Mass Effect N7 day

Hey, did you realise that today is the 7th November, also known as N7 Day to fans of Mass Effect? N7 Day used to represent a time when BioWare would get all chatty and nostalgic over its sci-fi series, but it's safe to say that here and now, in 2018, the enthusiasm from both the developer and the fans -- ourselves included -- isn't quite what it used to be.

And let's not beat around the bush: we have Mass Effect: Andromeda to thank for that. The incredibly divisive, and in our opinion, downright disappointing 2017 title has become a stain on what was one of the most beloved franchises in gaming. Don't get us wrong, we still look back on Mass Effect 1, 2, and 3 with a great fondness, but just thinking about Andromeda leaves a bitter taste.

It's no secret that Mass Effect has an incredibly passionate fanbase, and we're sure plenty of the BioWare faithful will be treating today with more positivity than us -- and that's great. But ultimately, it's a huge shame that N7 Day's had the sheen taken off it, at least for us.

That said, we'll go ahead and close out this article with a quick (and totally unsurprising) appeal to EA and BioWare:

Mass Effect Trilogy Remastered. What are you waiting for?