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About the Product
- A New Way to Wage War: Command the battlefield with the WiiPad as the Mass Effect franchise makes its debut on the Wii U with new features and bonus content. "Mass Effect 3" features additional missions, weapons, and characters for both single player and multiplayer including the Extended Cut ending and an interactive backstory experience.
- Interactive Storytelling: Mass Effect 3 plunges you into an emotional sci-fi story unlike any other where each decision you make will completely shape your experience and the outcome of a galaxy-wide war for survival.
- Unleash a Customizable Arsenal: Build your character and squad with dozens of unique weapons and abilities, each with powerful upgrades and modifications.
- Class-Based Co-operative Multiplayer Missions: Fight the war alongside your friends in four-player co-op missions. Choose from a variety of races and classes and combine your skills to overcome overwhelming odds. Your success can have an impact on the outcome of your single-player experience.
- Adrenaline-Pumping Gameplay: Feel every bullet impact, roll into cover, and unleash devastating heavy weapons in an intense and pulse-pounding action-shooter game.
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BioWare makes its debut on the Nintendo console with the gripping blockbuster game of the year: Mass Effect 3 - coming to the Wii U with brand new features and content that fully take advantage of the Wii U's hardware. Command the battlefield like never before by using the WiiPad to issue commands and unleash devastating attacks. Bonus content includes a new mission and squad member, an exclusive new weapon, the Extended Cut ending, and an interactive backstory experience detailing previous events in the Mass Effect universe.
This holiday, the war for Earth comes to the Wii U.
“One of the most engaging and powerful video game adventures to date." -GameInformer
Top Customer Reviews
One standout feature on this Wii U version is the Genesis interactive comic you can choose to watch prior to launching your ME3 campaign. Even though I played this game on PS3 a while back, I never finished it (shame on me) and I needed a refresher. This interactive comic book was an awesome summary/recap, and is worth watching if a lot of time has passed for you between playing ME games.
Graphically, the game is just as good as the other systems, though more like Xbox in the color saturation and detail. The PS3 version is a little bit duller, but nothing too standout here on the Wii U version.
The GamePad is used for inventory management, which is pretty cool, but nothing standout here either. Instead of keeping my eyes on the TV for everything, I have to look down to manage inventory. It's a little annoying in that regard, but still a welcome feature in the heat of battle to not have to pause the screen to manage it.
Overall, this is the same ME3 experience I recall from the PS3, but tailored for the Wii U's GamePad. The most important feature: that powerhouse third party titles can and will work on Nintendo's new system, and gamers can expect to see much more in the future.
That said, this version includes a few of the DLC packs that you would have to purchase if you bought it for on another system. Specifically, it includes the From Ashes DLC and the Collector's Edition bonuses as well as the Extended Cut ending that was added after the original release of the game on other systems. The CE bonuses include a couple of bonus weapons and armors that are not really necessary to enjoy the game. The From Ashes DLC includes a major character addition and an extra mission, which makes it a fairly good edition.
I would also warn potential buyers that there is a significant advantage to having played the previous two games. This game is great on its own, but the impact will be increased if you've played through the stories on the previous two games. Otherwise, you'll need to read in-game explanations in the codex explaining what occurred in previous games. Characters will show up and recognize your character, Shepard, and you'll have no idea who they are or why they know you if you haven't played the previous ones.
Even if you haven't played the previous games, you can use the included Mass Effect Genesis interactive comic before you start your game to make important decisions that will affect your game (like characters who may or may not show up based on your decisions).
That said, ME3 is a lot of fun, and the story is quite strong.Read more ›
Long RPG's that take a lot of time. Here you get a taste but it is a great taste.
The game as you know by now has an interactive comic that brings you up to speed.
Once you play the game, you realize how important, and I compared to other versions people had, the GamePad use is.
Makes it all the more intuitive and fun.
Would it have been nice to have the first and second ported to the Wii U so successfully as well? Yes, but I chose to play only this because there is a limited time out there, and it was definitely the smart choice.
Buy it for this great price. Even though it's published by EA and they're kind of "meh" this game is another Wii U gem, like Arkham City:AE etc (use of the GamePad).
This game is awesome. There's quite a bit of cinema cut scenes if you play the RPG path, but the battles and missions are really fun and if you relax and let it be what it is you actually do start to follow the story and care about the characters. And the fact that the graphics are simply amazing, at least to my untrained eye, helps a LOT. It's one of the first games I've played where the quality of the cut scenes and the quality of the game are literally identical. Usually it seems like the cut scenes are very engrossing and graphically rich, then the game itself is sorta... meh.. whatever.
But with ME3 the cut scenes often end with you preparing to enter the battle and literally the cut scene ends and you start fighting and there's NO change in graphics quality, everything is virtually seamless and amazing. If you have a big HD TV it's really a fantastic game.
Game play is hard but not frustrating, enemies are relentless without being predictable and the weapons are mostly satisfying. My only real complaint is that as a non-gamer dork I constantly have the feeling that I'm missing something... there's something I'm supposed to be doing, some battle I'm supposed to be engaged in, some critical piece of equipment I don't know about... there's just so much STUFF that I feel like I must be missing something important and not even realize it.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I know this is an old game, and it is a port for the WiiU, but my son and I have gotten many hours of enjoyment playing this game. Read morePublished 10 days ago by EWH
Most of the free multiplayer dlc is unobtainable on the Wii U version, you might want to pick this game up for a different system if you can.Published 1 month ago by Connor Shaney
Love this game! I really wasn't sure if I would be into it since I'm not a huge gamer. My fiancée is a gamer and a girl from work reocmmended this game to us. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Megan Wiegman
The end of a saga, not the best but fun enough to make you enjoy a good timePublished 1 month ago by Aldair CM
My second copy of the game, my first one broke, and it was horrible.
Still the best game ever. I love the in depth story line, Garrus, the multiplayer is amazing. Read more
After playing this game on the PS3, I wanted to try it out on Wii U for fun. Either due to the Wii U game pad or the game itself, the game controls loosely. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael Rau
I love it! Have always been a mass effect fan. I have the trilogy for the PC and now for the wii u. Multiplayer is really nice as well! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
They use the game pad screen to show you the map so you have to look down to see where to go which is a neat way to use the second screen but its not as convenient as looking at... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I played this game on Ps4 and pc too, the wiiu version is not the best one in graphics, but is cheap and the wiiu controller add some interesting stuff to the game play, so I... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Powertechreview