19 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Bioware, please quit dumbing down games.
, March 13, 2012
- Cut scenes look amazing.
- Combat is great.
- Story ( Until the end ) is good.
- Launching probes to discover credits, ships, weapons, etc. To be honest it just seems REALLY lazy that they stripped the vehicles out ( No Mako or Hammerhead ) and don't include explorable planets as they did in the original installment. We will see if they add a vehicle as they did with the Firewalker pack in ME2. It would be nice if it wasn't an afterthought.
- Heavy weapons stripped from the game ( Except for a few token heavy weapons you may come across in certain situations. Can't equip on the loadout screen ) One of the best parts of ME2 was the heavy weapons ( Especially the Blackstorm )
- Short ( Compared to other Mass Effect games ) Took me 45 hours to complete ( Including the DLC "From Ashes" ) By comparison I spent over double that on the original and on ME2 ( Not even including DLC )
- The devs were talking about adding space combat to Mass Effect 3 when it was in development but it wasn't in the game. Worked well in Halo Reach and I was looking forward to it.
- Ending was.... confusing. No real closure and no idea what happened to my crew / the universe. Apparently I'm not the only one that was disappointed.
- Mass Effect 1 & 2 were much more content heavy. No real random events when entering a solar system ( IE derelict ships, distress calls, the teetering ship in ME2, etc. )
I feel that Mass Effect received the Dragon Age 2 treatment. I played the original Dragon Age for 141 hours and Dragon Age 2 for 41 hours. It really seems these games are being shipped out now much lighter on content with a focus on EA/Bioware making money off of IOS games, DLC, etc. Really unfortunate that such a great game ended like this.
Shepard really deserved a better conclusion.