Summary: The game has some solid moments but the ending ruined the entire series for me. How difficult is it to make our decisions matter? That's what Bioware promised and they failed to deliver. Shame on EA for destroying Bioware.
Pros: faint memory of a 2 great games, easy scanning
Cons: dialogue options v poor. lot more fake dialogue (i.e. where you can't control what shepard says) also if you did not play the first 2 games (do not have a save on store on the system you are playing with) do not get this game. as you will have even lesser ability to affect various events. day 1 dlc. 3 really awful endings. unclear/unresolved fate of key characters. totally forced to play the multiplayer which is rather repetitive and boring at times.
Summary: Someone thought it would be epic to make some kind of "avante guarde" game of slow piano music to scenes of fighting. Basically someone watched Hurt Locker too much. This heavy handed story has broken away from the mass effect genre. Mass effect 2 felt like a action movie tour de force. Mass effect 3 is more like digging a grave you lay your franchise in. Other than what i have pointed out, there is alot of contention about just endings.
Pros: Solid Graphics Voice actors and dialogue well done. Two really good "Epic" moments. Multiplayer fun for a good long while.
Cons: 1) Story is rather obvious. Not very inventive just a big "deux a machina" approach to several plot points. Juggles between between heavy handed and fun. Looks like influence from Deadspace. Depressing more than fun. 2) Less choices. Most choices are superficial...the same thing happens, just in a different way. The difference between letting someone sacrifice themself (paragon) or killing them yourself (renegade). No real way out, so more linear situations. This mean...
Summary: Pro's- - Cut scenes look amazing. - Combat is great. - Story ( Until the end ) is good. Con's - - Launching probes to discover credits, ships, weapons, etc. To be honest it just seems REALLY lazy that they stripped the vehicles out ( No Mako or Hammerhead ) and don't include explorable planets as they did in the original installment. We will see if they add a vehicle as they did with the Firewalker pack in ME2. It would be nice if it wasn't an afterthought.
Summary: This is my first $100 "investment" in a game (pre-ordered both collector's edition game and game guide) and it will be the last. This is my first play though, about 30 hours of game play, (have stayed late and even missed a few classes.) Had war readiness of 2900, paragon in all 3 games, saved the council, appointed Anderson as the human councilor, saved everyone (except Kaiden), recruited every member, destroyed the collector's base, romanced Ashley in ME 1, romanced...
Summary: Like many, I was anticipating Mass Effect 3 with ants in my pants. I bought this because I loved the music from ME and ME2, and had not been disappointed in anything Mass Effect before. Wow. Was I disappointed. The swag that comes with the N7 Collector's edition was... okay? I had never bought one before, and I had heard the second game's Collector's edition was good.
Summary: I have never been so conflicted about a game. I love Mass Effect, I've loved the series ever since the first game. I have played both ME1 and ME2 so many times I've lost count. I've bought all the DLC for both games, I bought the novels because I didn't want to miss anything related to the story and I have been so excited for ME3. I busted my butt to get my Shepards ready, I had three of them created and waiting to import into ME3.
Summary: Read the forums first before getting this product. If you only want single player, and won't be playing it over and over, it's a good product. Bioware and EA really are milking this one for money without any support for quality.
Pros: Story line is controversial in the ending, but single player allows you to choose some of the story behavior. Good concept the first time or 2 through. Graphics are good.
Cons: Terrible terrible key bindings, extremely important ones completely hard wired. Multiplayer is absolutely terrible quality, full of bugs and page after page of forum complaints which never get an answer. An incredible array of network related bugs and failures, and a help system which is designed to keep people from getting help. Nothing professional about this unfinished product release at all, especially nothing of good behavior on the part of Bioware or EA.
Summary: First of all, let me be clear that I am giving a 2/5 not because I have anything against its infamous "artistic ending". I qualify as a BioWare fanboy, as I have the games on my bookshelf to prove it: Neverwinter Nights, Knights of the Old Republic, Jade Empire, Mass Effect 1, Dragon Age Origins, Mass Effect 2 (+ all its DLCs), Dragon Age 2, and Star Wars: The Old Republic.