Excerpt: Playstation 3 owners know like no other what it is to wait for a game. The five year wait for Gran Turismo 5 was all but pleasant, but also the wait for a game that was one of the runners-up for Game of the Year 2010 tested their patience.
Summary: Commander Shepard, protagonist of last year's undisputed GOTY Mass Effect 2 , has a lot of favorite things. Whether it's a store on the Citadel, carrying out Pyjak genocide, or punching reporters in the face, Shepard likes a lot of things. Except Reapers.
Summary: Sparing intergalactic civilization from annihilation isn't a new narrative construct -- all budding sci-fi game writers and novelists must have soggy dreams about weaving this sort of epic -- but the foundation isn't exhausted just yet.
Excerpt: Designed to bridge the gap between last year's Mass Effect 2 and the upcoming Mass Effect 3, Arrival exchanges roughly £5 for a brief jaunt through two new areas. After coughing up the cash and downloading 700-odd megabytes, Arrival will be triggered when next checking your terminal on the Normandy.
Excerpt: It's taken almost a year for Mass Effect 2 to reach the PS3. Now that it's finally here, however, there are only two questions worth asking: "Does the game live up to its reputation?" and "Does this version surpass the original?
Conclusion: There's no doubt in my mind that this is one of the best games ever made and an entertainment experience that should be unreservedly celebrated. Whether this is your first time in the Mass Effect universe or the third version of the game you'll own, Mass Effect 2 is completely and utterly essential.
Excerpt: Bridging the gap between Mass Effect 2 and the upcoming Mass Effect 3, the Arrival DLC preps the stage for the approaching Reaper invasion. Is this a must-see chapter in Shepard's story, or just a throwaway footnote? Arrival begins with Shepard receiving a discreet briefing from Admiral Hackett.
Excerpt: The original Mass Effect wasn’t released on the PS3, but because they didn’t have the same restrictions as said original, EA decided to bring the sequel to Sony’s console. As many that are aware of the series will already know, your story decisions from the first game can be carried over to the...