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Mass Effect trailer highlights tough choices

If you've been following Mass Effect (and if you haven't, you really should), you know that BioWare has generally shown Commander Shepard -- the game's protagonist -- as a violent, short-tempered brute. Since you've been following Mass Effect, you also know that this is merely how BioWare prefers to show the character. In fact, players can make whatever choices they wish. If you want to create a glowing beacon of politeness and manners, that's up to you. While those choices seem rather insignificant, there are some huge decisions in the game proper. We were allowed to see one such choice at E3, one we are sworn on pain of death not to reveal. The trailer above illustrates one such choice. Answer the distress call of a planet under attack, or continue with the mission at hand? If Mass Effect can keep up this level of depth, we're all in for a treat come November 20th.

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