HEXUS.gaming has launched their Mass Effect review. They've expressed a mixed reaction praising the game for its story-telling, character design and voice acting, but expressing dissapointment in the combat, AI, frame-rates and repetitive level design.
"So much effort has been put into the story telling in Mass Effect that the game suffers in other areas. While a lot of effort has gone into excellent character design and the portraying of character emotion, the environments in-game, despite looking superb, can be boring to explore. Many of the Citadel corridors, ship layouts and planets look remarkably similar, yet this repetitive level design could have been avoided by the addition of a few features or by moving things around to disguise the issue."