Originally by: Louis deGuerre
DA2 was so **** that I won't preorder ME3. Fooled me once...
Not like DA:O was too much to my liking at all in the first place. I started it at least 4 times with different character choices (with a few weeks or months in between), played a bit more after getting Sten and the other chick, but not very much longer, bored, dropped, eventually said "screw it" and killed the game off.
But yeah, DA2 was utter tripe in comparison, I'll give you that.
Also, NEVER PREORDER ANYTHING. The more enticing the pre-order bonuses, the crappier the actual product. Just wait until after it gets some actual peer reviews. Besides, it's not like you can't quite easily unlock ALL preorder bonuses afterwards (not just the ones from whichever retailer hoops you might have bothered to jump through) and revert to the "official" version if you're paranoid about it as soon as you realize they're not really good for much anyway.
Originally by: stoicfaux
So... am I the only one who, after playing ME1 and ME2, really has no desire to play ME3?
Granted, ME2 did feel like one step forwards, two steps sideways and three steps back overall, but from what I understand, ME3 is (allegedly) supposed to be somewhere in bewteen ME1 and ME2 in terms of gameplay//mechanics, and ME2 wasn't *that* bad, plus I liked ME1 (and the game universe in general, the books certainly helped too) enough to not completely dismiss ME2 and soldier through the more unpleasant parts to get to the better ones (of which there were enough).
I'm not exactly ecstatic about ME3, if you catch my drift, but I'm pretty sure I'll end up playing it eventually, when//if I'll get some free gaming time later on next year (most likely only after all the DLCs have come out).