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Game Informer gives Mass Effect 9.75


Game Informer has reviewed Mass Effect for the Xbox 360 and the news is good. In short, the magazine thinks Mass Effect is one of the best games ever made. In particular, the magazine lauds the game's storyline and compelling characters. The review praises the game, noting that it has a deep and rich universe easily on par with Star Wars, even noting that it is "the next big franchise for science fiction junkies to latch onto." More importantly, the review notes that Mass Effect represents "a huge step forward for video games" and that it "rings in a new age of interactive storytelling."

The only downside of the game seems to be the combat, which is apparently hampered by balance problems and wonky AI. The review notes that the combat certainly isn't a deal breaker, and that it's still fun to play, but it's not quite on par with the grand universe present in the rest of the game.

All in all, Game Informer gives it a 9.75. How exactly one equates a game's deficiencies to a value of 0.25 we don't know, but we're sure the team at BioWare is pretty damned pleased (as are their new overlords, no doubt). Keep an eye out for the full review in the latest issue of Game Informer.

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DjDATZ1

10-16-2007 @ 12:23PM

DjDATZ said...

GOTY will go to either Halo 3 or Mass Effect. For sure.

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TORO2

10-16-2007 @ 12:23PM

TORO said...

Sure Richard, I have no problem with ME winning GOTY over my beloved Halo lol

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TORO3

10-16-2007 @ 12:24PM

TORO said...

lol similar thinkin' Dj, and same timing...coincidence?? I think not!

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Tony4

10-16-2007 @ 12:27PM

Tony said...

I don't really think Halo 3 deserves it anyway, as fun and popular as it may be.

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Wizardly5

10-16-2007 @ 12:35PM

Wizardly said...

GOTY should either go to Bioshock or Mass Effect. (withholding my personal judgment until I've played the latter.)

Halo 3 was great, but not above what Bioshock has and will do for future game development and the potential for what Mass Effect will do...

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Nick Less6

10-16-2007 @ 12:37PM

Nick Less said...

Bioshock we will always remember you!!!

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ANt7

10-16-2007 @ 12:43PM

ANt said...

@4 AGREED!! I think Bioshock, Mass Effect, or COD 4 will win GOTY.

COD 4 most likely.

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DemonGSides8

10-16-2007 @ 12:45PM

DemonGSides said...

Enough of the cat captions on other photos. Meme should've died years ago.

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Sofun9

10-16-2007 @ 12:47PM

Sofun said...

COD4 GOTY hands down. I'll prolly get Mass Effect though.

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Marcelo10

10-16-2007 @ 12:51PM

Marcelo said...

The best game ever made?? They are crazy!! not way

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MarC

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ryan11

10-16-2007 @ 1:00PM

ryan said...

bioshock- great artstyle, audio and graphics. gameplay peaks about 6 hours into it. then it's just search bodies kill splicers with 2 of your favorite powers and 2 of your favorite guns. wash, repeat. low replay value.

halo 3- fun single player, short, never got boring, hideous character models, great audio. incredibly addicting multiplayer, fantastic theater mode.

Mass effect and COD 4 arent out yet, but so far Halo 3 has the most going for it, and Bioshock has an artstyle that everybody loves with some killing freedom.

i'd say Halo 3 is GOTY. but i know it'll be Bioshock.

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Tony12

10-16-2007 @ 1:02PM

Tony said...

You can't really underestimate the possibility that GotY might wind up being Super Mario Galaxy to a lot of these places... we are talking about every platform, after all. I've yet to hear anything negative about it, it's largely just been gushing.

Xbox 360 GotY is another story.

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DjDATZ13

10-16-2007 @ 1:10PM

DjDATZ said...

What people don't see with Halo 3 is tho. It's not JUST the campaign and graphics that should be taken into consideration. What you need to also look at is multiplayer, forge, saved films AND last but certainly the greatest, the integration with bNet (filesharing and service record which have yet to be matched by ANY...and i mean ANY game to this date.) Plus the multiplayer portion will be played for YEARS.

Mass Effect: its just fucking massive and hugely impressive.

COD4: No way. It may be awesome, but there is NO way it will take on the juggernaut that is Halo 3.

Bioshock: It's got no multiplayer. Replayability out the window. No GOTY for you.

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TORO14

10-16-2007 @ 1:13PM

TORO said...

I agree Dj, Halo 3 has done so much more on a technical standpoint (pertaining to consoles). If you listen to X3F fancasts I think most of them agreed also(the fancast after H3 came out).

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skunkworks15

10-16-2007 @ 1:21PM

skunkworks said...

people put way too much importance on GOTY. by the time its all said and done there will be GOTY stickers on at least 5 games. probably more.
if a game is good play it. if it's not don't. whether or not some mag or site says its the best doesn't change anything.

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Jonah Falcon16

10-16-2007 @ 1:38PM

Jonah Falcon said...

What, no 10?

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MDJ201017

10-16-2007 @ 1:39PM

MDJ2010 said...

I loved Bioshock, I was hyped about it for such a long time before its release and it didnt come close to dissapointing. But a few months on and i'm not playing it anymore, so it just can't be GOTY. I do hate to say it, cos i'm not the worlds biggest fan, but it will go to Halo 3. It just has great longevity, as Gears did, and i'm still playing that and no doubt will still be playing Halo 3 in over a years time.

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wa2718

10-16-2007 @ 1:50PM

wa27 said...

God damn, image macros are lame.

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TORO19

10-16-2007 @ 1:53PM

TORO said...

@18 who cares you want something fancy all the time??? gets the point across ;)

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erivera320

10-16-2007 @ 2:04PM

erivera3 said...

Never got into Bioshock, bored the hell out of me after I realized I was killing the same thing over and over again and had no replay value at all. COD4 is fun, but I know the story won't be anything to compare with any other games; just a fun multiplayer experience, but doesn't have a fraction of the customization/options that Halo 3 does.

In my mind, Halo 3 should win GOTY quite easily.

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