I'm almost half-convinced that Bioware or EA made the endings intentionally bad to distract from the other flaws of a fairly shoddy product compared to the previous games. ME 3 is a letdown, as is often the case in the concluding part of a trilogy, and while this opinion may be controversial and may draw ire from some of you I still have a right to speak it. My main gripe is that Bioware seems to treat the players as if they're borderline retarded. While the shooting is more fluid and guns are more numerous, the controls and RPG elements have been dumbed down so badly that they feel tacked on. Why are they simplifying things exactly? For newcomers? Why they hell would new players come into the series for the last part of the trilogy?! The dialogue wheel (Assuming it ever comes up given how this game just LOVES to use auto-dialogue) now just gives you minimalist choices between 'nice' and 'dickhead' responses, as opposed to the previous games giving you a more neutral option of response. Graphics...Have not improved at all. Many characters practically live in the Uncanny Valley now (Diana Allers...Ugh...) and several characters have animations on par with Captain Scarlet puppets (Anderson). Several environments are drab and grey (Palaven being one of the worst offenders.) Characters...the party roster has practically been bisected, with several popular characters from the last game being jammed into cameos(Though I understand Mordin and Thane not being party members now). The new characters? Meh. James Vega is interesting for a human character, but that's not saying much when his competition consists of Kaiden and Jacob, two of the blandest people in the galaxy. EDI went from being a pretty cool Deadpan Snarker in 2 to being another Fanservice character...But the worst addition is Kai Leng, the stupid God Mode Sue space-ninja who fits into the lore about as well as Homer Simpson. Also, for whatever reason, Cerberus and TIM seem to take more of a villain role than the Reapers. Harbinger doesn't even get a single line of dialogue! I dunno if the blame lies with Bioware or EA, but this franchise has been beaten down with a cricket bat to make it far more simple and 'mainstream' and removing alot of the great RPG features from the last games. I cringe at the prospect of a fourth game, which will likely just be Gears Of War Recycled In Space.
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