For, me the opening scene with the little boy being killed was very emotional, and added a sense of realism to the game like you mite have actully been there. The graphics were above average, and i must say i only incountered 1 bug in the whole game. It was kinda cool having an interactive charater both in combat and in scenry, with plenty of movie shots. kinda of made it hard to tell if you were watching a movie or playing a game. I must agree with the others that the ending was vague and i dont think i undstood what happened, can could have left more closure. But i do give this game a thumbs up, for one of the better games out there. One thing that kinda of annoyed me was that you had to fight a battle constanly at each planet, which some were difficult and time consuming. But i guess thats why its a game. Also i thinki that EDI lady should show the commader how to mofify weapons and armor as this was not very clear for a new user like me. The music was very good, however if you make a newer game i suggest you add strippers to the Bar scene, and perhaps even a pay per click $1 dollar deducted from your paypal account if she strips. Also could have had Male strippers as well.
Was a good game though and i plan on purchasing the collectors edtion
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I would highly recommend that you play Mass Effect 2 before you play this game, as this is a series where choices you have made in the previous games can have a significant impact on the story you experience in this game. ME3 is way better if you play with a save imported from 2.
Now, with that out of the way, we can talk about ME3. It is difficult to overstate how great the story for ME3 really is. There are several points during the story where I had to stop and think about the possible ramifications of my decisions before choosing, and a couple points where the result of my "right" decision was truly painful to watch. The opening cutscene had me hooked almost instantly and the beginning of the end sequence may just be about the most epic thing I have ever seen.
The combat improves upon the groundwork laid down in 2, although if you play in "Narrative" mode, it is super easy, while still being satisfying. The weapons upgrade system is also better than it was in 2 and a lot more customizable to ones preferred playstyle.
If I had to describe in one word the difference between ME3 and the previous games it would be "streamlined". Planet scanning is gone, replaced by a system that can scan multiple planets in a system. The bypass/hack minigame that was in 2 and 1 is gone as well(it was really only fun the first 100 times you did it anyways lol) replaced with a slightly longer player animation.
Side missions unrelated to the main story are pretty much gone as well and the remaining side missions are both fun and important to the main narrative.
Sadly, all of this awesomeness really falls apart at the end. 99% of the game is great, but may be completely ruined by the last 1%. Still, I maintain that this is a fantastic game in a fantastic series and I highly recommend that you get it. (but only if you play ME2 first)