The first game of a truly amazing saga!
For those who don't know ME yet: It's a Third-Person-Action-RPG.
You're playing Commander Shepard, a man who will become the first human Spectre, an elite force of the galactical council, chasing the rogue spectre named Saren, uncovering the truth behind the disappearence of the protean race and facing an enemy which threatens all living beings in the galaxy.
I might sound like a fanboy, saying that this is one of the most brilliant and memorable game-series i played, but i don't care ^^
The first game is a great start into all the awesomeness, emotions, decisions, an epic story, memorable characters and everything else the series has to offer.
But let's not forget about the flaws (oh yeah, there are some)..
- some beautiful, but empty and generic worlds to explore
- the mako (the vehicle you'll drive on the planets)
- there are literally only 3 or 4 interior templates used for sidequests, which make them all look alike (a shame, because the quests itself aren't bad or uninteresting)
- the mako
- the inventory (you'll end up clicking hundreds of times just to sell your stuff or make it into omnigel...no comfort function)
- the ♥♥♥♥ing mako !!!
seriously, whoever made the mako behave like he does, needs some serious punishment. ^^
I really like to explore the worlds, but the mako will always crush my enjoyment by jumping, falling and driving wherever he wants.
Anyway...apart from these (imho minor) flaws, Mass Effect is a great start of the series and sets the foundation for an epic journey through the galaxy.