Mass Effect: Foundation is supposedly the story of a great assassin working for Cerberus, but so far we’ve been treated to back stories for Wrex, Ashley and, in Mass Effect: Foundation issue four, Kaidan.
I didn’t connect with this issue as strongly as I’ve connected to the other three. The lack of empathy may have something to do with my hatred for Kaidan (I wish I’d left him behind instead of Ashley), but it could also be the plot itself, which is a hero trope (I can’t explain further without spoiling the issue).
I still find the art meh, as faces aren’t really done well. The major battle was also hard for me to visualize, with blue bionic fire just spilling all over the place.
I still think the series as a whole is worth picking up; this just wasn’t my issue!
Check out my reviews of ME: Foundation issues one and two!
Far away from Earth, on Gagarin Station—or “Brain Camp,” as its students call it—a young Kaidan Alenko undergoes his biotic training. During an exceptionally grueling lesson, Kaidan steps in to defend the lovely Rahna from the brutal Commander Vyrnnu, but his rash actions have tragic consequences!
Writer: Mac Walters
Artist: Tony Parker, Michael Atiyeh
Cover Artist: Benjamin Carré
Buy Mass Effect: Foundation #4 here!
[Disclaimer: A review copy was provided for me to review this comic.]
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