Mass Effect 3 PC Review: Prettier, But Pretty Much the Same
I neglected to discuss much of the ending on my first review of the game, and since then, Mass Effect 3′s ending has become an enormous point of contention for fans. I can say this without spoiler: it’s weak. Many fans feel it doesn’t live up to the rest of the game, and I agree with that point. Still, I personally can’t subscribe to the viewpoint that a weak ending 10 minutes invalidates how much I enjoyed the previous 24 hours and 50 minutes of my Mass Effect 3 experience (to say nothing of the countless hours dropped in the first two titles).
The vast majority of ME3 pays off the rest of the series beautifully and much of the end game is expertly crafted. If you’re the kind of person who hates Lost and Battlestar Galactica because of how the final moments turned out, you’ll be upset here — but I urge players to go through and enjoy the rest of the game, which is often spectacular and well worth playing.
Whether you play it on PC or console comes down to personal preferences. I lean toward liking the keyboard and mouse better, but other PC gamers I know take issue with the space bar and would have preferred a gamepad. If you can handle the PC port’s controls, it’s an overall better version — but not so much better that it really matters in the end.
This list of pros and cons should be supplemented by the one from our console Mass Effect 3 review. Final Score: 89/100
This list of pros and cons should be supplemented by the one from our console Mass Effect 3 review.
Final Score: 89/100
Deciding to take your Mass Effect 3 experience to PC? Use this guide to transfer your game saves from Xbox 360.