While I was one of the only people who severely disliked Mass Effect for its texture load in problems, bland progress approach, crappy fighting, and totally boring planet exploration, I was mildly intrigued by the rumor of a prequel game coming to the iPhone. Don’t get me wrong, I want it to be good, it’s just I was so hyped on the first one and was hugely let down.  Anyway, totally unofficialized as of now, the prequel which also has a totally unrelated novel, places you in the boots of Jacob (not from Lost) who according to an EA survey is: “a biotic-powered super-soldier who stumbles across a plot to terrorize civilization’s greatest beacon of hope.”  Hmmm…sounds familiar.  The game should last around two hours and will be priced at $2.99, but there is no street date as of yet.  With a graphic novel style presentation, EA and Bioware hope to bring more ME short stories to the iPhone if this game is successful.  Check out the screens.


Jeff B