MASS EFFECT: LEGENDARY EDITION

How I Gave Shepard His Own Loyalty Mission in Mass Effect 2

The following will contain spoilers for Mass Effect 2. Reader discretion is advised. They may be the star, but Mass Effect 2 isn’t really about protagonist Commander Shepard. The second game in Bioware’s science fiction trilogy centers around a suicide mission, and you, as Shepard, spend most of the game…

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Forget the Mako, Legendary Edition Fixed Mass Effect’s Actual Biggest Issue: Autosaves

When we talk about updates made to Mass Effect with the Legendary Edition remasters, most people mention the graphical updates and changes made to the handling of the Mako vehicle (which, in my opinion, didn’t help that much). But there is one major change that’s flying under the radar, and having played the…

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Mass Effect Characters Need a Whole Trilogy to Appreciate

The following will contain some character spoilers for the Mass Effect trilogy but no real major plot developments.  Playing through the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition remasters gives me an appreciation for just how far these games came in the course of one console generation. While Mass Effect 2 and 3…

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Mass Effect’s Mako Still Sucks When You’re Gay and Can’t Drive

The Mass Effect: Legendary Edition remasters have a litany of updates to try and modernize all three games in the original trilogy, but the first game is definitely the one that got the biggest overhaul. From a holistic visual update to some significant gameplay tweaks, Bioware has put in work…

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Bioware’s Not Opposed to Adding Mass Effect 3’s Multiplayer to Legendary Edition

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition brings all three games of Bioware’s original trilogy to modern hardware, but it did have one notable omission when it launched on Friday: Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer. At the time, the studio said the cooperative horde mode would’ve been too a bridge too far for the scope…

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Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Level Scaling Guide – Legendary or Classic Mode

One of the first decisions you make when starting up the new Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is your basic settings. You may remember some of these. You’ll need to decide how difficult you want combat to be, whether you and your companions auto-level up, how your squad uses their abilities.…

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Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Galactic Readiness Guide – What’s Changed

The original Mass Effect 3 release has a feature called Galaxy at War. Throughout the course of the game you have to prepare the universe’s efforts against the reaper threat. The campaign alone frequently isn’t enough to make sure Shepard is prepared for the final battles. A lot of your…

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Making Up for Lost Time With Photo Mode in Mass Effect: Legendary Edition

I have what’s probably an unhealthy relationship with my player characters in RPGs. I spend collective hours in character creators customizing my protagonists, and these people become the face of their respective games for me. Odds are, if you’ve ever read something I’ve written on this site about games like…

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Your Old Face Code May Not Work Perfectly in Mass Effect: Legendary Edition

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is a chance for a whole new generation of players to experience Bioware’s science fiction trilogy, but it’s also an opportunity for old fans to re-experience them on modern consoles. That means some might be looking to bring their version of Commander Shepard into the collection,…

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A Mass Effect Legendary Edition Toggle Lets You Put Back the Original Mako Controls

There’s a lot of controversial choices in the Mass Effect series: What happened with Wrex in the first game? Did you free the Rachni Queen? Do you really want Thane or just saying you do? But I never figured that the Mako would be one of those controversial decisions. You see, the…

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Here’s How Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Will Run on Different Consoles

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is bringing a substantial visual update to Bioware’s science fiction trilogy, and that also raises questions of how the games will perform on modern hardware. EA and Bioware have released a breakdown of resolution and framerate updates, and it looks like the remasters will have two…

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This Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Box Art Creator is Fucking Rad

As we’ve talked about before on the site, Mass Effect: Legendary Edition’s box art is effective because it doesn’t present protagonist Commander Shepard as a default, but instead lets you envision that your version of the character exists behind their iconic helmet. Well, Bioware’s released a tool for you to personalize…

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Mass Effect Cast and Developers to Reunite in Legendary Edition Stream

The Mass Effect: Legendary Edition remasters are ten days away from launch as of this writing, and several members of the series’ voice cast and the original development team are getting together for another celebratory stream. Last time this happened was an incredibly emotional reunion where the cast spoke pretty profoundly…

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I’m Convinced My Mass Effect Legendary Cache Has Been Sucked into a Wormhole

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is just about two weeks away as of this writing, with the remasters of Bioware’s science fiction trilogy headed to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on May 14. But the chance to play these games again (or for the first time) all dolled up and…

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I’m Gonna Take So Many Pics of My Space Boyfriend in Mass Effect: Legendary Edition’s Photo Mode

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is just under a month away, and while we’ve seen a look at the gameplay changes Bioware is bringing to the remasters, as well as the visual update, Bioware kind of just casually made another announcement: the collection will have a photo mode. Project Director Mac…

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Mass Effect 2 DLC Order Guide – What Order to Play Everything In

It’s been nearly ten years since the original release of Mass Effect 3 and even longer since the first two games in the trilogy came out. As a result you may find yourself wondering which order you’re supposed to play the DLC. In this guide, we’ll run down each of the…

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How Long Does it Take to Beat Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Remaster?

It’s been nearly ten years since the original release of Mass Effect 3 and even longer since the first two games in the trilogy came out. As a result you may find yourself wondering how long it will take to complete the upcoming Mass Effect: Legendary Edition which bundles all…

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Bioware Explains the Undertaking of Remastering Mass Effect For the Legendary Edition

Bioware has released a new comparison video showcasing visual changes made to the original Mass Effect games as part of the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition remasters coming out next month. As well as a blog breaking it all down in more detail. The new trailer shows scenes from all three games,…

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Bioware Breaks Down Gameplay Changes Made to the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, the remastered collection of Bioware’s original trilogy, is coming out just under a decade after Mass Effect 3’s launch in 2012. While Bioware has said it’s looking to keep the original games as intact as possible, the studio has also acknowledged that some aspects are dated,…

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