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Mass Effect makes even talking magical

Justin McElroy

It isn't every game that could get us excited about a conversation system, but, luckily for us and the guy that sells Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk their gold-plated yachts, Mass Effect isn't every game, as this video of a single conversation proves with authority.

Are we alone in being slightly slack-jawed at the fluid, cinematic conversation that plays out? Should we maybe wait until we've seen more to set up lawn chairs outside our local game store in preparation for November? Nay, we say. If loving well-constructed dialog is no longer "hip", then we'll be in our room, playing The Adventures of Willy Beamish.

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