> Kommie wrote:
>> Mass Effect should just be avoided.
> Yaaah I saw your criticisms on ME in the now-closed Mass Effect thread, but I dunno,
> I disagree. You said you found ME1 was so bad that you didn't bother with 2 or 3,
> which is a valid reason to not continue but not really a valid reason to critique
> the entire series if one never played the other two, especially considering the improvements
> made between the first and second (from what I recall and have read about). And your
> other main criticism was the ol' message board complaint that the hardcore fans made.
> They were vocally disappointed with the ending, so therefore it must be objectively
> bad to anyone else who plays it.
> From what I can tell, Mass Effect totally got the Game of Thrones or LOST treatment
> when ME3 came out. In what always seemed like a gut-punch reaction to me, folks began
> writing off the entire series solely because they weren't satisfied with the ending,
> or were expecting "something more". Without those expectations, I imagine I'll enjoy
> it a lot more, as will most folks who start the series up now that we're so far removed
> from the release of ME3. I personally don't need 400 possible endings to enjoy a
> game like this, especially when the decisions made via dialogue or combat still have
> lasting effects on the game itself, if not so much the ending(s). But all that stuff
> aside, I really am diffing the gameplay in ME1 just fine too, so I dunno, different
> strokes I suppose.
I loved lass effect 2 but 1 and 3 were inferior for different reasons. 1 was not fleshed out yet and 3 changed up my favorite class in order to make things work better for the multiplayer mode.
The biggest criticism of the ending wasn't an issue like with lost or got, but more that it felt lazy and soulless. They made promises of things that made the ending feel like a your choices didn't matter and the endings were mostly a color difference before they patched it