As you've undoubtedly heard, the third installment of BioWare's Mass Effect trilogy hit shelves last Tuesday. Being one of the year's most anticipated launches, it's no surprise to see it with an aggregate review score of over 90. However, in what has become common among high-profile PC game releases, tons of unsatisfied users have slapped the title with negative feedback on Metacritic, Amazon and elsewhere.
Besides hostility over day-one DLC and forced Origin, many fans seem displeased with core aspects of the game, noting that it makes little use of decisions imported from previous saves and lacks an epic conclusion. As usual, we have no intentions on reviewing the gameplay or storytelling of Mass Effect 3 (full blown review on the PC is here instead). But this piece is dedicated to the nuts and bolts of the game, analyzing how it runs on today's finest PC hardware.