I guess I’ll always have a warm place in my cold dark heart to Mass Effect. Mass effect 3 That’s essentially what kicked off my career as a gaming reporter, after all, and helped put TBEN Games on the map for our pro-consumer coverage of the Retake Mass Effect movement.
I looked forward to playing these games again – my last experience with a Mass Effect the game was Andromeda which, while honestly a little underrated, still wasn’t great. However, I held back while I waited for the release of the Legendary Edition.
Along with a host of gameplay enhancements and changes made to unify the user experience across all three games, the Legendary Edition spruces up the graphics. Here’s a new comparison trailer showing what the new releases look like:
Here are some screenshots in case you can’t watch the video:
As you can see, each of these has been significantly improved, especially in lighting, but also improved textures, colors and details, including some more defined body parts.
The truth is, the originals are also very beautiful. This is a remaster, not a remake, so there isn’t much that can be done to improve the look and feel of these games, but from what I’ve seen and read so far I’m pretty excited to launch a new FemShep and hop aboard the Normandy with my crew of intergalactic misfits.
Legendary Mass Effect Edition releases May 14 for PC, PS4, Xbox One and is compatible with Xbox Series X and PS5 versions.