Mass Effect is hands down the best RPG this year and one of the candidates for Game of the Year in my book. RPG Developers, take note: This is how you create a RPG.
Fantastic Atmosphere, Great graphics, Astounding Voice Acting (best on the 360 imho), Multi threaded dialog options, Interesting characters, Multiple play styles, Moral system, Top notch production values….i could go on and on about Mass Effect but i suggest you play the game and experience Bioware’s newest masterpiece.
and no, it is NOT A SHOOTER. Get over it. Go play COD4 or Halo 3.
It’s a rare thing when a game comes along with the power to move a player emotionally… Mass Effect takes interactive entertainment to breathtaking new heights.
95 Worth Playing
It’s one of the best hybrid RPGs I’ve played, as well as a serious game of the year candidate. It’s the video game equivalent of “Battlestar Galactica” or “Babylon 5”: a space epic that reaches for the stars and manages to hit most of them.
The cinematic design is nothing short of masterful. This is a game that takes the aspects of film that make cinema so compelling and crosses it with the interactivity of games with unprecedented success. Linear storytelling feels quaint by comparison.
The unprecedented level of cinematic quality, the fun combat coupled with the customary insightfulness of writing is what makes this game a must-have. It’s what makes BioWare still stand out as one of the top in their field.
I suppose the brilliance is that, however many times I watched a scene or fought a battle, Mass Effect never truly lost its magic.