I just came here to say that after about 3 hours of playtime and almost constant annoyance with this game that I find it abysmal. That is all. And yes this is a "I just got frustrated with the game, threw down my controller, and went onto the internet to bitch" post.
$60 for the game, later more for DLC skins and stuff thats already on the disc, and now in-game resources for real money? All that for a cool Horror game they ruined by turning it into a generic action shooter?
You've played the game already?! Wowzers! Must be cool that you have played through and completed the game already and now can form an informed opinion on it, and aren't just basing this off of a small gameplay demo and some trailers. Ok, that's enough snark, but it really erks me when people are giving the final product a grade when it's not even out yet. I agree that the demo and videos don't really look like the previous games, and EA doesn't have the greatest track record of pleasing fans as of late, but this game isn't even out yet, at least wait for it's launch before completely writing it off.
I didn't care in mass effect and I don't care now. As long as I can get everything without spending real world money I am fine with that. And I am curious about what you consider "other missteps" since this game isn't out and you would be basing your opinion off of a small gameplay demo.