Excerpt: Mass Effect Published by Microsoft Game Studios Developed by Bioware Corp. For Xbox 360 ESRB Rating: M for Blood, Language, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes and Violence Edmonton, Alberta-based Bioware is a veritable legend among many for innovating Western RPG design. From their seminal PC games (Baldur’s Gate 1 and 2, Neverwinter Nights) to their rise to console fame with Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Jade Empire, Bioware has been telling gamers stories for...
Excerpt: When I started playing this game back when it was first released I was happy to have a great space rpg come out. The graphics hiccupped occasionally and the sound would get annoying, especially in the elevators!It would have been nice to travel through the entire ship without load screens.The story line is amazing and you want to keep playing just to find out what happens.It has all the elements of a fine rpg, character tweaking, custom weapons, and super powers!
Excerpt: Mass Effect is an incredible game. The storyline is awesome, the gameplay is addicting, the role playing is unparallel to any other game. and much more. This game is awesome and will be long-lasting entertainment. The price of Mass Effect is equal/more expensive than Mass Effect 2, which was also an epic exerpience. So, what does that say about the game?
Excerpt: BioWare is a well-regarded Canadian software development house that has created numerous PC role-playing games, as well as two Xbox titles: Star Wars - Knights of the Old Republic (KoTOR) and Jade Empire. Both XBox RPG releases were positively reviewed, and I personally enjoyed them. BioWare’s forte is character and story, and in these areas, the two XBox RPGs delivered a compelling experience.
Excerpt: Life is full of hard decisions, some of which will have you deliberating for ages as you weigh up your options, perhaps even sleeping on it before any decision is made. Mass Effect, while not overdoing the difficult decisions, has the sort of open ended storyline that will occasionally give many of us pause for thought as we attempt to decide the best option, or what looks to be the best option in the individuals mind.
Conclusion: It may be old hat, but Madden NFL 07 for the last-gen Xbox shows new dogs some old tricks. The core gameplay elements of this SKU are down-pat, which makes the extra features such as Superstar mode that much more enjoyable. I can overlook the lack of online leagues or dazzling graphics for a stout basic foundation, which this title certainly has. Madden NFL 07 is proof positive that the last-gen Xbox is still alive and kicking.
Excerpt: Like a diseased steak thrown to the wolves, so this travesty of a downloadable add-on has been tossed to hungry Mass Effect fans. Contrary to its high-reaching title, Pinnacle Station is a creative nadir in an otherwise excellent sci-fi universe. By downloading it, you get a simulated battle arena (one of video gaming's most arthritic cliches) and--a gun.
Pros: Tech Officer Ochren is awesome
Cons: It's just a combat arena, The combat modes aren't that good, The rewards stink, No story, no role-playing, no point, It doesn't work with the Greatest Hits version of Mass Effect