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Gameplay wise, aside from the freedom of choice, the Mass Effect games take their combat cues from third person shooters, most notably Gears of War, with some physic powers (which take the place of magic) thrown in and its heavy on the RPG mayonnaise. It all works and I have nothing more to say on that aspect. What I found infinitely more interesting though, was the interaction that Shepherd has with his crew. In between all the running and shooting, Shepherd and his (or her) crew hang out on his ship the Normandy, and you can go around and talk to them and get to know their stories, which in turn, can lead to things like side quests, and even possible romance. This is what I like because unlike many western developed RPGs, the Mass Effect games doesn’t sacrifice story for gameplay, it finds a happy balance between the two. And as a result, it’s a shining example of what video games as a narrative medium can actually do.
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