A lot's made of the ending to ME3, but for any complaints leveled against it, the beginning is just as bad. A great missed opportunity IMO. I played Arrival shortly before ME3 came out and fully expected to have to account for my actions - start ME3, a couple of lines of dialogue. Done. WTF?! That aside, the opening mission was still pretty poor. ME2's opening mission was much the same, but considering that this covered the arrival of the Reapers, I'd have hoped for much more. Instead you got an on-rails controls tutorial that you could just as easily gotten from an instruction booklet.