The writing's solid, but then BioWare don't score points for that any more. Birds fly, fish swim, Michael Atkinson molests dogs and BioWare games have good writing.
Arguing with Martin Sheen and Keith David over the merits and caveats of pursuing human galactic supremacy is worth whatever cheap rate they're charging to grab Mass Effect on PC or Xbox or whatever.
Don't I have enough armed lunatics following me already?
I think one of our strongest suits is having characters you either care about or absolutely despise - but you rarely forget them.
- Mike Laidlaw, Game Informer