Just finished Mass Effect 3 + DLC From Ashes
. Wow. Just wow. The trip, back from Mass Effect 1, was absolutely and completely EPIC. Certainly the best Sci-Fi video game I have ever played!! At least the only one that makes me wish there's this kind of life in the universe and it's only a matter of time we discover it.
Or at least that makes me wish there would be a MMORPG based on ME's universe.
Understand me: by no means the Mass Effect trilogy is a series of perfect games. There are always some flaws here and there (the Mako in 1, the lack of character customization and the way to gather resources in 2, the horrible textures in 3, to name a few), but globally it was an amazing experience, one of a kind.
And the ending I got made perfectly sense in the long-run of the 3 games. Okay, maybe the other endings (i guess there are at least two other, given the final situation) are bad, but the one I got was, again, perfect. Maybe I'm just lucky? At least, I don't understand what the fuss is all about!!
I love being told a story and I love games that tell me a story while giving me enough freedom to actually play the story. And each time, each Mass Effect game has found the perfect balance for me. Unforgettable characters, spectacular situations, breath-taking action and wonderfully written dialogues.
Yes, Bioware. Dragon Age II was BAD. But it doesn't matter, because DA:O and Mass Effect were MASTERPIECES. And of course I'm not counting the older games you made.
So, yes, for me at least, there will be a BEFORE and an AFTER Mass Effect series in the history of video games. But now, what to do???
Finished so far in 2012: Trine
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Mass Effect 3 + DLC From Ashes
Link to my original list: http://www.gog.com/en/forum/general/games_finished_in_2012_1/post15