This is a review of the trade paperback collection of the Dark Horse comic book Mass Effect: Discovery, issues #1 – 4. My worst-kept secret is that the Mass Effect series of video games by Bioware is my favorite game franchise of all-time. Even more so than Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man (which I loved, although it’s […]Read more "Mass Effect: Discovery (Dark Horse), by John Dombrow, Jeremy Barlow, Gabriel Guzman & Michael Atiyeh — a comic book review"
This novel is the third media tie-in novel to Bioware’s fourth Mass Effect video game, Mass Effect Andromeda. The game itself received mixed reviews. I liked it a lot. Not as much as Mass Effect 2, certainly, but easily on a par with Mass Effect 3. Of the three ME Andromeda novels, this was […]Read more "Mass Effect Andromeda: Annihilation, by Catherynne M. Valente — a book review"
I admit it. Mass Effect Andromeda: Initiation just may be the best Mass Effect novel I’ve read to date. I was a fan of the Drew Karphyshyn novels based on the original video games, because they felt like Mass Effect. I’ve never read the William C. Dietz novel, which is considered noncanonical by most, […]Read more "Mass Effect Andromeda: Initiation, by N.K. Jemisin & Mac Walters: a book review"
I’ve finished playing Mass Effect: Andromeda. I guess. I mean, I finished my first playthrough of the campaign, which I have been playing since the game was released. Not playing fanatically. I always take my time on a game, I feel I should point out. Plus, I’ve been switching off with at least four other […]Read more "Mass Effect: Andromeda — a video game review"
The novel Mass Effect Andromeda: Nexus Uprising is quite good for what it is. It is, of course, a tie-in to the video game Mass Effect Andromeda. It’s a prequel to the story events of the game, providing some backstory to the arrival of the Nexus in Andromeda and the drama which immediately followed. […]Read more "Mass Effect Andromeda: Nexus Uprising: a book review"
About a year ago, I wrote a couple of posts about the forthcoming Mass Effect Andromeda video game. I mentioned it once in some random thoughts about the assertion that the secret to happiness was having something to look forward to. At the time I was looking forward to seeing my great-granddaughter Melody for the […]Read more "Looking Forward (Update)"