Pros: good story line, weapon customization, female characters are fully formed
Cons: lot of time on Normandy
I am brand new to the Mass Effect series, so I can't speak to how much 3 works with the other 2, but the story is still enjoyable. However, there are a ton of cinematic scenes that I think could be eliminated. I am not a game designer, so if I'm totally off base or if that isn't possible, then sorry, but I would have liked longer levels with more variation and puzzles vs. drawn out story lines, and interplanetary emotions. Maybe that request is too much. Still fun, but I would only recommend borrowing the game, not buying it, and if you are going to buy it, make sure to get it on sale.