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bigloser March 7th, 2012 04:51 AM

Mass Effect 3 - Take Earth Back
 


The trilogy to one of the franchises this generation will be best remembered for finally comes to a conclusion. A lot of people were concerned Mass Effect 3 was turning into a sci-fi Call of Duty, from the looks of the reviews that didn't happen, thankfully.

Reviews:
  • OXM - 10 - "Mass Effect 3 is brave enough to threaten to destroy its very own legacy. Everything you've worked for is genuinely at risk, and horrifying things are going to happen because of some of the choices you've made. If you've spent as long as we have with these characters, the impact of this final journey will be one you don't forget for years. Brave, thrilling, and incredibly emotional, Mass Effect 3 is a sci-fi masterpiece."

  • GameInformer - 10 - "As bleak as this story is, it's offset by war sequences so large in scale and beautifully animated that you cannot help but look upon them in awe."

  • EuroGamer - 10 - "As with any game that dares to be ambitious, deconstruct Mass Effect 3 into its constituent parts and of course there are flaws, but taken as a whole this is arguably the first truly modern blockbuster, a game that transcends the genre boundaries of old and takes what it needs from across the gaming spectrum in order to finish its story in the most compelling, thrilling, heartbreaking way possible. Few gaming sagas come to a definitive close, but this one signs off in breathtaking style."

  • G4TV - 10 - "What is so unique in this game is how the presence of its conclusion feels like the existential dread that infuses the characters that make up its universe. The paradox of the game becomes painfully prescient as it draws inexorably towards its conclusion"
  • IGN - 9.5 - "In many ways, Mass Effect 3 has set the bar even higher as the worthy conclusion to one of the finest stories ever told in gaming history, even if it's still admittedly imperfect."

  • GameTrailers - 9.5 - "Improves many of the series' individual elements, and provides finality to a saga in which numbers of us have invested dozens of hours. But despite this success, it's unable to reward the effort and investment of players in the same way previous games did. Still, it handles its subject matter in a way that invites you to care, and the addition of multiplayer does add another dimension to the game. When all has been said and done, there's a very good chance that you'll feel something."

  • EGM - 9.0 - "Mass Effect's brilliant story remains intact, and if you played the previous two games, the payoff's more than satisfying. Some cover and combat issues remain unsolved, though, and the idea of participation in a completely separate multiplayer mode potentially influencing your single-player ending is mind-boggling."

  • GameSpot - 9.0 - "A remarkably satisfying conclusion to a beloved trilogy, and a poignant and memorable role-playing action game in its own right."

  • GiantBomb - 4 out of 5 - "Even though it has some interesting ideas, it's hard to get excited about yet another take on wave-based survival, especially one that uses the occasionally-clumsy Mass Effect combat as its base. Once you start thinking about how most of the campaign's side content either uses these same multiplayer levels or has you performing extremely basic retrieval tasks, it's easy to start feeling slightly indignant about the whole thing...But only slightly. At the end of the day, Mass Effect 3 is a game for people who liked Mass Effect 2 so much that they absolutely need to see how it all ends. Despite claims to the contrary from the game's publisher, I really don't think newcomers will get much out of it at all."

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Jesus H Christ March 7th, 2012 07:37 AM

harley morenstein: "mass effect 3! i'll be gettin 4 copies of that game...one to play and 3 to dice up and sprinkle all over my cornflakes so i can taste that awesomeness..."

Gamblor March 7th, 2012 08:18 AM

Played for about an hour last night. Seems pretty good.

Intruderb March 7th, 2012 04:28 PM

After 4 serious tries I am finally starting to get into this series. I have set all of the quick fixes (MW, SFIV,etc.) aside and started to just focus on this game. Ihave started to buy into the universe and even went out and bought the book ME: Revelation today. I should be ready for Mass Effect 3 in a couple more months....

FreeStyleKing March 11th, 2012 12:06 AM

I hated ME2 but I loved ME3, I can't believe that little boy at the beginning, actually controls the Reapers :(.

YoungFan March 12th, 2012 04:35 AM

Whats with all the disc swapping.

George March 12th, 2012 06:26 AM

So this game sucks elephant nuts then?

bigloser March 12th, 2012 11:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by George (Post 1568467)
So this game sucks elephant nuts then?

No, seems great so far.

People just don't talk about video games around here anymore. Unless you're complaining about them, you won't get much of a discussion.

-Tetsuo- March 12th, 2012 05:27 PM

Terrible port from Bioware.

GuitarGuru March 13th, 2012 06:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FreeStyleKing (Post 1568379)
I hated ME2 but I loved ME3, Spoiler Below, select the text to read
I can't believe that little boy at the beginning, actually controls the Reapers :(.

For fucks sake Ben, spoiler tags would be great here. :(

Indra March 13th, 2012 10:23 AM

peeps are going apeshit over the game's ending. great game, but BioWare really fucked the dog in the last, oh, 20 mins.

Jesus H Christ March 13th, 2012 12:44 PM

i've heard it's great but that some preffered 2 over it

and the ending is hated


but the videos i've seen make this game look as good as ever


may get it off steam, not sure yet

Indra March 13th, 2012 01:28 PM

the game itself is the best in the series, IMHO, although I loved all of them. But yeah, you could definitely make the case the ending ruins the entire trilogy.

FreeStyleKing March 16th, 2012 04:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GuitarGuru (Post 1568602)
For fucks sake Ben, spoiler tags would be great here. :(

You know how I roll.

turningpoint March 19th, 2012 10:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FreeStyleKing (Post 1568379)
I hated ME2 but I loved ME3, I can't believe that little boy at the beginning, actually controls the Reapers :(.

the game wasn't even out yet when you posted this, wtf.

Gamblor March 26th, 2012 05:52 AM

My FemShep got it on with Specialist Traynor :dirty:

Jesus H Christ March 26th, 2012 07:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by turningpoint (Post 1569220)
the game wasn't even out yet when you posted this, wtf.

he posted it on march 11th, and the game launched march 6th....

turningpoint March 26th, 2012 09:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jesus H Christ (Post 1569920)
he posted it on march 11th, and the game launched march 6th....

O lol i thought it came out the 13th.


Anywho i've only played through 2 mission of ME1, so not knowing much about this game it reminds me a lot of halo.

Like ME3 is taking place on Earth and they're trying to save it, kinda funny.

Gamblor March 26th, 2012 10:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by turningpoint (Post 1569939)
O lol i thought it came out the 13th.


Anywho i've only played through 2 mission of ME1, so not knowing much about this game it reminds me a lot of halo.

Like ME3 is taking place on Earth and they're trying to save it, kinda funny.

It doesnt really take place on Earth. Earth is just one of the battlegrounds. I am 15 hours in and havent been to Earth yet outside of the intro.

Gamblor March 30th, 2012 09:23 AM

Heading to earth now. So far its one of the best games ever. I hear the ending is shit though. Oh well, I have had a fucking blast playing it.

bigloser March 30th, 2012 01:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gamblor (Post 1570505)
Heading to earth now. So far its one of the best games ever. I hear the ending is shit though. Oh well, I have had a fucking blast playing it.

Is your Shepard transgender?

FreeStyleKing March 30th, 2012 01:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigloser (Post 1570530)
Is your Shepard transgender?

he probably picked a male then switched to female midway thru the game

Gamblor March 30th, 2012 05:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigloser (Post 1570530)
Is your Shepard transgender?

Uh...no. Female Shepard. I did get busy with Specialist Traynor twice though. :dirty:

GuitarGuru March 30th, 2012 07:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigloser (Post 1570530)
Is your Shepard transgender?

Quote:

Originally Posted by FreeStyleKing (Post 1570537)
he probably picked a male then switched to female midway thru the game

Fucking awesome! Both of you!

Vid Gamer March 31st, 2012 07:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GuitarGuru (Post 1568602)
For fucks sake Ben, spoiler tags would be great here. :(

Quote:

Originally Posted by FreeStyleKing (Post 1569009)
You know how I roll.

Yeah, way to be a dick as usual.

He also sent me a message on XBL saying the same thing when I first started the game. I laughed it off but was a bit miffed when it was actually true,Spoiler Below, select the text to read
though it's not the same child, it's still a child AI
so that first "WTF" moment you're supposed to experience there was was lost for me.

Anyway, I just finished it, and as expected it was amazing. It's a tough call, but I do think I put 2 slightly ahead of 3, but this was the first game to make me cry ever, so for that it's pretty special. The ending just killed it for me, I hated it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigloser (Post 1568501)
No, seems great so far.

People just don't talk about video games around here anymore. Unless you're complaining about them, you won't get much of a discussion.

Nah, I think most people just don't come into these threads when a game like this is first released because of people like Ben or anyone who might spoil the game or talk about stuff before you come to it. It's the reason I haven't responded until this point.


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