Mass Effect Legendary Edition Review Round-Up (VIDEO)
After numerous months of teasing and various showcases from developer BioWare, the awaited Mass Effect Legendary Edition is finally released, giving fans a fully remastered iteration of the beloved sci-fi RPG trilogy. Following the interstellar exploits of player character Commander Shepard, the three-game saga sees players tasked with exploring worlds, assembling allies, and protecting the galaxy from an ancient threat, with the re-release seeing numerous upgrades introduced such as updated visuals, performance, and gameplay across all three games.
As the collection also compiles nearly all DLC and add-on content featured throughout the trilogy, fans and newcomers alike are sure to see this as the ultimate version of the cosmic adventure. However, how has the game actually fared upon its release? Well, according to emerging reviews, Mass Effect Legendary Edition is indeed being very well received for its stunning upgrades and vast wealth of immersive galaxy-spanning content, with the fan-pleasing collection hailed as the most “definitive” way to experience the series to date.
- Attack of the Fanboy – 100/100
“Mass Effect Legendary Edition is a fan’s dream come true. With all three games and almost all of their DLC included in one upgraded package there simply isn’t more to be asked for here other than a full remake.”
- Game Informer – 90/100
“Seeing your choices carry over across three games is exciting, but it’s also about the squadmates you meet along the way. So, become Commander Shepard, rally people to your cause, make painstakingly difficult choices, and watch others around you grow stronger because of your influence. The sacrifices and rewards will stay in your memory, and the Legendary Edition is a terrific reminder of why all these years later, people still can’t stop talking about this series.”
- PCGamesN – “Fans Will Be Happy”
“The key takeaway is that Mass Effect fans will be happy; this is the same Mass Effect we fell in love with all those years ago, painstakingly polished and wrapped up in a neat ribbon. To those who have never played before, though, fair warning: for all its charm, Mass Effect Legendary Edition still plays like a game from the ’00s. But if you like RPG games with rich sci-fi settings then you’ll have a ball.”
- Stevior – 85/100
“This is BioWare firing — for the most part — on all cylanders and hopefully is the dawn of a new resurgence of the franchise (fingers crossed for EA Play 2021!). Get in, get immersed, explore the galaxy and defend it from a once in a 50,000 year occurence. Then head on over to Andromeda to appreciate that before the next adventures in the Sol system take place.”
- TheSixthAxis – “A Definitive Version”
“On the whole, BioWare has done a fantastic job of bringing the original Mass Effect up to meet the standards of 2021. While it’s still a bit rough in some areas, and there’s quirks to how they’ve retrofitted some elements into the older game, it feels like a definitive version of the game you remember. My journey will continue on to the second and third game before pinning a score on the Legendary Edition remaster as a whole, but from what I’ve seen so far, there’s more than enough here to get a thumbs up from series fans everywhere.”
Mass Effect Legendary Edition is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One as well as PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S via backward compatibility. What do you think? Are you going to check out the new and improved Mass Effect trilogy, or are you more interested in what BioWare has planned next for the franchise? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day!
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