Excerpt: Mass Effect 3 is, as the title may imply, the third in the long running Mass Effect series that started on the Xbox 360 way back in 2007. Since then, the franchise has become one of the most successful of this generation, seeing multiple console and mobile game releases, novels, comics and even an anime to come. Mass Effect 3: Special Edition is, however, the first time the franchise has been seen on a Nintendo platform.
Excerpt: The horrid creature standing before you might be a disgusting monstrosity, but you once spared this beast's entire species from annihilation. Do you do so once more, and risk losing a valued squad members and a crucial alliance? Or do you allow an even greater threat to destroy it--effectively committing genocide--so you might make a speedy exit, even though this creature's assistance could turn the tide of a vital galactic battle?
Pros: Wonderful story elevated by numerous heartbreaking developments, The choices you make have a noticeable impact, Diverse levels and aggressive enemies make for exciting battles, Great art design underscores the game's dark, ominous tone, Using the tablet to perform special actions keeps you immersed in battle
Cons: Some glitches and AI foibles, Reaper invasions keep galactic travel from being much fun
Excerpt: Earlier this year the divisive Mass Effect 3 was released, concluding the current console generation’s largest, most ambitious sci-fi franchise. Though some took issue with the ending (which we mention in our Mass Effect 3 review , few argued against the improvements to the gameplay, and the general strength of the storytelling. With the Wii U’s release, BioWare has repackaged the thrilling shooter, inviting Nintendo gamers to experience Mass Effect for the first time.
Pros: Cool use of the GamePad, Included DLC pads out the already strong campaign, The ending
Cons: Not being able to carry over previous games' choices, Some blurry textures and audio problems, The ending
Excerpt: We're five years down the line and the greatest threat the combined forces of the galaxy have ever known has been revealed, fought and defeated a million times over. Romances bloomed as whole races died. But, finally, the galaxy is at peace in one way or other. Only now Nintendo fans are getting to sift through a third of it to find out just what the hell was going on all this time.