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Sir Isaac Newton is the deadliest son of a bitch in space!—Gunnery chief in ME2
Mass Effect is an award-winning, bestselling series of science fiction RPG third person shooters developed by the Canadian company BioWare (The same company that developed Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic series) and released for the Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows and, from the second installment, for the PlayStation 3. The first game in the planned trilogy centers around a player created character named Commander Shepard and their mission to save the galaxy from a race of mechanical beings known as the Reapers, and its followers, including the brainwashed Saren Arterius. The first game sees Shepard facing Sovereign, a Reaper left as a vanguard, who plans to allow the Reaper fleet currently hibernating in extra-galactic dark space to invade the Milky Way and destroy all sapient organic life, continuing a mysterious cycle of destruction. The second game takes place two years later, and sees Shepard tackling the Collectors, an alien race abducting entire human colonies in a plan to help the return of the Reapers. The third and final game will likely center on the final battle against the Reapers.
Why's it always claws and guns? Can't we piss off a fuzzy planet? Still dangerous, but hey, bunnies.—
Chris Griffin Scott EvilJeff "Joker" Moreau
Since the beginning the series has been a major critical success. Both games have received critical acclaim for their storyline, characters, voice acting, choices, and the depth of the galaxy. Video game website, GamesRadar, called Mass Effect the best new franchise of the generation, saying that the galaxy was so well-constructed that it felt like a decades-old franchise and that it represented "a high-water mark for video games as a story-telling medium."
Although the game itself is not referenced in any meaningful way in Draw Your Own Story, some of it's characters and concepts (Biotics) have been imported from the game as well as models ported from Mass Effect to Garry's Mod.
Tama Shepard also is from the Mass Effect Universe, but can be considered not to be The Commander Shepard, just that she has a lot in common.
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....ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL!!!