Herald & Review columnist Aimee Green reviews Mass Effect and Uncharted: Drake's Fortune in her Monday (Dec. 10) column:
"Whether you have an Xbox 360 or a PlayStation, there is a good system-exclusive game out there for you. For 360 owners, there's Mass Effect, an action role-playing game from the creators of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Meanwhile, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune offers PlayStation 3 owners a fantastic combination of third-person shooting and platform puzzle solving."
Green on Mass Effect: "Mass Effect is one of the most in-depth games I've played. A lot of work was put into the little details, and it really shows. While people who only like to run-and-gun might find its pace a bit slow, most players quickly will find themselves absorbed."
On Uncharted: "The characters are all so endearing that you really care if something happens to them. The only downside to Uncharted is it's a bit short, maybe eight to 10 hours total. But a system of rewards will keep players coming back."
• Mass Effect: 9.5/10
• Uncharted: Drake's Fortune: 9/10
[ Scores based on an evaluation of gameplay (4 points), visuals (2), sound (2) and replayability/value (2). ]