For the most part, BioWare is supporting both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 equally these days, with big new titles launching simultaneously for both platforms.

But the generation didn't start out that way, and that's kinda reflected in the new Mass Effect Trilogy , which is slated to arrive for the upcoming holiday season.

As you might guess, this bundle features all three of the award-winning ME titles, and the news is that it'll release for the Xbox 360 and PC on November 6. That date apparently leaves out the PS3 version , as those who want the Trilogy for Sony's machine will have to wait beyond November 6. Maybe the date for the PS3 version will come soon, we don't know. But we're not really surprised.

Anyway, with a price tag of $59.99, that's a deal. Getting all three of some of the best games of the generation for the price of one shouldn't be ignored, unless of course you've already got all three. Then again, you can bet they'll probably toss in all the extra DLC (which you may never have downloaded), and a few other goodies as well…

Related Game(s): Mass Effect Trilogy

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Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
8 years ago

They're already far too late for this… I asked for this years ago and no longer have any interest.

OT:
A hidden announcement – All the Final Fantasy XIII-2 DLC is half price today. I wast reluctant to get in in the past for the price it is now it is more than reasonable:

Prices:
LIGHTNING: REQUIEM OF THE GODDESS (now: $2.49 original price: $4.99)
MOG’S OUTFITS: A WONDROUS WARDROBE (now: $1.49 original price: $2.99)
NOEL’S OUTFIT: BLACK MAGE (now: $1.49 original price: $2.99)
NOEL’S OUTFIT: EZIO AUDITORE (now: $1.49 original price: $2.99)
NOEL’S OUTFIT: N7 ARMOR (now: $1.49 original price: $2.99)
NOEL’S OUTFIT: SPACETIME GUARDIAN (now: $1.49 original price: $2.99)
OPPONENT: GILGAMESH (now: $1.99 original price: $3.99)
OPPONENT: LIGHTNING & AMODAR (now: $1.49 original price: $2.99)
OPPONENT: NABAAT (now: $1.49 original price: $2.99)
OPPONENT: PUPU (now: $0.99 original price: $1.99)
OPPONENT: ULTROS & TYPHON (now: $1.99 original price: $3.99)
SAZH: HEADS OR TAILS? (now: $2.49 original price: $4.99)
SERAH’S OUTFIT: BEACHWEAR (now: $1.49 original price: $2.99)
SERAH’S OUTFIT: N7 ARMOR (now: $1.49 original price: $2.99)
SERAH’S OUTFIT: WHITE MAGE (now: $1.49 original price: $2.99)
SNOW: PERPETUAL BATTLEFIELD (now: $1.99 original price: $3.99)

Oxvial
Oxvial
8 years ago

Sure that dlc list is more interesting than ME 1 may be ported to the PS3 >_>, I'm not fan of ME but this is huge news for the PS3 community.


Last edited by Oxvial on 9/26/2012 12:10:45 PM

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
8 years ago

I never said it, was. I was merely informing people as there was not an article on this site about it and in the PS Store it is not posting the discount in the updated section. Besides I did put 'OT' above it which I know many people have done in the past on this message service so don't harp on at me for trying to be helpful to some people.

I have been complaining that we never got Mass Effect 1 for years and feel it is a good thing. While I have stated previously though, I feel it is far too late now for me to regain my interest in the series. They should have given us ME1 with ME2 in the first place.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

So you finally get what you wanted all along and somehow it's too late?

trumpetmon65
trumpetmon65
8 years ago

the whole first mass effect is going to be on ps3??!?!?!?!?!?!?! eeeeeeeeee. with the mass effect 3 graphic engine perhaps?

trumpetmon65
trumpetmon65
8 years ago

and I refuse to pay for outfits as single dlc. soooo evil

Comic Shaman
Comic Shaman
8 years ago

I hope they're considering a release Mass Effect 1 for the PS3 by itself once they have it in the can. I am not too hot on buying two other games I already paid for just to get the one I want to play. That doesn't feel like supporting the fans that have supported your products.

Of course, we ARE talking about EA here, so maybe I shouldn't hold my breath.

Evil Incarnate
Evil Incarnate
8 years ago

It will be available as a digital standalone on PSN as well. At least according to some other websites.


Last edited by Evil Incarnate on 9/26/2012 1:03:04 PM

SirLoin of Beef
SirLoin of Beef
8 years ago

@Dustinwp, I did some checking after you responded and saw that that does seem to be happening (which is why I removed my post). If that's the case, then that's awesome for PS3 owners who don't need/want to shell out the cash for the original.

Comic Shaman
Comic Shaman
8 years ago

Hey, good news on that! I'll actually tip the fedora to EA for doing the right thing here.

(I'm hoping it won't be at a $60 price point, of course…)

DrRockso87
DrRockso87
8 years ago

I think they'll release the original Mass Effect on PSN for $19.99 (same as the original Crysis, which was also a 5-year old game).

I know EA is greedy and all but they didn't even charge money for the Mass Effect 3 extended cut DLC which some people honestly expected them to.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Really? It's actually coming to PS3? I think I'll sell my copies after I beat ME3 and pick up the trilogy for the collection since I never got to play the first one.

xenris
xenris
8 years ago

Some people are saying that it might be coming on PSN as a standalone which might be cheaper for you in the long run 😀

You should enjoy it a good amount as your posts lead me to believe your an RPG man first and foremost. Its my favourite in the series hands down.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

That would be cool too, I'll have to wait and see. It might not be a bad idea to get all 3 if they come with all the DLC that I didn't want to shell out for.

telly
telly
8 years ago

That would be nice for fans of ME2 and 3 to have a chance to play part 1 on PS3, but honestly, the game has not aged well at all in my opinion. The combat is just terrible, the menus are god awful, the graphics weren't exactly eye-catching in the first place. What it has going for it is a much more patient story — there's a looming threat, but not on the scale of ME3 — a little less emphasis on crazy combat, much more customization stuff that big RPG fans could dig. If you really love the series (I know I do) it's worth a play through. But it's not nearly in Mass Effect 2's class, in my opinion.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Sounds pretty good to me, and maybe they will vamp it up for this trilogy the way they put ME2 on the ME3 engine for Playstation fans.

xenris
xenris
8 years ago

I disagree 100% with it not aging well. ME1 is the masterpiece most people can see what it was trying to accomplish as an RPG with shooter elements.

I played the trilogy back to back to back and can appreciate a few of the changes but I dont think they justify the bastardization of the series. But hey thats what EA does so it was kind of expected.

As for your points, combat is not terrible and I don't understand how the menus could be awful they worked fine for me. Were you one of those people who hated selling loot and managing inventory?

Because guess what a LOT of people love that aspect of RPGs. Mass effect had a random loot system and they just decided to scrap it and streamline the hell out of the sequels because well EA wanted to.

Mass effect went from being a masterpiece RPG, to a corridor shooter with hardly any RPG elements and of the RPG elements hardly made a difference.

I just have no idea what people see in ME2, it had a terrible story that is not even close to bioware standards that was made obsolete by 10 dollar DLC which was supposed to be optional, and yet turned out being part of the canonical lore in the 3rd game. No loot and hardly any customization options, less dialogue options than ME1 although much more than ME3.

Gameplay that devoled into stop and pop gameplay that felt more like gears of war than anything. Enemies that scaled so you never felt like you were leveling up and becoming stronger like in the first game where you could grind if you wanted. They got rid of the Mako and replaced it with a terrible mining metagame instead of just fixing it, then they added the vehicle which was DLC only and again an isolated experience which felt like a terrible minigame and took you out of the experience. I could go on but you get the point. I know its your opinion but dont go around telling people that this is terrible and this is awful etc.

Most people here will probably appreciate the more RPG focus that the first game had.

SirLoin of Beef
SirLoin of Beef
8 years ago

@Xenris,

I just played through the trilogy agaion and agree that, for the most part, the game has aged well. I do not like, however, the inventory system. Never have. Never will. It seemed a tad clunky to me.

And the Mako… that thing drove me crazy.

What I did like about the ME1 inventory system was how much you could customize your party members. The way they dumbed that part down in ME2 and ME3 was too bad.

xenris
xenris
8 years ago

Yeah, I can honestly say I play it on the xbox and PC and inventory felt better on the PC but I'm not sure if they actually changed anything but I can agree that its not perfect.

I also can agree with the Mako, I know why people didn't like it I just had no issues controlling it what so ever. I think they should have just fixed it because even if the planets were mostly barren, it made the galaxy feel big and alive and connected. Which was absent in ME2 and 3 which felt more like loosely connected set pieces, if that makes set.

I missed all the customization you had in ME1, it was the main reason ME2 and ME3 have only been played twice while I have beaten ME1 about 20 times :
Surprised someone read and agreed with my rant lol.

telly
telly
8 years ago

@Xenris I'm a HUGE Mass Effect fan, not telling others what to think, just sharing my opinion. I thought ME2 was the pinnacle of the series, though plenty of people agree with you that part 1 was the best.

I stand by my assertion that the inventory/menu system is a pain in the ass 🙂 I also stand by my comment that combat was vastly improved in the sequels, so going back to part 1 after playing 2 and 3 can be frustrating.

I actually agree with your comment on the Mako, though. I didn't love the way it handled but having the option really did help planets feel more alive. Wish they had found ways to incorporate it more in the later games.

SirLoin of Beef
SirLoin of Beef
8 years ago

About the Mako, I liked the concept of it. Dropping out of the sky and driving around was pretty cool. What I didn't like was the controls and, at times, how weak it felt with regards to the weapons. The barren planets too were kind of a let down, too. The difference between a desolate, inhabitable planet and a habitable one were the color palettes used and whether or not my crew had their helmets on or off when outside. A little effort in making the planets seem more different from each other would've gone a long way.

Regarding the scanning in ME2, yeah, that wasn't all that swift, though scanning Uranus is good for a giggle or two.

telly
telly
8 years ago

@World, this indeed may be your kind of game then! I appreciated the ease with which I could play the sequels, and I didn't feel like the story was compromised at all by that streamlining (quite the opposite in fact) but plenty of people certainly dig the deep customization offered in part 1.

xenris
xenris
8 years ago

Sorry telly if it came out hostile. I get defensive about ME1 sometimes 😛

I feel like the complaints with the combat disappear as you progress though. I mean you can by the end have a rifle that never overheats and drops things in a couple of hits. The weapon modding was fantastic and I liked looking for new looking armour 🙂

What ME2 did do better was the hit detection, and the classes all having there special powers like vanguards biotic charge were awesome. I just wish that class system could have been plunked into ME1 as everything else about the game whether it was the story, the choices or just exploring were much better to me.

As for the mako, and the planets, yeah some planets did have Thrasher Maws roaming them which was cool, but I would have rather had barren planets than no planets you know? I wish they had have cleaned it up instead of scrapped it. Maybe had planets have actually small cities or villages on them etc.

I played GTA1 on the pc and I think that helped me not care about how the mako controlled >.< I just never had a problem with it but a lot of my friends did who also loved the game.

telly
telly
8 years ago

No worries! Actually very interesting hearing some arguments about what ME1 was the best. May have to give it another whirl on this re-release, especially if they spruce up the game engine a bit…

Beamboom
Beamboom
8 years ago

Xenris, your posts made me drool.


Last edited by Beamboom on 9/27/2012 2:17:20 AM

xenris
xenris
8 years ago

In a good way or like you just had a lobotomy :

xenris
xenris
8 years ago

I hope ME1 gets a good port to the PS3. It is seriously a masterpiece and easily the best in the trilogy. You can feel the love and effort that went into it after all it was in development for much longer than its sequels.

I liked how shepard was an avatar, he/she was the vessel for your choices. I loved how big the universe felt, I loved the deep attention to lore and detail that they decided to pay no attention to when making the sequels(I'm looking at you ammo clips)I loved how when you leveled up you felt like you were getting stronger, and you could potential grind and make enemies really easy. It had so much more freedom, and it had a lot of tough choices to make and more gray options it felt.

I hated how in ME2 they decided shepard was going to be this ooh rah bad ass savior of the world regardless of whether or not you wanted that to be how you role played him. ME3 went a step further and put you into this hero of the galaxy role but it felt like his dialogue options were limited.

Anyway enough banter, I am super excited the PS3 people get a chance to play this. Hopefully it will show how awesome the series started out and why some people not just me were severely disappointed with the sequels.

Jalex
Jalex
8 years ago

It would be awesome to have the first 'Mass Effect' on PS3. Just make it a whole lot easier to play the series, as my collection is jumbled:
I have the first two titles on 360 (since that's where the series started).
The second and third on PS3 (since that's my platform of choice).
All three on PC (which is considerably better than 360, but I just don't care to play games on my computer unless I have to).

xenris
xenris
8 years ago

Also this is super off topic but talking about EA reminded me about something. I worked with a group of stunt actors in the toronto area and two of them are working at EA and got hired to do motion capture recently. Now these guys are really good at parkour and performance martial arts…so that got me thinking.

I don't want to get anyone's hopes up but, mirrors edge 2 might be in the works. I have to get more information from my friend working there he says he cant talk much about it but hes going to try and wiggle some information for me.


Last edited by xenris on 9/26/2012 1:30:53 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
8 years ago

Get a couple beers in him.

xenris
xenris
8 years ago

Believe me I'm working on it. He is actually there right now but I'm sure later tonight when he is done work and he is tired he will just tell me >:)

I'll keep you all updated. I was going to do this in the forum but I can't get an account made : its not working for some reason the email wont send to me.

Beamboom
Beamboom
8 years ago

… But, but… But the first Mass Effect is owned by Microsoft? Havent Bioware gone on record earlier saying that ME1 on PS3 will just never happen?

Oh man, if MS loosen the grip on this title I'll definitely buy this trilogy and play them all over again!


Last edited by Beamboom on 9/26/2012 2:59:16 PM

FxTales
FxTales
8 years ago

That's what has been said for years. I did a double take reading it fore the ps3.

SirLoin of Beef
SirLoin of Beef
8 years ago

MS could be getting a decent chunk of change for this. One of the articles I read about this stated that the delay PS3 players are seeing is probably due to MS and EA working out an agreement that would allow the game to be available for the PS3.

Temjin001
Temjin001
8 years ago

I wonder when the gears of war trilogy is coming over =p

MrAnonymity
MrAnonymity
8 years ago

I don't give a DAMN about a wait if that means the first ME is hitting the PS3! And $60 for the whole trilogy to boot?! Sign me up!

firesoul453
firesoul453
8 years ago

Wow! Is the first one really going to be on the ps3? I really never thought that would happen ever.

Ydobon
Ydobon
8 years ago

Man, developers are tearing this complete sets up this year. I wonder how much cash they had to give up to microsoft?

Anyways, I wonder if it will come to wii u. If not, I'm getting the PS3 version FOR SURE!!!

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
8 years ago

I guess I'm going to sell my Mass Effect 3 to a friend or some thing and get the Trilogy.

SmokeyPSD
SmokeyPSD
8 years ago

I knew there would eventually be no problem with Mass Effect coming over and this would happen. Already played it on the PC but I do encourage people to play the 1st one. The series and Bioware itself stray from the original vision do to key people leaving but the 1st really is worth checking out.

Jed
Jed
8 years ago

I really hope the Trilogy comes to PS3. I missed out on the first one because I didnt have a 360 at the time. Then I couldnt bring myself to play the second or third without plaaying the first. So fingers crossed.

Teddie9
Teddie9
8 years ago

I don't know if we can assume that we'll get ME1 at all.