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Mass effect 3 was destined for greatness but what happened ?,
This review is from: Mass Effect 3 (PS3) (Video Game)I have played all three mass effect games and i am and forever will be a huge fan of the series.You have probably read countless reviews for this game and have heard a lot of positive things and unfortunately some negative regarding the ending and the glitches, we will get to the negative lets start from the positives.
Mass effect 3 is a cracking game, those of you who have played the previous games will love the way ME3 feels in combat because its a lot smoother and a lot more movement is required from cover to cover in this game as compared to the previous two titles. The weapons are very good in this game and i think what takes this to the next level is how you can costumize each weapon to suit your needs for example you can put on a scope if you are struggling with accuracy, there are many more on the list. The graphics at times are stunning and the background designs are fantastic, they really suck you in the environment such as the rubble filled London near the end of the game you can tell the attention to detail is very good. But on that note lets get to the negatives.
Taking my last phrase from my previous paragraph "attention to detail" well unfortunately this is not shown in every part of the game, there are plenty of texture pop ins although they don't totally ruin the game its disappointing to see such things in a massive game release as ME3. This however is not the worst thing when i first put in my game 20 minutes into it the game froze on me and i had to reset the computer and after another 20 mins it froze on me again, and i feared the worst, however thankfully it did not happen again but as i said this is disappointing to see in a blockbuster release like ME3.
The story well i did not feel as hooked into the game as i did when i played Mass effect 2 and for the record in my opinion i believe mass effect 2 is one of the greatest games released to date and ME3 had a hard job to top that.
But one of the worst things about the game is that it does not feel like a RPG game this title has tilted toward an action game which is a shame, and i understand bioware wanting to increase there fan base but its a let down to be honest, a bit of advice to bioware cater to your devoted fans.
Now to the ending well im not going to spoil anything for anyone but i am giving you a heads up that near the end of the game you have to do something in order to see an ending in my play through my Shepard was a paragon in all three games but near the end of mass effect 3 i have to do something that a renegade would do in order to move on in the game otherwise its game over that is shocking to say the least because the key phrase is HAVE TO this series takes pride in giving the players the freedom of choice and now a player IS FORCED TO DO SOMETHING bioware messed that up big time, take note though that this might not happen in your play through. Continuing on the ending i call it the Quadruple D DISAPPOINTING, DISTASTEFUL,DISGRUNTLING and DISSATISFYING. It seems bioware rushed the ending without really explaining anything in great detail, which is a shocker or is it all in a master plan that we will see in a new trilogy, time will tell for now they have to deal with the thousands and thousands of fans who are outraged by what is a poor ending to a legendary series. End of trilogies are tough but this is as bad as the matrix revolution.
For the guys and girls who do not understand what the whole uproar has been about over the ending of this game well let me just say that mass effect is a universe that hooks you in, its a game where you want to play to see how your decisions will have an affect in the future. I have to say that the mass effect fan base is huge but more so the mass effect community is one if the most passionate gaming communities out there that's why there has been an uproar because the ending is not good enough to meet with the high standards that the series has set.
In conclusion new comers to the game will enjoy this game as an action shooter i would not recommend playing this game without playing the other 2 if you dont have an xbox 360 then at least play part 2 before this however you WILL BE UPSET about the ending mark my words.
For the first time i will not give a number rating for this game because its difficult to, i will just say its a shame that my last memory of the series is not as good as my first. Damn shame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Initial post: 22 May 2012 21:07:40 BDT
Mail-order Christ says:
Amen. This is one of the biggest reasons the ending fails - it totally betrays everything that Shepard, and the core mechanic of the gameplay, has stood for since the beginning. Almost every aspect of the series has been centred around tolerance, diversity, unity, self-determination, free will. All of these are totally thrown out the window by the final choices. It's sickening. And yet, there will still be those who fatuously declare that the backlash is simply due to it not being a happy ending. Unbelievable.
Thank goodness Bioware itself is listening to the feedback.
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