While every other Mass Effect game resides in the 90s on Metacritic, Andromeda is currently sitting in the 70s, as reviewers cite the litany of bugs plaguing the fun. Thankfully, it seems as though BioWare isn't ready to call it quits.
Mass Effect Andromeda just picked up a 775MB patch on Xbox One, bringing it to version 1.04 in-line with PS4 and PC.
The update features "various improvements and bug fixes." I haven't been able to find more specific patch notes at this time, but the fixes as described by the same version update on the PlayStation 4 (via GamesRadar).
I had heard that an additional patch was on the way, which is why I decided to hold off scoring our review until after the fact.
Most of the issues I discovered in my in-progress Mass Effect: Andromeda review pertain to bad frame rate issues on certain planets and in certain areas, strange character duplication bugs, and various glitches with animations and conversational sequencing.
Over all, I'm enjoying Mass Effect: Andromeda, but it's clear that the switch to open world created a diffuse focus on quantity over quality. At least BioWare is hard at work improving the game.
Mass Effect: Andromeda is available now for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
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