Mass Effect 3 Review
Since the release of Mass Effect in 2007, the Mass Effect universe has become one of the most popular science fiction series of our generation. Both Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 provided an amazing story, gameplay, and the power of choice. With that said, Mass Effect 3 has a lot of expectations, but rest assured, it meets those expectations. The only reason I believe that people are complaining at all is because they most likely set there expectations so high that no matter what they would be disappointed, with that being said I believe that this is an amazing game!
Mass Effect had the best story in the history of video games in my opinion. It still is, but Mass Effect 3 comes pretty damn close! If you were worried that it was going to be more gameplay and less story, you can rest easy. ME3′s story excedes it;s predecessor and comes close to the original game as far as quality. ME3′s story truly makes you feel like you’re in a war. Meaning that you are faced with very difficult decisions that could cause your journeyto take very unexpected turns. You must gain allies to take back to Earth, so do you a) sacrifice your moral beliefs to secure an ally, or b) do you do the right thing and lose an ally. ME3 does well at making you feel like you’re part of the game. Without spoiling, the final level is EPIC, but the mood drastically changes and you will be very confused and maybe somewhat disappointed afterwards. Don’t let that distract from how amazing the story truly is however. ME3 is filled with dozens of memorable moments that stick with you for quite some time. You will mourn the losses, regret the defeats, and celebrate the victories.
ME3′s gameplay feels similar to Gears of War, but it is unique in its own way. It is far more fun, intense and varied than the previous games. But there are moments where you will undoubtedly get frustrated.
Multiplayer in a BioWare game? Absurd right? Wrong. Mass Effect 3′s co-op is a ton of fun and plays well with the story’s “Galaxy at War.” Shepherd can’t be everywhere, so it’s up to the elite teams to fight when you can’t. It is basically horde but with objectives. Your main objective is to survive each wave, but you will be asked to complete certain objectives or fail the mission. This can get repetitive after a while. If anything, it provides several more hours of gameplay.
The visuals are absolutely stunning which is not surprising for the series. Mass Effect has always had amazing graphics, and there is no exception for this entry. However, there are more visual glitches than in previous Mass Effect entries. These don’t hinder the game much but they are noticeable.
The music is outstanding, it does an excellent job at setting the mood for intense, dramatic, dark, or sad moments. I have no negative comments whatsoever about the music. The sound of the guns and on-going battles in the background it intense. The most memorable is the unmistakable sound of a Reaper. It sends you chills.
Mass Effect 3 is an amazing game, and can’t believe that anybody would have anything otherwise to say. BioWare is an amazing company that has brought us a fitting end to an epic trilogy.