Mass Effect 3
Another Great Mass Effect Game!
I JUST WANT TO START OFF BY SAYING THIS IS A SPOILER FREE REVIEW! I put about thirty hours into this game and I just loved every seconed of it! The story of the game is awsome! Its basicly that an alien race called the, "Reapers" is attacking and Shepered is sent out on another epic journey to bring the whole galexy together to fight for their lives! Now I beat every side misson, and normal misson, and 100% the game in thirty hours but not doing any side missions it will take you about fifthteen hours if your not a beginner. Theres 60 levels to rank up in Single Player (To level up and create your character) and 20 in multiplayer. A new adition into the Mass Effect games is Multiplayer! Multiplayer is VERY FUN with friends but with random people with no mics gets boring. The Multiplayer even has a story! The multiplayer is basicly your fighting to take/ or hold key points to win the war. All together I give this game a 10/10. Make sure to be prepaired to.. TAKE BACK EARTH!!!
Mass Effect 3..Buy or Not?..simple....BUY!!!
Mass Effect 3 lived up to everything I expected. My favorite game of all time is Mass Effect 2, and if you enjoyed Mass Effect 2, then you will enjoy Mass Effect 3. It is best to start with 1, then play 2, and then buy and play 3. But if you are a casual gamer and would like to just jump into one and not play the others, then you should buy 3, and you will get and get an enjoyable experience. There is a library of knowledge where you can read up on everything, the planets, species etc. So be prepared to read a lot or you will be lost, if you are unfamiliar with the back-story, races, etc. The game is a Third Person Shooter, with great Mechanics, very few glitches and minimal load times. The acting is good, story-line is great, and some parts will have you almost in tears, if you are a softy. This is definitely on my list of MUST HAVE games, and right now it is very inexpensive at gamestop so if you do not have a Mass Effect Game, pick this one up. You will thank me.
save your money
Let's start of by saying I bought this game at launch couldn't wait to finish my shepards story! Played it for 20 hrs the first day experiencing bugs after bugs did BioWare even test this game? Second day went to play my beloved series and after the bioware logo showed a picture of the earth than blackscreen and freezes xbox! All my other games work fine checked the official forums and this is a MASSIVE BUG that is affecting hundreds of players on xbox.12 day have passed and after trying everything EA techs could come up and tracing it to EA's server that links to your gamertag with they finally said o well hope for a patch......are you serious!!!!! So I payed 60$ + 10$ for dlc for a paperweight that bioware is taking its sweet time to even acknowledge and fix a MASSIVE GAME BREAKING BUG!!!I made a video about this on youtube link below
I Just Shat Myself...
I wasn't expecting the release to be announced so soon! I saw the preview and nearly passed out from holding my breath. I'm so stoked. Nothing gets me more excited than another Mass Effect release. Except maybe a Dragon Age release. Whoohoo!!!
Mass Effect's Trilogy Finale
Ok. First off I gave it a 7.5 out of 10 (8 rounded) all together... there's just enough left out that the game failed to be the stud I thought it would be. But yes, it's still a great game both single players (having beat 1 and 2 as a good guy hero) and now with the 3rd and final installment. Guess what's new? Aside from the much improved cover system, running, aiming (plays like Gears of War a bit with A to run/cover/jump). They also added Online-Play together for 2-4 players on Xbox-Live. This is where I got excited. Yes the single player mode is still great, pretty much the same ole' stuff (story backtracks a bit and get's great). But I was expecting this game to be ENTIRELY COOPERATIVE ONLINE PLAY, 2-4 players. Instead of being able to have your crew of 3-4 players with you in the main-story online instead of your "AI Crew" whom you command with D-Pad, the online gameplay is simply like "Horde" on Gers of War to some degree: you and 2-4 players get a random map (or choose for less XP) and have to make it through 10 full waves of whatever race/enemy comes at you throughout it, along with other minor objectives. Earn XP the more kills you get, longer you live, harder level it's on, etc, and level up your online player (seperately from the single player mode). The online system is so great, if only there were ANY OTHER MODES! That's the only reason I am hating on ME3, as it is a great game. But the way it runs and plays, co-op campaign should of been a huge part of it, while also adding "Team Deathmatch" (4 on 4) and "Free For All" (8 players) with some unique maps, maybe throw in some capture the flag and maps with the vehicles or other things integrated. The fact online is simply shooting at the AI computer for 10 waves if you can make it destroys the playability of the game for me (aside from single player), and once I beat the single player game I will likely be done with the game.
Mass Effect 3 is amazing (minor spoilers)
So, after completing Mass Effect 3 last night, I have only really have one thing to say. This game, this series, has moved me more than anything I've ever experience. Not just in books or film or anything like that. I mean media period. The characters are believable, loveable or even hateable. No matter what every single character makes you feel something. Every single plot point makes you feel something even. Anger, sadness, joy, you name it. I truly fell on love with this universe over the past four years. I have become so emotionally invested that on numerous occasions I shed tears, leaped in joy and shouted "YES". Needless to say Mass Effect as a whole has had a profound effect on me. Every plotline resolved itself in a very satisfying way that exceeded my expectations. Best part is that they can resolve in a different way depending on your choices. It's one of the best Scifi epics I've ever seen period. Unfortunately there is something that does bog this game down. The ending. It is perhaps the most disappointing thing about the game. That's not to say it's the worst ending ever. It's bitter sweet, tragic and there are some good ideas burred there, unfortunately a rushed and sloppy execution ruin it. It's not what I wanted, and it almost felt like everything I'd invested in the series didn't really amount to anything. It did, but that feeling wasn't there. Take Mass Effect 2's ending, perhaps one of the best finales in the history of gaming, it made me feel triumphant, great, like I had really accomplished something. Mass Effect 3's has no such effect. I guess from an emotional standpoint it fails where it should have succeeded. It was too complex when it needed to be simple. It was bold, but the payoff was not worth the Buildup. But, what I've spent the past day trying thinking about, and the conclusion I've come to is that it's not about the ending. The ending doesn't really matter to me. The Journey I took with these characters in this universe is what I am going to remember fondly. Mass Effect is perhaps my favorite series of games ever, and I'm glad I experienced it. If the ending falters so be it, at least I still have everything else to love.
With that out of the way, I feel I have to talk about something besides the story. The import system returns and works brilliantly to connect the three games together. You run into people you've previously met and just casual mentions remind you of what you'd done. You really should play the first two by the way. Starting at the second or third game would be a mistake despite what the marketing says. This series works so well because it's all connected, and missing out on any of it would cheapen the experience. The gameplay is vastly improved from Mass Effect 2. The combat is intense, Guns handle amazingly and none of them feel useless. You can mod them all as well. This means that chances are your weapons will be tailored to your liking no matter what. The new weight system, which determines how fast your powers cool down depending on how many guns you carry, coupled with the ability to carry any number/kind of guns you want helps make you feel even more in control. The powers are all improved as well. They can be upgraded in several different ways thanks to improved skill trees. This helps for strategizing and customizing your character completely. It takes the best aspects of both Mass Effect 1 and 2 and combines them. The AI is considerably more intelligent. They are clever, resourceful and it makes for a great challenge. There are a wide variety of them as well. Mainly it's the Reaper ground forces, Cerberus and the Geth. All of them require a different tactic and each of them are distinct. The sound is brilliant as well, the guns sound realistic, the music is powerful and it really sets the tone from the story. The Voice acting is top notch, with every returning actor delivering their best performances. The Cut scenes are very well directed as well, though some occasional bugs can disrupt the immersion, but it's so minor that I don't even care. The Graphics are good, while not the best and starting to kind of show their age, Mass Effect is still a beautiful game. Textures could be better and some pop in rears its ugly head every here and there, but again, it's forgivable. This is especially made apparent by the massive scale of the set pieces. When you see Reapers descending towards Vancouver at the beginning of the game, you really see how big they are, nay, you feel how big they are. The newest and probably most innovative thing about the game is the war room galaxy readiness system. You have to search the galaxy for resources, war assets and support in order to have a chance of taking Earth back from the Reapers. There are so many ways to do this it felt a little overwhelming. I spent hours on the Citadel just doing side quests to gain support. Every little bit counts in this game and it really feels that way. With that I shall segue into what is perhaps the most controversial aspect of this game, the Multiplayer. I am happy to report that this component is both totally optional and a lot of fun. It's a 4 player class based co-op mode that requires you to survive wave after wave of Geth, Reapers or Cerberus. After a few rounds you have an objective that gets you money that you can use to buy more weapons, classes and equipment. You fight them as several classes from Vanguards to infiltrators. The characters you create are your own, you can customize them similar to Shepard, but to a smaller degree. This multiplayer helps you in the overall progress of the game but like I said, it's totally optional and I didn't need to play much to be completely ready to fight the Reapers.
So, Mass Effect 3 is, in a word, amazing. It has affected me in a more profound way than anything else due to Bioware's uncanny ability to get me so emotionally invested. The ending falters, but you should not let it ruin the series for you. This series is perhaps the best trilogy of this gaming generation. It improves on ME2 in every way and is a strong contender for Game of the Year. But above all that, it moved me emotionally in a way that I didn't think was possible.
10 out of 10
hardcore, relentless enemies and very sexy
i never played mass effect before but when i bought me2 it was like no other game ive ever played. this is THE best game ever for any sci-fi and shooter fans. this is way beyond star wars and star trek and in my words its perfect absolutely perfect put it in your console and you wont stop playing it for 24 hours. ultimatley fun
Mass Effect : A Must Buy
This is a game that I have been anticipating since the release of Mass Effect 2. Since the beginning of the series Bioware has given its players an in-depth sci-fi story that allowed you to sculpt the outcome for the future of the game. The first Mass Effect allowed plenty of customization and exploration of the different areas of space. The overall storyline kept the player interested and the character development was a definite plus. Its sequel lost some of its charm when it came to the customization and the story was enjoyable but seemed to lack compared to its predecessor. However the new battle system was improved and the player was still offered plenty of character development amongst its cast. Another enjoyable aspect is the ability to transfer your save from the previous Mass Effect games and continue the story with your previous choices affecting the story-line, making each play through unique.
If you enjoyed Bioware’s Dragon Age series then you’ll enjoy its futuristic counterpart.
A Classic In The Makeing
This one of my most anticipated games of my life! Mass Effect is one of the only games that I have ever played and felt like I really was a part of the game. The decision making is phenomenal! It seemed like when ever a karma moment poped up I had to make incredible choices to choose from which affected my players appearance along with relationships with crew members. I just wish more games had the options Mass Effect has. The story is just so interesting and never leaves a moment in my head like this is really getting boring and I have no clue why I'm even playing it. This no ordinary game were you go around shooting stuff and collect a few pointless artifacts. This is a game were you actually get trapped in a universe full of new species, planets, and relationships with other members of your crew. Mass Effect makes you literally feel like your in another life somewhere in the future were its your job to save the universe, and the earth. I cant say it anymore I love Mass Effect! I am 100% sure I will most definitely buy Mass Effect 3. I encourage you to do the same! Buy It!
I am a huge fan of the Mass Effect series, but I'm not one of those people that wholeheartedly says "Thiz iz gunn4 b3 awsum" just because it is a series I love. Mass Effect 1 and 2 were very well made, and I have no doubt that #3 will be as good, but the Multiplayer concerns me. With games like Call of Duty and Halo, people ignore the campaign. If the campaign is ignored in #3, then there is not much of a point to gettin it, not to mention that the work the developers are putting into multiplayer could be put into refining the game.
Now for the good things. This game's campaign looks PHENOMENAL. The scenic areas, and the overall seriousness of the situation, especially the prologue. I also like how they are shortening the crew, making you care for them, but still having cameos from the characters we know and love. This is good finale material here. Here's hoping Multiplayer doesn't screw this up.