The third of three posts regarding why I think the Mass Effect trilogy is great.

I’ve put off this post for a bit longer than the other two so that I could play a few other games with multiplayer modes to be able to put it into some sort of perspective. The multiplayer part of this post won’t be terribly long, because no one really plays it any more as the game has long passed its youth, in a way of speaking.

The third title presents an interesting change in the focus of these posts. Where, historically, the first two games’ mechanical and technical aspects have been stumbling blocks that negatively affect the title, this third game doesn’t have those issues and goes above and beyond the previous titles to a point where its shortcomings do not relate to the gameplay or the technical failings at all.

The story on the other hand… we’ll need to rant about that.

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