Let's just hit the point, Mass Effect merge a not too original plot with a huge universe perfectly detailed and described, with also the possibility to take free decisions that will alter the course of the universe.
This is one of the strongest point of Mass Effect, the possibility to really change the course of the story. I only did not appreciate the too sharp difference between good and bad in the answers. The good one will usually be on the top, the bad ones on the bottom. Also the few line if description can often create misunderstanding on the real meaning of the sentence.
I would have wanted more situations where the ethic is questioned, but it is a great game anyway.
for the remaining parts of the game:
The gameplay and the figths are nothing special, just the AI and the management of the team could have been better, but they're fine. The side quests instead will be boring and repetitive.
Mass Effect is a great game, it is able to make pleasefull and intriguing all the dialogues and the cutscenes. It was able to made a game very similar to an interactive movie, without making it monotonous. And this is it's biggest value.
The plot is not original, but the universe where it has been created is original. It is full of different life forms that live and reason in independent ways, making them real.
The real strength point of Mass Effect is the universe that it created.and I loved to spend time exploring it.
8.5/10 By Steve