I don't know if you've ever heard of this game - it was pretty popular back in the day but I think it some how fell to obscurity when it never got any sequels or something.
Also, I thought the first and second Mass Effect had some great tunes. Third was.. well, it was okay at best.
People from the 70s thought all music would eventually sound like this when we got into the space age - turns out in some way they were right.
I always preferred the second games soundtrack overall with it's more orchestral approach thanks to a higher pay grade composer, Jack Wall (One thing Electronic Arts got right) and more themes that really set the mood for the game, yet I find my favourites from the series come from the first game
The third one had alright tunes, but I think it tried a bit too hard - like think actors who overact but not really on purpose - you get the message they're trying to relay but you're not feeling it. It's funny. Some of the tracks sound like they were composed by a Hollywood composer and some of it was some guys project at Sound Design 101. The third game tried to go and find that space-age sound the first Mass Effect had to combine it with what the second one offered with it's orchestral and oomphier sound. In many ways, Mass Effect 3 tried to combine the best bits of the two games, but mostly just failed. Like that one-button-does everything approach was ridiculous. We could have had 'E' for 'Use', 'Space' to access the combat HUD and 'Shift' for sprint and..
I'm getting sidetracked.
I highly recommend Mass Effect if you haven't played it yet. It's sort of like Battlestar: Galactica, now that I think about it. Smooth and exciting start with a great twist, excellent sights and sounds and it suddenly ends in a way you would have never thought. And I don't mean that in a way that you won the lottery when you got to your destination. No. More like "you turned left at the wrong intersection and now you're a sex-slave to a bunch of inbred rednecks who plan to eat you when they're done with you."
Ugh. Still gives me the shivers.
The ending. Not the redneck thing. I made that one up.