Tin Salamunic: Prior to the sales banner debuting on Steam, I knew nothing about Spider’s cyberpunk role-playing game Mars: War Logs. There were no ads, barely any game coverage, almost nothing to promote the game before launch…and it’s a shame because this little diamond in the rough shouldn’t go unnoticed, especially if you’re a science fiction fan. Mars: War Logs can be best described as a Mass Effect and Dragon Age hybrid with a Red Faction overtone. Bioware’s dialogue mechanics are an apparent inspiration with the combat being very reminiscent of Dragon Age, but with a heavier emphasis on melee. It’s a budget title, but its praiseworthy ambition provides a surprisingly immersive adventure with beautiful environments and challenging (albeit sometimes frustrating) gameplay.