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Old March 7th, 2012, 04:51 AM   #1
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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.

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  • 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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Old March 7th, 2012, 07:37 AM   #2
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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..."
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Old March 7th, 2012, 08:18 AM   #3
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Played for about an hour last night. Seems pretty good.
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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....
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I hated ME2 but I loved ME3, I can't believe that little boy at the beginning, actually controls the Reapers .
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I can't believe that little boy at the beginning, actually controls the Reapers .
For fucks sake Ben, spoiler tags would be great here.
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the game wasn't even out yet when you posted this, wtf.
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I still don't quite understand how an ending can completely ruin over 100 hours of enjoyment you've had with a franchise.

Seems irrational tbh, typical of today's society I guess.
Because it's not just mindless entertainment, it's a story. A bad ending can definitely ruin an otherwise good story.
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Because it's not just mindless entertainment, it's a story. A bad ending can definitely ruin an otherwise good story.
So the actual enjoyment of playing, and experiencing the game meant nothing?

I guess the game isn't very good then.
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