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A fitting end to a moving trilogy
on September 18, 2012
I was looking forward to Mass Effect 3. I still remember how excited I was for the first one. In short, Mass Effect is one of those stories that doesn't change who you are, it just strikes a harrowing chord inside of you.
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.