'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Patch 1.06: Were the Patches Enough to Fix the Broken Game?

By C. de Lacy / 2017.05.15

“Mass Effect: Andromeda” is by far one of the recent highly anticipated game that seemingly disappointed a lot of players. After the initial 1.05 patch that aimed to fix the game's glaring issues, was the 1.06 update any different or was it just another attempt at making the game barely digestible? Here's what people think and what the game has actually gone so far compared from the original trilogy.

With BioWare's recent release of the patch 1.06 for “Mass Effect: Andromeda,” players can expect a very long list of improvements, fixes, and changes, especially in the game's single player experience and more with the in-game cut-scenes.

“In this upcoming patch, we continued to improve our cinematic scenes, particularly in the opening hours of the game. In addition to enhanced performance and stability, we addressed a number of player-reported issues, including a bug that caused SAM to repeatedly tell Ryder they had received new email.” the BioWare blog stated.

To be fair, “Mass Effect: Andromeda” isn't really a bad game on its own. The combat is already nothing short of amazing out of the box, but it suffers some huge setbacks not only from badly rendered cut-scenes and animations but also on the writing part as well as the mission structure. These aren't exactly the things that got “patched” out on the latest 1.06 patch release.

In YongYea's video, most of the fixes are shown, where BioWare seemed to really focus on what stirred up the game's presence with bad animations. However, in accordance with YongYea's take on the game, which would possibly be the same case with a lot of fans, the game's “improvement” is like BioWare putting the pieces back together to game that shipped “broken” to begin with.

BioWare Montreal, being transformed into a smaller support studio, is also an indication that EA might not be putting a lot of its money to the disastrous “Mass Effect: Andromeda” release. Still, on its own, the game might still be good enough, though it shouldn't take a lot of honesty to say that the patch 1.06 isn't enough to save the game from where it got itself in the beginning.

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