Mass Effect is a science-fiction video game made by Bioware. The game released in 2007 to much fanfare – after all, Bioware was known for their progressive storytelling.
The game is set in open space, many years in the future. The player controls Commander Shepard, which can by customized by the user. Players can choose the gender and appearance of their hero. Mass Effect’s strength is in its dialogue and allowing players to make their own choices within the game.
Along with every choice the player makes, they will either earn paragon or renegade points which develop their personality. As Commander Shepard travels space, the player will engage in combat on several planets and acquire loot.