Note quite shooter, not quite RPG. Mass Effect is very entertaining. The controls are clunky for a shooter, but special powers, as well as a complex inventory system add depth to the gameplay. The storyline is pretty decent, for those of you who have played previous Bioware titles, you will not be disappointed. The player can choose their gender, as well as 5 different classes. TherThis, in addition to the multiple paths of storyline and adjustable difficulty add to the replayability.