I have just finished Mass Effect 2 (late to the party), right after finishing ME and I must say: I did not enjoy the sequel as much as I did the first game.

I am interested in seeing the conclusion to the trilogy, though, so I must ask: how is the third game in comparison to the other two? I know of the ending drama that swept the internet (no spoilers, please), but I also want to know how does it compare in its gameplay and specially the combat.

I have reservations about having to get Origin just for this as I have no other games on it, so I'd like to be sure I'll enjoy the ride more than I did on ME2.