Dan Stapleton reports:
''We waited a long time for the PC version, and here it is at last: Mass Effect is an awesome space epic in which you, as an elite above-the-law agent known as a Specter, must prevent - what else? - the destruction of all life in the galaxy. With action-packed gameplay, excellent art design, and cinematic flare, BioWare has successfully created a universe as believable and fully realized as Star Wars or Star Trek. In fact, you could (but don't need to) spend hours just reading up on the back-stories of all of the characters, alien races, and the history that sets the stage for the events of the game.''