Summary: Okay game play is fun... Would have ended a solid trilogy, but alase the ending left three games and a few years of envistment on the players part like time wasted. I almost feel worst for the people who worked on these games to have such a poor game be released that tarnishes all their hard work.
Summary: ME3 was significantly inferior to the second game, in strategic dynamics and in the story, which is about as fun as season finale clumsily rehashing and tying up plot lines. Harbinger never showed up. The nostalgia was flat, and when the game was challenging, it was so flat out difficult it felt more like unproductive grinding.
Summary: Mass Effect 3 easily has the best gameplay of the trilogy. The graphics are improved, the tension is palpable, and the cast is robust. It is one of the greatest games I have ever purchased...yet I wish I never played it. Nothing can prepare you for the atrocity that is the this game's ending. I read the reviews, I listened to friends bemoan it, and I saw the angst ridden videos on Youtube. It is not until you see it first hand that you can understand.
Summary: This add-on is not bad but it simply is not worth 10$. You should save your money for a future add-on with more content. Mass Effect 2 add-on missions had much more length and a reasonable prices.
"Would-be great game/series killed tragic ending."
20 April 2012
Pros: Graphics (maybe) - the backgrounds in a lot of places were pretty good. (Some) Improved mechanics.
Cons: Decisions of past games carry very little weight on campaign and none on the end. No end boss fight. Illogical ending. Zero story and character closure including teammates. Lack of variety in endings.
Summary: Since many other reviewers have gone through 'expectation vs reality' with regards to ME3, I will now go through what I feel having played through the single player and the multiplayer. The single player story, I'm sure, everyone knows about. The ending is what ruins it. None of your previous choices have any kind of impact. This was truly bait and switch; we expected complete autonomy over the storyline, and instead we got three different colours at the end. Fantastic.
Summary: When I finished this game I was tempted to entitle this review "AWFUL" and give a one-star review. That would have been unfair, because as a stand-alone game ME3 isn't THAT bad - Not outstanding, but better than many games. If you've not played any of the previous series, then take this as at least a 3-star review. Initially you'll find that the 3D animation is a bit amateurish in places, but you'll get used to that, and it's no worse than many games.