Let's get the negatives out of the way first. Yes, Mass Effect has a few bugs, and I feel the need to save often because I never know when my 360 might give me a Dirty Disc error (even though this might be due to my hardware), and yeah, some of the textures take a few noticeable seconds to load in. However, outside of those two issues, I absolutely love this game. It's easily my best experience on the 360, and probably on a console since Shadow of the Colossus hit on the PS2. Rarely do I feel the urge to play through a game for a second or third time, but I'll be damned if I haven't already started my second game of Mass Effect. So yeah, I'll go ahead and give it my personal Game of the Year award or whatever you prefer.