So earlier today I settled in with Mass Effect 3. On the Xbox 360. Popped my disc in, booted it up, went to import my character from the last two games (which I'd preserved over four separate consoles). At first, it went well! There he was, with his decisions and class choices in place.
But then I got an error. And it was very disappointing.
Seems my character's face couldn't be imported. That's OK, I thought, must be a hiccup because the game wasn't technically out yet, maybe a switch at BioWare hadn't been flipped yet.
The game is now out. And whatever switch needs to be flipped, or fixed, isn't working.
We're getting emails from readers, and there's already a massive thread on BioWare's forums, saying the same thing.
It seems the error is popping up for people who built a face for Mass Effect 1, carried it unchanged into Mass Effect 2 and are now trying to bring it into Mass Effect 3.
Which will be only the series' longest and most devoted fans.