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Mass Effect: Legendary Edition

A set of re-mastered versions of the first three parts of the Mass Effect series.

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Mass Effect: Legendary Edition cover

developer: BioWare

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Game mode: single player

game release date:

2021

PS4 XONE

Mass Effect Trilogy: Legendary Edition is a collection of re-mastered versions of the first three installments of the cult action RPG series called Mass Effect. The company Electronic Arts, which owns the rights to the brand, is behind its release.

Plot

The action of the games making up Mass Effect: Legendary Edition set takes place in the XXII century. The discovery of ancient technology developed by the extinct Protean race has enabled mankind to make its dream of interstellar flight come true and, as a result, to find its place in the Citadel, a giant space station serving as a centre of politics, trade and culture for the entire Milky Way.

The main character of the series is Commander Shepard. As the first human Spectre, the defender of peace, the hero (or heroine, because we can choose the sex of the character being led) has to crush the plans of Saren, who not only betrayed the Council sitting in the Citadel, but also brought a threat to the whole galaxy. However, it soon turns out that the Saren is only a pawn, and the real deadly danger to the races inhabiting the Milky Way is the Harvesters, an ancient race of machines that cyclically sterilise the galaxy from organic life. In the second part of the cycle, Shepard enters into an alliance with Cerberus to solve the mystery of the disappearance of entire human colonies on the outskirts of the Milky Way, and hits the trail of a race of Collectors trying to speed up the approaching invasion. We can observe the invasion in the third part of the series, where in order to win (or at least try), Shepard has to gain as many allies as possible. All this in order to join them in the final battle, in which the survival of the living beings inhabiting the Milky Way is at stake.

Mechanics

In the games included in the Mass Effect Trilogy: Legendary Edition set, the action is observed from the third person perspective (TPP). The driving force behind these games are extensive tasks pushing the plot forward, accompanied by numerous side missions. Commander Shepard is not left to cross the river alone because, as he progresses, he is joined by more and more comrades with whom he can establish a close relationship over time. Our command centre is Normandy, which is a futuristic spacecraft that we travel with, choosing destinations on the galaxy map. Besides, it is a kind of mobile base where we can move around freely during breaks. Although in the second and third part of the series on the planets we only travel on foot, in the first part of the cycle we also get a four-wheeled M35 Mako, which allows us to quickly explore vast areas of land.

An important element of the games forming this compilation is also the fight against enemies The battles take place in real time, and during them we must not only skilfully use the available weapons (in the arsenal we will find mainly firearms, including futuristic weapons developed by alien races), but also make use of various combat abilities (leading with telekinesis-like biotic skills) and give orders to subordinates (although Shepard's team is much larger, we can only take two companions on missions). By eliminating adversaries and completing tasks, we receive experience points and advance to the next levels, gradually developing the hero and his accompanying characters.

It is worth remembering that fighting is not the only thing the Spectre does. Many problems can be solved not by force, but by conversation; therefore, from time to time, it is not combat skills that prove very useful, but speech skills. Moreover, we often make choices here that affect not only the course of the story, but also the character of our hero and his relationship with the team.

Rumor: Mass Effect Trilogy Delayed
Rumor: Mass Effect Trilogy Delayed

news 26 September 2020 19:20

Jeff Grubb from VentureBeat informed of a delay concerning the release of the rumored Mass Effect: Legendary Edition set. BioWare's refreshed space opera trilogy is not expected to be released until next year.

Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster May be Released as Legendary Edition
Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster May be Released as Legendary Edition

news 22 September 2020 17:14

The Remaster of the Mass Effect trilogy is said to receive a subtitle other than „Remastered”. There were also reports that the set would initially bypass the Nintendo Switch console.

Mass Effect Trilogy Remastered Appears in Portuguese Store
Mass Effect Trilogy Remastered Appears in Portuguese Store

news 16 September 2020 20:36

Pre-orders of the remastered Mass Effect trilogy were available in a Portuguese store. However, they disappeared as soon as they appeared. This is another such case in recent weeks.

Mass Effect Trilogy Remastered is Real; October Release Compromized
Mass Effect Trilogy Remastered is Real; October Release Compromized

news 30 August 2020 18:58

One gaming journalist assures that earlier rumors about the remaster of Mass Effect trilogy are true. The game's release is officially scheduled for October 2020, but it may change.

Mass Effect Trilogy Remastered Pre-orders Canceled
Mass Effect Trilogy Remastered Pre-orders Canceled

news 16 August 2020 15:50

We have some bad news for those who hoped that the start of pre-orders for Mass Effect Trilogy Remastered would herald an imminent announcement of this collection. GAME have just canceled them on its websites.

Mass Effect Trilogy Remastered - Fans Suggest October Launch
Mass Effect Trilogy Remastered - Fans Suggest October Launch

news 12 August 2020 16:32

There was another rumor on the web about the remaster of the Mass Effect trilogy. According to the reports, the trilogy may be announced in September and debut in late October, this year.

Rumor: Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster Will Launch Next Year
Rumor: Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster Will Launch Next Year

news 07 May 2020 13:22

EA's financial report announced a remaster of one of the company's games. VentureBeat declared that the title to be refreshed will be the Mass Effect trilogy.

Rumor: Mass Effect Remaster Available for Pre-order
Rumor: Mass Effect Remaster Available for Pre-order

news 08 August 2020 20:29

Internet users placed pre-orders in British store for a mysterious product called DEP PS4 N7. The last part, among other things, suggests that this may be a remaster of the Mass Effect trilogy.

Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster - Insider Denied Recent Rumors
Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster - Insider Denied Recent Rumors

news 27 June 2020 16:44

A few days ago, detailed leaks about the remaster of the Mass Effect trilogy has appeared on the web. According to them, all parts were to be ported to the Frostbite engine. However, the rumors were denied by a trusted industry insider.

Mass Effect series might get a remaster, Andromeda not ready to be shown yet
Mass Effect series might get a remaster, Andromeda not ready to be shown yet

news 17 August 2016 11:56

Executive vice president for EA Studios, Patrick Soderlund, suggested that Mass Effect franchise might get refreshed, following Activision’s “remaster policy”. Aaaand the hype train has departed! In other news, Andromeda is on its way.

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