Contact Us

Dark Horse’s Interactive ‘Mass Effect 2: Genesis’ Comic Brings Players Up to Speed [Video]

In an age of often middling motion comic projects, it’d be easy to dismiss something like Dark Horse’s interactive Mass Effect 2: Genesis comic as BioWare’s more cost-effective alternative to a series of pricy cut-scenes summarizing the events of the first game. Joystiq’s somewhat beefy preview of the game’s new downloadable content feature shows that, while it lacks text and word balloons, Genesis is indeed a solid use of sequential art tech to catch players up on Mass Effect history by having players effectively “choose their own adventure” at six decision points.If you ever spent time flipping through Bantam’s Choose Your Own Adventure books (or similarly structured tales), Genesis seems to streamline the process of navigating a fulfilling narrative. The tale also packs potentially dozens of hours of Mass Effect gameplay into a tidy package. Finally, comics being shorter than other forms of entertainment is an advantage!

Check out the rather substantial video clip below:

[Via Joystiq]

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://comicsalliance.com using your Facebook account.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Comics Alliance quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on Comics Alliance quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!