Summary: Mass Effect 3 is almost a perfect conclusion to the Mass Effect Reaper Trilogy. It looks and sounds absolutely fantastic, the gameplay is sharp and very satisfying, the story is fascinating, and there is a ton to do. Pretty much everything is excellent.
Excerpt: Commander Shepard isn’t playing around anymore. Within the first hour of Mass Effect 3, Earth is ravaged by the Reapers, the colossal squid-like robots that he spends the first two Mass Effect games thwarting, seemingly to no avail. The Council still wallows in denial and idiotic bureaucracy.
Conclusion: I loved Citadel, and I’m looking forward to going through it again with my second playthrough, seeing how it fits when integrated to the game as a whole. For the last piece of DLC in the Mass Effect trilogy, this is a perfect goodbye, and a final high for the series.
Excerpt: The Mass Effect series will be remembered as one of the greatest RPG sci-fi epics of all time and even though the final game in the series caused a huge uproar over the internet due to the ending, the pros still outweighed the cons.
Excerpt: It will be an impossible task to talk about Mass Effect 3 at this time without running rule over its series of disappointments. In a lot of ways, the last game in the much-lauded series is a victim of its own crippling ambition and stifling hype issued both from its rabid fan base and starry-eyed...
Conclusion: Leviathan is Mass Effect 3 with a touch of X-Files’ atmosphere and LA Noire's investigations. What's not broken (or broken, depending on your point of view) hasn't been fixed, and the new narrative and gameplay angles are welcomed and unobtrusive.
Excerpt: Mass Effect 3 is the latest and last installment in the Mass Effect series, and Commander Shepard – who has probably enjoyed the most “eventful” term of service in military history – must unite the races of the galaxy against primeval entities that have emerged from dark space after aeons of slumber...
Conclusion: Bioware embraced the differences between the first and second game to make a game that appeals to both the traditional fans and casual. The story, overall, is quite well done. The gameplay has the great role-playing elements you expect and the fun combat that you enjoy.
Summary: " Mass Effect 3 " is a resounding success. It doesn’t sacrifice any single player content for the addition of multiplayer, and whilst the ending is divisive, there are still some animation issues, and some areas feature too many respawning enemies, these are droplets in an ocean of quality.