Average User Score: 4.3Feb 10, 2015Allow me to correct my Review here. The game has a number of microtransactions which are all cosmetic as far as I'm aware. There are a numberAllow me to correct my Review here. The game has a number of microtransactions which are all cosmetic as far as I'm aware. There are a number of different versions and editions with different bonuses. While the game's 60 price tag is relatively overpriced for the amount of content received with a game that offers day one microtransactions.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.4Jul 6, 2012The game is alright. It has a few flaws that are pretty glaring. One is the combat mechanic. It's a rock/paper/scissors guessing game. EvenThe game is alright. It has a few flaws that are pretty glaring. One is the combat mechanic. It's a rock/paper/scissors guessing game. Even vast gaps in strength between your fleet and the enemies don't matter if you pick poorly even once. Another flaw seems to be the AI for planets. At least half a dozen times I'll select an AI for upgrading a certain facet of a system's planets. Not only are there colonized planets/locations with no exploitations (one of the most basic construction items) but some have irritating problems. I had an AI on a system set for approval increase. I had three different approval increasing improvements available thanks to research and for what turned out to be 12 turns it did literally nothing. There are a few others, but suffice to say the game has a combination of buggy AI and poorly tested combat.
An example of one of the worst battles I'd been in. Each engagement is a preliminary phase where you pick abilities, then you have long, medium, and melee range phases of the fight and then an epilogue thing and it's over. All automated. I picked -one- bad choice where the enemy had countered me. My fleet was an effective military score of about... 9200 or so. The enemy? 2100. If not a little less. Not only did I lose, I didn't even make it into the second phase of combat. All of my ships destroyed. Barely one of theirs dinged up. I would put this to a horrible RNG fluke. But similar (though not quite as bad) defeats have happened at least a half dozen more times in only the first 4 or 5 hours of me playing this game.
I'd advise on waiting for a steam sale or a major patch to purchase this. I feel a bit cheated now and that I should have waited.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.8Mar 9, 2012This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The endings are all massively disappointing. Your options seem to kill almost everyone, and the way the mass relays react to the energy surge seems to show them blowing up regardless of the option you pick. Shephard dies no matter how well you prepare or what you do. The galaxy at war map never **** changes. It's always "offline". Your readiness never shifts from 50%. So yeah, thanks Bioware. Thanks for building up such a great game and then giving me a rushed and **** ending.
All of those complaints said and out of the way. I was really happy with the game. Enjoying everything that happened for the most part. Some of the dialogue was goofy at times and I don't mean in a sappy way. I mean it was showing poor writing. Whoever approved these endings needs to be **** fired. I would give this game a 9/10 if the endings weren't so terrible and half-assed.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.9Dec 22, 2011This game over all has the makings of a good game. It's got some innovation but at the same time mechanics that are familiar enough to not beThis game over all has the makings of a good game. It's got some innovation but at the same time mechanics that are familiar enough to not be put off by something completely new or untested. Now that's not to say what's the same is always better. But sometimes games will trade being unique for what works. In this instance bioware has raised the bar in regards to missions/quests and the investment you have in the characters. The voice acting has quality, and the dialogue is reasonably well written. My only complaints are the lack of polish with things that shouldn't need polishing. No anti-aliasing for graphics. You can't friend someone unless they're online. And even on lower settings a mid-range pc has trouble running the game smoothly. (this wouldn't be a problem if the lower settings were giving you the bang for your figurative buck.)… Expand