IGN's Youtube channel published an 11-minute video comparing the first three installments of Mass Effect with their remastered counterparts included in Mass Effect: Legendary Edition. Most of the changes on a visual level are quite subtle - we'll try to focus on the most important ones.
The most noticeable is the much better lighting, compared to the original versions. This can be seen in the first game when exploring enclosed spaces - lamps light up specific areas in a more realistic way.
The small details added in Mass Effect remaster are also impressive. Dirty vehicle wheels, glass rooms instead of gray walls or even such a small detail as carpets or pillows found on the seats we pass.
There are also some novelties in the interface of the refreshed version of Mass Effect (updated HUD) and the character creation wizard (including more colors, hair types and a slightly tweaked look of Shepard's basic outfit). The female model has also changed. The developers even claim that all of the female characters simply look better.
The players will also feel a significant difference when they get behind the controls of the iconic Mako rover, which will now feel much heavier, like a tank. It bounces around a lot less, and its movements are much more stable. In addition, projectiles fired from it visibly affect the target it hits, which wasn't necessarily the case in the original game.
We'll probably be seeing more of these in future promotional materials. Mass Effect: Legendary Edition will be release on May 14, 2021 on PC, PS4, PS5, XONE and XSX/S.
- Mass Effect: Legendary Edition Preview - Ultimate Reason to (Re)play Mass Effect
- Mass Effect - official website