A new chapter in the Mass Effect saga has just hit shelves: Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, the animated feature film from Funimation. Designed as a prequel to Mass Effect 3, Paragon Lost follows the early career of James Vega, Alliance Marine, as he enters into battle against The Collectors.
Looks like Vega hasn't always been the headstrong soldier we encountered in Mass Effect 3, with this latest trailer showing that - at one stage - the Marine was just a little bit unsure of himself.
Just like the game, Paragon Lost puts the voice talents of Freddie Prinze Jr into the starring role, and - just like the game - if you haven't experienced the earlier chapters of the adventure, things will get a little confusing. References abound to both Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3, but even if you don't pick up on all of them, Paragon Lost is still an enjoyable film.
This one is an English dub, with no option for the original Japanese soundtrack, but if you don't look too closely you won't be disappointed with this bonus glimpse into the story of James Vega, written off by many as the least-interesting character in the trilogy.
Stay tuned for the full Player Attack review of Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, on-shelf now at most good gaming/film emporiums.
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