Average User Score: 2.2Mar 12, 2012This DLC is worthwhile when judged based solely on content. The Promethean character is enlightening in so many different areas of hisThis DLC is worthwhile when judged based solely on content. The Promethean character is enlightening in so many different areas of his society, and provides a sharp contrast to the holistic views espoused by the characters in ME1 and ME2. So why is it rated a 5? Because it should have been made part of the game. The DLC is just an attempt to control the used game market (already controlled through Origin and the registration key) and to milk the fan base for additional funds - for a game that I rate a 2, overall.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.5Mar 12, 2012The Good: * The game has the classic Mass Effect play style and combat.
The Bad: * They shoe horned multiplayer in and created a reason toThe Good: * The game has the classic Mass Effect play style and combat.
The Bad: * They shoe horned multiplayer in and created a reason to make it pertinent.
* The equipment (and hair) of the player models is constantly poking through.
* 90% of the conversations you have do not offer choices of replies - they don't even bring up the conversation wheel.
* Day one DLC which requires one line of code change in order to make it appear and which should have been part of the overall game as it was the one thing that managed to add some depth.
* Failure to take into account player choices (from ME1, ME2, or ME3) with the ending.
* Endings which appear to provide a choice, but don't. (What color would you like your universe destroying beam to be in?)
* No sex scenes, demonstrating EA's editorial control over Bioware productions despite Bioware's claims to the contrary.
* None of the side quests you complete appears to have any impact other than increasing your forces' strength for the final battle. The narrative that one might expect from Mass Effect for the individual units brought into play is not there.
As a single game, it's a shallow and fun romp until the very last portion of the game. When you and Anderson are side by side with each other, chatting, stop. Right there is the best ending you can hope for - do NOT continue. Walk away and imagine your ending. You will be happier.
As a series finale this game does NOT suffice. I don't care what theory you take to - that they wanted to show predestination, that Shepard was indoctrinated, that they're holding the series open for DLC. None of that matters. What matters is that the ending to the game - and the series - brings no closure for the player. NONE.
People are claiming that those of us who are complaining about the ending are overreacting. I don't think we can overreact. I have spent hundreds of hours of my life playing this game, I overrode my ban on EA games in order to purchase it, I hoped as a property of Bioware that they would treat the series finale properly. All of those hopes were dashed, destroyed, thrown down, stepped on, and ground into tiny pieces.
Don't buy this game. It's not worth your money. When it's a $5.00 special, it might be worth it. If Bioware rewrites the ending, it might be worth it. Right now? I spent $80.00 on the collector's edition and I wish I could get a refund - of my money, and my play time.
Between this and Dragon Age 2... well, I'm glad the indie games are ramping up because it's obvious I need to find my Western RPG fix somewhere else.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.5Mar 18, 2011I looked forward to this game for quite some time; I don't play multi-player but the single player looked incredible, well written andI looked forward to this game for quite some time; I don't play multi-player but the single player looked incredible, well written and captivating. Unfortunately that single player campaign was only 4 hours long - and that's with my collecting 43 of the 61 collectibles. It lived up to what I thought it could and would be - but why so short? There are so many more opportunities for tales to tell!
I did try to jump into multi-player and, as usual (this is why I don't play mind you) I found myself dying before I could even get my bearings. It did seem like the game favored the winning team - once you lost the first map the winning team had more points to buy vehicles which they then used to roll over you. And if I survived the air strikes and tanks I usually ended up being sniped. *shrug* Not my thing, for sure.
It's another game using multi-player as an excuse to skimp on single player content. Which is too bad because what little single player content was there was really interesting.… Expand