So, me and Savior have waited ages for this special re-release and I’m thrilled to join Shepherd’s epic quest to defend the universe from the Reapers in this sprawling trilogy. In the past I covered Mass Effect , Mass Effect 2 , and Mass Effect 3 and I still stand by those reviews. For the Legendary Edition, I wanted to talk about my experience with the remasters.
Mass Effect feels the most different of the trilogy and honestly, that’s for the better. Combat is improved with the cover mechanics and combat feels closer to the other games. While still not as tight and overheating weapons get annoying, having a better cover and squad mechanics evens the feeling out. Another huge change is the Mako drives much better and feels a lot less like a chore than before. Overall, Mass Effect got an overall upgrade but its not perfect.
Mass Effect 2 is still the best in the series in my opinion and besides the graphical upgrade, there isn’t much different but some censored content. Mainly the horrific imagery of Maelon’s work and the nudity of the romance scenes are pulled back. Besides that, still a fantastic sequel and game.
Mass Effect 3 is where I get pissed off, but not for the reasons you might think. I played the base, vanilla version of the game last generation and thought it was fair and enjoyable but damn their could’ve been more. Well, there was more- behind paid DLC. By more, I mean an epic shit ton. Huge chunks of lore were broken off from the game and sold seperately as well as a new teammate who adds immensely to the lore of the whole trilogy; in gameplay it adds up to about 6-8 additional hours of huge lore heavy content that clearly should’ve been in the main game but…money. I loved the content and enjoyed the full version of Mass Effect 3 than I did originally.
In the end, the trilogy is absolutely worth getting. I pumped a good 6 weeks into the trilogy and was never bored and as before, I can’t recommend it enough. May the gaming gods bring you glory.