen window in the top-left of the desktop, which is what you normally see before the game loads and goes fullscreen. It has been like this for 10 minutes though...

    So I guess either the game isn't actually ready to load (in which case, thank you EA!) or there is a problem with what has loaded so far, e.g. corrupted data. There is no way to validate what has loaded though, presumably because the game has not finished downloading.
     
  20. JonasBeckman

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    Besides file validation you can try turning off other third party software such as Afterburner and the like and you can also try disabling the Origin overlay and see if that helps a bit.
    (Besides monitoring utilities like Afterburner there's also injectors such as ReShade if you tried adding that and even software like Corsair CUE, Logitech Setpoint, various sound programs and so on.)

    Could just be that it needs to stream the missing data too and as such it'll take a while for that to get loaded even if the game displays as being playable.
     

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