While I have not played Mass Effect as I'm not a gamer I've followed the world a little bit after reading these other older Trek BBS threads: Mass Effect this generation's Star trek article Is Mass Effect the next Star Wars? MASS EFFECT: Spiritual successor to Star Trek? and of course even with the Halo film stalled in development and the unsuccessful Doom movie based on a similar videogame and there is an upcoming Aliens: Colonial Marines game that looks amazing there is a 'Mass Effect' scifi videogame In Film development deal from the popbioethics site is quite an article I've quoted from: Is Mass Effect "The Most Important Science Fiction Universe of Our Generation"? via I really like this from a review of the game that comes out next month: yes very epic. See the this Youtube link Mass Effect 3: Take Earth Back Cinematic Trailer This mode : story mode allows for casual people who are not gamers to get into the story and interested in the universe.