Mass Effect 3 Review - Page 5
This feature is brand new in the Mass Effect universe, but it isn’t ground breaking in the world of shooters. You can however play other species, not just human, and each species brings a different flavor to the class you are playing. For example a human Vanguard will have Charge, Shockweave and Nova, while an Asari Vanguard will have Stasis instead of Nova, etc.
The multiplayer is a co-op mode, so you don’t pvp. Frankly I prefer it that way even though I did pvp in other shooters. I just prefer the co-operation more than slaughtering each other.
The unlocks in the multiplayer are totally random. You acquire a certain number of credits after each mission, which you use to buy “packs” that contain weapons, mods, new races and so on.
I find this to be a fun venue, one that helps take a break when you feel you want to get into action right now without having to worry about plot. And for people like me who don’t like to skip any part of the plot, the multiplayer aspect is quite welcome, as I can just do something different without feeling the need to fast forward or skip any of the story as I can swap between action and RPG at any time.
On that note, even though it’s technically a singleplayer feature, you can use the action mode rather than the RPG mode, if you wish, and you’ll only see the major conversations of the game, without needing to investigate everything or make all the choices. It’s a great feature for those who just want to shoot things down or for people who are playing the game a few times over.
As I was playing Mass Effect 3, I thought I’d give this game a 10/10. I had no reason to rate it any less. There are some minor bugs, like swapping from singleplayer to multipayer and then back can cause your Shepard to look like the default one. Or sometimes my weapons would disappear in the middle of a fight for no reason so I wasn’t able to switch between them. Those were rare and far in between, definitely not enough to lower my rating. Then I saw the options given for the ending and I changed my mind and I lowered the score to 8/10. To make a long story short: The game is great, shame on the ending.
Yet when you look at Mass Effect 3, you can’t help but notice just how much BioWare has taken player feedback into account. Many of us hope for some DLC release to fix it all, maybe an additional ending. Just… don’t make us pay for a fix. We all know additional content will be released and if you are going add/fix/change the finale, either give it for free or make it a piggy back with some other content that’s worth paying for. Ending or no ending, the Mass Effect trilogy still remains one of the most epic series in the gaming industry to date.