Poll: What are your thoughts on Mass Effect 3?
13.03.2012 @ 12:24 #1
Do notice that the multiplayer feature is not in the poll since apparently we all hate it, or at least as far as I heard.
So lets be honest here, the gameplay was not that bad. It was quite diverse. I hated running around here and there for the pointless asset gathering quests. But overall I had fun in the combat. They were intense, and combining guns and powers reminded me of how witcher is played, where you combine swords and signs. So pretty much it should be liked by all witcher fans. or at least logically I think so.
The story, yeah, i hated it too, because not only it did not made sense, but that it contradicted it self, the ending in particular was astonishingly disappointing. but so was Deus Ex and countless of other games, but that does not mean that the game itself is bad. After all no one has the power to create an amazing diverse plot like the witcher.
BioWare in fact is considered world wide to be the blood-suckers of the gaming world since money is very important to them. But they didnt do a very bad job either. It was an improvement compared to the other two in the trilogy. (Gameplay wise). Also many, many critics gave good reviews about the game. I can understand that you can manipulate and buy them off if you have enough money, but all of them gave them 80/100 up. I mean they cant buy off everyone, right? or am I too naive to believe that the system works that not everything is corrupted.
If there is something bad about this game -gameplay wise- please enlighten me, other than stealing my money with cheap DLCs and forced Multiplayers and a very bad ending, i saw very little issues regarding the gameplay, if you know something then please go ahead and enlighten me.
Are these faked?
+ Tom Francis of PC Gamer US gave the game a score of 93/100 and ended with saying "...the end of the series is a mixed bag. Satisfying in some ways, nonsensical in others, and ultimately too simple. But the sheer scale of the adventure it’s ending – and the music, which is gorgeous throughout – gives it an emotional impact that goes beyond its plot payload."
+ Edge rated the game 8/10 saying "It’s off-putting to new players, too busy tying up loose ends to dangle any threads of its own, and fails to stand up as its own game in the same manner as its predecessors. But it’s also a spectacular, powerfully imagined and dramatically involving final act to one of gaming’s richest sci-fi sagas."
13.03.2012 @ 12:51 #2
13.03.2012 @ 14:32 #3
I will never spend another cent on a Bioware game. CDPR is a glowing example of how a developer should treat their fans. Not with dead silence, as in the case of Bioware, but with productive action, as in CDPR. Can't wait for Witcher 3 AND CDPR's promised space epic. Lay you odds CDPR puts Bioware to shame with that one.
13.03.2012 @ 14:49 #4
13.03.2012 @ 14:53 #5
Stuff like this is what I don't get with reviewers. By that sentence he says the game has several flaws; "nonsensical" and "too simple" is not mild criticism. Yet the game gets almost as good a score as is possible with 93/100.
With a score like that the game should be so good it blows you away, you should sit there with a mental boner while playing the game.
I don't think reviewers are literally paid off, it doesn't work quite like that. It's probably much more in line with the degrading quality of the news business where advertising interests and state power tends to line up fairly well with what news organisation cover and what they don't. It has simply become in the best interests of the reviewers and gaming sites to reward crap titles from big studios with way over the top ratings.
13.03.2012 @ 16:07 #11
It does make sense to me. The game takes what, 20, 30 hours? I wouldn't discount 30 hours of fun just because the last 5 minutes are not as good as they could be.
13.03.2012 @ 16:13 #12
A 10/10 score or a 9.3 does not indicate perfection. It indicates the good stuff is better then the bad stuff, and there is bad stuff in ME3, just like there is bad stuff in TW2.
I give ME3 a 10/10. It's just damned good.
13.03.2012 @ 16:41 #13
Overall, I will love the gameplay, like the story. My expectation is a 8-8.5/10 game (because I almost never give a game 9/10)
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13.03.2012 @ 17:15 #14
13.03.2012 @ 17:21 #15
Costin Moroianu said:
I give ME3 a 10/10. It's just damned good. ›››
Good stuff better than bad stuff is 5.5. Not 93/100 and most certainly not 10/10. But this just shows how depleted the scale of reviewers is. They basically don't use 80% of the scale, which gives a strong bias towards the upper end of the scale. Even poor games get 7/10 and the like, which in a rational world would be a fairly good score. But the gaming review world is not rational.
This is a tangent from the topic, though. It just frustrates me how inaccurate reviews are, and how boosted scores are due to this "we will only use the top fifth of the scale" BS.
13.03.2012 @ 17:38 #16
Let's face it - Bioware was simply hyped to be the masters of storytelling - but I have yet to see their alleged competence. With this title they once again proved that they have no clue what constitutes quality writing, and I won't mention even botched implementation of the said writing within the framework of the gameplay.
As for gameplay - yeah it's better than in previous installments, which is not saying much... After all it comes down to going through a linear corridor (I played FPSs with more complex maps than in ME3) and fending off consecutive waves of enemies - go 50 metres - fight a wave - go 50 metres, fight another - rince and repeat. I admit I quite I like it but in the way I like B and C grade horror movies with lots of ketchup. It definitely is not something CDP Red should draw inspirations from.
13.03.2012 @ 18:38 #17
Are you referring to the original Deus Ex here? If so, then I have to disagree since I think the original Deus Ex had one of the best endings out of all videogames ever It actually tied in very well with everything that the game had established and foreshadowed up to that point, and I loved it for letting me choose which side I trusted and then making that decision actually matter. Of course that got thrown out the window with Invisible War, but I think everyone just pretends Invisible War doesn't exist
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