If your television service happens to be http://www.expertsatellite.com/direct-tv-channels.html or you have access to MSNBC, then you might have heard the news regarding the third and final installment of the Mass Effect game trilogy starring Shepard.
The announcement came less than a year after the release and, despite how polarizing the conclusion was, people still agree that Mass Effect 3 was the game to play in 2012.
For those who don’t know, Mass Effect was a sprawling trilogy (although a fourth game is allegedly in the works) that spanned five years and grabbed the hearts and minds of gamers and sci-fi enthusiasts everywhere. Taking on the role of Commander Shepard, players were tasked with making decisions both diplomatic and on the battlefield in order to save the galaxy from a seemingly unbeatable threat.
The real draw to the game, though, was the concept of choice and how your decisions could carry over into other games – sometimes with disastrous consequences. Turn your back on someone in need in a previous game and they could try to shoot you in the back in the next.
Blending both the immersion of a massive galaxy teeming with life and some of the best gameplay we’ve seen, Mass Effect 3 is certainly deserving of such a distinction.