For newcomers to the series, it's a great blend of RPG and third-person shooter, where you play the role of Commander Shepard in an attempt to save the galaxy. For those familiar with the Mass Effect universe, it's like coming back home after being away for a while. This is a very familiar galaxy and yet a very personal story, especially if you are bringing the choices you made from your original Mass Effect saved game with you. This is something fairly new for gaming, and means you will have a unique experience compared to everyone else who plays the game. It is the adventure of your Commander Shepard, and no one else's.