It's not quite met the expectations of the public.

16:49, 14 Apr 2021

Mass Effect Legendary Edition is coming soon, very soon. In fact, it will be released for PS4 and Xbox One a month today on May 14. So the hype is real.

When BioWare dropped a new trailer that showed some before and afters, fans were understandably excited, however it seems that some have been left disappointed. 

BioWare captioned the video: “Check out a side-by-side comparison of the stunning environmental, character, and visual effects improvements waiting for you – the people, places, and tech you know and love have never looked so good.”

However, the comments soon came rolling in, with one fan writing: “I’m super excited for this but, what is going on here? The OG shot looks FAR better.” 

Someone else added: "I think part of the problem is that they've whacked gamma WAY up to show off the texture details (check out the difference in background colour brightness). Once you've got this installed and have the gamma set to normal level I'm hoping it'll look a lot better".

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A third commented: "Good ol Andromeda treatment... How does a game go backwards 10 years after it was made? New one lacks contrast, eyes are lower, too foggy and washed out. What happened???"

However, it looks like the intention from the company wasn't to completely change its look. In a blog, EA said: "The art of Mass Effect supports and builds a universe in which rich stories and characters can be fully realized. It may sound somewhat counterintuitive, but as artists—especially on this remaster—we want players to be able to experience the trilogy again, or for the first time, without being distracted by the art,

"Our goal from the onset was to improve and enhance the visuals while staying true to the original aesthetics of the trilogy that have become so iconic and genre-defining over the past decade. A remaster rather than remake allowed us to build upon the original assets in a way that resembles the polishing phase in a normal development cycle, while also being able to utilize the advantages of much more modern hardware and software."

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A lot of fans are blown away by the time and effort that's gone into the remaster, but I guess you can't please everyone. 

 

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