Results so far:
Mass Effect is freaking rad. Astonishingly so in fact. I expected to really be meh on this game, because every preview focused on how great the branching dialog trees were.
Why did no one mention the hiding behind cover, then ducking out to shoot evil aliens in the face?!
Jade Empire is the game I expected to develop a deep, monogamous, hetero man-crush on and its left me a bit meh. It has some weird glitches to the combat and it is a game that is primarily ABOUT that combat.
This makes for some seriously frustrating moments.
I am sure I will finish it though, just because I like the world and the story they're telling. But not till after Mass Effect.