Talk about great expectations. Bioware's titanic RPG Mass Effect has already scooped over 50 awards before it's even out. It's left journalists slack-jawed in amazement during carefully-controlled presentations. And the studio's pedigree speaks for itself.
But what will all that count for in the final analysis? At this very moment, Kristan is strapped in with Commander Shepard in his reviewing shuttle, and hasn't been seen for days. With the game out next week, Team Eurogamer is holding nightly vigils, praying for his safe return.
Before then, Eurogamer figured you might like to view some exclusive gameplay videos taken directly from the finished article. There's a trio of teasers available right now, highlighting various aspects of this sci-fi spectacular.