Mass Effect Preview: The Mass Effect Legendary edition is releasing on May 14th. The new game is coming with a lot of changes as it is set to remaster the entire original Mass Effect trilogy in 4K. The game is bringing back the Milky Way and the Normandy as they battle to stop the Reapers from eliminating all organic life in the galaxy.
There are some graphical improvements, but can be seen as a bit underwhelming for some fans. However, it is important to note that Bioware and EA did not consider this game as a remake. The look of the characters in the game has certainly changed and made some major improvements in the gameplay.
A bug will be fixed in the Mass Effect Legendary edition as the characters in the previous edition were not looking where they were supposed to at times. There are also some significant texture improvements in the game since Mass Effect was first released on Xbox back in 2007.
After completing a game, the game will continue with the story as players will return to the launcher menu. It will run at 4K and have 21:9 widescreen support. There are some improvements in the gameplay as well.
There will be an aim assist and will lock on to targets while strafing. A melee button will be inserted into the game. Players can’t train in weapons the class isn’t specialized in but they can be used without being penalized for it.
Controlling your squad will be a bit easier as they will get to a cover position if the player gives the AI commands to do so. They are also improving enemy AI so players will not feel rushed in the game.
“With Mass Effect 1 gameplay we had people who said we should throw it out and bring in [Mass Effect: Andromeda] gameplay somehow, to people who said it was their favorite and we shouldn’t touch it at all,” Meek says.
Multiplayer was an issue in Mass Effect 3, which didn’t sit well with many hardcore fans. The original game featured an extensive PvE mode in which up to four players could battle against waves of Reapers, Collectors, and other enemies. The company decided to not include it in the Mass Effect Legendary edition.
Everything from what you do with crossplay because that’s kind of an expectation now; what you do with people who are still playing multiplayer now — how do you honor that, how do you bring them in, can we somehow bridge that gap.
With expectations not being too high due to it being a remaster and not a remake, will the game exceed expectations? The game is not being remastered in Unreal Engine 4 and it will not have a multiplayer feature. The success of Mass Effect: Legendary Edition depends on how the original game turns out and how the fans react to it.
Mass Effect will be released in May and will be Bioware’s biggest test. Even if it is not a whole remake, fans and potential new players should experience and appreciate the game when it releases.