Well, crap. I'm playing through the trilogy for the first time and am pretty far into 3 now. I'm absolutely loving it but now I'm scared to finish it! I knew the ending was divisive, but it sounds like it goes even beyond that for you both.
Also, for @Medisti come join in on the XBox Empire thread here. Don't worry about reading the whole thing, just jump in and let us know what you're playing!
I wouldn't let that scare you too much. They tried to fix it with the Extended Cut and while I don't feel they succeeded, it's nowhere near as bad as the vanilla game was. Just go into it knowing you may be let down, but may also enjoy it just fine. It's not like the ending jumps out of the TV and kills your puppy.
Get GamePass even if you prefer physical. Just treat it like Netflix. Download a game and enjoy it. There are tons and tons of amazing games on there. You and your SO can play It Takes Two, idk if you have played it or not.
I may in the future. I have enough games to play for the next few months thanks to all of you guys. :)
Tbh, I've never really been into stuff like HDR before. I get so wrapped up in a game that I'm too focused on that, or I just notice the high framerate even more. Unless like you said, it's on an OLED screen! Which is why I'm so glad Xbox focused on framerate this generation. Series S may have some issues with modern games going forward, but Series X has almost nothing but 60-120fps gameplay! Even the FPS boost program where you can enjoy old games like Fallout 4 and New Vegas at a smooth 60fps is a literal game changer!
OLED really seems to pop more to me, though the vibrancy of HDR is noticeable. But, like you, I prefer the high frame rate modes. Even 1080p 60fps seems better to me than 4k 30fps. Everyone has their preference.
I'm guessing they've played ME3 before EA released the Extended Cut.
I am actually a singular person, not multiple. And I played it on launch day and beat it within the week and later played with the Extended Cut. It did not fix the problems. It at least actually acknowledged some of the decisions that you made, unlike the original, but does not rectify the "Pick your favorite color for the ending cutscene" that is was.