It's not too long until Mass Effect 2 is finally released and it looks set to be fantastic. So if you've still not played the great original game, you may want to hop to it while Zavvi are selling it at such a bargain price.
Zavvi's price of £7.95 is a good deal cheaper than the next best, giving you a saving of £5 against Click-a-Game's price of £13.19.
Mass Effect is a fantastic game for a number of reasons, not least its deftly told and exciting storyline. It may be an easily classified space opera but that does not mean that it is without surprises or originality. You take on the role of Commander Shepherd - a very well respected veteran soldier whose personality, background, appearance, gender and skills are in your hands. These opportunities for customisation make the game all the more satisfying and make for enjoyable repeated run-throughs. The supporting cast is made up of an excellent motley crew of characters, each with their own story to tell and
The gameplay is a tight mix of shooter and rpg, with skill points to spend strategically, some run-and-gun elements keepings things exciting and a team to oversee and command. While the textures can take a while to pop-in, the graphics are by and large excellent and the sound is great with very convincing voice acting and a nice cheesy sci-fi soundtrack. There's little to complain about; the only problems I had were in controlling/fighting in the slightly dodgy vehicle and navigating the often counter intuitive menus.
Mass Effect 2 is bound to be one of the must-have games of 2010 so I urge you to grab a copy of its predecessor before the new title hits!
Thanks to andywedge at Hotukdeals!