I wish I could say I was surprised, but I’m not.
Mass Effect fans have been on the edge of their seats since the announcement of Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, which will be a complete remaster of the original trilogy’s games. Since the announcement on N7 Day, the excitement has only heightened, but now players have a solid release day to look forward to thanks to the official confirmed date for the remaster. May 14th is when Mass Effect: Legendary Edition will see the light of day, and with it all the technical upgrades and changes that players have been asking for over the years.
However, there’s one thing that Mass Effect: Legendary Edition had the opportunity to change, but didn’t — the romantic storylines. BioWare has long been lauded for its creative storytelling, immersive environments, and romance stories that stick with players long after the game has ended. The issue for the most part doesn’t lie in the storytelling itself, but rather who the romanceable options are throughout the three games. Mass Effect: Legendary Edition could have expanded the romance options for each Commander Shepard, especially in light of the recent news of the censorship during the initial development, but chose not to.