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Mass Effect 3 (Kinect Compatible)

Rating: 15+ (BBFC)

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  One of the most entertaining games iv'e played!

| | See all AMJohnson's reviews (1)

I recently purchased this from play.com without having played the first two Mass Effect games. I was willing to give the game a chance after the first two had such great reviews. I can't fault play.com on delivery but that's not the purpose of this review.

Firstly, everyone has complained about the games ending. However I believe that the run up to the ending was so entertaining, difficult and satisfactory once you finish it. I think this game had a brilliant ending but remember that I haven't played the first two.

The price that I paid, 21.00 pounds, was definitely worth the price of the game. Iv'e had at least a weeks worth of enjoyment from this game and I definitely recommend that you give it a try!

  disappointing

| | See all dragoo's reviews (1)

this is a real epic game but if your like me and a big fan of the first 2 prepare to be disappointed. Not only was the ending of a poor standard leaving many loose ends remaining loose but throughout the game much of the story line seems rushed and poor.
Playing the game itself in combat is incredible but as far as the story goes i feel it should have been better.

  Superb Despite an Unsatisfying Final Ten Minutes

| | See all deanlowdon's reviews (468)

Continuing from the events of the previous game Mass Effect 3 opens with the Reapers attacking Earth and, having narrowly escaped with his life, Commander Shepard yet again finds himself as humanity's last hope for survival. Series veterans will be instantly familiar with the games concept in which a series of core and side missions can be accessed from the Normandy's galaxy map. This time around however it is not just a case of recruiting allies to your cause. Depending on how each mission is handled vital resources, such as fleets of warships, can be gained to aid in the final battle against the Reapers. As has always been the case many of these missions allows for a great deal of freedom with a number of, sometimes very difficult, choices being afforded to the player.

The series strong combat remains virtually unchanged from the series second entry and still plays like a simplified version of Gears of War. Responding to audience criticisms a number of features have been tweaked however. While the popular Mako may not make a return the weapon and armour customisation has returned and the dull planet scanning all but removed.

For the first time in the Mass Effect series multiplayer has also been included. To be honest it offers only a minor diversion from the main campaign with only one mode (imagine Horde mode from Gears of War or Halo) and six small maps to play in co-op with up to three other players. Since the playing multiplayer aids in preparing for the Reaper assault in the main game however it is worth investing some time in.

And so to the much criticised ending to the game. In my personal opinion some of this criticism is justified as it certainly leaves several plot holes and very much jars with the philosophy of Mass Effect. A few fans have certainly gone overboard however as when you consider the huge influence you are able to wield throughout the game the disappointing final ten minutes in no way spoils the 20 or so hours that come before or the epic series as a whole.

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  Superb Despite an Unsatisfying Final Ten Minutes

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Continuing from the events of the previous game Mass Effect 3 opens with the Reapers attacking Earth and, having narrowly escaped with his life, Commander Shepard yet again finds himself as humanity's last hope for survival. Series veterans will be instantly familiar with the games concept in which a series of core and side missions can be accessed from the Normandy's galaxy map. This time around however it is not just a case of recruiting allies to your cause. Depending on how each mission is handled vital resources, such as fleets of warships, can be gained to aid in the final battle against the Reapers. As has always been the case many of these missions allows for a great deal of freedom with a number of, sometimes very difficult, choices being afforded to the player.

The series strong combat remains virtually unchanged from the series second entry and still plays like a simplified version of Gears of War. Responding to audience criticisms a number of features have been tweaked however. While the popular Mako may not make a return the weapon and armour customisation has returned and the dull planet scanning all but removed.

For the first time in the Mass Effect series multiplayer has also been included. To be honest it offers only a minor diversion from the main campaign with only one mode (imagine Horde mode from Gears of War or Halo) and six small maps to play in co-op with up to three other players. Since the playing multiplayer aids in preparing for the Reaper assault in the main game however it is worth investing some time in.

And so to the much criticised ending to the game. In my personal opinion some of this criticism is justified as it certainly leaves several plot holes and very much jars with the philosophy of Mass Effect. A few fans have certainly gone overboard however as when you consider the huge influence you are able to wield throughout the game the disappointing final ten minutes in no way spoils the 20 or so hours that come before or the epic series as a whole.

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  Epic Again

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Its been a long time since i have posted a review on here but i wanted to after playing Mass Effect 3. Like the first 2 games it is Epic. Its rare you find a video game you can get emotionaly connected to but you cant help not get connected to the Mass effect universe.
For me the ending was ok. Maybe more could have been explained but it left me fairly content. It certainly didn't take away from my enjoyment of the 100 hours i put in over the 3 games.
One bit of advice to any one new to the series. Play the first 2 games before this!

  Five stars even though ending was underwheming.

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I love the Mass Effect series, i have spent countless hours playing the games and now the final game has come. I have completed it and made sure to do all the side missions etc.
The story/missions throughout the game were very enjoyable and with the combat even better its a joy to play and the journey towards the end of the game is well worth it.
The powers have been revamped from mass effect 2 which is good with multiple choices and all and the addons to weapons are nice, but i usually just went with improved damage and accuracy. The new squad mate James is probably the worst squad mate of the series, definitely the most least memorable.
The multiplayer actually plays pretty well and is quite enjoyable with good teammates but the fact you need it to improve galactic readiness is a shame.
The ride through the game is very well done and i have no issues with it at all as its some of the best gaming this year but the ending like many people have pointed out is very disappointing, it wouldn't of taken much to improve on it. The decisions you make through the game don't really effect the end at all which is even more disappointing, however this is definitely a quality game in its own right and contains some of the best gaming that we will get this year and the fact that i love the series and only had a slight issue with the ending i still rate it 5 stars because before the last segments it was wonderful and fully engrossing.

  Awesome game BUT....

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I am a die hard fan of the Mass Effect series and have played both of the prequels several times in order to achieve all that I could when ME3 finally arrived...and it did...and what a poor ending. Bioware spent all this time and energy designing these games so that you have choices and everything you do has a consequence. Also spending time making you care about your character and your squadmates so that you get so involved more so than any other game i have played...then finally you get to the end of ME3 with approximately 100-120 hours of play time under your belt (more if youve replayed to improve your character) and it all comes down to three choices which to be honest are all pretty crap with one possibly leaving Shepard alive but stranded (as ships dont work anymore). Talk about a MAJOR let down and very disappointing. I would like to think that Bioware might do the decent thing and releases a DLC that alters the ending so that whether you are paragon or renegade or a bit of both, everything you do affects what happens and you can get follow up on those characters you care about. I believe they are planning on continuing to use the Mass Effect universe but this is the end for Shepard...anti-climax understatement!

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  Fantastic game

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Maybe im looking to far into it but i don't think we are finished yet with this, the ending is a little strange but i think thats because it actually hasn't ended!! i think the ending we see is actually just a dream as loads of stuff don't add up if you look closely, maybe there are just massive plot holes but i dont think so, don't want to go into it as I don't want to put any spoilers up.

Other then the ending this game is fantastic has everything, great story, vast galaxy to explore and some great FPS play. really is the full package this game.

Graphics are stunning in places but not so in others but you have to take the good with the bad! seriously don't understand how anyone can give this a poor review.

I recommend this game to anyone as it is seriously brilliant!! go get it now!!!!

  Utterly rubbish and disappointing

| | See all cyclekarl's reviews (3)

I must say I was so looking forward to this game after enjoying the previous two,especially the first game,I don't care to much about combat as I prefer the story and making different decisions that change things and I like running around exploring,talking to people and enjoying the view,when I first heard this game was going to feature multi-player I wasn't happy,but then heard that the last game in the trilogy would be a combination of the first two so decided to buy it and see for myself,well the game isn't bad,but seams smaller in scope than the previous two and less fulfilling than the first game,I hate how there are less places to visit and planets to explore,but the dialogue seems less than before and the graphics are pretty bad at times,but it's the fact that your decisions make no difference to what happens so it no-longer matters what you do,then there is that awfully stupid ending that gave me no closer at all and made no sense, I think Bioware has changed the game so much to appeal to it's new target audience the FPS crowd and are dismissing it's loyal fans of the past by making a more action orientated game rather than a pure RPG,personally I think they should at least fix this game with a different ending add more dialogue options,allow you to re recruit a few former allies and to see more returning npc's,also please bring back a ground vehicle and more missions,this game is very short and was over before I knew it,personally I think had they not included the multi-player eliminate or the kinect component they would have had more time to finnish it off,instead they released a game that isn't really mass effect enough and I hope they do something about rectifying it.

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