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Mass Effect: Ascension

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Second in a delightful series

Mass Effect is one of the best story-driven games ever made so it is a delight to delve deeper into the background of it's universe with the novels. Unlike a lot of spin-off novels, it is authored by the same person who wrote the story for the game, so the intimate fami...
Mass Effect is one of the best story-driven games ever made so it is a delight to delve deeper into the background of it's universe with the novels. Unlike a lot of spin-off novels, it is authored by the same person who wrote the story for the game, so the intimate familiarity with the background makes for a smoother read. The writing is solid, engaging, and light - perfect for reading during your commute, before going to bed, or just relaxing on a Sunday afternoon. Like it's predecessor, Revelation, the originality and tie-in with the events of the game are there, but it eschews all but the highest level details and focuses on bringing the reader deeper into the overall universe. I highly recommend this book for sci-fi fans and Mass Effect players alike.

posted by Thracecius on February 21, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Better than the first, though thats not saying much.

The novel's focus is a autistic biotic child, a shadowy organization with a shady reputation, and the vagabond Quarians of the Migrant Fleet in the aftermath of the first Mass Effect game. Gamers looking to learn more informarion about the Mass Effect universe will be d...
The novel's focus is a autistic biotic child, a shadowy organization with a shady reputation, and the vagabond Quarians of the Migrant Fleet in the aftermath of the first Mass Effect game. Gamers looking to learn more informarion about the Mass Effect universe will be disappointed. Yes, there are tidbits of back story and future plot points of the games which enhance your video game experience, but nothing too revealing. The novel is written by the same person who wrote the story line of the video games, so it was a relief to know the author knew what he was talking about. The main plot point, however, failed to get me emotionally invested that I doubt I`ll read the sequel. Fast and mildly enjoyable... Mass Effect fans who are waiting for the third installment of the video game, can busy themselves with reading the novels.

posted by Berlitz_Legit on July 2, 2011

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  • Posted April 2, 2011

    enjoyable

    gives entertaining background to the first mass effect game

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2008

    A Definate Must for MASS EFFECT Fans

    MASS EFFECT: Ascension does a great job picking up where the game left off and fans will quickly notice how well Drew describes some events that occur near the end of the game without ever contradicting the anything the player may have chosen to do. Another strength of the novel is the surprising amount of depth to the characters, which has somewhat become a signature trait of the author's writing style. For me the only drawback of the novel was that it is not interactive, and it will be a while before the release of the second game.

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