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My most anticipated game of 2012 is almost here
Published on 15/02/2012

I discovered Mass Effect about a year ago, and there is no denying that I was captivated by the world that BioWare created. Being a huge sci-fi fan, the original Mass Effect was exactly the sort of game I was looking for, and proved to be one of my favourite games of all time thanks to its unique blend of exploration and combat, and a brilliant story as a bonus. Mass Effect 2 stripped out a lot of what I loved about the original, the exploration, the expansive cities and a coherent story, and replaced it with a more combat orientated experience which realistically wasn't what I was looking for. Nonetheless, the world that BioWare created saved the game for me, and despite its flaws (not technical flaws I should add) it still remains one of my favourite games.

Mass Effect 3 then is easy to place as my most anticipated game of 2012, and in just over 3 weeks gamers across the world will be entering the Mass Effect universe once again to take down the Reapers once and for all. I'm really excited as a Winter without playing the series made me forget what I love about it. Watching videos back now reminded me - the character interaction is what makes this special.

So with that in mind, this week I take a look at why you should care about Mass Effect 3 and also look at whether this is a good jumping in point for newcomers like BioWare suggest it is.

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