I hope I'm not the only fan of the Mass Effect series around here. The only reason I haven't been online in the last week is because I picked up the sequel after school the day it came out.
Now that I've finally beaten it, I'm excited to talk about it with others. It was pretty much some of the best 40 hours of gaming in recent memory. It had a few annoying issues (resource gathering was an unfun time waster, and the romance subplots didn't really feel genuine, since you could have one with nearly every party member), but the storyline and universe of the Mass Effect series never ceases to amaze me. And that last mission? I won't spoil it, but I can say it was intense, fast paced, and brilliantly written. I would compare it to the season five finale of Lost last year in the scope and feeling of it all.
I'd probably give it a 9.7 out of 10.
Any other opinions on the game? Or even the series, if you haven't had the chance to pick up the second one yet? I hope I'm not the only one around who enjoys losing himself in sci fi RPGs.