The Associated Press has a very positive review of Mass Effect by its technology writer Matt Slagle:
"Video games like Mass Effect don't come around too often, and good thing: This new science fiction epic is so good it's basically sucking away all of my free time."
Highlights from the review:
• A wonderful example of dorky digital storytelling
• A space opera in the "Star Wars" tradition
• The graphics are superb
• The dialogue sequences are shot like big-budget movies
"With games like this lasting for weeks and weeks, why even bother with commercial-filled televised space dramas you can't control?"
Three-and-a-half stars out of four.