Pretty enjoyable game the best part is the story. Unfortunately the frame rate sucks and the game is not as polished as ME2 the docking and leaving CG isn't there for major outposts. I didn't like the new look for the inside of the Normandy ship too.
Biggest problem is I was halfway through, and my Save got Corrupted FAIL! They should have ironed out the bugs.
I was expecting a lot from this game because of all the hype...and I think it delivered. There were a few things I missed from ME2, including the ability to mine minerals, but over all I think it was an great 3rd edition to the installment. I agree with some of the other reviews in that the ending left me feeling unsatisfied. I accidentally went ahead and began the final mission (assault) too soon before I had a chance to build up my forces and characters enough. It was still possible to beat it but probably would have been easier had I not goofed that up. I may go back to a previous save and try again. The gameplay and mechanics are still smooth and the mixture of weapons is satisfying as well.
Overall I would say buying this game would not be a waste of $60. If you've never played any of the previous games and are just curious, then you can always rent and if you decide to buy you have that option.
I actually played ME2 on the PC and ME3 on the PS#3 and liked the PS3 version better. But recently I've been moving towards PS3 versions of games just because of difficulties with my laptop.
This is by far one of the most amazing, mind-blowing games I have ever encountered. If you're hesitant about playing because you heard about the ending, don't be. I did, but I bought it anyway, and I'm glad I did. Even if you aren't quite ready to finish the ending, and I know some who still haven't, you can toy around with multi.
Firstly, if you've played ME1 and ME2, then you get to see all the characters you have come to love. Each character has become so much different than they were when you first meet them. The decisions your Shepard makes molds the character's views and attitudes. You get to make them life-like and you begin to feel these characters are part of your every day life. This is part of Bioware's excellent writing team. All characters, even yourself, are individuals.
While at times, the story line might have you confused, it is merely trying to challenge you. After completing this game three times, I have begun to realize things about the plot that I didn't quite get the first time. It's things like that that make you sit back and appreciate all the hard work the writing team put into creating this game.
The graphics are beautiful and very life-like. When Shepard smiles, you can see the wrinkles appearing around her face. Bioware paid a lot of attention to the details.
The only thing I was not happy with about this game, like many other people, was the ending. While I did not mind so much that the choices were practically the same when you spend three games living up to the consequences of the choices you make, I did mind the fact that, blatantly, the game was just... over. I spent the last few years with these characters, and finally I felt like I was loosing my friends when the credits begin to roll. There is no confirmation on who lives or dies, or how their lives proceed after the game. That's what truly bothers me. But, with the DLC having an arrival date of sometime this summer, I'm hoping that wi