11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Brilliant Game, Shame About the Ending,
This review is from: Mass Effect 3 (PC DVD) (DVD-ROM)Having played the hell out of Mass Effect 1 and 2 I was eagerly anticipating the release of Mass Effect 3, and my word did Bioware deliver!
The ante is upped considerably, and and choices you make now feel so much more important. There are many heart-wrenching scenes and even in the midst of war many hilarious ones; particulary anything involving Joker/EDI.
Overall the game improves on it's predecessors; finding the right line between streamlining and customisation; taking input from both ME1 and ME2. The combat is more fluid, the graphics look better, the voice acting is superb. Especially for Male Shep which has until now has not been as good as the fantastic voice acting of femshep.
For 30-40 hours then, this is the game we were all expecting, and for that it's easily a 5-star game that everyone should buy. However, the last 10 minutes or so makes absolutely no sense. Without going into spoilers it seems to make the choices and fighting you've done in the previous 100+ hours or so worthless. Judging from the reponse on forums etc, most people seem to agree with this. On top of that, it seems some of the content was cut in a very KOTOR 2 esque fashion.
Therefore, a fantastic game to end the series but an absolutely awful 10 minutes to end the series.