Mass effect wholeheartedly deserves a 10/10 review from me. This is the first game since Gears of War in November 2006 that I have completed and then IMMEDIATELY started playing all over again! This game was so much more than I hoped for. I knew to expect excellence from BioWare (I'm a KOTOR fanatic, that's my quintessential Xbox game) so I knew this game wouldn't disappoint. But I didn't expect all the amazing things that I got. The story, the graphics, the dialogue, the gameplay: all are wonderful. It says a lot when I have a game guide for a game and I'm still enthralled. There were some minor glitches (poor Ashley died during a side mission and was stuck in a wall til I used Unity, LOL) and the Mako is possibly the most resilient video game vehicle EVER. But, that being said, this game does so much more well than it does poorly. You can see the love that everyone on the creative team put into this game. In fact, let me just go ahead and thank everyone involved (however remotely) in the creation of this game for making me forget how lame some over-hyped games have been (i.e. Halo 3 and the disc read errors that Bungie wouldn't acknowledge) and remember why I spent $500 in a Target in August 2006 for this console. I only have one question: when does the adventure continue?