This months Game Informer has an exclusive Mass Effect review. It scored a 9.75. Not bad considering Halo 3 scored the same. The only thing they said that was wrong with Mass Effect is it's AI and some balancing issues, even though these doesn't even effect the average Joe. They loved it for its story telling and said it was an evolutionary step or something in video game story telling which is always good. I don't take Game Informer reviews for much so that's why I think this is a good omen. I'm guessing it will score between 9.0-9.5 on IGN. If you guys really want...I'll type up the whole review, lol.