Many fans begrudged the way Mass Effect 2 shed nearly all of the first game's RPG elements, while others felt ME1's menus and cumbersome inventory system were simply overkill. Fortunately, those excessive menus did not make a comeback, but weapon modifications (and armor add-ons in multiplayer mode) returned, while power evolutions were tweaked to suit the player's taste. With its much-improved combat, ever-engaging character development, dialogue and other interactions, as well as the series' trademark 'illusion of choice' right up until the very end, Mass Effect 3 strikes a much better balance than its two predecessors did — all without delving too deep into 'pure action game' territory.
Sure, we all had our beefs with Diablo III. The real money auction house bothered some, the "always online" requirement bothered others. But none of that changes the fact that it's a really fun game that will suck away as many hours of your life as you let it.