Mass Effect is a wonderful series.
Forget the elevators. Forget the mining. Forget most of ME3*. Mass Effect is the envy of the entire RPG genre and all its subclasses. It boasted varied yet accessible customisation. Its dialogue options were realistic, nuanced and occasionally let you put the boot in. The combat was robust, layered but also arcadey enough to sustain your attention. Finally, its lore was presented less in tomes or audio logs and more via interpersonal conversation. Andfirefights.
*Too harsh? Maybe. Barring the lucky dip finale and the fact it defaults to having all your awesome ME2 squad mates dead and gone…
But my god was it speckled with faff! Honest Trailers noticed this too and took the acclaimed series to task for its assorted nonsense. Though, credit where it’s due, it speaks to the quality Bioware developed that only one in every five or six of the gags below could be considered legitimate criticisms.
Of course Joker’s not the best sprinter the crew has to offer!