Summary: The game engine is beautiful. The multiplayer co-op is fun and challenging. The story itself throughout is fun and enjoyable, plus they do an amazing job of tying the events of the previous two games together and making you feel like your choices matter.
Summary: Bioware started with a great game, Mass Effect. They dumbed it down and
called it Mass Effect 2. Mass Effect 3 is better than ME2, but not by much.
Except for the journal – that is much worse. Squadmates who don't do what you tell them to do- Check.
Inability to equip squadmates with items- Check.
Unskippable cutscenes before dying horribly with no save point- Check.
Emotional scenes rammed down your throat like a bad Spielberg movie- Check.
Summary: Not since Dragon Age 2 has BioWare fumbled this badly. The previous Mass
Effect Games were well written Action/RPG adventures allowing you to play in
your own Sci-fi movie. However, the third installment leaves much to be desired,
the one positive comment I can make is that the combat in the third game shines
far and above the other two. That being said it seems they sacrificed just about
every thing else.
Summary: If you simply want to run around and shoot stuff this game can be fun. It's not as good as Gears of War for example however its serviceable. If you're looking for a good story, a branching plot and a roleplaying game I fear you will be deeply disappointed. Ultimately you will feel like you are forced into a situation where the outcome is already predetermined, and that's never a good sign in a RPG. If you want choice and control you are better off playing Mass Effect 1.