Review: Mass Effect Trilogy

When someone mentions epic science fiction RPGs the one that comes to the forefront is the Mass Effect trilogy. Developed by Bioware and released on multiple systems including the PC, Mass Effect created a compelling universe and story set in a fantastic science fiction future. Telekinetic “biotic” abilities, technological abilities, weapon and armor mods, and stat points all give the game a science fiction flair to the classic RPG trope. I almost want to yell, “Dungeons and Dragons in SPAAAAACE!!!”

Each installment in the series has improved upon the gameplay and story from the last, and although Mass Effect 3 was decried for its initial ending, the totality of the experience I had playing through the series overwhelmingly allowed me to enjoy the games as a whole. A later DLC modified the ending as well, in order to minimize the complaints by irate gamers across the internet.

You can now purchase the entire series together as a trilogy pack.

Score

Game title: Mass Effect

Game description: Mass Effect is a Science Fiction action role-playing 3rd person shooter. Play as Commander Shepard whose mission is to save the galaxy from any and all threats.

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  • Story - 10/10
    10/10
  • Music - 10/10
    10/10
  • Atmosphere - 10/10
    10/10
  • Gameplay - 8/10
    8/10

Summary

The artists at Bioware really sold us on the futuristic worlds depicted in the Mass Effect universe. From the ambiance of the world to the great music, this trilogy fulfilled my desire to save the galaxy as a space super soldier with an out-of-this-world team.

    The Good

  • Amazing soundtrack
  • Great Atmosphere
  • Exciting story
  • Great voice acting
    The Bad

  • Some side quests forgettable
  • Repetitive resource gathering
  • Slow Elevators in ME1
9.5/10

SXN31

I am a fan of science fiction shows/movies/games/media and I really enjoy character driven stories. Additionally I am fascinated by grand world-building and the mythos and technology that is created within these unique worlds.

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