So, in most video games you usually get awesome cut scene powers that don’t match your mundane gameplay powers.
I ran into a scene in Mass Effect 3 (LATE TO THE PARTY) where I was all “Shepard, what are you doing, girl? Shepard, this guy should be going “Oh fuck that’s an anti tank rifle!” So you’re trying to save the Salarian ambassador from an assassin and there were SO many times where I just wanted her to take the head/ankle/SHOOT THE FUCKING CAR SHEPARD! YOU HAVE KILLED PLANES WITH YOUR SNIPER RIFLE, FUCK! You have a FULLY UPGRADED Black Widow sniper rifle!
If you’re worried about shooting the guy behind him, just shoot his kneecaps out. Councilors don’t need knees! At least SHOOT THE CAR! Don’t chase him in a car! Shepard, what are you doing!? You drive for crap.
Needless to say I was disappointed by Shepard’s cutscene pistol. It’s like the cousin of the Dragon Age murder knife. Only less effective. So like the lazy mooching cousin who only comes to the reunion potluck with plastic forks from KFC.
I was also disappointed that the potshots I was taking at the Reaper’s eyes on Tuchanka weren’t registering as if it were just part of the scenery. Should have been able to at least make it madder or something.
Shepard: Cooler in play than in cutscenes.