Time again for another Video Game Review, this time we’re going to be looking at the smash Sci-Fi Epic by Bioware, Mass Effect. This review for the Legendary Edition will be a Three-Part Review, meaning it will be reviewed by separate games: Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3.
In this EA Remastered Classic, it tells the tale of Commander Shepard and the crew of the Normandy who are tasked with stopping the Rogue Spectre named Saren, who wants to jumpstart an ancient cycle of galactic genocide. This was my first time playing the first Mass Effect game, I started with the second game back in the day but now with the series fully remastered and with polished graphics (not to mention a highly addictive story and lore), it hasn’t missed a beat in its 14 year legacy.
With an incredible cast of characters, Kaiden, Ashley, Garrus, Wrex, Tali, and Liara, these were some of the things that made the game so memorable and earned their reputation as the most memorable companions in RPG History. Their personalities came through in their dialogue and their actions, to be honest, it was tough to choose who to take with me with each mission.
The Voice cast is simply superb, Jennifer Hale as the female version of Shepard. The supporting characters have plenty of recognizable voices, including Keith David, Seth Green, and Star Trek: The Next Generation veterans Marina Sirtis and Dwight Schultz. Saren (voiced by Fred Tatasciore) is one of those villains that can be sinister, come off as a monstrous traitor but at the same time being sympathetic, an odd thing to say about villains but the more you play the game you could see what drives him and makes him tick, but it is amazing to see how much World Building they were willing to put in for this game, whether it be conversations on the Normandy with various characters or the history of Alien Races, the wars, and every time you visit a planet it is accompanied by a life or death decision. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? But that’s what made the game so popular, the decisions you’ll make have implications later in the game, and the eventual sequels later on. You have a choice of being a Paragon, a hero who plays by the rules, or you can be a Renegade, where you get the job done but follow your own rules, I played a Shepard who liked to bend the rules but also followed them when needed to for example.NEW FROM ENTERTAINMENT EARTH! Mass Effect Heroes 1000-Piece Puzzle: The first chapter of the acclaimed Mass Effect trilogy starts as a hunt to bring the rogue Spectre Saren to justice. We soon find heroes are needed to uncover the mystery of an ancient machine race that ruthlessly invades our galaxy every 50,000 years. This gorgeous puzzle showcases the art of the first chapter of the groundbreaking trilogy.
While piloting through the complex histories of the Krogan, the Salarians, the Quarians, the Turians, the Asari, the Geth, and more, all of it is used to build up tension in the uneasy alliance of species that governs the galaxy in the Citadel. Moving further into the Game, the Legendary Edition has smoothed things over in terms of Gameplay, the fighting. Not so much, it has improved on aiming, ability cooldowns, a revamped interface, and directing your squadmates individually (which helps in tight spaces.) The Enemy AI isn’t that great in terms of a challenge on certain missions but it does improve later in the game. One of the key things that you need to follow up on is updating your armor, weapons, and stats when you can.
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