Somewhere along the way, the Mass Effect universe has become one of my most favorite sci-fi properties. For a while now, I've told anyone who will listen to my fevered nerd gushings that I consider it second only to Star Trek, and honestly, I feel like the two might actually be on equal footing for me these days. They're very different series, but both have provided me with many hundreds of hours of pure enjoyment along with a set of paragons to aspire to be more like.