Which Mass Effect book was your favorite?

#1 Posted by xyzygy (9606 posts) -

I liked Revelation best because of one person: Saren. Man he is awesome and I love how Revelation tells his story. 
 
I read Ascension and though it was alright, I liked how it explained a lot of things about the Quarians and how they mysteriously talk about the Collectors, but ME2 left me disappointed with how they portrayed the Migrant Fleet and the actual Collectors. I was getting so pumped to finally learn about the Collectors in ME2 and was ultimately let down when I found out how much of a pushover "race" they are. How ME2 is winning awards for story of the year is beyond me. I liked how the book described both of them better. 
 
And I haven't read the next one yet, although it is in my possesh.

#2 Posted by LiquidPrince (15596 posts) -

I've only read Revelation and the comic, but Revelation was great.

#3 Posted by bartok (2371 posts) -

My favorite is Wrex's Big Day at the Zoo and Ashley Williams' Guide to being an Intergalactic Racist.

#4 Posted by Venatio (4485 posts) -

I really want  Retribution but I haven't bought it yet 
 
But out of Revelation and Ascension I pick Revelation, I liked reading about Saren and Anderssons past, not to say that Ascension was bad, also read the comics but they were weak compared to the books

#5 Posted by Malakhii (1443 posts) -

I've only read revelation too, but I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I agree it definitely made me appreciate Saren more. Maybe I'll pick up the other ones in my next round of book buying, the only reason I haven't yet is because I was not in love with ME2 like I loved the first one. 

#6 Posted by S0ndor (2715 posts) -

Ascension. Really liked the characters in that one, and I really liked the part with the Migrant Fleet.

#7 Posted by rjayb89 (7713 posts) -

The first one because I read it in Keith David's voice.

#8 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

mass effect... books ?  
 
sounds..good !

#9 Posted by Malakhii (1443 posts) -
@rjayb89 said:
" The first one because I read it in Keith David's voice. "
Wow. That would bring it to the level of a Pulitzer Prize winner................. I mean damn, I even watched the cape because he was in it. 
#10 Posted by Vorbis (2748 posts) -

 Revelation, it made Anderson seem like a love struck whimp while making Saren seem like a badass.  

#11 Edited by General_D23 (1201 posts) -

Ascension. I thought Revelation was pretty good, but I liked the characters involved in Ascension much more, and by the time I got around to reading it, the focus on the quarians was a big plus. Retribution ended up being okay. The only thing I really disliked about it was them solidifying Udina's Council position, though that was a big objection I had.

#12 Posted by Kazona (3054 posts) -

Retribution was my favorite book. Revelations was great too (although it made me despise Saren), but I think with Retribution, Drew Karpyshyn did a better job with his descriptions of non-action parts.

Ascension was a bit of a letdown to me. Perhaps that is because it really feels more like a side story, and not so much part of the overarching storyline of the games.

#13 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

Revelations.
 
Ascension was too much of a sidestory to matter to me, but Kahlee's (right?) a pretty bad ass chick.
 
Didn't read Retribution yet.

#14 Posted by Soapy86 (2597 posts) -

Fornax.

#15 Posted by CenturionCajun (1461 posts) -

While they arn't incredible examples of science fiction I have gotten a kick out of the novels and they fill in some interesting backstory. I have to say my favorite moment has to be Skarr shooting a frigate down by himself. Shame he didn't survive.

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