To help celebrate the impending release of the Mass Effect Legendary Edition, the good people over at BioWare have created some freebies for fans to enjoy.
Tag: Mass Effect
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.
HIGH The game mostly works!
LOW It mostly works.
WTF Sure, don’t explain what those meters do until the end of the game.
A Night to Remember
HIGH Finally bringing the entire team on a mission.
LOW Dr. Chakwas was a no-show.
WTF Finding Kasumi going through Shep's panty drawer.
Something interesting I noticed this year was a trend of push-back against "choice" games in which the player did not get to control every outcome. The two biggest examples which spring to mind are, of course, The Walking Dead and Mass Effect 3.
HIGH "Time to find allies… The story of my life."
LOW Coming back to Mass Effect 3 for pre-ending DLC felt more than strange.
WTF Where the hell was Aria’s couch?
In the wake of the success of Obsidian's Project Eternity Kickstarter, supporters are eagerly watching the stretch goals to see what promised goodies will be put into the game. Meanwhile, I am hoping to see one thing left out: voice acting. Done correctly, voice acting can significantly improve a Japanese RPG. However, recording voices for characters diminishes a Western RPG, regardless of the reading's quality. For this reason, I feel that Western RPGs should avoid having voiced dialogue.
HIGH It's a well-rounded and substantial add-on.
LOW It's tough to revisit the game after the controversial ending.
WTF It really takes Shepard too long to figure this out.
So, the Mass Effect 3 "extended cut" DLC amending the old endings came out. It's a free add-on and I'm pretty sure it provides an auto-save right near the end of the game for those who may not have a file at the appropriate point—I was positive that I didn't, but when I booted the game up, there it was. It could be my imagination, but I'm guessing the developers included this save as part of the DLC to avoid further outcry.