Years in the making.
A massive punch in the face at the end.
Did the writers of The Soprano's write this?
Mass Effect 3: The game of choices, that doesn't give you any choice.
The chemistry of the teammates in ME1 and ME2 was not there. Vega? I have no idea why he was even there. The Prothean was obnoxious, and another unlikable character.
The teammates that did return, Mordin, Jacob, Miranda, Jack and Samara were unplayable, and the deaths of some where in cut-scene so there was nothing you could do or say about it.
Why not just bring the old team back. Go on missions to find and get your team back from ME2 instead of this stupid scanning/picking up war assets crap? I can see missions to unite the species, but scanning a planet and finding a fleet? Really?
And anyone who is a devotee of the franchise is so, because it's a personal game. You're choices, your crew, your game. So, why is it, the one thing that can really screw you is your War Readiness that is DEPENDENT on playing the multi-player missions?
What if you're like me and don't go in for multi-player, you just want to sit and play the damn thing yourself?
Well, you're jammed.
Then after you fight off everything in the galaxy with a Shepard who can now roll (so when you want him to duck for cover to regain health, he, instead, rolls out into the open and gets shot in the head) you get burned to a crisp by a reaper.
Because, once again, the game takes over and that's how BioWare wanted it. Not you. Not your choices. The game writer's.
The ending felt totally "guided" like any other shooter out there.
Then apparently, no matter how many choices you made to achieve Paragon or Renegade ratings in 1 and 2, because if you didn't you lost people, you get three choices at the end.
No finally seeing your character achieve some sort of piece with whomever they romanced.
No, you get this:
1. You can do this . . . but you'll die.
2. You could do this . . . but you'll die.
3. OR, might want to do this . . . but you'll die.
You have a choice, but they all end our way, because we felt it made your character look more noble.
Or, I would suppose.
I can't believe ME ended this way: Dependent on a new multi-player platform to pick up ratings you have no way to get on your own.
Watching the final cut-scene was like watching Tony Soprano look up, and the screen going black.
Just sit there, yell, "Are you freaking kidding me?!?!?!"
And realizing you've invested all that time in something for nothing.