Mass Effect 3 is a torrent of emotion. There is excitement over the grand, and promised-to-be truly final, conclusion to the series. There is satisfaction and lack of concern over the fact that this game completely stole three days of my life. And when I get to the end there is frustration and sadness, but also some closure. This is the end to the saga of Commander Shepard, and all that entails. The conclusion has created a bit of a stir; Mass Effect 3 players who have avoided the controversy and just want to beat the game had best prepare themselves.