Rating ( 6.9 )
- Total score
Mass Effect Discovery #3 continues with Tiran disobeying the hierarchy and continuing his mission with the Andromeda Initiative. The hierarchy has concerns about Tiran’s mission and question its worth. Tiran tells the admiral that he can’t give up now. He intends to see the mission through and if the admiral needs to declare him rogue then Tiran is willing to take the heat for it. So far, Tiran has attracted a lot of attention with very little results. There are still no answers about the Initiative’s motives or plans. And their biggest concern is Agent Zeta, the powerful Salarian.
Agent Zeta was once known as Olan Kooth. He was a child prodigy with rare biotic abilities. The Salarian Special Tasks Group saw his potential him and pushed him beyond his limits. However, the military grade implants weren’t enough to satisfy his thirst for more power. So he began to experiment on himself. Eventually he became too much of a loose cannon for the Salarians and was disowned. Now he does freelance work. Why is Agent Zeta pursuing Shio’leth. And can Tiran and Luna stop him?
It was good to finally see a backstory for Agent Zeta. This was necessary because prior to this Agent Zeta had zero character depth. There was no motive for his actions, nothing revealed about his thoughts. Even though this was backstory was entertaining, this was the only insight given into his character. His action sequences were still enjoyable but mostly for the awesome display of biotic powers. What was at stake still wasn’t clear. Once again Gabriel Guzman’s artwork was the real star.
Mass Effect Discovery #3 still feels like a series that’s trying to establish an identity. And considering there’s only one issue left that’s not a good thing. It is entertaining in ways such as the introduction of additional characters and the action sequence. I just feel like at this point the series should have focused more on Tiran’s journey than the chase for something that is still a complete mystery.
Release Date: 7/26/16
Writer: John Dombrow, Jeremy Barlow
Artist: Gabriel Guzman