Friday, December 19, 2008

Mass Effect - The Book

Mass Effect is an Action Role Playing Game (ARPG) developed by Bioware. Well versed in the RPG development scene, Mass Effect broke new ground with its superb story and gameplay. I first broach the Mass Effect universe with the Mass Effect book.

Mass Effect: Revelation

A prequel to the Mass Effect game, Revelation is the story of Captain Anderson as he tries to unravel the mystery behind the attack on an earth research station. The book provides a good backcover story on what happened prior to Mass Effect. For those that have never played the game before, it is a good read and makes you want to play the game while for those that are playing or has played the game, Revelation is a good look into Saren, the antagonist of Mass Effect.            


On the edge of colonized space, ship commander and Alliance war hero David Anderson investigates the remains of a top secret military research station; smoking ruins littered with bodies and unanswered questions. Who attacked this post and for what purpose? And where is Kahlee Sanders, the young scientist who mysteriously vanished from the base?hours before her colleagues were slaughtered? Sanders is now the prime suspect, but finding her creates more problems for Anderson than it solves. Partnered with a rogue alien agent he can't trust and pursued by an assassin he can't escape, Anderson battles impossible odds on uncharted worlds to uncover a sinister conspiracy . . . one he won't live to tell about. Or so the enemy thinks

Read the Prologue for Revelation HERE

Mass Effect:  Ascension

Set two months after the Mass Effect event, Ascension tells the story about Kahlee Sanders. This book is not the continuation of after the Mass Effect series but instead is a standalone story which can be read separately from the game but it is best to read this book after you finish the Mass Effect game as the story have a brief recap of Mass Effect's ending. (I found that out the hard way) Again, this provides a good read while waiting for Mass Effect 2 to come out and gives an interesting look at biotics.


Scientist Kahlee Sanders has left the Systems Alliance for the Ascension Project, a program that helps gifted "biotic" children harness their extraordinary powers. The program’s most promising student is twelve-year-old Gillian Grayson, who is borderline autistic. What Kahlee doesn’t know is that Gillian is an unwitting pawn of an outlawed black ops group Cerberus, which is sabotaging the program by conducting illegal experiments on the students.

When the Cerberus plot is exposed, Gillian’s father takes her away from the Ascension Project and the flees into the lawless Terminus Systems. Determined to protect Gillian, Kahlee goes with him, unaware that the elder Grayson is, in fact, a Cerberus operative. To rescue the young girl, Kahlee must travel to the farthest ends of the galaxy, battling fierce enemies and impossible odds. But how will she be able to save a daughter from her own father?

-Because I Can-