Mass Effect: Discovery Issue #3 – Review
Mass Effect: Discovery is a four part limited comic book series by Dark Horse. The series is a prequel to “Bioware’s” (it’s not Bioware, Bioware is going the way of Maxis, Visceral, Pandemic, Origin, DICE, Westwood, and pretty much every other company EA has swallowed and murdered, in their insane, barbaric behavior that will one day get them ostracised from the gaming community. Maybe if we’re lucky, they will find themselves in financial trouble and will be dismantled themselves, completing the circle. All of the creative staff left before they started working on Andromeda, and it isn’t a Bioware game OR a Mass Effect game. Micro-rant over) new game, Mass Effect: Andromeda.
The series follows the turian Tiran Kandros as he infiltrates the Andromeda initiative. The series acts as a prequel to Mass Effect: Andromeda, and sets up the plot of the game. Mass Effect: Andromeda is in the vein of the Injustice comics, acting as a prequel series designed to flesh out and expand upon the world of the game in ways the game simply cannot do. (However, unlike Injustice, which is based on a good game, Mass Effect: Andromeda it is modeled after is god awful, but I digress).
Mass Effect: Andromeda is a very good comic series, far better than the game it centers around. The series is more than worth picking up, even with it being limited. It’s only hindrance, besides being a limited run, is the fact it is based upon Mass Effect: Andromeda. I can wholeheartedly recommend that you pick up the series, and can say it’s easily the best thing to come out of Andromeda. I would even recommend hunting out the alternate covers, which are homages to classic Sci-Fi magazines. Part Four comes out at the end of this month, August 30th.