Following are spoilers for Mass Effect 3 – continue at your own risk!One of the characters in the original Mass Effect trilogy was Tali’Zorah, a member of the group who – like the rest of his race – could not remove his suit and helmet due to an acute risk of disease. This means that the three games never show what the player looks like – that is, unless the players choose to romanticize Tally.
In Mass Effect 3, Tally’s romance leads to a scene in which Commander Shephard looks at a picture of an unmasked Tally. In the original version of the game, fans were disappointed to find that after the three games, the image was a photoshopped version of a photo depicting Miss England ̵
However, as part of its many updates, the new legendary edition has quietly changed the image, now depicting a truly unmasked Tally using visual images in the engine. As noted by RedDit’s MaxGoods and confirmed by many others, the image shows a very human-looking face (albeit for almost entirely white eyes) under a career helmet.
Fans reacted mostly positively to the change. Superspicycurry37 wrote, “This is the ONE thing I wanted to change if they were to change anything else. I’m glad it was.” Like many, Max_Crultak26 thinks the image is perhaps small too man, but approved of the change: “In my headcanon, some quaries are purple or pale red with lines, and others like Tali are purple with freckles (and tree lines), but the image is still cool.”
This is one of many changes – many of them officially unannounced – made in the Legendary Edition, which combines all three original games in one huge package. It’s so huge that you’ll have to wait a little longer for our review. If you’re already playing, we have a guide to Mass Effect, first for Mass Effect 2 and, as you guessed, for Mass Effect 3. If you want to specifically understand how to see the new image of Tally yourself, here is our guide to romantic relationships Mass Effect 3.
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