Back in November, Sci-Fi Channel was doing a contest for the upcoming release, Mass Effect. The deal was the first 1000 or 2000 of each time zone who entered and were eligible (pretty much, did you fill the form out correctly and were you able to be reached) received Mass Effect Limited Collector’s Edition ($70 retail value). Time went by and I hadn’t heard anything. Last Thursday, a friend of mine called and said that he got a video game I sent him, as well as another game in the mail. Sure enough, he received Mass Effect. He didn’t even know about the contest. I called him about 5 minutes after the contest began (and after I had submitted my contest entry) and he quickly jumped online and entered. At that moment, I was congratulatory since he had won, but I had wanted mine. The next day, I became the proud winner of the game.
I started the game Sunday afternoon. After playing about 5 hours or so of it, I think I’m hooked. I think that I’ll be playing this game for a long time to come. It looks like there’s a lot of stuff to do, when you factor in the main storyline, as well as all the side story missions.
The last game I really did this with was BioShock, which I received for Christmas. After 5 days, I completed the game on easy mode and racked up 800/1100 achievements.