Mass Effect Revelation: the book review?


There are those looking forward to BioWare's upcoming sci-fi RPG, Mass Effect. Then there are those dedicated enough to buy its prequel book, Mass Effect: Revelations, written by the game's lead writer, Drew Karpyshyn.

SF Signal has posted a review of the book, saying that as a stand-alone science fiction novel it was fairly run-of-the-mill, but its use increased when consumed as background material to the game.
But, not all is negative. As I said, the setting is king here, and aside from not going into too much detail, it is rather interesting, if already used; an ancient race has vanished leaving caches of high technology lying around for the newer races to fight over. Bioware has given it their own twists and it should be an interesting setting to run around in. Karpyshyn also, as stated before, does a nice job on fleshing out Saren, who will be a prominent character in the game. He hates humans, and you find out why and you get a taste of his obsessiveness and ruthlessness from the book.

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