Damocles wrote:Hm, I dont think that the game ended up with crappy animation because of one single developer.
Looks more like they did not have to old ME2/3 team members and tech, and tried to implement a new system, that totally went sideways.
Not at all. I'm merely pointing to another symptom of the problem. (Generally you don't make someone the Lead if they have no experience.)
The whole thing is crazy, because Bioware is back peddling now and claiming she was never the lead animator, despite the fact that she has openly claimed to be all along and just recently removed this fact from all her bio information.
Apparently she is some famous cosplay person without any real experience in the field of animation.
My take on this, she was never actually directly involved in any sort of animation with the game. Bioware and herself planned to keep the story going for publicity reasons. Bioware would have waved the flag of "inclusion" and she would have been a spokesperson of sorts. Basically a modern day "booth babe". It of course backfired when the animation ended up being horrible. The actual lead animation who was forced to remain hidden must be loving this. (or perhaps even intentionally did this) Though I find that unlikely.
The same thing happened with the racist lead developer. Apparently he was fired/quit over a month ago. Bioware was hopping to ride the extreme leftist train with him, but it backfired also.
So it seems Bioware/EA is more interested in playing some sort of political game than, you know, actually making games.