Excerpt: Many may not realize it, but being the hero of the galaxy in the fight against the Reapers is a very stressful job. So if your Shepard is feeling the weight of the entire universe resting on his or her shoulders, Mass Effect 3’s Citadel DLC is just what the doctor ordered! What better way to relax than by spending some quality R&R time in a swanky Citadel apartment, enjoying dinner with crewmates, or shopping?
Pros: Get to use everyone in your squad, Tons of little nods/easter-eggs that fans of the series will love, Adds a couple of terrific new weapons
Excerpt: Coming exactly a year after the release of the main game, Citadel is the final piece of single-player DLC for Mass Effect 3, meaning it’s likely the last chance to spend some time with Commander Shepard and his crew. Is it a warm send-off, or should they have taken an earlier retirement? It all begins with a message from Admiral Hackett commanding you to take shore leave at The Citadel so some maintenance can be done on the Normandy.
Excerpt: Like countless others, we invested well over a hundred hours into the science fiction space opera that is Mass Effect. We rose to the rank of Spectre, the intergalactic supercops working for the U.N.-like Galactic Citadel; we learned about the Reapers, an ancient robotic threat with intent to destroy all organic life; and we put together a group of soldiers to delay the Reaper attack, leading a squad on a suicide mission into the unknown.
Pros: A very personalized narrative, Stellar action segments, Extremely fulfilling conclusion
Cons: Occasional graphical hiccups, Relatively impersonalized ending (compared to ME2), Saying goodbye to Mass Effect
Excerpt: The Reapers are coming. Well, actually they've arrived and Earth is breakfast. If there's one thing we've learned over the course of the Mass Effect series, it's that BioWare isn't afraid to kill off major characters, so this time it's going to get serious. Ever since I lost Wrex in the first game, I've agonised over major decisions. I lost some good people at the end of ME2 and made some tough decisions.
Conclusion: Does Mass Effect 3 live up to the hype that came with it the months, weeks, days and hours before it was released? Yes in short, because it completes one of the best trilogies in videogames today. It ties up loose ends and concludes the story nicely. It builds upon what the previous games had and provides an experience that fans of the franchise can get behind as well as new people to the franchise.