Well, I must admit I was wary at first. But I absolutely LOVED Mass Effect, so I figured I'd give Bioware a chance for this type of genre. While there were a few glitches, it was well worth the money. The storyline, even that of the characters, was very well thought out. I would recommend at least renting it,just to try it. And if you wanted, you could see the scene on Youtube- just look up Alistair romance scene or something. While I admit, it hardly qualifies as playing the game, it's still interesting. Alistair was one of my absolute favorite characters!