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Reasons why this game KICKS ASS:
Krogans are beasts
Never (and I mean never) have I played a video game that made me think this was real time. I thought Bioware did an unbeatable job at making us feel so attached to what we did and make us really put so much thought into our decisions in-game.
Now for the headline of the game: The endings. Watch the YouTube vid by ACAVYOS on the indoctrination theory and also click on the link in the description if you aren't sold by the vid.
It. Explains. Everything.
If there's one thing to absolutely hate about this game what you have to do to get the best possible outcome. You have to collect War Assets off of multiplayer and YOU DON'T LIKE MULTIPLAYER!!! Come on, Bioware; I know how many people are on multiplayer these days but what about the people like me who don't play multiplayer? The campaign is enough; don't force us to deal with those disrespectful douschebags online.
Still, best game made by our generation. It could be centuries before another comes around and brings Mass Effect 3 to its knees.
Here is the question I posed to the editor:
Hey Andrew, just wondering about your relatively recent review for Mass Effect 3, and why the game was given a 10 despite having some issues.
I, as well as many other readers of your magazine and website, are wondering if you even played the same game that we did, as your description of the ending makes some of us think that you either didn't pay attention, or were glossing it over big time. In the paragraph describing the ending, you first said that it was filled with excitement and soul-crushing twists. For many of us who played the game, the hardest, most soul-crushing twist was not that our friends may have died, not that Shepard died, and not even that we may have failed to save the galaxy, it was that all of our choices leading up to that point throughout the trilogy counted for NOTHING in the end.
Also, the part where you described how a feeling washed over you when you reached the "ending", that feeling that many of us felt was the sorrowful feeling of insignificance in a great story that we had invested our time and money in. Finally, you state that the ending also resolves many of the characters side stories, and left nothing unanswered. NOTHING could be further from the truth! This was no New Vegas style ending, where is showed our impact on friends, factions, and places we have been throughout the journey. This was a poor excuse for an ending, one that not only mentioned nothing about anyone, but also left huge, gaping plot holes in the end of the game.
Whether Bioware did this intentionally, got lazy, or ran out of time is out of our hands now. What most of us wanted was a new ending, something that reflected our choices, and clarified the ambiguity of the "ending" we received. In the end, Bioware, our of respect for it's fans, decided to "clarify" the ending. NOT change it, but attempt to make sense of a terrible ending that left many gamers including myself disappointed and confused. Whether or not this will solve the ending issues is a discussion for a later date.
What I am asking you today is how you can give a perfect score to a game that fell flat on it's face in the end? The journey may occasionally be better than the destination, but you cannot deny the fact that the ending of a story is an integral part of the process, and cannot be ignored. Honestly, this game deserves most of the praise heaped upon it. It most likely deserves a score near the nine point mark, but to give it a perfect score of 10 is a slap in the face of fans everywhere, though it still pales in comparison to the slap of an ending that we got for Mass Effect 3.
In conclusion, I am not one of the people who are frequently raging at things, and likewise would not be featured in your magazine in the section often dedicated to such people. What I am asking is why you could give it a perfect score, despite the overwhelmingly negative response to the ending. I realize that your opinion must be kept sacred, but I ask you to please explain why you think this way. I, and many of my less vocal fellow fans, desire an answer.
Hopefully he will explain himself soon.