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Mass Effect 3: Special Edition review

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Mass Effect 3: Special Edition review

Postby danbish » 31 Dec 2012, 11:35

As I own all of the Mass Effect games on Xbox, I can safely say that it's a fantastic series to experience and one that, in my opinion, needs to be part of your collection. Having said that, EA's decision to release ME3 on it's own for WiiU and charge full whack for it when it's less than half the price on other consoles is riduculous. Especially when you realise that the entire Mass Effect trilogy is available on the other formats for the same price as the WiiU version of ME3!

I really want to play this on a Nintendo machine with the added capabilities of the Gamepad but I'm not paying £40 just for number 3 whcih only gives you the last third of the story. I'm holding out in the hope EA sees sense and releases the trilogy on WiiU too - which is what they should have done at the start.
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Re: Mass Effect 3: Special Edition review

Postby ThePokekid78 » 31 Dec 2012, 14:22

danbish wrote:As I own all of the Mass Effect games on Xbox, I can safely say that it's a fantastic series to experience and one that, in my opinion, needs to be part of your collection. Having said that, EA's decision to release ME3 on it's own for WiiU and charge full whack for it when it's less than half the price on other consoles is riduculous. Especially when you realise that the entire Mass Effect trilogy is available on the other formats for the same price as the WiiU version of ME3!

I really want to play this on a Nintendo machine with the added capabilities of the Gamepad but I'm not paying £40 just for number 3 whcih only gives you the last third of the story. I'm holding out in the hope EA sees sense and releases the trilogy on WiiU too - which is what they should have done at the start.

That's my plan asw bro, especially after EA's announcement that there will be Mass Effect news concerning Wii U in the future....we can hope!
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Re: Mass Effect 3: Special Edition review

Postby mirage 5x5 » 31 Dec 2012, 19:11

got to say when the run up to the wii u was coming out it look quite good
but then all the bad news came out so i cancelled my order
and now thank's to official nintendo mags reviews i now know that i did the right thing
and i will never get one now it sounds rubbish got to admit other websites have been giving the wii u bad reviews as well :roll:
may be the next nintendo console will be good :D
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Re: Mass Effect 3: Special Edition review

Postby ThePokekid78 » 31 Dec 2012, 20:23

mirage 5x5 wrote:got to say when the run up to the wii u was coming out it look quite good
but then all the bad news came out so i cancelled my order
and now thank's to official nintendo mags reviews i now know that i did the right thing
and i will never get one now it sounds rubbish got to admit other websites have been giving the wii u bad reviews as well :roll:
may be the next nintendo console will be good :D

Hahaha are you an idiot? You've already decided to skip an entire Nintendo console, and so miss out on at least 5 years of Nintendo games, based on a handful of games that have been released within a month of launch?! :lol:

Now do you realise how stupid you sound? It's foolish to write off the Wii U when it's been out for less than 2 months.
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Re: Mass Effect 3: Special Edition review

Postby mirage 5x5 » 31 Dec 2012, 23:54

ThePokekid78 wrote:
mirage 5x5 wrote:got to say when the run up to the wii u was coming out it look quite good
but then all the bad news came out so i cancelled my order
and now thank's to official nintendo mags reviews i now know that i did the right thing
and i will never get one now it sounds rubbish got to admit other websites have been giving the wii u bad reviews as well :roll:
may be the next nintendo console will be good :D

Hahaha are you an idiot? You've already decided to skip an entire Nintendo console, and so miss out on at least 5 years of Nintendo games, based on a handful of games that have been released within a month of launch?! :lol:

Now do you realise how stupid you sound? It's foolish to write off the Wii U when it's been out for less than 2 months.


well you can be looked at and say the same
i wasted my time and money on the wii and that was a bad 6 years and now i have see what is coming out next year for the wii u so you say i am stupid well i can say the same about you :lol:
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Re: Mass Effect 3: Special Edition review

Postby Xenobladeperson » 01 Jan 2013, 01:27

I fail to see how that makes him stupid at all, if anything your statement as completely backfired and made you look stupid. And the Wii wasn't bad, go play some of the actual decent games on it and not Mario Party or Skylanders.

Back on topic; I'll probably just pick up the ME trilogy on PS3 instead, it's about the same price as this.
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Re: Mass Effect 3: Special Edition review

Postby imbusydoctorwho » 02 Jan 2013, 22:59

I wouldn't mind it,but I would not pay £40-£50 for it,I'm going to wait till the price drops to under £20,or the inevitable trilogy release on Wii U.
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Re: Mass Effect 3: Special Edition review

Postby Bowser16 » 06 Jan 2013, 19:54

I have played all three games on the 360 and it is a fantastic series, up until the ending anyway lol. :wink:

But seriously, what is so special about this edition for the Wii U?, it's not even getting half the dlc for it.

Just another quick cash in from EA.
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Re: Mass Effect 3: Special Edition review

Postby SilentDark » 11 Jan 2013, 15:38

Personal feeling: what's the point.

The whole seeling point of Mass effect is that it is an epic that can only be truly appreciated as a whole. Your decisions affect aspects of the games that follow. Now that the PS3 and 360 are getting a release of the entire trilogy this just comes across as just a quick cash in. Like the Wii it seems that the WiiU is going to become a dumping ground for ports of games from the past two to three years with tacked on controls so that they can claim it is enhanced.

Ports are not worth full price, regardless of the tacked on gimmics, and what is essentially the last third of a game should be retailing for no more than £20, like what it tends to go for new on the other consoles there days.
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