aka Mark van Alphen

  • I live in The Netherlands
  • I was born on November 15
  • My occupation is Community Technical Specialist at FANDOM
  • I am male
  • MarkvA

    On October 4, 2005 BioWare announced Mass Effect, calling it an "incredible next-gen gaming odyssey". Two years later, on November 20, 2007, BioWare finally released the highly anticipated game. Its release marked the start of a trilogy which GamesRadar called a "high-water mark for video games as a story-telling medium". Last month, five years later, the final game in the trilogy was released, Mass Effect 3.

    In these five years there have been a lot of heated discussion on which game is best. But which game does the Mass Effect Wiki consider their favorite? That's what we intend to find out! Vote in the polls below and leave your opinion in the comments, and we'll finally know which game the wiki considers the best!

    Mass Effect is mainly se…

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    Mass Effect 3 is finally here! After months of waiting, we can finally experience the game in full glory! But how good is the game, according to the critics? Check out our review round-up below for the answer to that question, and be sure to leave your opinion in the comments!

    Overall, the critics were extremely positive about the game. The game scored a Metacritic score of 94 (Universal acclaim) and a GameRankings score of 93.26%.

    Score: 10/10
    Near the beginning of Mass Effect 3, an emotional scene takes place when Commander Shepard encounters a frightened boy on Earth. A feeling of hopelessness pervades the encounter; Shepard can’t do anything to help, and the child knows it. The galaxy didn’t prepare for the Reaper invasion, a…

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    With over 2500 votes, the community of the Mass Effect Wiki has massively voted on their favorite love interest on the Love Interest Top 10 List. There are some clear winners and losers, and we've listed them all below!

    The clear winner is Garrus with over 850 votes, 250 votes ahead of Kaidan Alenko. Even though he had a bad start, the Garrus fanbase quickly united to make sure he dominated the top position on the list.

    Morinth was the clear loser with just 12 votes, putting her 3 votes below Jacob Taylor. I think this has something to do with her killing Shepard during their most intimate moment, but that might just be me.

    Do you agree with the results, or do you think one of the Love Interests deserved a higher (or lower) spot on the list? …

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    The Mass Effect universe is one of the best of its kind. Hundreds of species, ships and locations are what makes the world of Mass Effect so immersive.

    But of all the things I love about the Mass Effect universe, the characters are on the very top of my list. When I had to choose between Ashley and Kaidan on Virmire, I just couldn't make up my mind. When I managed to save my entire squad after the suicide mission, I breathe a sigh of relief that I hadn't lost anyone. It's moments like those that remind me why I love Mass Effect.

    And what's especially great about the characters in Mass Effect are the long conversations you can have with them, that can actually change the very outcome of the game. And I'm not just talking about them potentiall…

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