My initial impressions of Mass Effect‘s overall package:
Prologue planet: This isn’t a war, it’s a moider.
Citadel incursion: Politics, eh? You’d better give me some of those.
Planet the first: Save the Diva Plavalaguna!
Planet the second: Protect the fidgety colonists from themselves!
Planet the third: Deal with red tape, then slaughter … Zerg? … yeah, okay.
Planet the fourth: WE WILL TAKE THEM ON THE BEACHES
Cue POLITICS and SEX
Planet the Fifth: ONCE MORE UNTO THE BREACH
Council: You are charged with having saved the galaxy and rendering the threat to our continued existence moot. How do you plead?
Shepard dons sunglasses and walks away as explosions go off behind her.
Yeah; it was worth it in the end.