Mass Effect 3
Piecing together a rag-tag team of bad-ass aliens and traversing the universe in search of evil to kick in the teeth is what made me fall in love with the Mass Effect series. Mass Effect 3 is missing that magic. Maybe I played the game wrong, but I only had three team members throughout the entire game, and I disliked all of them. Any time a former teammate made a cameo appearance, I would get my hopes up that everything would return to normal. We’d reminisce about old times, but none of them ever rejoined my crew. That left me with only a handful of generic characters with whom I shared no connection. Despite general improvements to the series, including updated visuals and combat, I frequently found myself bored with the game. The locations were bland, the story uninteresting, and my decisions didn’t seem to have any significant effects. I hesitate to say this is a bad game, because there were portions that I enjoyed. I just feel my time would have been better spent playing Mass Effect 2 again.