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Mass Effect Andromeda update 1.05 fixes eyes and, thank Shepard, the whole game looks way better

Eyes. Turns out they're pretty important for making a face look human and not like a creepy doll. The latest update for Mass Effect: Andromeda (opens in new tab) includes a tweak to the way the game renders eyes for both humans and asari (the latter of whom have human-looking eyes despite their head tentacles) and, man, just that little change makes a world of difference. The above side-by-side image was put together by Reddit user AC5L4T3R (opens in new tab), and you can see a video comparison below.

Look at how much more natural the eyes appear shader! Update 1.05 (opens in new tab) also improves lip-sync and facial animations "during some conversations", according to the patch notes, so you'll hopefully notice an overall above-the-neck throughout the Andromeda galaxy.

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Let's conclude with a nice picture from Reddit user autoportret (opens in new tab) of the default Sara Ryder's improved countenance. She'd attracted a bit of a reputation for looking off, so it's encouraging to see her looking a bit more put together. Sweet Negan cosplay, btw.

BioWare says it has at least two months worth of fixes and tweaks (opens in new tab) planned for the game in response to player feedback. Check out our Mass Effect: Andromeda review (opens in new tab) to see what we think of the original version.

Connor Sheridan
Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.