2404 writes: "There's a pattern with BioWare's recent games. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was released on the Xbox, and a couple months later, a PC port improved the general interface which made the gameplay more intuitive. Jade Empire received a PC port a year or so later, with improvements to the visuals and AI, making it a better version than its console counterpart. Noticing the trend? PC gamers get the long-end of the stick, even if that means waiting for months. The same rule applies to Mass Effect. BioWare and Demiurge Studios team up to deliver the PC port of Mass Effect, the critically acclaimed role-playing game (RPG) for the Xbox 360. The port also just happens to be the best and definitive version of Mass Effect. Go figure."
+ An authentic and believable universe.
+ Great characters.
+ Great combat mechanics.
+ Different classes yield different play styles.
+ Superb audiovisuals.
+ Superlative endgame.
+ Really cinematic.
- Story, while good, is not paced well.
- Too much loot, making money irrelevant.
- Lacks tough, moral choices.
- Miscellaneous, nitpicky issues here and there.