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Mass Effect: Redemption Paperback – June 2, 2010
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Scripter John Jackson Miller is the author of the national best-selling novel, Star Wars: Knight Errant, nine Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic graphic novels, and the Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith eBook series.
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A few people have argued that the Liara T'Soni of this comic does not really mesh with the Liara T'Soni of ME1. As someone who explored the romantic option with Liara in the first game though, I would have to disagree. Here is someone who fought from one end of the galaxy to the other by the side of Commander Shepard, someone who went through heck and back to defeat an overwhelming enemy, someone who fell in love and then lost that love.
What would you do if you found out that that enemy was trying to steal your loved ones remains for some unknown (probably nefarious) reason)? Would you go to any lengths necessary to prevent that from happening? THAT is the Liara T'Soni that we see in this book. And it fits in perfectly with the Liara that we see in ME2. In fact, if you plan on playing (or already have played) the Lair of the Shadow Broker this is a must read. It will really fill in some of the blanks and prepare you for that story.
The story follows Dr. Liara T'Soni in the aftermath of the Normandy SR2's destruction at the hands of the Collectors. Desperate to find what has become of Commander Shepard, she journeys to the outpost of Omega and falls in with a shady Drell named Feron, whose allegiance seem to shift on the hour. Caught in the middle of a standoff between the elusive Shadow Broker, the human-supremacist organization Cerberus, and the sinister Collectors, Liara struggles to save Shepard's body from the murky schemes that have risen up around it.
This series of comics promises to tell the story hinted at by Liara in Mass Effect 2, and, well, it does that. That, and not much else. Liara meets Feron, throws around a lot of biotic bodyslams, and plucks Shepard from the clutches of the Collectors. To wit, she did everything she said she did in the few lines of dialogue on the subject from the game. I mean, that's not really a bad thing; I wanted that story, and I got it. I was just hoping there was a little bit more to it than that.
There is definitely some extra material in the suddenly saucy rendition of Liara, however. I feel like I shouldn't complain, since Liara has been my Shepard's nerdy blue girlfriend since the first game.Read more ›
Keep in mind, this is a comic, and done in comic book style. The art is good, reminiscent of the better Star Wars books published by Dark Horse. The characters and locations look like they are supposed to. Most of the characters are of the games' various alien species, and they look and talk like they do in game.
The writing and story is typical of a comic, it focuses on action and combat. You don't get a huge amount of exposition, so if you're looking for every nuance of why the Collectors and Cerberus were racing for Shepard's body, you won't find that here.
All in all, it's a good comic adaptation of the Mass Effect universe, worth the price if you enjoyed ME2.
I was really looking forward to this graphic novel. I just want more of the Mass Effect universe. However, after finishing the full series in the graphic novel form, I was very underwhelmed.
The art looks goofy and cartoonish. I don't mind some artistic variation for a comic, but it feels so disconnected from the Mass Effect world.
The biggest issue I had was with the characterizations and dialogue. Since when did Liara become and "shoot first, ask questions later" type? There are cheesy one liners, and each action sequence seems to consist of spying on someone, then jumping them.
Those are antithetical traits to what Mass Effect is all about. The level of mature dialogue and paced action are what felt like a truly mature game experience. This ended up more like Jr High fanfiction. Very disappointing.
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it's a very good complement for the Mass Effect 2 game. The author made an excellent job to preserve the important things in the game without spoil any of the possible choose that... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Veronica
I got to find a hardcover edition of Mass Effect that includes Redemption, Evolution, Invasion and Homeworlds. Unfortunately this hardcover anthology is not present at Amazon. Read morePublished 9 months ago by R. L. Arias
I enjoyed the story and drawings. A must have for mass effect fans. Thanks a lot for making these comics.Published 14 months ago by greatelchuy
I'm a big mass effect fan so I wanted to know more about the ME universe so I started reading the comics. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
hear exactly what i think of any comics at the mean geek dot comPublished 19 months ago by adrian hunter
This book fills the gap of when Commander Shepard was killed and how his body was recovered by Liara T'soni and Feron. Read morePublished 20 months ago by MegaPrimeBleach