The Mass Effect Legendary Edition contains numerous Easter eggs and hidden references that offer a delightful surprise for both new players and returning fans. These subtle nods to pop culture, previous BioWare games, and in-game lore can enhance the experience and provide moments of amusement. In this article, we’ll explore some hidden Easter eggs throughout the Mass Effect Legendary Edition.
- Shepard’s Dancing
- In various clubs throughout the trilogy, Shepard can dance with a unique and rather awkward style. This recurring Easter egg has become a fan-favorite and running joke within the Mass Effect community.
- The Space Hamster
- In Mass Effect 2, Shepard can purchase a space hamster as a pet on the Citadel. If you keep the hamster through Mass Effect 3, it can be found hiding in the Normandy’s lower levels and returned to Shepard’s cabin.
- Blasto, the Hanar Spectre
- In Mass Effect 2, you can find a series of movie posters for “Blasto,” a fictional film featuring a Hanar Spectre. In Mass Effect 3, you can listen to a hilarious advertisement for the movie sequel, “Blasto 6: Partners in Crime.”
- The Prothean Sphere
- On Eletania in Mass Effect 1, you can find a mysterious Prothean sphere that, when activated, reveals a vision of a prehistoric human. This Easter egg hints at the Protheans’ involvement in humanity’s early development.
- Conrad Verner’s Thesis
- In Mass Effect 2, if you completed the Conrad Verner side quest in Mass Effect 1, you will discover that he has written a doctoral thesis on the “Shepard VI.” This humorous nod references the fanatical fan’s obsession with Shepard.
- The Salarian “Plants vs. Zombies” reference
- In Mass Effect 3, while visiting the Citadel, you can overhear a Salarian mentioning a game called “Plants vs. Reapers,” a playful reference to the popular game “Plants vs. Zombies.”
- Dragon Age References
- Throughout the trilogy, there are several subtle references to BioWare’s other popular series, Dragon Age. One example is a decorative Krogan statue in Mass Effect 2 that resembles an Ogre from Dragon Age.
These hidden Easter eggs are just a few examples of the many surprises waiting for players in the Mass Effect Legendary Edition. By uncovering these secrets, you can deepen your appreciation for the game’s rich world and enjoy the clever humor woven throughout the trilogy.