You and me both brother. Mass Effect 3 is the game of my dreams. When I first played Mass Effect I seriously felt like a little kid who's life was impacted. Never had I played a video game that blew me away to that degree and catered to all of my interests such as sci fi, dialog control etc. I'd say Skyrim ranks 3rd for me all time after Mass Effect 1 and 2. Which is weird because I didn't really like Oblivion too much.
Oh for me the best games I've ever played would have to be:
1. KOTOR (I was 14, and the story was amazing)
2. Jade Empire (same makers of KOTOR, sick story, and loved the martial arts aspect)
3. Mass Effect and Halo series
4. Oblivion/Skyrim and Pokemon (back in the gameboy days)
Bioware fan like me I see. I'm a huge fan of KOTOR and JE also. My top 10 is.
1. Mass Effect
2. Mass Effect 2
4. Dragon Age Origins
6. KOTOR 2
7. Jade Empire
8. Fallout 3
9. Metal Gear Solid 2 (PS2)
10. NBA 2K1
You liked KOTOR 2 that much? I don't know, but the game just felt so bad compared to the original. The story was terrible in comparison and very poorly told, not to mention a terrible cliffhanger ending that hasn't been resolved for like 6 years because there's no sequel. Never played Fallout, Dragon Age or Metal Gear Solid. Hard for me to get into new games anymore. I mostly play sequels of games from when I was younger (+ NBA 2K and FIFA)