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Mass Effect 3
Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC
ESRB Rating: M
What kind of game is it?
Mass Effect 3 is an action RPG, with an emphasis on storytelling. ME 3 wraps up the Mass Effect trilogy, and completes the story of Comander Shepard. While character development and conversations are an important part, third person combat also represents a large part of the gameplay.
Who's the Developer?
The famous RPG factory, BioWare. Makers of not only the Mass Effect series, but also Dragon Age and Star Wars: The Old Republic, BioWare is known for producing impressive, high quality gameplay and storytelling. The studio was started in 1995 by actual medical doctors Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk, and now has six locations worldwide.