I've been waiting for ME3 since it was announced. After playing ME1 and ME2 it was almost imposible to change up my mind and make me not want to buy this game (yeah, I buy games*). But I was afraid, I was very afraid that after Dragon Age 2 and since BioWare is EA little bitch, they gonna break this game. Have they succeed? Well, it's hard to tell, or maybe not really?
First encounter, demo version. Well, I didn't expect that they will use high-res textures, and that we will give us newest compilation of game (where I mean, demo will be kinda old with bugs and stuff). So the low-res textures, shity fire and Anderson running like a retard wasn't surprising but then the game came out and it looked the same. I know graphics doesn't matter in RPG such as Mass Effect, but ffs sometimes the game looks just horrible (and the fire, THE FUCKIN FIRE looking worse than in Baldur's Gate). Anyhow the audio in the game is just brilliant. Well, maybe not all of it (i'm not a big fan of Si-Fi) but the soundtrack is one of the best I've heard for a while (still Crysis 2 and Deus Ex: HR are kicking ass). I was a bit dissapointed by lack of Clint Mansell (since I'm a big fan), but Sam Hulick did a great job.
Mechanics of the game is a bit annoying, covering system is trying it's best to piss me off everytime I have to hide. Sometimes you just hug the wall for no reason, and sometimes you don't and get raped in the face. They changed a bit customisation so now you can attach gadgets to your gun and improve its stats, I expected it to be bigger, but we get like 5-6 unlocks, and use 2 of them in overall. Same thing with armor customisation. You can make epic-pink armor, change different parts of it (shoulders, chest, legs etc.), but why BioWare WHY you put sets with helmets you can't turn off. There is a reason I've spent 2h on Shepard's face to look badass, I want to see it in-game! Again BioWare leaned towards more action pew-pew, less rpg, and me - RPG fan - it kinda hurts that it's more Gears of Effect than Dragon Effect: Reapers.
Multiplayer is fun...for few hours. After that it gets...boring and if you add tons of idiots you have to play with it gets annoying at some point. Co-op misses good music, well, it's there but it doesn't feel that way. It makes a huge difference if you play music by yourself from mp3 player (like ME3 soundtrack or Two Steps From Hell). That's pretty much all I can tell about multiplayer. It's not bad, it's fun if you play with three other friends, but after a while it will get boring - or maybe it's just me playing too much.
The Story, the most important thing in the game. After tons of marketing bullshit and trailers I hoped they will live up to expectations, and all that they served us is just beginning for what's comming. And they did it...well, partialy. The whole game we carry the burden of saving Earth and whole galaxy. We have to make some serious choices which we hope to matter later in the game. I'm trying to avoid spoilers as hard as I can but some may slip by. They changed questing system, so now we have to walk by NPC and overhear quest. Then we have to pray to god for clues how to finish them. Since we have joke not a quest log, we can't speak to NPCs making some quests is a pain (at some point I had to use google to find answer). It's not how you make quests BioWare, either you make them properly or you don't make them at all. Finishing the game took me something round 23hours (on medium, or was it hard?) with 95% quests done (I don't have the day-one DLC bullshit, fuck you BioWare and EA).
Ending...You may or may not heard about the ending. But I can tell you this, I've never EVER been so angry at game or developer in my life. And even then, they kept adding insults to injury - they even said they're suprised players hate the ending. I can spend hours on explaining why the ending of ME3 is an insult to any fan of ME universe. The whole game made me feel that ending will be a masterpiece, but instead I got bitchslaped and kicked in nuts. Don't get me wrong, ME3 is a good, really good game IF you don't count the last 10-15 minutes. But just because of it, the whole trylogy is getting penalitty dick. BioWare can say bye, because I'm not buying anything they gonna release. You DON'T do this to your fans, it's an insult. When you play the game you keep repeating - I will play the whole series all over again - but after seeing the ending you want to kill youself and it makes you not want to play or touch ME1, 2 or 3 ever again.
Can I recomend it this game to anyone? Well, I can recomend ME1 and 2, but the latest game? It's really hard since the last 10 minutes can transform you into Hulk.