Mass Effect Volume 3: Invasion Paperback
by Mac Walters
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 112 pages, 1 Illustrations, unspecified
- Publisher: Dark Horse Comics,U.S.
- Publication Date: 17/04/2012
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9781595828675
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Review by Melanie_McCullough
It's no surprise that I thought this one was awesome. I love Mass Effect. I love everything to do with Mass Effect. I play it more for the character interaction and amazing story line than anything else. And Aria T'Loak is a character that I enjoyed while playing the game. So when I saw this baby appear on Netgalley I knew I had to have it. I played Mass Effect 3 prior to reading Invasion, so I knew from conversations with Aria that something had happened to her control of the Omega space station. However, it was never made clear exactly what transpired. This is where Invasion comes in. It fills in the gaps between the end of Mass Effect 2 and the point where you encounter Aria in Mass Effect 3. I loved seeing a story from Aria's point of view. She is definitely an intriguing character and Invasion gives the reader or gamer a little bit of insight into her character. I don't know much about art, but I'm a comic book and graphic novel fan and the art work in Invasion was incredible, staying true to the characters and alien races I've come to know and love through playing the video game. I also enjoyed seeing Omega. I love Omega by the way. I was poisoned there once by a Batarian. Ah, good times.Overall, an amazing read and a great tie-in for those who love the Mass Effect games as much as I do.
Review by shanaqui
I received this to review through Netgalley. I couldn't resist requesting it -- I haven't read the other Mass Effect graphic novels or books, but I've played Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2, and I'm partway through Mass Effect 3, and Aria is a character who has always intrigued me. This book fills in the gaps a bit, showing a person who is passionate about her leadership, protecting her people -- as little as she pretends to care, she's ready to come through for her people and do everything necessary.<br/><br/>The art is great -- easily distinguishable characters, despite the difficulty in making aliens of the same race distinguishable from each other -- and the story fills in some gaps about what Cerberus/the Illusive Man are up to, and the lengths they're willing to go to.<br/><br/>If this is the quality of all the Mass Effect spinoffs, I'm going to get hold of them as soon as I can.