Mass Effect: The Story So Far

Need to get up to speed on Mass Effect before you play the sequel? Then read on…

Back in 1949, Joseph Campbell – a respected mythologist and lecturer – wrote a book entitled The Hero With A Thousand Faces. In it he described and proved that a common structure was evident in successful stories, from modern cinema to ancient myth and beyond. Good stories have commonalities that once acknowledged leave many aghast at how exactly we didn't realise we were being told the same tale, rejigged indefinitely, until the end of time. George Lucas will be the first to thank Campbell for his work, having stuck rigidly to Campbell's hypothesis in both Star Wars and Indiana Jones.

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