In 2183, the heart of the galactic community suffered a devastating attack. The Citadel was invaded by a synthetic Geth army attempting to open a portal for the Reapers: enormous machines that eradicate all organic civilization every 50,000 years. The Systems Alliance made a tremendous sacrifice to save the Citadel Council, earning a place upon it in the process. Now, the Council attempts to quell rumors of the Reapers’ return. Officially, they blame the invasion on the Geth and their leader, a rogue Council agent. But for those who know the truth, the search for answers is just beginning.
In the chaos, a new threat has emerged: a terrorist group called the Lidless Eye, which has claimed responsibility for a series of vicious attacks on human colonies in the Terminus Systems. Its operatives, mostly Batarians, are suspiciously well-armed and well-trained. And the body count rises by the hundreds each time it strikes.
The Alliance has no jurisdiction over lawless Terminus space, but the Alliance Intelligence Service (AIS) has devised an unorthodox solution. On New Year’s Day, 2184, AIS formed Special Operations Team (SOT) Sigma, a unit drawn from the lowest rung of the galactic ladder – criminals; mercenaries; outcasts. Driven to serve by the promise of money, mercy, or glory, the members of SOT Sigma have a simple mission: to eliminate the Lidless Eye by any means necessary.
You are the first to join SOT Sigma’s ranks, recruited – or coerced – by a thoroughly unremarkable woman named Fixer 17. Sure, the Alliance considers you expendable, but your arrangement does come with its perks. You have a ship, after all, and whatever weapons your freshly laundered funds can buy. Plus, as long as you stay in the Fixer’s good graces, you’re safe (relatively) from the demons that haunt your past. You can already taste how glorious this facsimile of freedom will be.
The galaxy is yours. What will you do with it?
This game is a love letter to one of my favorite sci-fi worlds. Fortunately, you don’t have to know much about the setting to play! If you can’t tell the difference between an Asari and a Krogan, though, I’d appreciate if you could take a gander at the Mass Effect Wiki (http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Mass_Effect_Wiki) when you can. Don’t let the world intimidate you; I’m happy to answer what questions I can.
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