Reviews for Mass Effect 3: N7 Digital Deluxe (NA)

96

A pleasant finish to the best sci-fi game series

Matthew_Lumie | Oct. 4, 2013 | See all Matthew_Lumie's reviews »

I've played Mass Effect games for a while, so I had high expectations for the final game. Luckily, although the game is almost as much third person shooter as RPG, the game still retains much of what makes Bioware (Baldurs Gate, Knights of The Old Republic) stuff great. I found the interface a much needed improvement to the 2nd one, and the engine was given a refit as well. The only issue I see is the game can feel too much like a movie sometimes, but the story is very good as far as it goes, and I would say this is a near perfect game!

91

Great Game, Great Finish to The Shepard Story

Sharpshot94549 | July 19, 2013 | See all Sharpshot94549's reviews »

Just a note, My review is based on having the Extended Cut DLC (free). This is a great game not just because it wraps up everything, but because it is a shooter with a story, unlike so many other games out there (any CoD Game).

97

Karma is a beatch !

Eat_Pushy | June 25, 2013 | See all Eat_Pushy's reviews »

Nothing is better than loosing ones self in an ongoing story, filled to the brim with in your face action or sometimes sand in your shorts. All depends on how you roll your tongue or kick potential foes/friends in the crouch to get your way or the mass relay. Pick plot and plunder all in the name of the cause Human (pathetic) kind and voyage across the seas of cheese, let the ships fall where they lay.

Enough about how I feel for this game, lets continue with WHY YOU MUST PLAY....Beautiful game inside and out tons of story with excellent detailed characters whom are all on there own privet journey. Amongst the mayhem and current mission set forth to face the bitter end. Unlike most of games whom have petered after their second installation Mass Effect 3 is a tried and true masterpiece of science fiction with a ton action/adventure thats bound to get you. Even complaining about the ending only because it was out of your control in the first place only proves how much your going to enjoy playing.

85

Spectacular

Oxcorp | May 27, 2013 | See all Oxcorp's reviews »

A very great game! The included DLC is lot's of fun and worth every penny. I have had issues with EA in the past but this is by far my favourite Mass Effect game by far

90

Almost Perfect

Turambar29 | May 24, 2013 | See all Turambar29's reviews »

ME3 is a thrilling, hilarious, and tear-jerking conclusion to a truly epic game experience. The combat gives you lots of options and keeps to a nice pace; the NPCs are par for the course for BioWare - fully fleshed, interactive, and great fun to have along. A lot of bittersweet moments, as everyone knows that the end is coming, so touching farewells are here in abundance and are a welcome part of the experience. I was very much moved by Shepherds last big moments with Garrus, for instance. Well done, BioWare!

That said, the ending is a bit of a pill, if you haven't heard. I'm afraid I simply had to pretend that things happened differently, and could not in any way go for what the game seemed to indicate was the optimal solution. Too bad, really. Another potential negative - the almost required multiplayer - was actually very nicely done. I didn't want any part of it, but I gave it a chance and had a few fun hours with it.

For the best experience, I do recommend the digital deluxe edition - the From Ashes DLC will give you another NPC who was clearly meant to be a core aspect of the game. Don't miss out on Javik!

85

From a huge fan of the trilogy

Jeremayhem | April 10, 2013 | See all Jeremayhem's reviews »

I've played all the mass effect games and beaten them several times (on insanity mode no less!) So I know quite a bit when it comes to these games. Now despite what a lot of people say about the ending this game is fantastic. Is it better than the second one? In my opinion, I don't think so but it's still really great. I think the main problem most people had with the games ending was just that. The game ended! I don't think there would be anyway they could have ended this game without upsetting people because man these games are so great I don't think anyone wanted to see them end. I will however say this, I was not 100% satisfied with the ending of vanilla ME3 but the extended cut really does go a long way to smooth things out. I was really pleased with the ending I got for my shepard with the extended cut and thought it was really, really awesome! I won't spoil anything but I thought the control ending was very neat. And of course all of the neat bonuses are also awesome like shepard's hoodie for one.

In conclusion I'd say this, if you've never played mass effect trilogy before now is the time to do so. And don't listen to the negative hype of this game. It's great just in my opinion not the greatest of the 3. It's sad to see the end of such an amazing video game trilogy but still highly recommended game

93

A good conclusion to the trilogy

DaiMonPaul | Feb. 4, 2013 | See all DaiMonPaul's reviews »

If you've played the previous Mass Effect games, then you already know what ME3 is about. If not, then what are you waiting for? The Mass Effect series is a fantastic entry into the Action RPG genre by BioWare, creators of Star Wars: KOTOR and the Dragon Age series, all fantastic games. Mass Effect 3 continues the story of Commander Shepard from the previous games, and I'd highly recommend playing ME1 and ME2 before playing ME3. The game allows you to import your saves from the previous games in the series, and your actions and decisions from the previous games will affect how this game plays out. It's a great system to tie together the trilogy, and it works well.

The game itself is nothing new if you've played ME2, merely more of the same awesomeness. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? The major gripe with this game seems to be with its ending, which has received much criticism. The extended cut (which can be downloaded for free through Origin) improves the ending, but it's still not a great and satisfying way to conclude the epic story told in this trilogy. That said, the first 99% of the game is excellent, and if you enjoy RPGs, sci-fi games, action games, or simply want to experience the amazing universe created by BioWare, then this game is well worth your time and effort.

I'd recommend getting the deluxe edition here over the vanilla ME3 edition, if you can. It's an extra $5, but you get the "From Ashes" DLC, which adds to the story and is a must-play for fans of the game. This DLC will run you $10 separately on the BioWare store or through Origin, so that makes this pack a good deal. You also get a lot of minor extras (additional clothing, weapons, etc), plus the soundtrack and art outside of the game are cool additions, although not essential. The amount of content you get overall, though, is well worth the extra money for the deluxe edition.