Dean Takahashi of The San Jose Mercury News, January 1st, 2008:
"When so many readers wrote in to tell me that I messed up my review of Mass Effect, I had to take a second look. It turns out, you were right. I was wrong. I owe an apology to you for writing a bad review. I also apologize to BioWare, which made a better game than I thought, and gulp, to Microsoft. The game play is not as flawed as I thought."
When Dean wrote his last Mass Effect review, he did not know that he could level up his characters in the game. For this new review, he replayed Mass Effect and followed readers' suggestions that he uses talent points (i.e., skill points) to upgrade his characters and companion AI. Now he has some new opinions about the game.