: Reviews : Dan M. :
The Mass Effect series has a special place in modern gamers' hearts. It's expertly written saga spanning story, tight combat mechanics and stellar presentation across it's first two entries have garnered massive praise and numerous industry awards. Despite this pristine reputation, my relationship with the serious has been been quite tumultuous over the past four years. When the first entry hit store shelves in the fall of 2007 I was on an extremely tight budget and was already tapped out having just purchased my XBOX 360. Halo 3's siren call was enough to lure me away from me grabbing a limited edition copy of Mass Effect at launch(which I'm still kicking myself over it's current ridiculous high price tag)and wait for the inevitable price drops in the off-season. When I finally did make the plunge in the spring of 2008, I was hooked.