Mass Effect

■  Platform:      PC/PS3/Xbox-360                        ■   Category:      Role-Playing
■  Publisher:    Electronic Arts                             ■   Developer:    Bioware


The story of Mass Effect spans three entire games, fully fleshing out a vast, almost dystopian galaxy plagued by the same problems we face today, populated by incredibly human characters from a myriad of races.  The balance between the story and game play is fantastic.  The story is deep and involving, the game play, which takes the form of a third person shooter is well balanced, challenging, and intuitive.  Biotics; the equivalent to magic in this universe, manipulates gravity, and the technology is so advanced that that it could be mistaken for magic.  A deep and well recorded history permeates the entirety of the game, manifesting in a codex that covers every topic under the sun, ranging from a list of every planet you visit over the course of the game, to exactly how all those niffy attacks you’ve been shoving down everyone’s throats work. Continue to Review →