Summary: Can't install. Their standard false statement that are not online. It's a really common problem with EA. Tried 2 completely independent networks and PC firewall turned completely off. Also tried the other fixes vendor posts online but none of them work.
Summary: What a total rip off. I loved the first Mass effect, great game. After Bioware got bought out by EA i watched them start sliding into the gutter starting with Dragon age and moving on. Looks like EA's money grabbing 'screw the fans' mentality is ripe here. THis has pretty much none of the DLC these games came with. Mass effect 2 especially is missing key DLC integral to the story, like Lair of the Shadow broker.
Summary: You know when I played through mass effect 1 and 2 and gearing up for 3 I was thinking that this game trilogy could be one that would make record books and leave a mark in gaming history. I waited a little bit on Mass effect 3 when it came out for a price drop maybe and let all the bugs and problems to be ironed out. Well it didn't take long for me to hear the rumors of the bad ending and the complaints.
Summary: if you are not sure whether to buy this or not you probably shouldnt. this game is a good attempt but overall just a fail. the first thing that this game failed is auto save. many times i have walked around for an hour do to lack of action then get bombarded with enemys and have to go back an hour. this is mostly because my team member got in my way my character would get out of my cover. another thing is class fail.
Summary: This game comes with no DLC, for the full trilogy, youll have to spend another 65$ on xbox live marketplace. Game dosent even come with extended "real" ending, you have to download that for free. Not exactly sure why they made this package, but its pretty lame.
Word of advice to potential buyers from a Mass Effect junkie
V. Berk, Amazon
26 October 2008
Summary: I own all the Mass Effect games, and proudly bought them as they came out, and keep up to date on DLC. So why am I reviewing a set I have no reason to own? Because I know a rip off when I see one! And if the Mass Effect trilogy was going to have a boxset it needed to be DEFINITIVE! NONE of the franchise's large collection of DLC is included in this pack.
Summary: What DLC is included in the Mass Effect Trilogy? "On Xbox 360, Bring Down the Sky and Pinnacle Station are not included with Mass Effect, however they are available as stand-alone downloads through Xbox LIVE. For Mass Effect 2, Cerberus Network will be included and Online Pass will be included for Mass Effect 3." That basically says it all. - Forget about the DLC being on-disk, they don't even give you download codes.
Summary: One of the best games ever produced at one of the worst prices ever. You can pick up Mass Effect 1 and 2 for less than 10 bucks used, and mass effect 3 for 15. This comes with nothing extra and the DLC content isn't even included which is a complete joke. Don't fall for this and let EA choke on their own greed. Was at a game stop last night and looked up the prices of the games.
Summary: First of all, if you're buying this game because you think there's nudity in it, DON'T! Because there is NO NUDITY! As for the game mechanics, they are absolutely atrocious. The storyline is sleep-inducing. The controls are almost impossible to get used to. The characters are as uninteresting as they could possibly be. PLEASE don't waste your money on this game!