Like the title suggests, I find myself eager to write a review on this glorious game. I have a massive pile of controlled assessments to mark- and this game has put me WAAAAY off my quota. Pure addiction!
So far, the storyline has become a dream- recruituing all the alien races into what I assume is going to be a massive retaliation on the Reapers. The gameplay is extraordinarily better than ME2 and ME combined- much more fluid movements from Shepard keep the pace of skirmishes and defend-the-target situations neither too fast or too much like a slog.
Like another review has posted- the cinematics have become practically film-like. The facial movements are astounding and the characters already feel like they're alive!
Levelling-up and upgrading weapons has also become a lot more easier. The level-up system is less complicated and offers a lot more choice in how you want your character to develop their powers; whether you prefer to go for shield and health or fighting power, you have the option! Rather than the hard grind scanning all the planets for materials, everything costs credits. The scan and probe system is still in place in the galaxy/planetary travel mode however, but is again much more fluid and easier- no heavy planet scanning taking up all of your gametime!
A truly massive improvement on the first two games, the both of which are already high in my list of top games for the xbox, ME3 really delivers. Thanks Bioware/EA. You've made this gamer VERY happy :)