It’s rare that we post news here at GameCritics, but once in a while something pops up that I’m sure our readers will want to know about. So, in preparation for the upcoming Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, we’re sharing the below info (in a condensed fashion) which was provided to us by EA/Bioware PR.
In April of 2013, Disney shuttered LucasArts, LucasFilms’s longtime game studio and publisher, and cancelled Star Wars 1313. A month later, Disney announced that Electronic Arts would receive the exclusive rights to develop Star Wars games for the next decade.
HIGH Playing in VR.
LOW Not playing in VR.
WTF How did it take EA so long to do something cool with this franchise?
It’s Time To Talk Next Generation
HIGH The Skill Stick controls are much improved on defense.
LOW The graphics are really showing their age.
WTF Bad acting is forgivable. Unnecessary game modes are not.
I Wanna Rock(et) And Roll All Night
HIGH A creative combo of styles rolled into an online shooter.
LOW The playerbase numbers, apparently.
WTF An impromptu game mode in Halo inspired this.
Take Me Down To The Paradise City… Again
HIGH One of the greatest racing games is now on a handheld.
LOW That $50 price tag.
WTF Where the hell is the sequel?
“It definitely looks like an Overwatch rip-off,” my cousin said, when I sent him a text about Rocket Arena.
HIGH Force-pushing an obnoxious bounty hunter droid into a bottomless abyss.
LOW On-rails segments where steering is both necessary and pointlessly difficult.
WTF Did we really need zombies in this Star Wars game?
All The Force Puns Were Taken. It’s A Great Videogame.
HIGH Mike was right. Deflecting blaster shots is pretty dope.
LOW Failing that damn Padawan wallrunning test twenty times
WTF Dear EA, Please fire the dolt in marketing who spoiled the coolest reveal in a commercial.
In Pursuit Of Relevance
HIGH The Day/Night split is both interesting and well implemented.
LOW: The stories in this series continue to be insufferable…
WTF: …which would’ve been more bearable with a healthy dose of FMV, which ain’t here.