App of The Week for 3/15-3/21: Mass Effect 3 Datapad
Now Asian Andrew is going to give us his thoughts on the Galaxy At War and Mail sections.
Galaxy At War
The galaxy at war mini game is one of the cooler features of this free Bioware/EA app. Since it is connected to your EA origins account when you do things in it, it actually affects your Mass Effect 3 profile. You send ships to key locations to up your readiness rating but it can take up to five hours for one percent depending on which mission you pick. There are three levels of missions each having different levels of pay out and time consumption. As you gain credits for completing these missions you can get more ships to send out, more rating points per mission about .5% more or shielding so you don't fail in the upgrades menu. It does crash a lot but it is overall pretty awesome to constantly keep your galactic rating in check.
To be honest I don't really know how this works as I have only once received emails from my squad mates talking about past missions. You can't respond and it usually is only one liners so it just seems like a failed attempt to make a better connection to your crew.
All in all I would have to say that this is a very unique and enjoyable app. I feel like this is one of the first great apps that actually effects, improves, and helps your overall game. The simple great menu set up works well and is easy to use. Each sections of the app has its strengths and weaknesses, some more than others. Just like the Mass Effect series this app shows its true uniqueness in the details. Both Andrew and I agree that this app deserves nothing less than to be the App of The Week and a MUST DOWNLOAD.