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Mass Effect 3: Second review

Unlike the first review of Mass Effect 3, magazine PSX Extreme provides an overall score for EA's upcoming RPG. (Mass Effect 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

lumley666  +   1316d ago
MsclMexican  +   1316d ago
good score..

very excited for tuesday
Fylus  +   1316d ago
Same here. I'm totally addicted to the multiplayer, and the campaign will be a huge bonus for me. It's been awhile since I'll have bought a game well worth the money.
CommonSense  +   1316d ago
Every game like this will ALWAYS get a score roughly in this area. it's just the rule when it comes to the mainstream gaming media.

You won't get any honest reviews about AAA titles from just about anyone. The mainstream will pretend the game is way better than it is. and the non-mainstream will be like "dude, OMG! head shots are awesome." because apparently 99% of gamers never exceed the mental maturity of a 12 year old.
CarlitoBrigante  +   1315d ago
Pre ordered ME3, but I'm even more hyped for Journey the exclusive PSN game.

Long Live Play
THESONYPS3  +   1316d ago
Everyone excited?
SovereignSnaKe  +   1316d ago
You know it! :D
xflo360  +   1316d ago
Not me!
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   1316d ago
PSX not used to reviewing Mass Effect games. ;)
upallnightgamer  +   1316d ago
And some fanboy had the idiocy to complain about how LOW the score is. If all they had to complain about was how the graphics KINDA took a hit, then overzealous fanboys need to shut the hell up and enjoy the freaking game. I'm the biggest fan Mass Effect ever had, but you won't catch me complaining about how low they score on critics' ratings because their high points FAR outstrip their low points.
ghaleon1980  +   1316d ago
One of the best RPG's in years? Sweet!
Blackpool  +   1316d ago
Lol, with all the BS around this game i can't believe people will buy this....
vickers500  +   1316d ago
Some people are willing to overlook small issues if it will mean they will have a good time.

Sure the DLC stuff is annoying, but it wont stop me from enjoying Mass Effect 3. I'm getting the collectors edition for 70 bucks (had some amazon credit) so that one character dlc doesn't really affect me.

For those getting the standard edition, yeah it sucks, but it's not as if the game will be an unenjoyable pile of crap without it. It will still (most likely) end up being a great and fun game, and that's enough for some people.
hay  +   1316d ago
Try it. I's good.
MsclMexican  +   1316d ago
Ok I get it... sure people are pissed of at EA and Bioware for the first day DLC and all the other DLC nonsense.

But for the love of god, most of it is not needed. I mean really is that new team member going to do anything for you?

Probably be like Kasumi or Zaeed where you do a loyalty mission, but after that have no interaction with them.

EA's practices are questionable.. hell they are down right dirty, but no one can deny that Mass Effects are good games.

The problem is EA ended up pissing of ME fans like me.

Im still getting this game because I love Mass Effect. Not Ea.

Even though they are getting my money :(
Tainted Gene  +   1316d ago
@ at above

Zaeed was probably my favorite team member in the game. Plus his loyalty mission was one of my favorites in the whole series; especially if you do the paragon route.

Kasumi's mission was also extremely fun to play and hope ME3 lives up to my relatively high expectations.
THESONYPS3  +   1316d ago
It's your loss
Nitrowolf2  +   1316d ago
And as the guys over at the playstation blog cast have said it
"It's a shooter with RPG elements"

Not an RPG with Shooter elements
humbleopinion  +   1315d ago
@Nitrowolf2, they got it wrong then:
Mass Effect is an RPG with shooter elements. Borderlands is a shooter with RPG elements.
The difference mechanics-wise between these two is so vast that you can't even classify both games into the same category.
SeraphimBlade  +   1316d ago
The only real complaint is the graphics? That's the best only real complaint there is!

can'twaitcan'twaitcan 'twaitcan'twait
afterMoth  +   1316d ago
The animations are very dated as is the gameplay but the gameplay has improved some. The story is what this series is for.
gunnerforlife  +   1316d ago
so your alright playing a game thats outdated by at least 3 years in the graphics department ? to me this looks ugly when compared to UN3 Gears3! hell even GTA4 stands toe to toe with this!
SageHonor  +   1316d ago
Wait until you see the endings and how choices play out.. LOL
Crystallis  +   1316d ago
Couldn't agree more.
Megaman_nerd  +   1316d ago
I'd rather play a FINE game like Mass Effect with outdated visuals than playing another FF game like XIII. Impressive visual but that's all it has.
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ginsunuva  +   1316d ago
Try looking at the pc version and not cowering in fear of the ugliness.
PooEgg  +   1316d ago
Graphics do not matter to me as long as the game is enjoyable.
Brixxer600  +   1316d ago
Just started another playthrough of ME1 to get in the mood
honkyjesus  +   1316d ago
Pretty low score for such an anticipated AAA title.
Rage_S90  +   1316d ago
How on god's green earth is a 9 a low score? I guess game's have to be 10/10 for you to play them huh? Jesus christ i can't believe some of the things i read on this site. Or you're trolling.
JeffGUNZ  +   1316d ago
@ Rage. Thank you. Gamers are so pathetic this generation. 9 is an outstanding score.
teedogg80  +   1316d ago
It's pretty obvious who disagreed with you lol.
C0MPUT3R  +   1315d ago
GOTYs get 9.5s & 10s
This game isn't winning game of the year.
FutureTechnologies  +   1316d ago
Another gamer that wants all is favorite titles overrated to perfect 10
honkyjesus  +   1316d ago
I don't really care for Mass Effect. If you look at titles this big a 9 may be low, also taken into effect is what site it is from. Cheers.
Lord_Sloth  +   1316d ago
I swear to god fans like you make me disassociate myself from Umanity! Grow the hell up and that's a higher score than I'd give it!
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Pintheshadows  +   1316d ago
Kudos for the sly illusive man reference.
Crystallis  +   1316d ago
you think a 9 is a low score? I would love to know what you you think an 8 would be.
Sony360  +   1316d ago
What, 9/10 is a low score?

That is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. I thought people saying 8/10 is low were bad.

You are everything that's wrong with todays generation of gamers.
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Laxman  +   1316d ago
As a games reviewer myself, I hate seeing people calling a 9 a low score. I mean, I can score a game I enjoy and that is genuinly good a 7/7.5, because that translates to 75% perfect. When the hell did 75% of perfection turn into an insult or a bad score? And now a 9/10 is a low score? Thats rediculous.
honkyjesus  +   1316d ago
I review games, too. You can't spell "ridiculous" but you are a games reviewer?
Laxman  +   1316d ago
My apologies for misspelling a word in the comments section of a news site flooded by over-opinionated 'trolls' and fanboys. Find a spelling error in my reviews and ill give you a free game. Its always good to meet a fellow reviewer too, who do you work for?
PooEgg  +   1316d ago
@honkyjesus: Who do you review for? I need to know what I should avoid in the future, because a game reviewer that thinks a 9 is a low score is not someone I want to be taking advice from.
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Chuk5  +   1315d ago
damn right.
ghaleon1980  +   1316d ago
upallnightgamer  +   1316d ago
It's 9/10. That's excellent. Your response is like calling Beethoven's 9th "an ok piece of music."
gypsygib  +   1316d ago
Awesome, definitely a Day 303 purchase for me....at $20 on sale during the holiday season.

FU EA and your CE only day 1 DLC.

It's a veiled attempt to raise the price of new games above $60.
JeffGUNZ  +   1316d ago
I understand peoples gripe, but the DLC is a side quest that does not influence the main campaign at all. I plan on getting this game standard addition and will pass on the DLC at launch. I am still going to experience the amazing ME3 story @ $60.
K1W1  +   1316d ago
I'm with you brother!

I'm a huge fan of Mass Effect. But Bioware have really turned me off since jumping into bed with EA.

I'm going to pick this up, around the end of this year. Used. Just to finsh my Shepard's story.

Then I'm done with Bioware.

vallencer  +   1316d ago
Gripe all you want about the day one dlc but the fact of the matter is they're a business and the dlc they're offering doesn't effect the story so I don't see the problem. This dlc by them only became a problem when it was announced that everyone could get it not just the collectors edition people. I get the argument of "it should've been included on the disk." But you're wrong because they're already offering you a 20-40 hour experience. Besides if you don't want it don't buy it you have the option.
Kakihara  +   1316d ago
I still can't put it on my list until I find out if they've fixed the ridiculously low framerate on the PS3 (not trolling, the PS3 is the only system I own and is easily the best console I've ever owned but the demo for this one game runs like shit).

I can handle the seemingly scaled back graphics from the second game, like having to look at the point where the hair on the back of my Sheperd's head ends in a perfectly straight line and his neck is just painted brown to simulate the rest of it.

I can handle the fact that the plot seems to be based around persuading other races to give a little opposition to these giant aliens that are destroying all life in the Universe (hmmmm, how to explain to this alien leader that that's a bad thing?).

I just can't handle the steady but incredibly low framerate. Maybe it's something to do with my eyes but I can't even see what's going on with such a stuttery framerate, my mind just won't take in the information.
STONEY4  +   1316d ago
From what I've read, the framerate and technical issues in the Earth opening level are still horrendous, BUT it mostly clears up for some reason afterwards. Almost like they didn't have time to optimize the beginning of the game. Sources: IGN's review-in-progress article, and forum posts from the lucky space-edition owners.
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Chuk5  +   1316d ago
I can't shake the feeling that this game may be overhyped.
PooEgg  +   1316d ago
All sequels from successful series are over hyped. You need to take the hype with a grain of salt, otherwise you will always be disappointed, since very few sequels live up to the hype they create.
upallnightgamer  +   1316d ago
Case in Point: Dragon Age 2 (severely overhyped but still good in many respects) and Bioshock 2 (overhyped and just horrible).
Tdmd  +   1316d ago
"The magazine also believes that it has the longest plot of all three Mass Effect titles."

Nice. Love long immersive games!
PooEgg  +   1316d ago
You had me at longest! I am so tired of short games.
Krakn3Dfx  +   1316d ago
People should take reviews that are allowed to come out before the game ships with a grain of salt IMO. I'm sure it's a good game, but I'll wait until the "common reviewers" get a chance to talk about it.
Zephol  +   1316d ago
Nice score. cant wait for the review from IGN, Gamespot, gametrailers and Gameinformer.
GOGOGOHO  +   1316d ago
Good Score..
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GOGOGOHO  +   1316d ago
Good Score..
theeg  +   1316d ago
I'll grab the pc version, in a few months when it's $25

I want it, and am just now playing through ME2 on pc to get back into the story, with Skyrim and Kingdoms of Amalar still on my hard drive waiting to be beat, there is no rush, plus I am replaying demons souls with my wife on ps3, so, I'm gonna wait ME3 out a bit, my instinct is to just rush out and buy it buy, heck, why not save a little cash!
Akiba96  +   1316d ago
I like how as much as people got pissed off about the dlc thing, most of them are still probably gonna but it. There just gonna buy it with anger in their hearts!
WitWolfy  +   1316d ago
Getting my CE next week :D
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   1316d ago
Judging by how much people are going to buy this, EA is going to have a field day stripping even more rights from gamers. I might as well apply to EA and get piece of the pie myself....

And before anyone says, "well if you don't like it, don't buy it!", we already so far that notion carried this generation. Mainly because other companies are copying the same thing because gamers enjoy being duped apparently and profits from games like this gives them a license to print money.

For those who say, "It's already a 40 or so hours RPG experience", Final Fantasy X was at least 70 hours while costing 10 dollars less and even that was considered short compared to others of it's ilk. Persecute me for wearing my nostalgia glasses but I know when I'm being screwed over.....
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N2NOther  +   1314d ago
How are you being screwed over? I'm sure the budget for ME3 is much larger than that of FF X regardless of length. And there are still plenty of games that are less than 10 hours that still cost that much. And further more, all of the Mass Effect games have tons of replay value. Final Fantasy is a linear franchise in terms of ending and narrative. Thy always end the same, no matter what. If having more bang for your buck is "getting screwed over" then you are in a sorry state.
ChickeyCantor  +   1316d ago
And now...the waiting game begins.
I just hope they do put it on steam eventually.
360ICE  +   1316d ago
I only trust the third review. First, seconds and fourth review are always done by a-span lobbyists and zionists.
C0MPUT3R  +   1315d ago
I'll wait for the complete edition.
I'm not going to pay $60 for half a game. EVER.
vallencer  +   1315d ago
Looks like by your attitude then you're not playing a lot of games this generation.
Puty  +   1315d ago
He doesn't seem to play them ON THE RELEASE DAY, that's quite a difference.
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Moentjers  +   1315d ago
Renewing my Flemish "Official Playstation Magazine" will get me a free copy :-) BTW, I also enjoy their excellent reviews !
Puty  +   1315d ago
Well, they(Polish magazine "PSX Extreme") issued "Heavenly Sword" a 9/10 too - so easy, guys ;].
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