Originally Posted by Dextrimental
The alliance is very similar to the 'United Federation of Planets', with inter-galactic multiculturalism being rife, despite feelings between different races never seeming altogether positive. Space exploration with the ships, and most of the 'good' characters being prominent members of the crew. Reaper ships in the third game are revered much like the Borg in Star Trek.
As I say, Mass Effect is a really good mix of both Star Trek and Star Wars, like a perfect middle ground!
The Prothean Empire really reminds me of a mix between the Galactic Empire and the Infinite Empire in Star Wars, the Reapers remind me of the Yuuzhan Vong and biotics just remind me of the force. It's obviously impossible to have any space story without drawing influences from Star Wars and Star Trek. I'm sure they got some of their ideas from somewhere else too.
01/18 & 01/19 -- Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Neurosis (in Montreal)
02/08 -- Dark Tranquility
04/11 -- Black Sabbath
Last edited by adamclark52; 12-05-2012 at 12:13 PM.