The Mass Effect Legendary Edition is a month away. Today BioWare released a new video and Developer blog
By methodically updating over 30,000 unique textures, adding dynamic lighting, and enhancing the appearance of the characters’ skin, hair, and eyes, BioWare has succeeded in elevating Garrus Vakarian to perfection. According to the blog, the visual improvements should make the games look more consistent across the trilogy, but the developers also wanted to make sure that the three games and their characters feel visually different.
“For characters who appeared in all three games, such as Liara, Garrus, Kaiden, Captain Anderson, and others, we made minor changes throughout the trilogy as they aged, matured, or … hit a missile,” said it in the blog.
The result is a garrus that looks sexier than we’ve ever seen. The improvements make his skin look rougher and stranger, which increases its attractiveness. Even its rocket scars have been upgraded. The jagged parts of his armor and face gave him that dangerous look like a sexy raptor with mandibles.
The developers not only updated everyone’s favorite turian, but also “completely re-rendered the pre-rendered cutscenes in 4K”. Cutscenes have also been tweaked to remove glitches, with one exception: “Movie designers have fixed dozens, if not hundreds, of bugs that appeared in live-action cutscenes and conversations. Don’t worry though; the ‘what did you just say?’ If you know how to look for it, there’s still a head-turning meme out there. “
The original of the three games Mass effect needed most of the attention. Some of the changes made go beyond basic graphical upgrades and are being made Mass effect better reflect what developers had in mind when the game was first created.
“Feros has some very visually distinct sections, including the colony and the freeway that leads to the ExoGeni Corporation building, the aqueducts, and the Thorian hideout. The former now offers stronger smoke and fire effects, more buildings to fill the skybox, and a lot more damage and debris to better showcase the geth’s attack. “
Of all the improvements to the Legendary edition Perhaps I am most excited about changes to the character creator. The developers say, “The custom character creator has been unified and expanded, and some of your favorite casual outfits from Mass Effect 3 are now available in Mass effect 2, also.”
Throughout the original trilogy, the character creator was missing a lot of different options like deeper skin tones and hairstyles that BioWare can finally address. After all, my Commander Shepard has to look good when it comes time to test the range and flexibility of my Boos Garrus.