BT writes: I have played a lot of video games in my lifetime and certainly I have had strong emotional reactions to many of them. Just in the last year or so games like The Walking Dead, Journey, and Gone Home have all struck deep chords and left immense emotional impacts on my psyche. Yet I think I can honestly say there has never been a cast of characters in video games that I have connected to and fallen in love with more than ones in the trilogy of Mass Effect titles. I feel like between these characters, the many epic set pieces throughout the three games, and the series’ deep mythology, I could easily fill an entire 25-in-25 dedicated to Mass Effect alone. So with that in mind I am going to try and narrow my focus a bit for this piece.