Mass Effect: Legendary Edition offers the comprehensive experience that the whole trilogy rightfully deserves. Thanks to this, you can easily forgive it all sorts of small ailments associated with the age of individual parts and you drown dozens of unforgettable hours in the game without blinking an eye. Yes, even after such a long time.
While I loved every second of replaying Mass Effect for the fourth and definitely not final time, I have that history and nostalgia keeping me through the outdated gameplay. I would recommend anyone jump into this series if they love BioWare RPGs, but I’d have a string of caveats. A lot has not aged well, especially from the first game, even though the first game arguably has the best story of all three. The Mass Effect Legendary Edition is an absolutely incredible walk down memory lane, but that’s really all it is. If you’re a newbie to the trilogy and you’re dying to see what all the fuss is about, better buckle in for one bumpy ride.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition is the remastered collection that the trilogy deserves. Playing these games back-to-back showcases the immensely impressive scope of BioWare's series — an ambitious project the likes of which we haven't seen since. In some ways, all three titles are showing their age — but excellent character writing and exceptional world building make this a timeless trilogy. An emotional and truly memorable experience, from start to finish.
As a whole, this is pretty much exactly what fans have been asking for for so long- the entire Mass Effect trilogy brought together in a single package that, rather than just making the games better looking, helps their qualities stand out much more while ironing out the kinks.
Mass Effect's Legendary Edition lovingly puts three of the best games ever back in the spotlight. That is actually enough reason to recommend this package, but it still feels as if Bioware is missing out on opportunities to turn out really big.
If you played the original then you know what you're getting into. The QOL improvements, especially in the first game are very appreciated. The Graphics are good and the music and sound is good as well. The combat was updated for the first game as well which made it a lot better IMO.
For those who have not played the original however, the game is a really fun, sci-fi drama adventure with interesting characters and worlds to explore. The gameplay is a third-person shooter with light RPG elements. The second and third game are VERY light on the RPG elements, keep that in mind. If you're looking for a fun action game with a good story, characters and fun world to explore look no further than the Mass Effect trilogy.
However, to be fair, even though I love the First game and like the second, the third game is rather lackluster and the DLCs for 2 and 3 are both underwhelming on the length and depth side. Also, another gripe of mine is the 'morality' decisions in the game sometimes do not make any sense. If you can ignore these things and horrid ending of the 3rd game then you will have a genuinely good time.
I was looking forward to an easy platinum but I found myself running around talking to npc’s for the first few hours.
Very frustrating you need to manually guess where to go next using the journal and that the game doesn’t indicate where to go to next on these mazes of space ships.
Did they pay for good ratings on this game ? It is no way near an 86 !!!!
I gave up and am returning it this week.
This review is mostly about the so called Remake and ''fixes'' that EA has done and not for any of the 3 Mass Effect Games ( We don't talk about that abomination Andromeda thankfully)
The 3 games are pretty compact and put in 1 place which saves you space and time.
The Edition almost has all of the game's DLC's which is great (no need to buy them)
There is a bit improvement in regards to how the cinematic looks and some overall Visual Character improvements.
Some area's with bosses are now better due to added cover.
Loading times for the most part have been shortened.
Minus the :O
Why the hell are you forced to run EA's crappy Origin to play Single Player games on steam? Bad Move EA no micro-transactions for you.
For ME1 there have been barely any improvements in regards to the quality of the product I can't even say that its a Remaster to be honest. The entire game is as always very janky and the Mako is still incredibly awful when you control it over terrain, combat is also the same broken mess as the previous version.
For ME2 Visually it looks great and the missions handle very well for the most part. My only issue is with the Camera angles which are worse than the original ME2 which I did not know it could be possible, characters phase or become fully invisible in some parts of the conversations.
For ME3 I cant say that there are improvements on it visually and it looks like the original version.I keep experiencing camera issues when having conversations with the characters which I think never showed up on the original game.
Overall it's fine if you want the entire collection + DLC on your steam Library but I can't say that there is anything really ''REMASTERED'' as they claim. I would suggest buying this on sale ( around 50%-60% off).
SummaryFor many months now, our team at BioWare has been hard at work updating the textures, shaders, models, effects and technical features of three enormous games. Our goal was not to remake or reimagine the original games, but to modernize the experience so that fans and new players can experience the original work in its best possible form....