Mass Effect’s popularity goes beyond your typical popular video game. Yes, other games may have garnered legions of fans but Mass Effect fans are particularly passionate. Look no further than the controversy surrounding the original ending of the original trilogy. Despite being a perfectly serviceable ending, it wasn’t as perfect as fans expected and they made sure the studio knew it.
Mass Effect inspires this level of fanaticism because it’s frankly a good game. It tells an epic story and is a pioneer with modern action RPG gameplay. While few games can copy the magic behind Mass Effect, there is only a handful that can strike similar chords.