Very repetitive. The story drags on, and doesn't change from the other two (most people are probably ok with this). It's a streamlined combination of the other two. I felt the story was extremely lacking, and overall the game was upsetting, even without the ending included.
This is by far my favorite game ever. It was a beautiful, fun and addictive game that really improved upon the previous games in the series. The ending was excellent and really hit home. While a lot of people were whining unnecessarily about it my biggest complaint is that it didn't have the traditional happy ending. While I understand that an ending that was all happy with rainbows and fireworks would have been very safe you can't help but get really attached to the main character after such a long journey with her (3 games and multiple DLC packs). You want her to be able to just settle down to a peaceful, carefree and happy life. That she doesn't makes even "the good ending" tragic in a way.
Oh and P.S: I picked a female Shepard because quite frankly if I'm going to be investing like 80-90 hours worth of gameplay in a character I want one easy on the eyes. Plus you wouldn't get to experience that romance with Samantha Traynor and I think its a cute relationship.
Um, the ending was actually really good people! It had that great bittersweet feel that touches you in a way games generally aren't able to. The soundtrack and cinematic direction were amazing and made this game much more emotionally charged than the previous two. My only complaint is that I feel like the gameplay lost some of the depth that was there in ME 1 & 2 in that it is pretty much an action game and the RPG aspect is diminished. The story was great though and a great finish to the series. Oh yeah, I was addicted to the multiplayer for several weeks...it may just be tacked on but I played it way more than I played Gears 3's superior horde mode. Something about having the multiplayer tie into the single player just keeps you coming back to get your readiness to 100%. I tried the Kinect voice controls, but was yelling too much and pissed off my wife.
As a fan of the series from the beginning, I was both excited and hesitant to play Mass Effect 3. How would the series end after building this universe and epic story that I've followed for almost 6 years? Would Shepherd survive? Would the Reapers be defeated? What actions would all of my choices bring for me?
Well I can say now that Mass Effect 3 was definitely the best. I've done 2 playthroughs and countless hours of multi-player and still love to play this game.
The ending choices were good, but I can understand the public outcry over the ending, to an extent. I respect Bioware and acknowledge how difficult it must have been to end a beloved series.
Smooth Controls, Amazing Voice cast, and a wonderful soundtrack really make this game more like a summer blockbuster movie and really draws you in.
I look forward to checking out any future DLC and highly recommend the series to anyone that hasn't tried it yet.
Awesome finish to a great series. At times it was glitchy (something supposed to be in my hands and there was nothing). Multiplayer is great too although I really only played it to get my "galatic readiness" up to snuff. Totally worth playing and lots of fun although some have issues with the ending(s).
Best game ever with a disappointing ending. First off, the ending. You pick A, B, or C, just like Fable 2. Then the game ends just like the Sopranos. What happens next? Who knows. Second, the game up to the ending. Awesome. The conversation wheel is at work again, though it seems that there are no avoidable firefights this time. So much for diplomacy. The game plays like a by the numbers shooter with powers. The RPG elements were really dragging this game series down, and frankly, if there is ever a Mass Effect 4, they could just drop it altogether and give us a choice of powers instead. Seriously, I'm on my second playthrough with my original Mass Effect character and about half way through, I had maxxed out my Shepard. That means no more experience and no more leveling up. Hardy noticed.
Great game. It took a bit to get adjust to the tweaks in the gameplay, but that's just me.
I don't think the ending merited all of the fanboy whining, but alas fanboy whining is typical with anything so that's to be expected. I didn't mind it , because it can be open to interpretation what happened.
cons: Lip synch off at times, clipping with some items (particularly with femme shep), the ending--don't let G-Nitro fool you, they jumped the shark.
pros: Kinect integration is surprisingly good--who knew voice commands would be an immersive substitute for a full keyboard? Up until the end, your choices do indeed make a difference, going all the way back to ME1. Voice acting is great all around, combat is good and varied. ME3 strikes a great balance between depth/complexity and coverage of weapons/armor and allows for some open character development. My one concern for this community: Multiplayer has a direct and big impact on the campaign. If you're getting this used you'll need to pony up for an online pass or from what I've read the ending will be even less satisfying.
Bottom Line: This game is a home run if you have any love for sci-fi, RPGs, or even cover shooters. Even if you just enjoy a really good story this game is for you.
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