Mass Effect 3 Collector's Edition
- Battle as Commander Shepard on many worlds across the galaxy as you unite the ultimate force to take back the Earth before it's too late
- Exclusive physical and digital Collector's Edition bonus items
- Customize your Commander Shepard, your squad and weapons to engage the enemy on your terms
- Allows the option to import decisions from both of the previous games into the new game, but can also be played as a standalone game
- Platform: Windows Vista / XP
- ESRB Rating: Mature
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
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Earth is burning. Striking from beyond known space, a race of terrifying machines have begun their destruction of the human race. As Commander Shepard, an Alliance Marine, your only hope for saving mankind is to rally the civilizations of the galaxy and launch one final mission to take back the Earth.
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Two star demerits because its really objectionable to have to sign online with Origin, to play ME3; I hate it. Don't care if that is becoming a norm requirement, it still sucks. Going on to that site should be my personal option. It seems like a scheme to get me to buy product at their site, and for them to track players for some reason, like grabbing info for future marketing and possibly selling it to third parties. The game itself is great, I really dislike the compulsary Origin phoopheraa.
I suppose I first have to mention that yes, unfortunately, the game does require a constant Internet connection, and that yes, you will inevitably have to play multiplayer to get the "best" ending. These are what seem to have become today's common schemes to keep you playing as long as possible and get as much cash out of you as possible. I despise this, and it is the reason for the missing star.
Now, for someone with no experience with Mass Effect, you will surely have fun with the game, since all of its facets are relatively well-made and quite fun. However, at the end, you will probably rate it 3 stars and just move on. For these people, I would suggest reading or doing something you truly enjoy instead of buying this, or at least wait till it's 20 bucks and then buy it for a few fun sittings.
Finally, if through some chance, there are still some of you out there who are on the fence about buying it, having played the rest of the games in the series, but hesitating because of the not-stellar reviews, go ahead and buy it. If you still have your old save games from ME 1 and 2, you will have an amazing time. The invasion of Earth, the efforts of Shepard, the return of many old companions, all of this and more will immerse and delight you. It will truly be a roller-coaster of emotions, often with more low's than high's. But it will make you feel implicated, motivated to guide Shepard on his mission and finish the saga which started with a simple little mission on Eden Prime that went wrong. At the end, you probably won't feel good, but maybe that's not the whole point. Maybe what is important is that you will have lived through so many emotions, just from a video game.
Did I mention online co-op featuring endless hordes of alien cybernetics, humans piloting mechs and mutated biological abominations? Oh there's also hundreds of unlock-able items and weapons using credits you gain per match. Most underrated Wii U game of 2012.
1) 'Manditory' multiplayer - although Bioware promised that it would be an optional component to ME3, it is extremely difficult to build up enough strength for a successful final battle without playing through the online multiplayer. For players that prefer the single RPG format of the previous games, this is a disappointment.
2) Bugs - ME3 is an EA product through and through, plenty of gloss, but no real polish. In many areas of the game, hangs, crashes, and graphical bugs are a distraction. It's a good thing the game autosaves so frequently, since it has a habit of locking up during load screens.
3) Clunky rendering in many cutscenes - normally a cutscene is where a developer can carefully hone graphical performance to ensure the best possible experience for the viewer. However, in many cutscenes, the rendering is jerky, suffers from interpolating artifacts, or poor lighting models.
4) Galaxy at War system - in many ways, the inclusion of online play hampers solo play; waiting for the game to communicate with EA servers before accessing the War Room or the main menu is a real pain. Since the multiplayer score is referenced repeatedly in the single-player mode, performance suffers.
5) The Ending - without spoiling the content of the ending, it would be fair to say that most players have disliked it.Read more ›
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Travel time was good. Product was brand new. Purchasing was smooth.Published 9 months ago by Jermaine Darlington
Phenomenal game. Quit whining about the ending and design your own freekin' game ya whiners.Published 10 months ago by J. Smith
Game was as advertised. Brand new, sealed. This game also looks great on the Wii U. I am totally satisfied.Published 14 months ago by Matt
Quality game with a deep plot. Classic title with an excellent multiplayer experience that keeps you coming back. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Wixit