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Submitted by Romudeth 239d ago | news

The Mass Effect Collection is Available for 75% off Today on Steam

If you’ve somehow missed out on playing any of the Mass Effect games then you may want to get in on this deal. For today, Steam is offering the trilogy for $9.99 which is 75% off the usual price. (Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3, Mass Effect Trilogy Compilation, PC)

GhostTurtle  +   239d ago
Such an awesome deal.
MidnytRain  +   239d ago
RedCloud88 below is right. You can get all THREE games on Amazon for 12 bucks. Here:

http://www.amazon.com/Mass-...
--Onilink--  +   239d ago
The trilogy edition is still a shitty deal if you are looking for the whole ME experience, even for that price. There practically no DLCs included (just for ME1 and Zaeed from ME2).

None of the DLCs have ever been discounted from Origin/Bioware Store and to get all the DLCs missing you would be easily spending over $60...

I cant even imagine how they had the nerve to charge so much for it initially
MidnytRain  +   239d ago
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The combined MSRP for these games is at least 150 USD, for 12 bucks. In what world is that shitty... Don't think it's gonna get any cheaper than that, bub.
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--Onilink--  +   238d ago
ME1 is $5, ME2 is $7, ME 3 is already about $15 and the price will continue to drop. How on earth is that $150.

The least we can expect when they are simply repackaging 5-6 years old games, is that they will take into account that they are no longer priced at $60 and include the freaking DLC that was released such a long time ago.

This Trilogy version is the farthest i've seen of a definitive version come out in a long time. You cant possibly believe that anyone should pay $100+ for the entire ME experience after so much time has passed since they were out. Its a cash grab because they know that DLC has never been discounted.

Only at $11 this trilogy makes some kind of sense, but not because its a good deal, only because when you factor all the DLC that you have to buy, you get what the regular price should have been when it came out
MidnytRain  +   238d ago
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Do you not know what "MSRP" means?

I'm still stuck on the fact that you're calling Amazon's deal shitty, when they're selling it for less than *everyone else.* That's the opposite of a shitty deal. That's the *best* deal. Your math comes out to 27 bucks. Okay...that's still more than 12.
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1m187828  +   234d ago
Quite reasonably priced. As for the DLC, well, $60 dollars is chump change, depending on your income.
Snookies12  +   239d ago
I don't see anywhere where it states it's the trilogy. All I see is that they're offering Mass Effect 1 and Mass Effect 2 for $9.99. Doesn't include ME3, which isn't on Steam anyway.
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lets_go_gunners  +   239d ago
God damn steam.....I bought mass effect 2 the other day....No it's on sale...wow. I don't even feel bad cause it was awesome.
RedCloud88  +   239d ago
Mass effect trilogy on pc is listed on Amazon for $11.99
Software_Lover  +   239d ago
I wish Mass Effect PC would use the 360 controller. I'm so used to playing this series with that controller. I did buy the pc version years ago though to support the devs. Steam and Origin sales FTW.
SteamPowered  +   239d ago
I can only back you on half that last sentence. I love steam, but Im not a big fan of Origin or Uplay.
I could never play this game without the controller. Luckily Steam is getting more and more controller support with the Big Picture Mode.
NarooN  +   239d ago
I love the ME universe, but I can't play the games anymore after the ME3 ending. Even after the Extended Cut, it's just not worth it.
HumanAfterAll  +   239d ago
2 years after launch and still crying about it.

Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooo *breathes* ooooooooow

So you essentially abandoned all three games because of the ending of the third?

I can't even fathom that.
NarooN  +   239d ago
After being told by the developers for countless years that all your decisions would impact the "conclusion", only to find out that in the end, nothing you did actually mattered, and being forced into three endings separated by the color of an explosion, yeah, it's pretty easy to fathom why people had issues with the ending.

And I wasn't "crying" about it either. I just don't give a shit anymore. I deleted ME3 off my hard drive and never went back. Tons of other great games I could play rather than starting up another playthrough on ME1, only to have all my work invalidated by the ME3 "endings".
HumanAfterAll  +   239d ago
"I just don't give a shit anymore"

So that's why you just went on your little rant/why you said something about the ending in the first place.

And I didn't say I couldn't fathom why people had a problem with it. I get that. What I can't fathom is the reason you can't play the first two games.

You state "I love the ME universe" yet you can't play ANY of the games because of the ending of the last game? That's like having 2 bowls of really good oatmeal and 1 bowl of oatmeal that didn't taste well and going "well i guess since that last bowl of oatmeal was disgusting I'm just going to stop eating oatmeal forever"

BTW I will still refer to anyone who complains about a game for one thing years after its release as "crying over it"

Oh no the end of Castlevania was just a castle crumbling to the ground! I better go rant about it so nothing can be done about it!
NarooN  +   238d ago
The only reason I went on my "rant" was because you've gotten your panties in a bunch just because someone doesn't feel the same way you do. Sorry (not really) that I don't worship the game mindlessly like some drone apologist.

"What I can't fathom is the reason you can't play the first two games.

You state "I love the ME universe" yet you can't play ANY of the games because of the ending of the last game? That's like having 2 bowls of really good oatmeal and 1 bowl of oatmeal that didn't taste well and going "well i guess since that last bowl of oatmeal was disgusting I'm just going to stop eating oatmeal forever" "

What a terrible analogy. I'm clearly referring to playing the games sequentially, not just on a one-off basis. That's the only reason I even played the series to begin with, because they made it clear from day one that it was gonna be an epic trilogy, thus I played the games in order to play ME3 when it eventually came out.

I have no intentions on just playing ME1 and leaving it at that, same with the second. Therefore there is NO POINT in me playing through the games only to get to the third, and be reminded why I wiped those games from my hard drive for eternity.

"BTW I will still refer to anyone who complains about a game for one thing years after its release as "crying over it"

Well that sounds like a personal problem, have fun with that, I don't care what you constitute as "crying" over something. It's not like my comment was irrelevant to the topic at hand. It was just you getting butthurt for a very petty reason.
HumanAfterAll  +   238d ago
I'm butthurt?????

Says the guy who is still complaining about shit 2 years after launch! It's over and done with. It didn't ruin your life. (or perhaps it did and you psychologically can't face the music. I vote for that one.)

And don't sit here and tell me my analogy is horrible when you clearly couldn't understand it. You played all three games once. Therefore I doubt you "love the ME universe" You are probably a stealth troll.

And another thing, who said anything about how I felt about the ending?
"because someone doesn't feel the same way you do" I didn't say if I liked it or not. Or even if I felt differently about the ending like you did. I simply stated that you are beating a dead horse. that has been beaten for 2 years.

So I guess you will beat that horse again when ME 4 comes along. Then ME 5 etc.

Otherwise we are done here. I for one get sick of the bitching. You can't even judge the damn game based on overall appeal. It's all about the last ten minutes for you. Therefore unless you can critique a game without putting ENDING SUCKS in your first sentence, don't go peaching when the fat lady has sung.
1m187828  +   234d ago
I don't get the whole "your choices don't matter argument". Let's get something straight, this whole game essentially deals with your previous choices. No way could they affect the last 5 minutes as well without creating a 30 hour epilogue which would give you a rehash of what you already saw.

Like, how does the Genophage decision affect the final minutes? Oh, it doesn't, but you saw the outcome of that decision during the game. Both outcomes. Doesn't affect the fate of Shepard or the Reapers, because it already came to a resolution. Dealing with the Geth/Quarian arc? You already saw the resolution to that decision during the game.

This whole game is one big ending which shows you the consequences of all your choices from ME1+ME2+ME3. The final minutes of the game deal with the fate of Shepard, the Reapers, and what state the Normandy and the rest of the galaxy is in. It is not just a color swap like some people say.

Just because the game didn't give you a rehash of everything you've done doesn't mean your choices don't matter.

"As Mass Effect 3 is the end of the trilogy, the developers were not constrained by the necessity of allowing the story to diverge, yet also continue into the next chapter. This was to result in a story that diverges into wildly different endings based on the player's actions in the first two chapters"

You probably read this as:

"As the last 5 minutes of Mass Effect 3 is the end of the trilogy, the developers were not constrained by the necessity of allowing the story to diverge, yet also continue into the next chapter. This was to result in a story that diverges into wildly different endings based on the player's actions in the first two chapters"

None of your choices mattered at all because the game is over now. The choices you made at the time were the choices you made at the time. Not knowing how the final minutes plays out you might get different choices along the way, but that is how the game always works.

Ergo, the last 5 minutes is not the end of the game. The entire game is one big ending.

I personally loved the game as a whole, and I don't feel Bioware lied to me or false advertised in any way. If people didn't like the final minutes, sounds like they didn't like the game as a whole.

The fact that they would just delete the entire game from their hard drive because the third game's ending sucked is kind of like swearing off a long time series because the ending was bad. People have to get used to the idea of a game having a bad ending.

Even if the final cutscene was visually a little different than what I described, people would still come up with something to say their choices don't matter. Like, I saved the Geth, but in the end it doesn't matter because of [spoiler]. Complaining just to complain. I'm not surprised Bioware's CEO came out and said their "fanbase" wasn't really doing anything to help their case.

Holding companies to their "promises" every single day for nearly two years is completely insane. Reeks of autistic integrity. Even after an advertising agency (who has busted people before), as well as two lawyers who specialize in false advertising cases determined that it was not false advertising, fans still bring up this stuff.

Tell you what, if people want to be miserable and pout about the game be my guest. Please, it would be better if you just found some new game to play, instead of moping on about something you hate for the last 2 years.
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Lucreto  +   239d ago
I kind of want a PS4 port after that story of the Uncharted collection.
cyclindk  +   239d ago
If they did that, and for Uncharted also, I would HOPE they would "blend" all the games into one with a little additional something or other that makes it seem like one long game. Not like three different menus and this and that. Make whatever adjustments make sense to consistently blend them together, even control or tactics changes if applicable. I guess something that extensive would require a REMAKE really.
FFRyan  +   239d ago
Why is this even news, this already happens every sale.
Kennytaur  +   239d ago
Great games. I played 1 on Pc, 2 on PS3 and 3 on Wii U.

It feels much, much more natural with a controller in my opinion. Which is why I shifted to consoles after the first. There's unfortunately no controller support on PC, don't even mention that terrible mod or xpadder... Not even remotely close.

I look forward to the reveal of the next game.
2pacalypsenow  +   239d ago
does the Mass effect trilogy sold by amazon include the DLC?
--Onilink--  +   239d ago
No it doesnt... just DLC for ME1(meh) and Zaeed for ME2. Its about $60 more to get all the DLC because its never discounted (there are single pieces of DLC more expensive than the entire trilogy... -_-)
2pacalypsenow  +   238d ago
boo. i have the series on 360 but i thought it would be cheaper to buy the trilogy instead of buying the dlc but o well

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