- Nov 16, 2006
Relive the legend of Commander Shepard in the highly acclaimed Mass Effect trilogy with the Mass Effect Legendary Edition.
A new installment in BioWare’s RPG space opera is in the works.
Regarding the Legendary Edition:
The original Mass Effect Trilogy is easily one of the best gaming series I have ever played, but the DLC situation was such a mess for so long (Bioware points, lol) that by the time EA packaged the DLC and started putting them on sale I had largely moved on. I think it will be nice to essentially get a complete edition with all the DLC and some "official" graphics mods baked in will be a nice gesture. That said and done, I can't see myself picking this up for more than $10-15 bucks, and only then if it does not follow like many recent "remasters" that are buggier/less stable/look worse than the original.
Would be an incredible series to throw all the Raytracing goodness at though, given how much lighting plays such a crucial role in the mood and look of the games. Old enough that RayTracing won't necessarily crater framerates to unplayable levels either.
Regarding the new Mass Effect:
I'm just glad that Anthem did not kill off Bioware, despite the game's obvious disappointing reception. I also hope Bioware has the cajones to stick with the Andromeda series and keep a lid on the Milky Way story line. I just don't see a way to revive that story without badly undermining the previous games, while there is really nowhere to go but up from Andromeda.
Bioware has figured out how to make reasonably entertaining shooters, but have traded that for their signature storytelling and characters. Bioware needs to return to their "mission" based formula of creating tight story driven content (Overarching storylines with side missions that serve as little vignettes that flesh out the universe they've made). Give us a new galaxy's worth of species and alien cultures to get to know, stop rehashing the old Milky Way species.