Tamoor wrote:As for the shift away from the deep RPG elements; that was sad but necessary in the industry of today.
Given a choice between a Mass Effect that the average person can also enjoy and no Mass Effect at all, I'd pick the former every time.
TerrorK wrote:ME3 was not Mass Effect. BioWare did exactly what you guys lambasted the recent Resident Evil entries for... what Deus Ex: Invisible War did years ago and got panned for. And yet ME3 doesn't get the same treatment and these shortcomings are almost utterly ignored.
Why are games getting worse, is it because of accessibility or everyone having low standards? - Onomatopoeia
Tamoor - Games aren't getting worse.
Chris - Games aren't getting worse, they're getting better. The problem is that members of online forums - who are the minority of gamers, remember - are never satisfied and act like something as trivial as a game's ending is as offensive as someone slapping their mothers in the face. Games aren't getting worse, everyone's just getting pettier.
Rob - Games are a fascinating medium because expectations climb continually. While the Godfather (1972) can stand shoulder to shoulder with The Departed (2006), games of previous decades are not even comparable with modern titles. Now, obviously there are some amazing, incredible gems of the past, but overall I feel that the quality bar has been raised immeasurably. With that in mind, I'm afraid I can't answer your question.
I wonder what the Bioware guys would think, if someone told them that ME3 "wasn't Mass Effect"... A lot of the reviewers acknowledged and mentioned the shortcomings, but gave the game stellar scores despite them. I think people were just happy about being able to enjoy this grand and spectacular sci-fi trilogy. That kind of sci-fi is not so easy to come by these days, either in the cinema or in video games
Reviewers tended to emphasize the many positives of ME3: gripping story and atmosphere, excellent characters, dialogue and voice acting, interesting conclusion, production values through the roof, game is even more rewarding for players who have played the previous games, improved customization, much improved and more enjoyable combat on so on. The more positive aspects a game has going for it - and ME3 has so many - the easier it is to overlook any negatives.
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