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7.8

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

It's all that's expected

posted by SkaVeNgeR (CHICAGO, IL) Dec 16, 2012

Member since Jan 2005

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This is everything you'd expect from any other next gen console. The game's graphics are top-notch, the gamepad makes upgrades easier as well shows the map throughout so you don't have pull it up when figuring out where to go. this is a solid game and although die hard fans have expressed their grief over the ending, this is still one of the best action rpgs.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Mass Effect 3 Greatness on Wii U?

posted by CrazyGamer2186 (LUCERNE VALLEY, CA) Dec 15, 2013

Member since Nov 2013

This is one of the best games of 2012 and that is keeping it short. If you haven't experience it on Wii U then this is a great version for a Wii U owner to check out. Sadly this game does have some problems.

1-1080p is supposed to be the resolution but that is not the case and it is at native 720p and can be upscaled to 1080i and or p just like Xbox 360 version.
2-No DLC for this game is supported but all Free based DLC such as the From Ashes (Which adds Javik to the squad) and Extended Cut Endings is included on disc. So if anyone is hoping to play Omega or Citadel DLC or even Leviathan will be disapointed. Also Multiplayer is not really supported like on the other systems.
3-Graphics a bit more choppy in the frame rates than Xbox 360 but is a bit more smoother than PS3 version due to the extra ram so it is a bit of a uneven tradeoff in game performance. (256MB on PS3, 512MB on 360 so it is 768MB and or 512MB extra on Wii U compared respectively. Also Wii U has DDR3 which is clocked at about 1.66GHZ on Wii U, which is faster than the 700MHZ on 360 and is more dev friendly than the Rambus ram on the PS3 which is at about 3.20GHZ but most multiplatform games don't use all that speed.)\
4-Just like all Wii U launch games that is already out this one is for any owner to check out and or own but most people probably won't buy it.

Other than those issues ME3 on Wii U is a decent game but is better left elsewhere but other than that is fine.

Overall 7 out of 10

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Nintendo has to get their own great games

posted by JMichaud (BETHESDA, MD) Feb 5, 2013

Member since Jan 2008

One of the biggest problems the Wii had was getting hardcore gamers to play it because most games on the Wii were aimed for casual gamers.
They are trying to rectify that problem by putting more games that the avid gamer wants to play.
Problem: those games came out on the other systems quite some time ago. For example: Mass Effect 3.
It’s no doubt that this is one of the best games of the year when it came out on the PS3/ Xbox 360 on March 5, 2012. It blended together a great shooter with a great story about an invading army of machines that threaten all biological life in the galaxy.
But the WiiU version came out more than 8 months afterwards. (I know, this review appears almost 3 months after that, but I’ve been busy with other WiiU games).
Fans of the game have already played the PS3/X Box 360 version have little reason to hand over another $60 for this version (they say they added more content to the game, but they don’t specify what that content it, and I haven’t noticed anything new while playing the game).
And those who haven’t played the earlier version might get it for less than $60 today. So why pay full price for that “added content” – whatever that content is.
Still, this game is fun to play and I enjoyed every moment, every cut scene, every battle, and every session of weapon/character/armor upgrade.
But Nintendo really thins out the audience for Mass Effect 3: Special Edition – those of us who haven’t played the earlier version, and who can’t (or won’t) get the earlier version. It’s not worth another $60 to purchase. RENT IT.

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