Late last year, BioWare announced that Mass Effect 3, the final installment in its popular role-playing shooter game, would get its own multiplayer version. That announcement was greeted with downright skepticism by many, including PCWorld's own gaming blogger, who said " If you asked me what the Mass Effect series needs most, multiplayer would probably rank somewhere near the bottom of my list."
But fast forward a year later, and Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer is being celebrated.
It's not just a feature tacked on to a game because, well, everyone else is offering multi-player. Instead, it's well thought, delivering an experience that both calls on and adds to the experience of the single-player game.