But all you do is run around and shoot things in 3rd person?
What is Mass Effect about? Come on, you guys are just turned on by nice graphics? Just tell me what's so good about it.
How about the ability of the developer? BioWare was responsible for bringing to life Knights of the Old Republic...nothing more need be said about them.
But if you must know, Mass Effect:
The game takes place in the year 2183, the player character an elite human soldier named Commander Shepard. The story revolves around an ancient alien prophecy stating that, every fifty thousand years, machines come to the galaxy to harvest all organic life, and the time of their return is approaching. As the first human Spectre – sworn defenders of galactic peace – Shepard's mission is to halt the advancing armies of a legendary agent gone rogue. As Shepard leads his elite team across hostile alien worlds, he will discover the true threat is far greater than anyone imagined.
One of Mass Effect's unique gameplay elements involves its conversation system. Previous Bioware console titles such as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Jade Empire employed a conversation system where the player chose from several responses after non-player characters had finished speaking. Mass Effect introduces a new system in which responses to non-player characters are displayed and can be chosen from before the non-player character has finished speaking. This allows for more fluid and natural conversations, which gives character interaction a cinematic quality.
The link tells more about the game.
Another futuristic game?..
But it's always like "LOLOL we're fighting aliens on the post-apocolyptic planet.. woo"
That's the great thing with BioWare, they love to allow for choice in their games...like in KotoR you didn't have to save the galaxy...you could choose to become the villain and conquer it instead.
I expect no less from this game, the heavy focus on choice I mean.