Summary: The other DLC doesn't really add or meld well with the overall story.
Pros: Its gameplay is enjoyable but mostly unchanged from the second game. The effects are enjoyable but typical for a "Blockbuster Game."
Cons: The story telling though it claims to be diverse is actually very linear. On launch day they also released DLC, which doesn't make sense as without this one dlc there is a huge gap in the story. It seemed to be a nasty way to make more sales.
Summary: This game just about ruined my taste in gaming permanently. The ending to this grand adventure is 10 minutes of the most confusing, convoluted, downright stupid psuedo intellectual bullcrap with no relevance whatsoever to the story, followed by 3 rediculous choices that all suck, are color coded for your "convenience" and make absolutely no sense at all to boot.
Summary: If you love mass effect, you will hate this game. If you carried your many, in my case dozens, of shepards through the first two games, please, don't load them up into this dreamcrusher that they call mass effect 3. Everything that made the first two games amazing is lacking. The plot has more holes that a metal seive. Most character development is poor, and many well-loved characters are simply not there. The ending is the worst thing I have ever experieced in my life.
Summary: As many other reviews have stated I have played the Mass Effect series since the first one. Also, as others, I have played each one more times than I can count any longer. Do not spend your money on this game. Absolutely NONE of the decisions that you made in the first 2 games have any bearing on ANYTHING of consequence in this game. There are really no meaningful choices in this game.
EA activation policies are counter productive to gaming
6 May 2012
Summary: Purchased a used version of the game. Installed easily then refused to activate. EA has a policy that any product of theirs will never be reused. After 2 weeks of negotiation, EA said I could activate this product if I paid them a second time. REally soured the gaming experience. Not a good review of company products or procedures. I'm going to think hard before I buy any further EA or UB Soft products.
Summary: The Digital download copy of Mass Effect 3 requires you to install EA's "Origin" game installer on your PC. Which in itself is no big deal right? At least I wasn't concerned at first..So here is the issue. The game will not complete the install, it stopped at 99%. Or, it will just give you an "Error, cannot complete install. Try again later" What!?!? So I uninstall Origin, Turn off Anti-Virus, Clear browser settings...blah, blah. blah..Nothing worked.
Does not live up to the first 2 games. Nonsense ending.
1 May 2012
Summary: By now most everyone is aware of the ending controversy that has been so fervent that Bioware is going to release additional content to serve as clarification to the ending but yet not change the ending so as to preserve their "artistic integrity" (nothing artful and they have no integrity). But without deeply delving into this controversy (google it if you need to) and getting into spoiler territory I can attest to the horrid, unworthy and unfinished feel of the ending.
I can't see the appeal of this one! Way too many cutscenes!!!!
27 April 2012
Summary: I can't see the appeal of this one. There are so many cutscenes and so little action. Don't get me wrong when there is action and shooting it's great but those scenes are few and far between! It's like watching a bad c grade scifi movie. We have been gaming for years and never have we seen so many cutscenes period, it leaves one wondering why we even have to choose responses in the endless cutscenes.