Gamespot: Kevin examines how Mass Effect 3 has become the latest game to shoulder the burden of fan discontent.
Gamers are cry babies with wallets most of the time.
So I'm not allowed to have preferences, likes, and dislikes when it comes to games? ME2 was a letdown in many ways for me. ME3 is more of a step in the wrong direction. Why am I not allowed to be dissatisfied? Props to all the people who love ME3. Enjoy your game. I'm fine with that, but can these Bioware fanboys accept the fact that not everyone likes Bioware's new direction?
***"but can these Bioware fanboys accept the fact that not everyone likes Bioware's new direction?"*** Nope, they can't. Hence the reason why they call everyone that is of the opposite opinion haters, crybabies, whiners, etc.
@dedicatedtogamers I suppose that was a woefully uninformative comment. I should clarify. I feel a lot of gamers attack things about a game besides the game. Your opnion on the ACTUAL game, so as long as their is reason, is totally valid. But people are calling ME3 trash because there is some dlc, that isn't even great or because there is a gay sex scene. The littlest thing can set some gamers off from buying a game to hating anything a company makes.
@ dedicatedtogamers Talk about contradicting yourself once again. You suggest you should have the right to have your own opinion (which i agree with) then you counter by calling people Bioware fanboys who do enjoy their games. Why don't you do everyone a favor and just stop commenting. You're making yourself look like a troll and worst off your username is not at all accurate. The real issue started with the idiots who troll the forums and sites like metacritic who oppose the game just because of the DLC or certain scenes within the game about sexuality. People who rate the game a 0 or close to it based off of that are morons, plain and simple.
No, the real issue is the game itself and the fact that many people are now willing to admit what it is and what it is not. Some of us played all three but never kidded ourselves about the truth. Do you know the main strength of Mass Effect? Uniqueness. Not to be confused with greatness. It is the only game of it's kind. Where there other science fiction shooters with a ship, solar systems, and ground missions you would see the game treated less kindly. I picked up the CE and have to say I am even more disappointed than I was with ME2. Starting with character import my Shepard looked horrendous. I thought Bioware had signed a deal with DC Comics and now my character was Bizarro Shepard. Maybe they should concentrate less on Kingdoms of Amalur crossovers to generate sales and more on the damn game functionality. There are more issues of character skipping, dropped animations, buggy scenes with failed DOF usage and characters clipped into and stuck to the scenery. It's absurd this is a 10. ME3 is the poster child for a free ride. Bear in mind for me no game has ever cracked the 9 mark. But this is the result when websites and publications have no standards and an editor with no policy who is unwilling to insure that reviews are standardized. It allows an adolescent with a writing outlet to award any score without regard to principle or enforced benchmark. For all of the talk about people at Metacritic attacking ME3 they do little to counter the absurd, out of control scores by review sites without a shred of legitimate evaluation standards. Then I am dismayed that a great deal of the graphics look worse than ME2. It's as if developing on all three platforms left no time for optimization. RPG elements were gutted even further than in ME2. I think when CD Project licensed the Aurora Engine for the first Witcher they also took Bioware's role playing sense as well. Although some of the weapons handling is a great step up, Bioware insists on the "Play it our way or die" game design. Never mind all of the small incongruities like the fact the Normandy comes out of a Hyperspace jump in system and a myriad of other issues, I am too busy dealing with recycled animations and the fact that Bioware has no concept of Motion Capture. Men and women simply have different skeletal structures and seeing the same animations for both is just annoying. Not to mention lazy game development. This is the sort of thing for which MW3 was rightfully slammed yet some of the same people insist on giving Bioware a free ride. When you set out to make an over the top blockbuster money machine you get a game that feels forced. It is as if their only goal was to be the Michael Bay of game design. And what they have done actually insults Michael Bay. Wooden performances with V/O actors based on marketing is an absurd manner in which to do business. Jennifer Hale is the sole redeeming talent.
@LevelHead I'm a Bioware fanboy. Have been since the days of Black Isle and Interplay. How about you? I'm not allowed to comment on Bioware's modern direction? Get right out of here.
Preach it, dedicated. I hear a lot of gripes with the ending and that the game feels like it lost its direction, dedicated Mass Effect fans have every right to give flak for what they find fault in. I also know of many people that loved the game, but I can't stand the idea that gamers cannot complain or criticize something they bought. If a lot of gamers seem to find fault in the same thing then it's not like they are complaining about nothing
Because anyone that isn't an unrelenting fanboy willing to take.... *Day one DLC that has been proven over and over again to have had plenty of time to be put on Disc (and new evidence suggest that part of it might even be so) *Lies from EA and their subsidiary *Bad Endings *Resources being put into multiplayer *Even less RPG-elements than 2 *etc ....is a "self-entitled crybaby" or a "HateRRRRRRR!"
Im with you dedicatedtogamers! I just finished ME3 and I have to say the ending was a right slap in the face to all the players who have been playing since ME1, like myself. I still enjoyed the game but I just felt as if it could of been something bigger and grander than it was.
So if someone is a fan of BioWare games, they buy ME3, they play it, they love it, they feel the negativity is undeserved and speak up and defend the game they enjoyed - that makes them wrong? Yet it is okay to not actually play the game, but leave 0 score reviews about a game that you have not even touched, because you are bitter about DLC, homosexuality, or whatever? It is one thing to say that you don't agree with BioWare's business practice, and you won't be buying the game. It is another to bring your anger, homophobia, or what have you online and act like spoiled bitter children or complete madmen. Believe me when you take this approach it does not make Mass Effect 3 look bad, it makes YOU look bad. Wouldn't it just be smarter, and more mature, to say to yourself, this game isn't for me, I am going to pass and use my money to buy something that I will enjoy. If you want BioWare to know the reason for your decision, perhaps the best way to get them to listen would be to write an intelligent, rational, and respectful letter to them pointing out the reason for your disappointment. If you have good, rational reasons, perhaps they might even take you serious.
@LevelHead and PooEgg ***"then you counter by calling people Bioware fanboys who do enjoy their games."*** ***"So if someone is a fan of BioWare games, they buy ME3, they play it, they love it, they feel the negativity is undeserved and speak up and defend the game they enjoyed - that makes them wrong?"*** No he isn't. He's calling anyone that likes ME3 and calls other people carybabies, haters, whiners, butthurt, etc. for expressing their dislike for ME3, Bioware fanboys.
@Outside_ofthe_Box Well, I guess that makes me a BioWare fanboy, but you know what? I am okay with that. I don't think that everything that BioWare does is right, and their Day1 DLC is a bit unacceptable in my book, but I would rather stand on the side that supports the game company that has brought me so much joy as opposed to the side that acts slightly crazy everytime a game developer does not bow down and bend to their every wish.
Someone wanna explain to me how there are LESS RPG elements than in 2? They fixed the dumbed down skill trees, added more weapons and loot...I really dont see how this has less RPG elements than in 2. Also, take note that some people aren't total nazi's about bugs or graphical differences. The bugs have not been game breaking in any way for me. They have proven to be nothing more than slight distractions in an otherwise great game. If those small glitches and such seriously take that much away from the game for you, I honestly feel bad. Yes, people are looking the wrong directions on occasion in conversations, sometimes people get a little hung up on the environment and maybe some of the animations are recycled. For me, that elicits nothing more than a shrug of the shoulder because Im too busy enjoying myself. I also noticed someone knocked the game for having similar animations for male and female characters, something that has always been present in Mass Effect, why is this all of the sudden a problem? As for someone saying the graphics look worse than they did in 2, I really dont see it. Oh, and for people to yell and scream about male homosexuality being included in the game...seriously? It disgusts me that people cheer for two females to hook up in the context of a story and then when Bioware finally decides to handle the topic of male homosexuality, the game gets bashed. It just comes off as sexist, perverted, simple mindedness.
@Snipes101 Completely agree. I don't see how people believe there are LESS rpg options in this game. I'm seeing more, the more I play, and it has quite a bit more rpg options than Mass Effect 2. It has a little less dialogue options than me2, but that isn't the only thing that makes mass effect an rpg (plus the dialogue options didn't really have any big effects on the story in me2, so it's not like it matters that much). This game so far is pretty much better all around than Mass Effect 2. The story is better, the gameplay is better, the missions are better, the graphics are slightly better (though that doesn't really matter all that much to me), the only thing that I can think of that ME3 does worse than ME2, is that me2 had better squad mates. Honestly, if people hate the game as much as morganfell, then they were just looking for things to complain about before they even played the game, because the majority of stuff he listed is just nitpicky bullcrap. Recycled animations? Seriously? That's one of your big complaints? There are only so many ways a character can walk or run. There's a lot of content in the game so far, it's looking to be even more than Mass Effect 2, so if having the same acceptable animations from me2 was the result of them adding more content instead of doing unnecesary motion capture or newer animations, then I'm glad they didn't waste the time on that crap, because the animations are fine as they are. Also I haven't experienced any of the bugs that morganfell had. The most I've experienced is a few game freezes while going in a citadel elevator, but that's it. That whole idiotic "michael bay design" comment makes me think you've only played the demo. I wouldn't be at all surprised if you did, and are just basing all your criticisms off of that. And I'm not even a bioware fanboy, I thought Mass Effect 2 was a disappointment compared to the first. Sure, there are a few disappointments in ME3, but the amount of improvements they've made far outweigh the negatives. Oh well, b*tch and nitpick tiny issues like little crybabies all you want, I'm enjoying the hell out of this game, and so are a lot of others. The N4G folk tend to LOVE to hate the popular game of the moment, especially if it's not a ps3 exclusive (I bought the CE on ps3 by the way, so no, I'm not a 360 fanboy either, sorry) so I tend to take the fact that the majority of n4g folk disagreeing with me as a very good thing, as this site is full of children, seamlessly hopping on one hate bandwagon to the next, just because everyone else is.
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I can tell ya one thing. Bioware might cash in big on this one. But this will be the last Bioware game I will ever buy. CDPROJECT FTW!!!!
@Vickers500 "The N4G folk tend to LOVE to hate the popular game of the moment, especially if it's not a ps3 exclusive" Completely agree my friend. I have yet to complete Mass Effect 3 I am enjoying it greatly. I see no major gameplay differences from Mass Effect 2 I see more rpg elements than I did in 2. This website has some of the worst trash on it. Thought there are some links to some good articles sometimes and good comments, but for the most part I ignore the comments section.
My hate is the damn ending feel like i wasted my 33 hours for that POS ending. I'm not as mad as most people about the Tali thing but it was pretty damn lazy of Bioware. The DLC was really cut from the final game hell the character talks to you like everybody else. Then again Bioware did this same shit with DAO and ME2. The series went from a 9/10 to 6/10 because of that lazy ending.
Pretty sure they like the game itself but hate getting ripped off with Day 1 on-disc DLC.
Well Bioware did a good job on SWTOR for their first MMORPG. All three Mass Effect games have critical acclaim and Mass Effect 2 won many GOTY awards in 2010. Sure they removed rpg elements that I don't believe they should have but as a standalone package, I believe all three games delivered. DA2 was the only game this gen that was a let-down from Bioware imo but DA1 was one of the best rpg games I've ever played. I do think they're developing too many games at once and EA is certainly having a negative effect but I still think people just like to whine and bitch for the sake of it.
I don't get it personally. Over the years I've played nearly every major game and franchise and have yet to really feel "cheated" or "disappointed" with a game developer / publisher. Some may just say that I'm easily pleased, which may be the case, but I think more-so that people expect too much. Maybe it's because I don't read every preview and review. So when I get a game I don't know what to expect and usually I'm pretty satisfied. The same could be said about movies. I hear tons of people go again and again to the movies and come away disappointed. I don't even waste my time. Then there are times where I'm really interested in a movie (John Carter) but I don't know much about it. Turns out it's a great movie despite what others are taking at face value. Not really sure the point of this comment other than maybe people expect too much. There were never so many complaints back in the day when everyone was in the dark waiting for the game to release, or waiting for a magazine to post their review. Hm, maybe publishers need to stop making so many claims as well..
I fully agree with you on this. I feel many people overly expect something and then when it doesn't meet up to their hype, then they feel cheated. I personally loved Mass Effect 3, and yes, maybe it is because I am easily pleased. Or maybe it is because I didn't really "care" about it until about 2 hours before it came out when I put in my Origin preorder. I didn't hype it up, I wanted it because of the story and to be honest, I felt it ended as it should have. It explained some mysteries and to me, it felt like it had closure. I don't know, I feel with how the internet has become, it is much easier to generate hype (and over-generate for that matter). This is why I will watch one or two trailers then leave it at that, no previews, no reviews, nothing. I go in expecting virtually nothing.
I hate ME3 because I didn't really like ME2 and I think the franchise has too many problems to be received the way it is. I have played many RPGs with better stories and gameplay. The controls are too clunky and level progress is crap. The story is very boring and it just drags on for ages even though all you want to do is just play the dam game. Dialogue choices also take away from story. Gameplay is also very repetitive. Like Assasins Creed 1 repetitive. It consists of boring dialogue, then cover and shoot, more boring dialogue, then more cover and shoot, boring dialogue again, boss fight, last bit of dialogue and back to your ship to try and have sex with your female crew members. Oh no wait theres also mining. Lets send probes into planets and mine the dozens of planets in the galaxy for upgrade material and lets build a relationship with your crew members so you can get special abilities and upgrades. The game is average at best. I know people love the series and I honestly don't see why but I've been playing RPGs for 15 years and I would never call ME an RPG EDIT. I just have to add the most fun I had in ME2 was trying to fuck marian and that bitch didn't even show her titties.
What pissed me the most about the game: - story was interesting, but with a sh*tty ending. - First day DLC... that's just robbery. - Take away the story, and it's basically just a run and gun game from start to finish. You go from point A to point B and kill every enemy that's in between. Repetitive game-play.
Mass Effect 3 is amazing, fellas. If you have liked the series so far, this entry will blow you away. Now, don't be blind to EA's bullcrap DRM, controversial DLC and other sh*t that would piss off even the more most patient elcorr. Underneath all the pile of poo, lies a great game to be enjoyed.
its weird how everyone is hating on a game that is really good. I mean i didn't finish it yet but i am really enjoying it but then again i already came to the conclusion nothing beat ME1. In ME1 you went from a nobody to a hero and it felt good, here you are already well known. There are a few issues with the game when it comes to characters glitching when you talk to them or walking around the citadel and getting weird animations when you bump into stuff, things i didn't see until EA put their hand in the pot. The Multiplayer is pretty sweet to be honest, its a lot of fun and i haven't had many glitches in there, it was actually well done. My issues is that everyone is saying how this is bad, and that is bad. When i played ME2 i had Katsumi and that tough soldier downloaded before i started the game (i didn't play it at launch) and that was DLC, also the DLC in this game comes free with the N7 Collectors edition, plus you get a few extras. the extra $20 is worth it, since the DLC is $10. Its everyone who is too cheap to pay thats complaining really. I mean $79 is cheap for a collectors edition when most others start at $89 and some games start at $69 new for standard edition! My biggest Gripe with the so called 'fans' is that BIOWARE did listen, they are just HATING FOR THE SAKE OF HATING. These people really need to enjoy games and not get their panties in a bunch all the time. I mean in ME2 a lot of people complained that the CITADEL was too small and lacking (even i was disappointed how small it was) but it did make sense because you weren't Alliance anymore but in ME3 its fixed and all the little side quests are in there and they are quite informative. Also i see people saying that the choices you made before didn't really have an effect. I see my choices all the time. I am even tempted to play through the game (if there is a choice maker like ME2) and have all my game friends die so i can see what the story is like. i mean Wrex is a big part of the story and Grunt shows up too. At first i though it Wrex wasn't there then it would be grunt, but he shows up somewhere else and what if he was dead? thats a lot of scenarios that bioware had to cover and i think they did a good job reflecting my decisions.so i don't know why everyone is so upset. and the GAY thing. i mean really its 2012, what kind of rock do you live under. People are gay its a FACT. to each their own, if you don't like it you don't have to talk to those characters. I mean i know ASARI are just 1 gender but technically since ME1 female on female was okay, just male one male is a big no no. I'm not gay but i say, if you wanna kiss a guy, no nuts. If you don't then Don't. This game is about decisions. so CHUK5, i agree with you. Gamers are a bunch of crybabies, but i guess some of it is their parents wallets.
I'm not a cry baby.. I have an opnion and i think Mass Effect 3 is the worst one in the series! Do you have a problem with that
Because of the bullshit they pulled with dlc, Helper's gay fantasies, and drop in quality.
Don't hate it, just wish that it was more. ME1 shows that the series could have been but then Bioware/EA decided to cheap out in terms of depth and plot structure. put mote thought into adding multiplayer.
don't like it don't play it
I'm enjoying the game thus far, so I can't really provide an overall impression of the game just yet. I can however comment on Jessica Chobot's voice acting, which is one of the worst cases of fanboy pandering in the history of gaming. Without needing to mention the fact that her character seems overtly pointless, her voice acting is also atrociously wooden.
She is from IGN after all. Dont get me wrong, nice woman. But not a voice actor.
It was so awkward. It had the stink of EA pressure all over it. It amazes me that ME3, from what I've played, is as good as it is. EA has definitely had their hand in Bioware's junk from a design perspective, but the game still feels undeniable mass effect. Props to them.
She really doesn't have a point in the game. I don't get why her ass is so big either and her clothes are made to make it seem even bigger. Also, ***MILD CHOBOT ME3 SPOILER*** Why can you have sex with her after like four interviews that aren't even conversations. That seems either forced or her character is a slut for power, or just a slut.
Chuk5 - Right on the money..
The Mass Effect series is definitely in my top 3 as far as new IP's this generation is concerned. That being said, EA's buying of Bioware has been a bad thing, they are going in a different direction and I almost call ME3 Gears Of Effect, because its so much like Gears Of War in the way it looks and plays now. ME1 is obviously still the best game in that series, but I like all of them in one way or another.
-I have zero complaints, it's a great game (granted I'm only 15 hours in) -Seems to be, the most haters, are; A. Cheap, and by cheap I mean those people who bitch if they mis-place a penny. B. People who expect this to be a JRPG, World of Warcraft or something equally as retarded. C. 14 year old kids who think it's Call of Duty or Gear of War due to Mis-Marketing and never played the original in 2007.
D. Silly idiots who hate the "gay" romances. I've played a good 6 hours of ME3 so far and i've only come across one instance, and that was two women, not two men. Yet some gamers seem to think that's what the entire game bases itself around. I know romances are usually later, but still. I mean its set around our world initially, 180 or so years later. No doubt homosexuality would advance.
-Ah, Yes, Amend D. to that list! - i had some mega rants last week about all the Haters up in arms that their whole game experience would be ruined "by them ho-mo-Sex-auals" (Country drunk hillbilly voice) :)
I like the game, but that doesn't mean I don't have plenty of complaints. I haven't seen too many glitches, mainly just talking to invisible people and sometimes characters floating around or missing body parts. My problem with the whole ME series is that so many of the things you do are ridiculous. Basically when the fate of the galaxy is resting in your hands are you really going to waste time on so many silly fetch quests? ME2 was even worse in this regard because of the petty reasons for some of the missions. It often feels like the video below http://www.youtube.com/watc... You just need to add in the occasional gun fight and an attack by giant robot cockroaches :) And then there is the issue with money and resources. Shepard is supposed the be the last hope for humanity and the galaxy but you need to gather space garbage, go rock hunting and do errands just to get the resource you need.
-I'm probably alone when i say this, but i was sad to find out they pulled Mining from Mass Effect III :(
The first point is so utterly ridiculous. Did they all of a sudden forget ME1's Liara Romance or where they to busy getting excited by woman on woman action. The romances in the game are optional and you can choose to ignore the gay guy if you want to. There are lots of reason to hate ME3, but if it because you have a choice to start a gay relationship, then you are an idiot.
because it is so much OVERRATED There in the US.. EUROPE, ASIA Doesn't care about this game..
After 7 hours, I definitely have to take back my hate for BioWare for the game (the DLC is another issue) because I've spent the majority of that time ROLE PLAYING. Without gun in hand, actually exploring. Even the Citadel is more open and the planets I've landed on have been less linear, or at least give the impression they aren't as linear. I really didn't like ME2 to the degree some people did, it was about 10 steps towards TPS, and ME1 will always be my favourite of the series... but ME3 is, at least, one or two of those steps back.
I just didn't like the demo, I never like the demos for Mass Effect. The voice acting is a little uninspired, the motion capture is a little robotc, and the gameplay is clunky. They didn't really fix this in ME3, but I learned to like Mass Effect and ME2 after time, there's some good set peices and moments in the game.
Remember every single "great game" can get trashed by someone. It doesn't matter if it is Zelda, Mario, Final Fantasy (especially early versions) uncharted or halo. This game or series is not unlike all of those games. It's just easier to see all the opinions people have because Internet sites like n4g. Personally this game deserves a 10 . The story in this trilogy is above and beyond almost any in the gaming world. That alone is worth a few points. It is interesting to see what people disliked about the game though.
I'll grab ME3 when its $20 or less. Like I did ME2. I enjoyed 2, but for the life of me, can't understand the circle jerking over this series. Is it neat? I guess. Most things involving space and alien Star Trek type shit usually are, but this (so far) isn't the best RPG series I've played, let alone shooter.
This guy gets it...i agree with every word here.
It's a completely different direction from the previous Mass Effect games; Less choices, less Paragon/renegade options and yes the game is a little more Linear. But I think it worked great, I loved everything about the game except it's ending. But being so different from the previous games I can understand people complaining. But complaining about petty things such as being able to romance a character is absurd.
ME3 is a bland and overdone sequence of linear,repetitive shooting to narrative with dialogue choices to shooting.It looks average,runs average and plays average. It receives near perfect scores from most major sites.Fueled by hype and exaggerated review scores it screams 'I can be average and sell millions and so can you'.It is a shame what the mainstream dub 'masterpieces',when in fact only a few fragments of mastery are to be found within. We will come to regret this type of blind hysteria if not already. I don't 'hate' the ME series but if one game is the example overrated,this is it. 6.5/10. When one village in the mundane monotony of Skyrim contains more optional content than all of ME3,I begin to seriously question whether a big budget narrative on an aging engine is truly the direction of excellence in gaming.I doubt it,I really do.
A LIVING LEGEND "When one village in the mundane monotony of Skyrim contains more optional content than all of ME3,I begin to seriously question whether a big budget narrative on an aging engine is truly the direction of excellence in gaming.I doubt it,I really do." Why are you comparing a TPS to an RPG? Of course an RPG is going to have more optional content. Should we diss Uncharted 3 next for having pretty much non-existent optional content compared to Skyrim?
I do hate the notion that they put in someone from the game industry. Still plan on getting the game after an honest price drop or two, but I really *HATE* that they tacked in someone from the real world. A Make a Wish kid or something in relation to a contest, but site personality because they're friendly to Bioware/EA is just F***ing insulting.
i just hate the ending.It was lazy and im not going sit here and type out why.How bioware messed up a great game with those ending is beyond me. Maybe theyll add something with dlc.
Your willing to pay more money for a better ending....
yes i would the game is great the ending sucks and needs a fix.
terrible ending, seeing all the choices I made in the games mean nothing, dlc that is on the disc, and the fact that is even less than a rpg than mass effect 2 (and that only had rpg elements in it, it was not an rpg). I think my disappointment has been validated.
If you want an RPG go play an RPG. ME series was NEVER an RPG to begin with.
I dont hate ME, i have more of a problem with editors like these! According to him, i have to accept homosexuals, i cant have my own mind, i must do and act as he says, if i dont i am a wrong and evil person or a homophobe, lol! So much for freedom of speech, huh. I will have my beliefs and think the way i damn well want. I will not have someone try to control my thoughts or beliefs. This jerk sounds like your typical controlling lib! Get over it people, we dont have to all agree on things and slam someone else just because they dont have the same beliefs as you. Hell, i am for abortion and against homosexuality, so call me what you want.
Haven't played it yet, but a similar trend keeps popping up. Is the ending really that bad. Is it out of the player's control to an extent. Is Chobot's performance that bad honestly?
Chobot is bad... I don't know what the deal is or why someone thought this was a good idea but you can tell she's not a professional voice actor. This isn't the technical issue where's there's an awkward pause between lines, it's that she delivers each line with so much enthusiasm, it just sounds ridiculous and something with the audio quality or fidelity is off, like it was added after the game was finished and they'd finished everyone else's lines.
Makes you question why she wasn't DLC instead of the **Spoiler**, eh?
Chobot seems to have been added for fanservice reasons only...which is pretty sad IMO. Maybe I'm alone in this but I hate the idea that the developers have added a character like Chobot who obviously only exists to look pretty and appeal to us sexually. Do the devs think we're morons? That we won't buy their game unless they advertise a pair of tits in it?? The character is totally pointless and Chobot herself is obviously not a real voice actress. She delivers the lines so woodenly and dull. Her character doesn't really need to exist and a much more deserving voice actress could have gotten that role instead. So sad!
all of guys are over exaggerating except for the dlc part. The game is good and that is all it maters.
The technical difficulties, the weird voice work at times along with crazy dialogue. The almost odd push for DLC at the end, the ending itself. Wonky combat, they made a shooter and it still plays like crap at times. The lack of real choice for a game that was supposed to be the epitome of it. The people who love the game seem to be those who would eat BioWare's crap if it was DLC and just about every reviewer.
I bought this on the 360 and have seen only 1 game bug where the faces were turned. I have seen nothing else. Maybe I'm enjoying the game to much but its fantastic. I'm about 20 hrs in and am enjoying it more then 2. I love all the extra rpg moments and I can spend hours tinkering with he armor and guns alone. I didn't like the idea of the day 1 dlc but since I was unable to get the ce I purchased it and I don't regret it as the prothean is one of my most used characters. This game is far better then the last 1 as,its more open and plenty of customizing. Its my opinion but this game is a 9.5 in my book so far.
Too action shooter based and not enough rpg
Sadly, you just cant win with reviews and negative opinions with successful franchises. If ME3 didnt change up many things, it would have been heavily critized as being stale and uninspired. I bet most of the negative folks here are the same types that if they won the lottery, they would whine about paying taxes on it instead of how great it is to have so much money. Just the nature of alot of folks to be so cynical.
Il be honest i was looking forward to this game true ME2 was more casualized and streamlined then ME3 but i still liked it and was still waiting ME3 now what broke the camels back and drove me to not even buy this game? Where to begin for starters it keeps ME2's lobotomized leveling up system which is the last instance of any "RPG" in it on top of that they included some bulking meat head jersey shore wannabe into the crew and in addition gave ashley facial reconstructive surgery so she doesn't even look like the same person. On top of that we have day one DLC YES THATS RIGHT day one DLC. The DLC of course contains a prothean character you know the characters that were supposedly genocided in ME1? Then apparently turned into collectors in ME2 who were then all wiped out now apparently there is one left and for the first time you can have a prothean squadmate... OH one last thing he costs 9.99 on day of release so pay up. Then they tried to excuse the DLC by stating they had recently begun work on it and it was finished late. Gee bioware then explain why we knew of him in early 2011. In addition to that they break the camels back, legs, and any other bone this poor animal may have with the ending. The ending which *SPOILERS* is a travesty wraps up this beloved franchise by revealing how the kid from the demo/beginning was the crucible AKA controller of the reapers and how the reapers exist to exterminate organic life so they do not create synthetic life which will then rebel and destroy all organic life. SO basically the reapers kill us so we don't kill ourselves and if that isn't the most moronic plot you ever heard the end wraps up with a kid being told this game as though its a story and ends with "papa shepard tell me another story" and "papa shepard" then saying "its getting late but ok one more" which basically implies that A. This whole thing was a story which in that case i swear off bioware products forever or that B. The ending was trying to wave their upcoming MMO in peoples faces which in that case i swear off bioware products forever. Then we have player choices. The choices in the game are gathered from ME1 and ME2 to culminate and finally reveal what consequences these choices will have in the final battle against reapers. They however have proceeded to royally screw that up by ignoring half the choices in ME1 and ME2. Rachni exterminated? Doesn't matter theres some behind the orange juice in the great big galaxy fridge. Destroyed or kept the collector base? Bah who cares that wasn't important infact it was so unimportant we won't even talk about it at all. In addition to all these games short comings we get an Ashley that looks like a bimbo jersey shore cast member along with that whore chobot and the homo hench typical marine stereotype idiot called Vega. Then we have the multiplayer mode. To those saying it is tacked on i can completely say yes it is tacked on. This multiplayer mode is nothing but horde mode from gears of war, Killing floor has a shop mid wave which you can use to buy new weapons since you start out with a pistol to begin with. This game on the other hand has nothing new or original in the multiplayer. The only reason i can fathom even having a multiplayer mode is to attract some of the call of duty kiddies to play it. Except they fail to see that people who play COD will never play a game like Mass Effect 3. Thats about it for my review of this waste of money. Yup its official after DA2, TOR and now ME3 the beloved bioware is dead. I will never buy a bioware game blindly only after deep deep inspection.