Tech Mit: The biggest downside is that the RPG elements are more scaled-down than ever — this game is a shooter through and through. It’s a shooter with a story to tell, however, one where your actions make a real difference as to the final outcome. So it still has some of that character-driven role-playing that made the rest of the series so good. The side quests also aren’t as inspired as those of Mass Effect 2. However, once this game gets rolling, it is hardly a disappointment.