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Mass Effect Review: Geek.com's Early Pick for "Game of the Year"

Geek.com reviews Mass Effect on December 3, 2007:

"I initially had my reservations about Mass Effect, because while I thought the videos looked pretty, everything felt like it was ripped off from Star Wars... Bioware's effort, however, completely blew me away; this action RPG is in a league of its own and has squeaked past Bioshock (see our review) as my choice for Game of the Year."

"All told, Mass Effect is simply stunning. I had initially thought that any of Bioshock, Halo 3, Call of Duty 4, Assassin's Creed, or The Orange Box (see our previous review for each) would be far superior to Mass Effect. I'm so glad I was wrong. Adult gamers, this is a must-have, and it's beating a crowded field as the best game this year. I award it my third ever Geek Pick and suggest that any adult with an Xbox 360 go out and immediately purchase it." (Mass Effect, Xbox 360)
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ktchong  +   2709d ago
He obviously has not played Super Mario Galaxy.
JokesOnYou  +   2709d ago
why is that?
Dont get me wrong Mario probably deserves to be GOTY, just as much as any other contender, but maybe he's like me and he's not really into Mario or pretty much anything else on the wii, its not hate but maybe its just not his thing, which means he just finds ME alot more interesting than Mario Galaxy, and thus GOTY(in his opinion).

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FreeMonk  +   2709d ago
Mass Effect....
was an excellent game, and is definatly in my top 5 games of the year, but my personal favourite game of the year is....PORTAL.

Portal was original, refreshing and had a superb engaging story and humourous computer that babbled all sorts of crap whilst you play. Plus you get to meet your Companion Cube! Loved it!

Mario Galaxy is also in my top 5, superb game, but personally I prefered Mass Effect to Mario.

Mass Effect looks totally amazing, played great and has the best voice acting in any game I've played this year.

1. Portal
2. Mass Effect
3. Mario Galaxy

Biggest Disapointment of the year? Assassin's Creed for me!
power of Green  +   2709d ago
You really like that game do you is it worth buying the Wii over?. I love XBL arcade type games.
ichimaru  +   2709d ago
my goty contenders =
Drake's Fortune
Mass Effect
Call of Duty 4
Ratchet and Clank ToD

pgr4 gets best racer ( of this year fanboy)
Rice  +   2709d ago
I dont understand why Halo 3 should be game of the year... It's a good game and all, but it's not great except for it's online....
razer  +   2709d ago
I loved Halo 3
but I will agree. It just didn't do enough for me to consider it a GOTY pick.

My list of contenders would be.

Call of Duty 4
Uncharted Drakes Fortune
Mass Effect
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jinn  +   2709d ago
the site's name explains everything
BLACKJACK VII  +   2709d ago
GOTY ?????
1.Mass Effect

Honorable mention for COD4, Halo 3 & Uncharted. The 500th installment of Mario on the Wii does not impress me, nor does R&C. I guess I'm "too old" for those types of games, but then again, I don't think I'd have either of those games as my personal GOTY when I was 15 versus the other available contenders this year.

If Mass Effect didn't have any framerate hitches, it would be GOTY hands down, period. Best videogame story of "Next Gen" undoubtably, and one playthrough is a s long as Bioshock + COD4 + Uncharted combined.

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Dr Pepper  +   2709d ago
The more you play this game, the better it gets. Bioware really did an excellent job (again).
Kareshi_X  +   2709d ago
like I Said Before No Sony Contenders.
Its Been Long We Heard of a Sony Game Winning Game Of The Year AINT THAT WEIRD SONYFANBOYS?
anyways SuperMario was quite a Good game i played it a Few time With my cousins and i did not Find it boring at all.
MassEffect is Quite Spectacular But i've Played it Only Twice so I Dont Really Know For The Story,But Still it was Quite Interesting .
For Sony I'd like Uncharted to make The Cut i've played it Twice and The game was Fire.
rootEXT  +   2709d ago
like i said... way back
Game of the year!! now get to work you lazy devs and make my Mass effect 2 this 2008

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