The Mass Effect Legendary Edition transforms one of the franchise’s longest-running issues: The Face of Tali.
There might be a high-performance spoiler ahead.
Tali’Zorah, a traditional party member, whose face was one of the most popular online discussion threads about Mass Effect throughout the series, her face was covered up as she had to wear a suit that would protect her from disease.
Tali’s face finally appears at the end of Mass Effect 3 for those taking on the character through Shepard̵7;s cabin portraits.Her design is based on Photoshop’s human stock photo model, which is a thing. Anger fans of some of the characters
Now, nine years after Mass Effect 3 came out, BioWare has replaced that Photoshop with a new and unique look from the developers’ creations.
Redditor Maxgoods uploaded a picture of this new face to the Mass Effect sub:
Maxgoods also created a video showing off the new face:
This was later confirmed by Mass Effect modder Orikon (of Priority: Earth Overhaul fame):
NEW: Tali’s cabin photos have been changed in Legendary Edition, thanks @macwalterslives!
And no, this is not a fake. The screenshot was taken a minute ago thanks to my assistant @ N7Hadrorex @MassEffect_News #MassEffect #bioware pic.twitter.com/QMtKlRa7XA
– Orikon (@masseffect_peom) May 14, 2021
Tali still has a human-like face. (Except for all the white eyes), which I think will disappoint some people who hope for more alien looks. Talee is an alien! But it’s definitely an improvement on the stock photo model featured in the original Mass Effect 3.
If you’re wondering how quickly the players got to the end of Mass Effect 3, Maxgoods downloaded Mass Effect 3 along with the completed romantic Tali and placed it in a folder right on the PC (MyDocuments BioWare Mass Effect Legendary). Edition Save ME3), then load the latest save game.
The Mass Effect Legendary Edition is only a day old. But players have found a few changes. BioWare has not yet been announced before its release. It will be fun to find out what other tweaks will be made in the weeks to come.