Mass Effect 3, despite its divisive ending, is the best Mass Effect game for numerous reasons. It's not where you end up, but the journey that matters.
I played ME 3 I thought ME 2 was better
I agree. However I think they compliment each other. Mass Effect 2 was more of a sandbox, whereas Mass Effect 3 was very narrative driven. Mass Effect 3 wouldn't work if it wasn't for Mass Effect 2. However, despite its ending, Mass Effect 3 manages to be the single most cinematic game I've ever seen (I'd love to know if there are other games that similarly manage to make you feel as though you're playing a movie).
I hated the reapers getting pissy if I explored the galaxies too long, so I definitely preferred ME2. Spent 140+ hours on that one!
ME 1 and 2 >
ME 1 is the best. ;) But that is only my opinion. Why? Because you see new stuff all the time. In ME2 & 3 (which are also to much action focused IMHO) you more or less already know most stuff. In Andromeda the "new factor" was really bad. A whole new galaxy and just 2 new races ...
I can't even disagree... Each game brought something so different that I could argue why any of them are the best. Even Andromeda (the worst in the series) has elements that, if focused on independent from other aspects, makes it the best Mass Effect game. (Waiting for the disagrees...)
I really liked andromeda. Although story wise wasn’t as good as the first three. I can tell you which will be the worst version... the censored legendary edition with no pinnacle station.
ME3 was the worst it wasn't even what Bioware intended by then. ME1 for me was the best.
That's just actual heresy
Nah, 3 was the worst, 2 was the best.
I've wanted to love this series for years. ME1 was by far the best overall experience for me, but it has aged a bit worse visually and mechanically. bit stilted and unrefined, with some slightly rougher spots here and there, but consistent and no massive immersion or game breaking issues to detract from the experience. Engrossing setting, good characters and exciting prospects of where the story would go as it went. played on 360. Me2, well that was hype! got it for Ps3 touted all over as the complete definitive edition. this had gotten lots of praise. Way more refined and fluid, overall well executed visually and mechanically. However as fun and engrossing it was with good and endearing characters I couldnt put up for more than 10-15 hours as it kept hard crashing every half an hour at best outside of the hub area(ship) and framerate got atrocious at times during some busy combat scenes, definitively lower teens if not worse. Then there was a bug or something with the menu, audio cutting out and loading the game I think, dont quite remember but I felt it was low effort cash grab port touted from the sky with promises of polished and further enhanced visuals, notably in the lighting departement. There was a good game in there somewhere, but it wasnt finnished/polished and I couldnt bare all the hot garbage. Talked to bioware and they just brushed me off and ignored me. how dare I ask them to fix their perfect game? Havent bothered with Me3 at all. The experience Ive had with DA2 didnt help either as they did put up a demo on PSN. Dont remember how it plays at all. but I remember it was hideous and uninspired looking with dull assets just lazily repeated and copypasted all over and animations didnt help. Nothing stood out as good looking in the least. would be fair to assume it was a ps2 port of something alas it was a brand new 360/ps3 release at the time. Could it be that my experience with ME2 and DA2 has soured me completely? Sure, ME2 may well be at least playable on Pc and 360. however it wasnt for me on ps3 and biowares responses didnt seem to take me seriously at all. After Andromeda... which I am aware was handled by a another branch of the studio I think now is the time to at least put in an effort and make the trilogy remaster great. If they cant handle that with flying colours, now that many have lost faith I think its do or die at this point. Also a golden opportunity to win me over with their famous trilogy. We shall see how it pans out.
I never had ME 2 crash once. I don't remember frame rate issues either. I've played through the entire series 4 times.
I dunno, it depends on a few factors. I didn't like the endings, even after they «fixed» it, felt disappointing. I still remember the first time you spoke with the Reaper and when you asked «why are you doing this?!» it responded with «you wouldn't understand». But after the ending, turns out, it was really easy to understand. And the whole Leviathan DLC were just bad, IMO, didn't answer any questions. I did like the gameplay, missions. But only because i imported the saves from the PC version, so most of my decisions carry through. Then i started a new game on PS3, with fresh save. And i remember the Rachni queen, that i originally saved in Mass Effect 1 (and they continue her story in Mass Effect 3 for that imported save), in fresh save was destroyed and reapers just... created a new one, for some reason. I thought they would make a different mission and remove that new enemy type. That was disappointing. Didn't like new party members, EDI was meh, Vega was even worse, Javik was ok (but was a paid DLC), old were still good. For instance, Mass Effect 2 had Thane, Samara, Miranda, Mordin, Legion, Kasumi, all interesting new characters, Mass Effect 3 felt like nostalgia trip.
No its not, dont tell lies.
I thought that ME1 was probably the best RPG of the bunch, while ME2 probably had the best story, and ME3 was probably the best for the combat.
If you are not trying to be edgy and different then ME2 is the best in the series.
Played 1 twice, played 2 once, and played about 2 hours into 3 and just couldn't do it anymore. I think 1 was a solid, if a bit lackluster game. I would give it an 8.5/10. I could just tell that the areas towards the end of the game were very generic and the last half wasn't as good as the first. It was also clunky and had some major issues with combat. Part 2 was legit a great game. I'd say a 9.5/10 game. I'd dock it a half point because the RPG aspects were really toned down from 1, they seemed to take a different direction towards a more casual, action oriented game instead of the KOTOR/Jade Empire evolution part 1 was. I don't know why I couldn't play 3. I can't fault the game. By the time I had it, I had heard a lot of negative things about the ending, so I just didn't have the motivation to play after reading so much hate about it online. I plan on playing 3 eventually.
Mass Effect 2 is the best Mass Effect game. Mass Effect 3 had the best story, minus the ending.
ME2 was best, but ME3 is great. ME3 IS the ending - a 40 hour ending.
I don't think ME3 deserves a lot of the hate it got, with the exception of the ending of course(which was probably the worst ending I've ever experienced in a game), it certainly refined a lot of the mechanics from ME 2 and I enjoyed the story for the most part. Had some great moments, I really got a kick out of popping shots and reminiscing with Garrus(Rocky Bal-Broa!) and whatnot, but the best of the series? Can't agree. No, the best will always be ME 1. For all it's gameplay flaws and technical issues, it had the greatest impact, both story and lore-wise. I loved the RPG elements over the shooter aspects that became the norm in the latter two games. I much preferred driving the Mako around planet surfaces than that godawful mining probe mini-game you were forced to grind through in the second game. Ugh. Anyway, they were all great games in their own right, and certainly leagues better than Andromeda.
ME3 was the worst of the trilogy and it isn't debatable. Casey Hudson and Mac Walter's trashed it without any input from the other writers. Everything you built with your character was destroyed with an unhappy ending. The relationships and friendships all ruined. You couldn't pick an ending without the genocide of a species and the death of Shepard all by picking a color... Straight Dumpster
Though the more restricted scope of 2 appealed to us more, this makes sense in many ways.
Why can't I holster my sidearm?
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