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‘Mass Effect’ Isn’t Just The New Star Trek – It’s Better

With ‘Mass Effect 3′ coming out soon and the second J.J. Abrams Star Trek movie in development, we look at what makes these important sci-fi franchises special and which is better.

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FutureTechnologies1581d ago (Edited 1581d ago )

I mean Mass Effect is OK, but it will never touch the "classicness" of Star Trek, the first book is just a marvel to sci-fi history. ME is also very bland story wise, it's just another INVASION type sci-fi with no depth at all.

Godmars2901581d ago

If they had gone the way ME1 was suggesting, offered options for relationships between crew members as well as races - and by that I don't mean just sex - it would have come close.

As is its the difference between a good TV series with an overarching plot over the season, and an Movie that relies more on special effects than script and plot.

Kalowest1581d ago

Yep Star Wars is Awesome.

Blacktric1580d ago (Edited 1580d ago )

Comparing two different universes that's been around for different amounts of time is nothing short of funny. One's been out there for barely 4.5 years while the other one is out there for decades. And if you would've cared a little bit about Mass Effect, you'd know the depth it offers and not just with the games but with the comics and books (except the last one which turned out to be an atrocity (in terms of lore)).

BattleAxe1581d ago

Mass Effect is great, but Star Trek has the best sci-fi world. If someone were to put as much money and effort into a Star Trek RPG as Bioware has put into Mass Effect, Star Trek would sell far more copies than Mass Effect could ever dream of selling.

Aloren1580d ago

There was a time when people said the same thing about Mario and Mickey...

TheStorm1581d ago

Ya the Mass Effect universe is great, but Star Trek is one of the best. Trek was not just about the adventures, it was about a philosophy, and that is one of its enduring aspects. Is what human potential can be, and hopes that we can better our selves and become like the Federation.

BlackPrince 421581d ago

Well it's better than JJ Abrams Star Trek, but that's just Star Trek in name only.

As for comparing it to Star Trek proper I would say it owes too much to Star Trek to say it's really that much better. The writing and budget are, of course, much better than the original series and parts of Next Gen, but it does less with more.

Star Trek as a franchise created the paradigm that Mass Effect exists in. And on top of that they are two completely different formats. By and large Star Trek tells a different story each episode and with a different theme. Mass Effect focuses more on the overarching story and individual characterization.

They excel in completely different areas.

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