Movie Review: Mass Effect: Paragon Lost



Mass Effect: Paragon Lost is the prequel to the highly-anticipated Mass Effect 3 and follows the early career of Alliance Marine, James Vega. Vega leads an elite Special Forces squad into battle against a mysterious alien threat known as The Collectors. Stationed at a colony in a remote star system, Vega and his soldiers must protect the civilians from a ruthless invasion determined to capture the population for unknown purposes. Learn more about the Mass Effect universe with an unprecedented glimpse into the haunted past of Mass Effect’s newest hero! (Source:

General Information:

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Aired: Nov 29, 2012
Producers: Production I.G, FUNimation Entertainment
Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Duration: 1 hr. 35 min.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older


Since I’m a Mass Effect fan I had to watch this movie once I’ve learned about it. The movie is a prequel of the 3rd Mass Effect game. The main character in the movie is James. In the game you meet James when your trying to go to the moon. When you Shepard speaks with James he briefly talks about the events that happened in the movie. James had to face The Collectors and he was the only survivor from his squad. Familiar character appear in the movie like Liara T’Sone.

The movie is very dependent on the game. I don’t think it works as a stand alone movie. It was enjoyable though, we got to see a different side of James. You will understand the movie if you haven’t played the game lost of explanation was done about everything Mass Effect related. If you’re planing to play Mass Effect watch the movie after finishing the second game of while playing it. Because The Collectors story does end with the second game. Watch the movie if you’re a Mass Effect fan or new to Mass Effect and want the whole Mass Effect experience.

Overall Rate: 7/10

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