Of all the games in the serie, the 1st is the one I replayed the most. Still today I got chills during the first encounter with Sovereign and all the realization that came with it. Saren is still one of the most interesting antagonist we have in the series and the lore building is top notch.
Mass Effect 2 managed to improve on many aspects and even if it made the universe larger, it felt small in scope since its more related to the crew of the Normandy. Not many game had me feared for the safety of the characters like this game have. The ending is probably one of the best moment I’ve played in a game.
Mass Effect 3 was definitely different in term of scope. I know a lot of gamers are bitching about the ending, but every main events in the game serves as a conclusion to the stories that we’re introduced since the first game. From the beginning, it felt like a conclusion and straight from the bat, they showed you that it would not be a pretty and happy story. And that’s the redeeming qualities of the 3rd entry and conclusion.
Loved all 3 of them and I hope the next entry will develop on the consequences of the Reaper invasion and the difficulties ahead in rebuilding the galaxy.
Bonus: I played John, the female option was introduced like an available option only and it showed in its design and animation. It felt like the character was out of place in some cinematics. They improved with the 2nd and 3rd.
But I started the journey with John, ended it with him.