By juxtaposing all these genre types in one massive game, BioWare has created something that never quite becomes the sum of all its disparate gameplay parts. There just isn't any kind of flow for you to ever get ahold of and ride out that wave of entertainment all the way to the end. It didn't help that CG ran into some common audio stuttering problems that would occasionally cause them to miss bits of the dialogue. Despite these issues, CG did want to see how it all turned out for Shepard, and a lot of other folks will probably want to find that out, too.
What's Hot: Dialogue; Character customization; Complete and compelling universe to explore.
What's Not: Repetitve combat; Pacing; Inventory limits; Some technical glitches.
Verdict: Try it.