Jack Wall, Sam Hulick, David Kates, and Richard Jacques' synth score remains a high point (as does Clint Mansell's music for Mass Effect 3), while the voice acting is utterly superb without exception. Fantastic stuff.
The graphical improvements lend the trilogy a new lease of life, but it's the first Mass Effect that's the biggest change. Fourteen years on, the game looks fantastic thanks to a visual overhaul, but some of the lighting choices impact the mood.
Mass Effect has been brought more in line with the sequels for this collection, but Mass Effect 2 and 3 are more polished from a gameplay standpoint. However, all three games are a joy to play, especially with meaningful enhancements across the board.
A full-priced release it may be, but this is a remaster job that goes above and beyond, bundling three sensational games with every bit of DLC, brought bang up to date with up to 4K resolution, boosted frame rates, faster loading times – the lot. It's worth it.
A not-so-new achievement list, but one that has definitely been distilled into something far more manageable and a lot less grind-based than the old lists. Why the total Gamerscore isn't 3,000G is beyond us, though. Why not round up?!