Hooked Gamers writes: "Saying that Mass Effect 3 had a lot of hype pre-release is an understatement. With the success of the previous two games in the series, BioWare created one of the deepest and most interesting universes gaming has ever seen. Hundreds of pages of codex information, countless discussions with various individuals, and galaxy-spanning quests have all built up to a game that attempts the almost impossible task of bringing it all together. The task is further complicated by the fact that the Mass Effect trilogy is heavily based on choice. BioWare has claimed that it made this a game newcomers could jump into, but countless subtle nods and huge connections will be missed by anyone who hasn’t played Mass Effect 1 and Mass Effect 2. But for those who have a character they can import, does Mass Effect 3 live up to the hype? For the most part yes, but it’s not a question that can be summed up in just one word."