You're missing out a lot by not playing the first two games. Characters, missions, story, background info . . . the series is one of my favorite new IP's from this (last?) generation of consoles. Especially being able to carry your Commander Shepard across the 3 titles.I don't know why they didn't release the Mass Effect Trilogy on Wii U, but they should have. Still, ME 3 is awesome, but you're not getting the best experience.