Re: Mass Effect 3
Mass Effect 3 was perhaps the most depressing game I've ever played.
In the middle of the whole thing, I had to take an entire week off so that it wouldn't
completely pull me down into an emotional slump.
Having said all that, I understand the need for the game to be this way. I personally
just don't need that much negativity from a gaming experience. After a week of not playing,
I went ahead and finished the game.
While the in-action experience was definitely high adrenaline, I felt absolutely no attachment to the new cast of characters. the ME2 cast had personality. The ME3 cast was cardboard. Lastly, the ending, the secret to the universe, was laughable. I laughed because it was almost like Bioware was sacrificing itself for the good of the gaming industry, although you can't quite be sure how their sacrifice would actually help the gaming industry. The in-story ending gives you that exact same feeling. It's funny that Bioware probably did do the best that they could by destroying the re-playability of their entire series, and then at the absolute end of the game, after the credits have scrolled, offering you the opportunity to pay for more downloadable content.
A resounding vote of "no confidence" in Bioware's ability to successfully conclude an epic trilogy of video games