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Mass Effect: Remake or remaster

Do you want the Mass Effect series to be rereleased as a remake or a remaster?


  • Total voters
    1,002
Oct 27, 2017
2,018
Remaster 2, remake 1 and 3.
This is the answer for me.

- Revamp 1 so mechanically it works more like the latter 2 (I know it will piss some peeps off but the game will play better and the series will be more consistent),
- Remaster 2 so it has better graphics but generally is left intact
- Remake 3 with better ending options to kill off the controversy once and for all, and give more ways to reintegrate Mass Effect 2 squadmates who were under-utilised in Mass Effect 3.
 

Fisty

Member
Oct 25, 2017
5,776
I would be fine with 1-3 + DLC remastered for $60

I would never bet money on EA being capable of any more effort than that, and I'm doubtful they even care enough to do that bare minimum. Same for Dead Space
 

Tupper

Member
Jul 15, 2019
106
too all those people voting remake, do you trust EA of 2019 to remake mass effect?
Yes. More than Bioware anyway. Either way remake or remaster it most likely would not be Bioware behind it.

To the OP question, ideally I would prefer a remake but I would be okay if 2 & 3 were remastered but 1 needs to be remade.

There is so much that doesn't hold up now with 1. Worst combat, all side missions being copy pasted locations with the difference being the number of crates, and terrible inventory management, as well as a very unbalanced economy. I know a lot really like 1 but imo it really needs to be remade.
 

dmaul1114

Member
Oct 26, 2017
4,505
Remake ME1 for sure. Make the combat and RPG stuff more stream lined like 2 and 3, add in some more things todo on the planets with the Mako--more combat, more sidemissions etc.

ME 2 and 3 I'm mostly fine just getting remasters as they're two of my all time favorite games and they hold up better.
 

RedSwirl

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,784
I'm afraid a remake would ruin too much of what I like about ME1. It's certainly a flawed gem but those flaws mostly came from cool stuff that was either experimental or went against the grain, and was never touched on again. A remake would probably feel far less ambitious.
 

Arcade55

Member
Oct 27, 2017
2,091
In a perfect world I would love to see these done with a remake.

Do I trust the current Bioware to do that? Fuck no. Don't touch my games.

Just put a shiny new texture pack on them and leave them alone.
 

Ghrellin

Member
Oct 25, 2017
67
Michigan
Remake..they remake everything, Batman, Spiderman, Ghostbusters, origin stories, may as well throw in ME..but tbh the first two worked great, they were fun.
 

TheMadTitan

Member
Oct 27, 2017
5,960
Copy/paste into the Andromeda engine. Increase the amount of enemies fought in the random encounters. Reframe encounters for Geth, Husks, mercs, and Krogan clones, bring back squad commands. Bring back armors and weapon loadouts for squad.

Call it a day.
 

eathdemon

Member
Oct 27, 2017
2,666
Yes. More than Bioware anyway. Either way remake or remaster it most likely would not be Bioware behind it.

To the OP question, ideally I would prefer a remake but I would be okay if 2 & 3 were remastered but 1 needs to be remade.

There is so much that doesn't hold up now with 1. Worst combat, all side missions being copy pasted locations with the difference being the number of crates, and terrible inventory management, as well as a very unbalanced economy. I know a lot really like 1 but imo it really needs to be remade.
I dont dissagree, but given EA's output of the last few years I cant say I trust them with a remake.
 

YaBish

Member
Oct 27, 2017
2,117
ME1 needs a remake way more than 2 and 3 need a remaster.

Ideally any collection would rework ME1 to be more in line with 2 and 3 systems wise, while maintaining the awesome story-telling.
 

Harlequin

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,578
I want sth somewhere in the middle. Keep the story the same (but feel free to add stuff back in that may have been cut for lack of time), keep the original vocal performances, level design, gameplay mechanics, music, etc. but upgrade the visuals in a more substantial way than just slapping higher res textures onto the original models. Basically, give us the original games but with modern graphics. Also, give us same-sex romances from the start, pls. Wouldn't even need to retcon much of anything since Kaidan and/or Ashley are same-sex romance options in ME3 anyway. (Ideally, I'd want them to just completely overhaul ME3's story and go with the original dark matter version, make it feel less linear and scripted,... But I don't think they'd ever do that even if they got the resources for it.)
 

¡Hip Hop!

Member
Nov 9, 2017
595
EA wouldn't do a remake without fucking it up with MT's. Hell, they could do the same thing with a remaster too. Activision didn't have any problem with it.
 

Garlador

Member
Oct 30, 2017
7,173
Wow, thought the poll would go towards remaster honestly.
Pie-in-the-sky, I would prefer a remake.

But I know EA is skittish at putting up the money for a simple PORT, let alone a remaster, let alone a remake.

Ideally, I'd like it to get the Shadow of the Colossus remake-remaster treatment. Bring all the environments and character models up to modern expectations.
 

Heshinsi

Member
Oct 25, 2017
10,324
Remake > Remaster

However I’ll take a remaster of the first two games. EA can keep that third game (no the ending was just the icing on an already trash game for me).
 

Enduin

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,658
New York
Infusing ME1 with ME2/3 elements while also reintroducing some of those lost elements from ME1 back into ME2/3 would be nice. ME2/3 for good and bad definitely became a bit too streamlined. While ME1 was a little janky and combat was too abstract/skill based. Really most I want to see for ME1 is the more refined combat from ME2/3, while for ME2/3 I'd like to see a lot more opening up of the skills and locations to match ME1's style more. Hell I'd love for them to bring back and reintroduce some more Mako segments and empty planets.

Fuck those probes from ME3 to find artifacts and shit for Galactic Readiness. Give me so planets to drive on for a bit to explore. Vacant moonscapes like ME1 had or bombed out populated areas.
 

Luchadeer

The Fallen
Oct 27, 2017
2,035
Remake. There is a lot that can be edited out of that game to make it a lot more streamlined. Also upgrading enemy AI would be awesome.
 

Arta

Member
Oct 27, 2017
3,265
CTR style remake with mechanics intact or RE2 style with every game having ME3/ Andromeda mechanics?

Either way, the remake needs improved cutscenes for dialogue scenes.
 

Sanctuary

Member
Oct 27, 2017
5,585
A bit of both :

I'd remake ME1 to include the gameplay of 2 and 3.

I'd just remaster 2 who's perfect as it is.

And remaster most of 3 with a complete remake of the ending.
Mostly this, although the encounter designs as well as the squad mate selection was what was the most lacking for me with the third game. I never thought the endings ruined the game, or everything that came prior with the previous games. Mainly because I was so bored with ME3 during the last six hour or so stretch that I just wanted it to be over.
 

Garlador

Member
Oct 30, 2017
7,173
There is no point in "remaking" Mass Effect, nor is there much reason to remaster any of the games.

Just... let the damn franchise die.
I did a massive thread last year about why it's important that they actual DO remaster the games.

One of the reasons I mentioned it is something companies like Nintendo and Capcom have mentioned - that by going back and revisiting and recreating your original, beloved games, you walk away with a fresh and renewed understanding of what made those games beloved in the FIRST place. It not only renews interest in your franchises, reminds players why they were enjoyable at the time, but also paves the way for future installments and success.
 

zoodoo

Member
Oct 26, 2017
3,513
Montreal
I'm fine with just graphic upgrades and an all dlc package. Remaking those games would be a massive task and clearly I don't think they want or are up to the task right now.
 

Greywaren

Member
Jul 16, 2019
1,412
I'd rather have something new, to be honest. Based on the same universe, but a completely different story.

But, if I have to pick out of those two, definitely remake.
 

Zok310

Member
Oct 25, 2017
848
I dont trust ea with a remake. Remaster would be better.
if they remake it i fear it will be in the vain of Andromeda.
 

8byte

Member
Oct 28, 2017
5,830
Kansas
It's not a poll option but: Spin off.

Just a new story similar settings and races but totally different characters and stories. Throw in some fan service into a good game and you're golden.
 

Coyote Starrk

The Fallen
Oct 30, 2017
19,818
DFW, Texas
Remaster.


That is unless the remake would have the same characters. You cannot have Mass Effect with a different cast. Characters like Wrex, Liara, Garrus, Shepard and Anderson are what made Mass Effect what it was.
 

hydruxo

Member
Oct 25, 2017
5,400
ME1 remake would be awesome. The loot system is a disaster in that game but I love everything else about it.

That being said, I really just want a trilogy remaster. Remake is more of a longshot.