Alex from Agree or Die joins us for a review and retrospective of Mass Effect. Mass Effect has gone down as one of the top science fiction video-game epics of all time. It certainly follows in the footsteps of earlier games like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, also by Bioware. Mass Effect is a wholly original intellectual property that allowed Bioware to go in whatever direction they wanted to. While they did a terrific job designing new worlds, technology, and aliens the high point of Mass Effect is in the character development. Complex back stories, terrific conversational options, and morality decisions makes the game seductive and difficult to shake once played. The game is breathtakingly beautiful, intense, and complex. The quality of the content is very high and you certainly will get your money’s worth.
This game was released in 2007 and I still find myself dwelling on its world and characters. The three of us strongly encourage you to play Mass Effect if you haven’t yet. While it isn’t perfect, it is certainly more than the sum of its parts.
We still haven’t ironed out the issues with Episode 19: Star Wars games on youtube but this episode is up and working properly. Maybe if you’re lucky a Special Edition of the Star Wars episode will be released. As always, thanks for listening.