Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is tantalisingly close, and whether it’s your first time with the trilogy or you’re a diehard fan, there’s a lot of lore to digest. We’ve put together a series to catch you up to speed on the biggest and most important stories in the Mass Effect universe that happen before the first game, so you can jump into the Legendary Edition knowing all the whos, whats, and wheres in the Milky Way.
In the video above, Lucy takes you through the conflict between the Geth and the Quarians. At the start of Mass Effect, the Quarians are a nomadic tribe living on board a flotilla of ships, drifting from one place to the next, with no home. The Geth are threatening the peace of the galaxy, and are formidable foes for Shepard and their squad. But it wasn’t always that way. What lead the Geth to turn on their creators, and what outcome does the Geth War have on the galaxy? Lucy delves into all this and more.
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