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Mass Effect - Review @ GameBanshee

by Dhruin, 2008-07-08 12:49:36

GameBanshee dropped us a line to point out their review of Mass Effect PC.  The score is 8.5/10 and here's a snip:

Once you leave the Citadel and start exploring the galaxy, however, the game enters its Elder Scrolls phase and gets much more combat-oriented and much more disappointing. The worlds involved in the main plotline are detailed and interesting, and they work pretty well, but the 30+ optional worlds are a disaster. Each solar system has a single planet you can land on (or a ship you can board), and each planet has roughly the same make-up: two mineral sites to survey, a crashed probe to examine, a mummified explorer to loot, and some enemies to kill. That is, all of the optional solar systems are about the same, right down to the extensive re-use of building layouts. Having lots of places to go is a good thing -- but only if they’re fresh and distinctive, and Mass Effect doesn’t even come close to achieving that. (This issue might be somewhat addressed by the “Bring Down the Sky” download, which will introduce a new species to deal with, but this download isn’t yet ready for the PC.) 

Information about

Mass Effect

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Sci-Fi
Genre: Shooter-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released