So I finished the game (97% completion, I'll take it) and I stand by my initial comments - this is a good game that could have been truly great with another 9 months of development and some better artists/animators. Extra points because its Mass Effect and I love the universe. All the irrational hatred is just that - irrational. People saying this is a horrible game are just wrong. I am now into P5, and THAT is a truly astonishingly amazing game. I will make a post about that one once I'm a bit further in.