BRB, Making My Own Mass Effect Legendary Edition Logo

There it is, the perfect Mass Effect Legendary Edition logo.
There it is, the perfect Mass Effect Legendary Edition logo.
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BioWare must have sensed that I had thoughts about the Mass Effect companions on my spirit today, as it released a new tool that lets you pick and choose among the Mass Effect companions to make your own version of the Mass Effect Legendary Edition logo.

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Would-be custom logo recipients answer a handful of questions and from there, the tool generates a sharp-looking collage featuring your favored characters and alignment, which you can download as a wallpaper or share on social media.

The questions start easy—choose your Shepard’s alignment. But from there we get into real Sophie’s Choice territory as it asks you to choose two (only two!) favorite companions and one trusted companion from among some of the most well-written, loveable, (and oh, so fuckable) characters in the entire video game canon. Even trying to choose between your “cavalry” (whatever that means) and the “backups” (which is a very kind way to say the dumpster crew) is fraught. Mass Effect is so lousy with great, memorable characters that leaving even one out is a crime. How dare you make me choose, BioWare!

Naturally, I fiddled with this a few times to get optimal placement of my Mass Effect besties. To steal some of Ari’s guide-writing thunder: If you want your love interest as the biggest character behind Shepard’s head, choose them first in the “favorite companion” option.

I call this creation “All The Human Characters Are Garbage (Yes, Even Kaidan Alenko).”

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My “All Humans Are Garbage” logo is barely different from my personal logo above which should accurately convey my feelings about the humans in this game.
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This one’s “Gaslight, Gatekeep, Girlboss.”

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Miranda is gaslight. Samara is gatekeep. But they’re all girlbosses.
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Mass Effect Legendary Edition is out in just a few more weeks and I intend to play around with this logo generator to maintain my hype at optimal levels. Where’s the version of the tool that just lets you add everyone? Or the “Oops, All Garruses!” version. I want that.

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DISCUSSION

Sonofthunder7

Mmm this is amazing.

Also - I have no self control and couldn’t keep from starting another ME playthrough. Almost done with ME1 and so excited to play my fav...ME2 is the best obvs, please no one disagree.

I think we need an article at some point about how people pick companions for the ME missions. To keep myself honest (and because I couldn’t bear to shortchange any of them), I literally force myself to change up companions every single mission. This does mean that sometimes I end up with a suboptimal squad for certain missions, but that’s part of the fun.