I played Mass Effect a long time after they launched it. I don’t know why, but I didn’t hear about the series until the second title. Which I LOVED. It is, even now, the best SF franchise in gaming, in my opinion.
I have a post (in Romanian) from 2012 when I was impatiently waiting for Mass Effect 3. Which I enjoyed, but nothing compared to the 2nd one.
Well, I’m actually quite happy now because I just started playing Mass Effect Legendary Edition, the remastered version of all 3 games. I’m playing it on the PS5, but it’s also available on the PS4 as well. And on PC and XBox.
I wanted to replay the game for a long time now, but it wasn’t available anymore on the PlayStation consoles (even on PS Now) and once I heard they are remastering it, I said I would wait. And the wait is over!
I’ve put one hour in the game already and it’s almost as amazing feeling as I remember. But I started with the first one, of course. And I still don’t feel the nostalgia hitting me. I thing the beginning of the second one, with The Illusive Man looking at a sun from close range, being voiced by Martin Sheen, will manage to do that.
Buuuuut… it’s gonna take a while. The 3 games are more than 100 hours gameplay in length and I don’t have that kind of time now, unfortunately. So I will play it over the next months, especially since I don’t expect any new games any time soon.
If you’ve never played the games, you should. The graphics is showing its age a little bit, but the story is as good as I remember it being. And you actually play it in 4K and 60fps on the PS5. I think you can actually play it in 120fps on PC. So it’s worth trying it again.
Here’s the trailer: