Investing one's time and mind in fiction is a double edged sword. If it all eventually comes together then indulging in results can be moving experience. When it doesn't work we get the Lost finale or Star Wars prequels. Disappointment only arrives because of how much we appreciate the establishment created by what came before, and are subsequently disheartened by where it's taken us. Applied to Bioware's Mass Effect, the original laid a promising foundation and the sequel (a game I scored 10/10) refined and perfected it. Like the Uncharted, where was Mass Effect supposed to go when the sequel was at the top of its game?