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by Dean Hofmeyer (unhh) @, Warsaw, IN, Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 20:14 (4074 days ago) @ General Vagueness

Have you played Mass Effect, or are you familiar with the concept of Biotics?

no and no

You should check it out. It's a great series.

IMO it's a very well-executed magic-in-sci-fi system - actually operating on a similar concept to their FTL drives - and works very well in gameplay.

most FTL travel in fiction isn't based on very sound stuff, at least according to our understanding now, so that doesn't really help

You're missing the point. Whether or not FTL in fiction makes sense is irrelevant. Mass Effect isn't hard sci-fi and you shouldn't expect it to be. My point was that the games' "magic" (so to speak) system is consistent in-universe with several other technologies springing from the same unobtanium. That, and it's fun.

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