All too often, games that try to encompass so many elements, genres and features as Mass Effect does fall flat on their arses from spreading themselves too thinly.
Here, though, BioWare proudly displays a mastery of its trade worthy of its reputation, giving us a massive and oddly personal sci-fi tale that is sure to keep you busy until Christmas if you try to attempt every task that comes your way. You'll want to, as well. It's just one of those games that devours your spare time and makes hours tick by in seconds. Clear your diaries, people.