Kotaku: I talked to a guy named Ray a couple of weeks ago. He was with his buddy Greg. Ray said he had played BioWare's Mass Effect 3 end to end already.
I believe him.
He told me what it was like to play through the whole thing. Ray is, I should note, really into BioWare games.
Ray played through the game as a male version of the series' protagonist, Commander Shepard.
He played the previous Mass Effect through a couple of times, as a male Shepard and as a female Shepard.
The first Mass Effect, he said, felt like it leaned toward being a role-playing game. "The second one was aimed more at the action or shooter side. This one is both. Both sides have been amped up really well."