Summary: I loved ME and ME2 and eagerly awaited the finale. I was very disappointed in this game. It was so unimaginative and had overtones of just stealing from the competition. The facial and body animation is a throwback to poor attempts like in Deus Ex HR. Tight and unrealistic, certainly not up to the ME2 standards. The ending also was reminiscent of Deus Ex HR, which I liked for that game but seemed contrived for ME3. Like let's get this over with.
Summary: This is easily Bioware's most casual-friendly, streamlined game. The RPG elements are very minimal and the high-octane action is pretty much driving the whole story. If you enjoy action-adventure games that simply tour different exotic set-pieces, then this game is well worth $30-$40. If you like quasi-strategic action shooters, you might have a great time with this. But as an RPG, and as the critical installment in a series, the game falls quite flat.
Summary: Mass Effect 3 is a good game with lots of fun for just about everybody. The three new game style options really open it up for even casual gamers. I still find the standard RPG style to be the most fulfilling for the money, but that doesn't appeal to everyone. The gameplay is very similar to Mass Effect 2 in regards to combat, but there are some noticeable changes. The hacking, and bypassing minigames have been removed and exploration has been totally overhauled.
Pros: Good visuals, nice sound, many hours of fun
Cons: Some parts sloppy, unpolished. Dialogue can be painful.
Summary: Please don't misread the rating I gave the storyline. Mass Effect 3 is one of the most beautifully well crafted games I've ever played. It was poignant and moving. It was powerful... right up until the last 5 minutes. The ending is so intensely nonsensical that it very nearly ruins the entire series. The game is worth playing... the last 5 minutes is not. I hope they fix it.
Pros: Everything but the ending. Genuinely EVERYTHING but the ending.
Summary: I like the Mass Effect series. This game worked fine, imported my previous character and I was off to the races. But the game feels dumbed down from previous versions. Like a cartoon version of itself. I felt the previous ones had depth, this one, not so much. Then again, I bored quickly and haven't played it through, which I guess is the real evidence. I'll probably end up finishing it...for $10 it was definitely worth it.
Pros: It's Mass Effect! It was only $10!
Cons: Got bored quickly...didn't even finish the game.
Lackluster, would recommend with a "guarded" notice. Read Reviews
15 April 2012
Summary: Good action game and story is OK from the two previous itterations, but ME3 ending is confusing and leaves for wanting. Only three stars for the ending and that the game is too short for money expected and some hassles with registration/activation of product on origin,eventhough buying the game elsewhere can complicate registration. To add this.
Summary: In anticipation for this game I pre-ordered "ME3" immediately and replayed "ME2" to make sure I chose my options correctly for when they carried over to Mass Effect 3. The game play was very exciting and fun to play; enjoyable all around. Overall the same elements from "ME2" were carried over with the additon of dive rolling and charged melee in combat; so you will enjoy this game if you enjoyed "ME2.