From Cinelinx: As the decade comes to a close, I make the case for why Bioware's Mass Effect 3 deserves the moniker of Best of the Decade.
Would LOVE to replay this series on the Switch. Alas....
I'd love a trilogy release on any current gen system really... And maybe a slight touch up on part 1, both graphics and gameplay. I just recently played it again on console and it was a bit rough around the edges lol.
Yeah, no to updates to ME1 gameplay. I much prefer the full on RPG design, but I'm not asking for ME2 and ME3 to be changed to mimic that. Please respect the game that allowed us to have 2 and 3 rather than trying to change it to something else.
@Christopher I didn't mean change how it plays or take away from the RPG elements, just make the animations smoother and the controls more responsive is what I meant.
You can play it on almost every console Ps3, Xbox 360, Xbox one, PC. The Wii U has number 3. Id rather get a remaster over a switch port.
Stop teasing me...
Me too. Release it on all system so everyone can play/replay this classic.
Enjoying the trilogy right now using an amazing MOD called ALOT, it is feels like a 4K remastered version. Such a wonderful game.
The texture mods are excellent.
Absolutely not. This game can't even touch horizon zero dawn let alone the last of us... Hell, it can't even beat ME2!
The first two games set up the saga nicely for the third installment. The Mass Effect series has some of best space stories/drama I had ever seen. I might dare to even say it is the Star Wars of video game.
Yeah, too bad the ending fked everything. And the Extended cut did explain some stuff but it is still not the ending that was promised
It's better than star wars
The 3rd was the worst In the series.
Yeah ME2, but I think it's easily better than HZD
HZD is a snorefest in comparison.
At least HZD has an engaging gameplay unlike this barebones third-person shooter novel.
Mass effect 2 is my game of the decade.
The Last of Us is my game of the decade. I loved Mass Effect 2 tho! Such a wonderful gaming experience!
this game felt rushed AF halway through, the last 5 hours especially and the ending
They fixed the ending, get over it already.
No they didn’t. All it did was to add more and fix the Mass relays exploding and screwing the entire galaxy
No, they didn't. Your choices still were pretty much ignored by the endings. Biggest difference was EDI dead or not.
The game was great and stands toe-to-toe with ME2. The ending wasn't what people expected. Boo hoo. I've seen far worse endings than that, it really wasn't that bad.
It wasn’t that bad, it was worse. what ending has the entire universe of a game screwed? ME2 stablished that the destruction of a mass relay means the destruction for an entire system, yet they writers didn’t peer review their shit. The game was rushed and the ending was nonsensical. How was that ending not as bad?
What was bad was how they tried patching the ending with the extended cut. Shouldve left it as it was.
No it isn't. Mass Effect 2 is superior to 3.
True 2 is better than 3 however 2 came out in 2009. 3 was 2012. So 2 cant be part of the decade
Actually ME2 released January 26, 2010.
People may disagree over which is better but you can't disagree over ME 2's release date. PorkChop is correct: it released Jan 26 2010.
Agreed, I enjoyed 2 way more
ME2: Loyalty Side Mission Effect
Well Christopher, you may call those missions whatever you want. I found them to be immensely enjoyable.
Disagree. Dumpster fire ending disqualifies this title. The “fix” made it marginally less terrible and was an admission of failure.
I never unerstood how people can choose only one game of the decade or even one best game of all time.
They clearly haven’t played enough games. I’ve played too many to count in my day, so even choosing one per genre is quite difficult.
2 was better, but 3 was amazing too. 2 was the first big game of the decade, and stands at the end as the best for me.
Why not pick mass effect Andromeda game of the century next? Or fallout 76? Some people...
Because everyone knows Life of Black Tiger takes them both to school...in the dumpster fire category.
Because Mass Effect Andromeda was an absolutely terrible game on many levels. And Fallout 76 is still a broken mess, over a year after release? Mass Effect 3 was a great game all around, with the exception of the ending of the story, which obviously could have been done better. But it was still a great game overall. Its pretty insane to even put Andromeda and Fallout 76 on the same level as ME3. Some people...
Where have I said or implied that they were on the same level? Some people apparently have comprehension problems.
I might be in the minority but my favourite game of the series was the 1st Mass Effect. 3 was my least favourite
Both ME2 and 3 are about the same, ME2 was not much different from 3, i mean people call the terrible writing for ME3 ending but the start of ME2 was a disaster killing off your character JUST so they can force you to work for a terrorist organisation, an organisation that you found had committed 1000's of atrocities in ME1 a organisation 90% of most Shepard would not work with at all. ME2's start might be flashy and action packed but killing off the main character to the point they are basically a floating husk in space so Cerberus could bring him/her back was also not good story writing.
I didn't care much for the ending, but the game was fantastic.. My favorite series.
Lol oh hell no it is not the game of the decade. Not even top 10 for me.
Great game but it's not the game of the decade, the story in the other hand is so good I would give it the story of the decade alongside The Witcher series.
Well I thought I was the only one that liked 3 better than 2. NIce… I'll take the first one over them all (different decade of course). My game of this decade too.
I really enjoyed the third game in this series (was fortunate to pick it up post-update), but I think the second one has the edge on this one. One of the good Mass Effect games isn’t a bad choice for game of the decade though. I’ll have to give some thought as to what my personal pick would be.
I’m still wondering how my favorite sci-if IP went from goat to ghost. Almost as dead as Dead Space. Went from buying them all twice to not buying Andromeda at all. Why do I have to be logged into EA Online to earn SP trophies?
Well, a new Mass Effect game is in early development with Bioware Edmonton and is being overseen by the guy that worked on ME2, 3, and Andromeda. So it may not be a "ghost" for too much longer.
Not even game of the year when it was released & definitely not game of the decade. Just my two cents. Wasn't there huge backlash from the fans over ME3?
Well, a new Mass Effect game is in development with Bioware Edmonton and is being overseen by the guy that did ME2, 3, and Andromeda. I know I should be excited about this, but its hard to after the way Andromeda turned out. Hopefully it will take us back to the Milky Way Galaxy and we can get a continuation from the original trilogy.
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