A reasoned look at why the answer is "no."
Probably not, but at the same time it deserves all the 0/10 scores even less.
No . Mass Effect overall story,narration,character building and development are perfect but gameplay is not above of the league . Probably the reviews are charmed by dat ass , daaaaat asssss !
Absolutely YES..all I've spent this weekend in gaming heaven. It's amazing that some fan bloggers still g out of their way to whine about good reviews from games they arent fans of. Mass Effect 3 is simply the most immersive science fiction world in ANY gen. It blends gameplay and movie cinematics with such smooth precision that it takes he immersion to another level. All weve seen in the last couple of weeks is by far the dumbest smear campaign on a game in recent history. REAL fans of Mass Effect 3 are experiencing what is hands down one of the best gaming series of ALL time. I'm 25 hours in and hate that I have to put the controller down when I do. I thought Gears 3 got the trilogy done right, but wow ME3 has so many EPIC moments throughout that the only game touching it right now is Skyrim. Evil
@EvilDead360 Bioware will not get off the hook easily for lying to their fans about the on disc dlc
Game was not finished and rushed out. Not even close to Mass Effect 2 level. I think its really great game, but it's not good on Mass Effect level.
Agreed. It definitely doesn't deserve a 10, if for no other reason than the fact that the story was deliberately cut down to make room for day one DLC. In addition, the gameplay is predictable and repetitive. It's still a good game overall, but 9/10 is about right.
It didn't deserve 0/10 either but it's the only way to get people's attention apparently.
This is the Uncharted of 2012.
how so? uncharted was/is a great game. when it launched in the same season as heavenly sword opponents went out of their way to downplay both games as much as possible. uncharted never got the high scores it deserved.
Mass Effect 3 is an amazing game, but everyone has a negative view on it due to the 1000 ending articles and Day 1 DLC controversy. Tuchanka, Rannoch, Thessia... it seriously has some of the most epic and tense moments in any game I've played. The RPG customization is much deeper than ME2, gameplay is less clunky, everything was just improved. I should finish it by tonight, just passed the point of no return, so I'll see if the last 5 minutes are as bad as everyone says, since the consensus seems to be that the buildup to the end is amazing until the last 5 minutes.
The subjectivity of opinions say "hello". Besides considering the fact that almost every reviewer these days gives out 9 and 10s very easily means it's not that big of a surprise.
I agree, too many anymore see there opinion as fact. It's all subject to the individual.
Acutally reviewing mags have usually contracts with game distributors which say that review score cannot be lower than specific number, or else no more review copies. Have seen few documents like those personally. In case of ME3 I expect no less than 90%. I personally couldn't give it more than 6 tops at the moment. It killed my PS3's filesystem once, had trouble importing my char, glitches and bugs are apparent everywhere, whole pre-rendered reapers gone from the cutscenes leaving white background, collision detection is terrible. That's the score without touching story and ending. Say hello to the industry of 90% or more, "or else".
Why are you playing on ps3? The interactive comic for ME2 doesn't explain everything you learn through the first game at all. Like the conversation with Vigil on Ilos...
@Pekolie Maybe he has no xbox like me. I will be playing it on PS3.
@Pekolie: I started original ME on PC, maxed it out, transferred char to ME2, and my HDD died killing my pimped Shepard indefinitely. My Xbox got A74, and after fixing it, RROD. So I got rid of it. PS3 is the only machine except android tablet device I use for gaming now. And ME2 played better on PS3 than on PC, so that was logical choice to prepare for the ME3. After finishing first ME six times, there was nothing holding me back. It was a grave mistake. Yeah, I know the interactive comic is poor.
Agreed, the game review system these days are broken. There are a few mags and sites that have the balls to review games with scores of 5 and say stuff like "fans of the series should get this" which is fine, but the majority of gamers will never buy a 5. On planet games reviews a 5 is equal to a 0. 90% of review scores work on a scale of 6 to 10, with a 6 being = to "dont even think of buying this terrible, terrible game"
I agree that the review system is broken. There's no way that Killzone 2.5 and Uncharted 2.5 should have gotten such high scores. This game also shouldn't have gotten 10's either. "Xbox 360 is the BEST console EVER made." --John Carmack
This reviewer actually failed twice: once because he criticized other people's opinion instead of focusing on his on review, and the second time because he fails to realized that most of those 100/100 scores are actually from review outlets that have a 5 or 10 points system with no fractions. Review outlets using the full decimal scale usually gave the game a slightly lower score. So when even he himself admitted that he "still found 95 percent of the game to be stellar", how come he fails to understand that this translates to a 5-star review in many outlets, which in turn translates to the highest score in Metacritic
This is the divide. Opinion and fact. The divide that a lot of gamers just can't seem to understand. It's the same reasoning that informs people to believe that 10 is the same thing as perfect. Also, I find a lot of gamers don't judge a game based on any basic rubric. These reviewers look at a lot of things, including their subjectivities, what a game is billed as, and a general idea of what makes a game good (graphics, gameplay, etc). I mean, some people have called ME3 trash because of the ending. The severity of a good number of gamer opinions is exactly why it's hard to take some of them seriously.
You pretty much said it how it is. Again a game can't be judged on its ending which means I assume many people didn't like halo 2 or gears 2....
Reviews are based on opinions... just because someone elses opinion does not match with yours does not make your opinion a fact. Right here is that line crossed when an opinion becomes idiotic... which is why I reported this article as flawed The person gave ME3 an 88. Thats his opinion, but saying that other peoples opinions are wrong, based on the opinion you crafted is just plain idiotic
No but still a good game.
The question is essentially asking, "Is Mass Effect 3 a perfect game?", of which it isn't. It's is a brilliant game, but it has it's flaws. In my personal opinion, it lost a lot of the franchises identity, I miss the originals stronger focus on RPG elements rather than as a shooter, of which it can't contend with shooter oriented titles... Also, I found Biowares grand promises of choices having an impacting consequence to, again, fail. With the majority of surviving characters from the original as second title only making cameos. And, of course, the endings. *Shudders*
I'd give it 9. The ending didn't surprise me at all but I also liked it. It clicked for me. Yet I couldn't get the best one just because I haven't played its multiplayer enough. War assets shouldn't relate to the story. Also, the dialogue is not evenly great. Sometimes you have those great conversations with brilliant humour and punchlines, sometimes you just hear Shepard say "Let's do it" or "Keep up the good work". It's also a bit too full of pathos. I understand that epicness requires a little but there are simply too many speeches at the end. I liked the personal part though (not too go much into details).
Nope. Earth/ending ruined it for me.
The first 99.9% of the game is 10/10. Its as perfect as a game can be short of literally, which nothing is. Its engaging, emotional, fun. The last 0.1% of the game though... words can't even describe how horrible it is, how meaningless it makes not just the entire game but the entire 5 year spanning saga. Games, books, comics, everything swiped away in about 10 minutes.
I enjoyed it so far... i never played ME1, but finished ME2 4 times... BUT, i'm still quite early in the game....
I am 20 hrs in and so far I would give it a 9 just for the way all my decisions from ME1&2 are incorperated in ME3. I will beat this game on my days off this week. Then I will see if my score of 9 holds true.
Like wise.... Im hoping isnt AS bad as some of the people are making out to be
Id give it a 9. I dont understand the hate for the game itself, other than the endings. The dlc should been in the game but that hasnt stopped me enjoying the game. Not many games keep me goin for well into 30 hours game time.
Good game. Ending was crap... but the game is a solid 8.0 for me.
i like it, to me that's all that matters.
Yes it did.
I loved the game. Dont care what score a review gives. Also loved the ending. I believe many ppl did not understand the ending.
No.. Its the worst one in the series, 7.5/10 for me
Reviews are opinion pieces, over a 100 million gamers in the world chances are its going to get few 10/10. My opinion about the game? 7.5/10
60 hours in on this game. Theres a lot of dialoge, store purchases armor modifications upgrades and experementing on weapons and powers and side quests that I want to do. It's hard for me to put the controller down, it hurts my head.
every review is each individuals opinion so yes it did, their opinions are not wrong and to them its a perfect game. in fact to me its a 9.5-10 as well, your telling me im wrong becuase you disagree? i also happen to think dark souls is the best game ever, am i wrong about that too? sorry dude but to them its a 10, to me its a 10, to you its not. its that simple. just becuase you didnt enjoy it as much as we did doesnt mean it doesnt deserve them.
I have not yet finished the game, but at this point I would give it a 10/10 its hitting all the right notes and doing good fan service to the two previous games. We will see if this continues however.
People are gonna rate games there a fanboy of high scores. It's like Star Wars, sure the last 3 movies sucked but the fanboys will give it 5 stars anyways. Those fanboys being for Mass Effect IGN & countless others who just rate it high even tho deep inside they know Mass Effect 1-2 are better. This happends to all games tho.
Agreed Mass Effect 1 is better RPG than Mass Effect 2. But then Mass Effect 2 is better RPG than Mass Effect 3. Its like with every installation they tried to make the game easier to appeal to a wider audience. But kinda dropped the ball. And thats when hardcore fans lashed back with dumbing down of RPG elements...At the moment ME 3 has almost next to no RPG elements at all compared to Mass Effect 2.
Lol, ME2 is not better. The new multiplayer aspect alone proves that. 3 is a great game.
I agree that ME1 is the most RPG out of all of them, but ME3 definitely has more RPG elements than ME2. The skill trees have 3 evolution choices instead of 1, level cap is doubled, weapon mods were brought back, squadmates have more powers, morality system doesn't force you down one dialogue path, much more armor customization, squadmates have armor choices, ect. ME2 feels the most restricted and streamlined.
I dunno Mass Effect 3 feels so restricted with the mining of materials, and planets you visit. I havent found any anomalies on any planets since I started, just pointless war assets. Just fly around and press L2/LT and when a nasty reaper comes along... YOU fly out of the system ... WHOOPI DOO WHAT A RUSH! Some things Mass Effect 2 just did better than Mass Effect 3 and vice versa. BUT Mass Effect 3 feels like its trying to HELP me too MUCH at times. But I will agree to say that the skill tree was an improvement.
Mass Effect obviously has some issues. Frozen stale faces that never blink, prototipical Space soldier dialogue, Clunky gameplay, but it has some interesting game aspects like branching story. During ME, and ME2, I learned to overcome these to enjoy the games, that's why I should be getting ME 3 later this year.
Actually 49erguy... JUst ruined it for me SMH...lol
I would give it a 6-7 at max. The story has huge plotholes, loads of retconns, the ending is actual tripe and not to mention the story is almost a carbon copy of franchises such as TTGL (anime) . Furthermore hardly any rpg elements, no free roam just corridor shooting, and some lines are incredibly cheesy. Not to mention the new characters are from Jersey Shore, and finally some emotions seem forced not really emotional. BTW I would give Skyrim a 8-9, KoA a 7-8, and FFXIII a 5-6. (just so you know my standards).
Definitely not. Such an overrated game. I mean, seriously overrated.
The game is absolutely amazing. But the shooting mechanics are nearly archaic, a bit better than ME2, but certainly not as fluid as other TPS. And that's a major issue since that a big part of the game. It's still fun to shoot the shit out of aliens, but sometimes the controls are messed up and the movements of the characters feel robotic. I sincerely prefer good animations, movements and fluid mechanics to good graphics. After playing mo cap games like Uncharted, everything feels like a robot.
Honestly, I have always found the Mass Effect series to be highly overrated and generic. Same with WRPGS. It's just my opinion though, I do have friends who enjoy both :p
The ending was great, I just think alot of people are mad that there wont be another one. I say all great things have an ending!
If ME2 is a 10 then ME3 is also a 10 easily. They made too many fucking improvements to score it any less, shit ending or not.
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