Despite the fact that ninety-five percent of the gaming community seem to hate it more than lung cancer, there was a lot to like about the final entry in Bioware’s flagship sci-fi franchise. Okay the writing was occasionally a little stilted, the slimy fingers of corporate greed certainly tarnished things, and the ending was a textbook example of a creative team having no idea how to end their trilogy, but the colourful, lovingly detailed universe still managed to tap into my Star Wars obsessed inner child. With the release of the excellent (if belated) Extended Cut, I felt that my exquisitely bearded yet tragically potato-faced Commander Shepard had finally been given the closure he deserved. The ruthless bastard.
[Nick Horth, Thunderbolt]