A BioWare game isn't a graphical powerhouse. Well, that's not shocking at all. I mean, yeah, some of the faces of their characters have been like one step above Bethesda's facial animations. That drink pouring animation in ME2 was fucking terrible. But really, who looks to these games as graphical giants? There are so many things in a BioWare game that I care about more than the graphics. Showing gifs of in-game animations is always less than useless.
Honestly, some of the scale of the Reaper set pieces in 3 amazed the hell out of me, if we're talking graphical powerhouses.
The human faces look weird in Mass Effect, but the aliens are generally pretty solid, and when placed next to skyscrapers attacking a city I'm willing to forgive some funny eyes.