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on July 14, 2014
I recently finished all three Mass Effect games for the first time. Needless to say I can see why people are so into this series. I became emotionally attached with all characters, as well as the story line. It did a great job showing the harsh realities of war, love, and making you actually think about your choices.
In terms of gameplay, I think Mass Effect 3 had the best leveling and weapon system compared to the earlier games. I enjoyed picking and choosing which guns to equip and upgrade, and how different each one felt from one another. Being offered choices on how your talents ranked up was a nice touch as well. However, in general, I found the biotic skills to be lacking in power and plain boring. Nothing seemed particularly interesting or new - and while I love the old standard ammo types, I would have loved some more biotic choices. This could have been attributed to my class though, so I cannot be too unhappy with it.
I enjoy cover based shooters, but unfortunately I found Mass Effect's 3 system to be a bit frustrating, at least on the PC. Using the same button (space bar) to take cover, get out of cover, roll, or change places often led to Shepard dying. Rolling around instead of taking cover has to be the most frustrating thing ever!
That being said I found the game to be pleasantly difficult (I played on Hardcore), although I found a couple mobs to be overly powerful (I'm looking at you, Phantoms!). But if I never died it would have been too easy, and the game does a good job of sprinkling in harder mobs with weaker ones instead of overwhelming you with just a ton of hard to kill enemies.
Lastly, I have to sadly agree with the fact that the ending sucked. I would say that most people at the time made too huge of a deal out of it, but I can see where they were coming from. I don't want to spoil anything, but I will say that in the end, it really seemed like all the choices you ever made in the past three games just didn't matter at all. Which is a shame, really, because the game is all about choices.
I do recommend this game to friends and I look forward to the next Mass Effect.