MRW I hear other people calling Mass Effect Andromeda ugly

When he gives him the side eye I lost it

How could you play through the game with character like this and not laugh throughout. Wow.

Or my walk...

I warned them not to use my face in the game.

Edit:

Dude looks like he has a shoe stuck in his head

HE HAS NO STYLE HE HAS NO GRACE THIS KONG HAS A FUNNY FACE

Thats the best part. I love making ugly characters because it makes cutscenes so much better.

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Found this...Hilarious animation

The reason for this is because the lighting in ME Andromeda is absolute shit. There are no real shadows on the face, the contrast and shading are completely wrong for the eyes, this also makes some of the environments like the Kett ship look bad. The reason the characters in this game look worse than character in ME from a decade ago is not because the models are bad, (although there are a few bad ones with bad rigging/animation) but mainly because the lighting is simply not up to par. If you compare to other frostbite games like Bf1, or DA Inquisition which also had some weird models, both look vastly superior because of lighting. My guess why Bioware did not flesh out lighting system more was because of performance issues. The game already does not perform well partly because of over tessellation, and Bioware didn't want to hurt performance further with an intensive lighting system. Obviously that backfired since lighting has a much larger visual impact here than lower teselation.

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Not just lightning, the animators didn't draw sight lines for the characters. Basically, it doesn't look like the characters aren't looking at anything. There's a certain amount of focus and eye movement and tracking that they just... didn't do.

http://i.imgur.com/GO8Kso7.jpg

That wasn't Garrus, that's General Corinthus.

What? Do all Turians look the same to you? Fuckin' space racists...

/s, just in case.

https://youtu.be/hzhg8FliL34

Holy shit I made the front page of Reddit without doing anything :D thx everyone!! Full video:

No, you made the video. OP made the front page without doing anything.

Well that description was far more accurate than I thought it would be

I have special eyes

You would probably enjoy the series on youtube called Monster Factory. They basically try to make the ugliest character possible in every game they play. Check it out if you haven't already, it's hilarious

Imma leave this right here

Side note: This is totally unrelated, but this is now my most upvoted comment. Thanks goes out to McElroy!

Still looks better than the Asari squadmate who looks like they tried to make a genetic hybrid between John C. Reilly, Amy Schumer, and a raccoon.

Modders will fix it, just ship.

aka the Bethesda approach.

Used to be we have to mod Mass Effect to get a fucked up face. Now it comes with the game in ME:Andromeda.

And people say EA is cheap. Hah

N' this muh favrit str on citerdel.

Do you look like Ron Perlman?!?!

._.

I was fucking dying. That face is perfect.

Link

Technically yes, someone could go back over each of the scenes and cast sight lines for each of the characters.

I don't expect the developers to do that though as that costs money, which clearly was an issue on this production. I hope a third party mod group retouches the game.

This is a perfect example of how much lighting matters

You should eat more fibre

He can handstand when he needs to!

David Bowie.

 Now you get a move on or I'll eat that right here!

This picture highlights what a difference good lighting and reflections can do. Though it's more to do with how well eyes can make a model look. Even the earlier Mass Effects didn't look this bad.

. Though it's more to do with how well eyes can make a model look. Even the earlier Mass Effects didn't look this bad.

Look! Look with your special eyes!

Look, look with your special eyes!

I've been told that that's the best part /s

Not a glitch, face mesh edit using a save editor.

literally crying while taking a shit at work

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Well one of the designers hates white people with a passion. Maybe they were too busy hating people to design a decent game.

https://i.redd.it/6m3o8bq5xtly.jpg  

He hates liberal white people too.

Well one of the designers hates white people with a passion. Maybe they were too busy hating people to design a decent game.

He hates liberal white people too.

And stretch his arms out, just for you

Good lord the pan over to Garrus.

Crossed with Jay Leno

Spacists?

Inflate himself, just like a balloon

MATT .... DAMON!

Psychonauts. Action platformer with some puzzle elements. Fun and funny af.

Plz love Truck :"(

My brand!

Don't worry, you can repost in a month.

This crazy kong just digs this tune

Oh! You're a new new boy! a very new soft boy!

Ew fuck that guy. Racist.

this is from ME3 and is a glitch.

Potentially my favorite game of all time. Holy fuck it's so good. Now I have to replay it again.

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The pupils are the thing. My characters pupils look like the one on the left's only its worse- they are permanently different sizes. It's noticeable to everyone I showed it to. I restarted (only lost a few minutes) just to make sure I at least left char creation with the same size pupils. Its not ruining the game, but its hard to take the lore scenes seriously when he looks so oddly unnatural.

No, those are people that hate space in general.

Space racists are people that are racist towards the other intelligent life in our galaxy, like those Terra Firma assholes that oppose the growing integration of Humanity into the galactic community.

Relevant video

Hilarious, but not exactly applicable. Designing a half-chimpanzee derpshepard for your character is different from having some of the main characters (not designed by the player) so ugly.

I'd say another year. Those animations would take quite a while to address and fix.

How have I never seen any of these? Thank you so much

Screenshot?

BioWare was so busy wondering if they could that they never thought if they should

Welcome to the soul-cleansing experience that is McElroy content

giving the people what they want

I sat there shaking my head saying "No... someone photoshopped that based off his description..." but nope. I'll be damned.

CG COCONUT GUN

For me it's not the graphics, it's the lack of detailed animations in an AAA game where stuff like hair being realistically animated is a normality.

Why the /s?

The problem with this argument is that it can only be done by using a save editor and does not "naturally" occur.

Looks like the game needed a few more months of polish.

He hates liberal white people too.

Probably because he hates white people.

can it be fixed in future patches?

Bruh I can't breath lmao

A game that cost 40 million... and look like this

Haha that's amazing, your description is spot on (unfortunately)

Who even wears that much makeup in space

I love games let you make your characters look super bad even without any mods.

I love games let you make your characters even without any mods.

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*a week

Minecraft is a perfect example of what lighting can do for your game. Minecraft is not a pretty game. Throw in some shaders though, and suddenly everything looks amazing.

Bad textures on the most basic possible models, and good lighting makes it beautiful.

Minecraft is a perfect example of what lighting can do for your game. Minecraft is not a pretty game. Throw in some shaders though, and suddenly looks amazing.

Bad textures on the most basic possible models, and good lighting makes it beautiful.

This is also why it looks decent on ultra settings. Better lighting = less uncanny faces. Hopefully they can figure out a way to adjust to lighting on consoles.

She's got that Dreamworks face going on.

Is it the gif or the Chipotle?

You're forgetting to take into account the sheer amount of money that went into marketing GTA V.

I cannot confirm or deny the 40 million price tag the other user put on ME:A, but can assure you that comparing a 40 million dollar budget to the 250 million budget GTA V had is hardly a fair comparison.

*a day

That boy ain't right.

BACON!

This is such a good example, but the "bad" version in this looks way better than the ME:A faces. Lighting would definitely help, but I don't think it is the entire problem. The faces look a little cartoony...Like a DreamWorks animated movie or the art style of Star Wars: The Old Republic. Good lighting could make it look better, but it is still not the "right" art style for ME games imo. Cartoony faces don't match the more realistic style of everything else.

DK! Donkey Kong! DK! DONKEY KONG IS HERE

What has science done?!

My brand!

por que no los dos

SOMEBODY

Well, frankly, I never liked Earthers. They remind me of Regulan bloodworms.

I BET YOU ALL SAVED ASHLEY YOU SPACE RACISTS

I thought it important to note because many liberal people think if they shame themselves, it doesn't apply to them.

Think that would depend on the game we're talking about. Skyrim, probably; FO4, haven't seen a whole lot on that front myself.

Lol, that guy REALLY hates white people.

That makes a lot of sense. Now that I think about it, the characters do look like they're not lit very well. Gives them a cartoony look that doesn't fit with the environments.

Did Bethesda modders even make animations for characters in the game to make then more expressive?