Extreme Gamer writes: "As an RPG fan, when I first heard about the release of the original 'Mass Effect', I couldn't have been more excited. As much as I love roaming around dungeons, caves and castles - which make up the environment of most RPGs, I was ready to take my RPG experience to space. It is no secret that I'm a huge geek - and the thought of playing a game that would allow me to be space hero (or villain) in the vein of 'Star Wars', 'Star Trek' or 'Battlestar Galactica' was making my brain explode. So, I of course rushed out and pre-ordered a copy and picked it up as soon as the store opened on release day. I even took the day off work to get as many hours in as possible."