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Mass Effect: Homeworlds #2 – Advance Comic Review


Mass Effect H2ME:H2 suffers from the same problems that ME:H1 did. For a brief exploration of what ME:H1 (still the worst acronym I have seen in a long time) did well and poorly, please read my review here. The second book was better, but with the same big caveat.

If you haven’t played the Mass Effect games, then don’t bother reading this.

If you sport a totally rad N7 hoodie, can tell a volus from an overweight quarian midget, or get any of these references, then this is a fun read. This issue tells some of the back story for one of my favorite crew members, Tali’zorah vas Normandy. Unlike James Vega, Tali’s pregame story has a chapter we already know about.

SPOILERS for the comic and also a little bit for a five-year-old game will occur in the next paragraph.

This comic does an admirable job of making us care about a chase when we already know how it ends. This is the story of Tali delivering the evidence against Saren in Mass Effect 1. Since we know how the chase ends, the only way to make it count is to use the chase to develop character.

This comic ties in character threads from all three of the games and ties them into a nice, little story. There was some clunkiness and a little inevitability that kept this from just wowing me, but I enjoyed it and can recommend it to anyone who enjoyed the games.

Four life-threatening suit punctures out of five.


Ben Rhodes, Fanbase Press Senior Contributor


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