Rated 10 out of 10 by Mac82 Wonderful
This game starts with a bang. I won't spoil anything for those who haven't played it, but you get right in to the story. The cutscenes are smooth and the graphics are outstanding. The controls give you a little bit of a learning curve. One of the best parts is that you don't have to play ME1 in order to get up to speed with the plot of this story. The character interactions in the beginning are full of gap-fillers. Being able to customize your look, the pre-order armors, and the array of weapons are fantastic. I have not played too much in to the game thus far, as I only got it last night, but so far it's been fantastic. Make sure you have a good graphics processor or you are just robbing yourself of the beauty of this game. My only complaint with the game is that the load times can be excrutiating. My computer is well above the recommended specs, but it just takes a while and you are left strumming your thumbs.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Sandman208 Darker Is Better
As you might know, Bioware does not make bad games. Heck, most of their games are pure gold. Baldur's Gate, Knights of the Old Republic and Jade Empire to name a few. However, although the first one was an INCREDIBLE game it played like an RPG that happened to use a shooter combat system. No more. Mass Effect 2 plays like a shooter RPG elements. This is a great move by Bioware since they just released a pure RPG. Different setting, different combat system. Additionally, this game has a darker feel and a much less predictable story. The first one felt like a retro sci-fi game. This one feels like the darker sci-fi of the Dune series. Oh and you should definitely pick the first one up to support your save... The default decisions are HORRID
Rated 9 out of 10 by obnxchs Wow, surprisingly good!
First off, I don't write reviews because most of what is written has been paid for, not in this case. I bought this game from a friends recommendation so if you are on the fence about it maybe this will help. The interface is easy to deal with, I liked the conversation options, game crashed once and I just adjusted down my video options to get past it, fortunately it was a very small amount of gameplay and then readjusted my video back to the max it was at originally. Got through to the end and now on my second run. Make sure you go to every galaxy and explore every planet, might get a little tideous but worth it for the salvage, upgrades and credits, and the creators spent a lot of time designing the star systems, etc. so worth the time just for that. Make sure you have the minimum recommendations for you PC before you buy, I do and other than the small glitch I stated above I had no problems. Save before you do a bypass or a hack in case it only gives you the one chance to interact with terminal during gameplay and make sure you get the extra time upgrades for both so you don't have make so many save points. Not a hardcore gamer, this game will make you lose track of time, don't stress if you die alot, it is fun experience and there are plenty of walkthrough sites to help. Good luck.
Rated 10 out of 10 Very good game! Bioware really did it this time!
Very good game, downloaded the demo, tried it, worked like a charm! Even though it wasn't for Windows 7 operating system, it ran smoothly with barely noticeable lag. Although it wasn't the full version, I was still really satisfied with the performance, it features 2 action-packed levels and a basiclly unlimeted amount of customization options and choice making. If you have played the first game, it would be easier to understand the plot, even though it is still very easy to pick up and play. As I am very satisfied with the demo, I can only imagine what the full game is like! BioWare, you never disappoint me!
Rated 0 out of 10 by Nimbus Suspect ME2 to be as gender friendly & awesome as ME1
Not only was ME1 a great RPG, but it was not insulting to female gamers. You could play as female Commander Shepherd, AND without the scantily clad uniform choices most games force you to wear, (IF you are even permitted to play as a female, the majority of games do not allow you to play a female lead character). I highly recommend ME1 if you are a serious female gamer, (you will love it!), and I have no doubt ME2 will live up to the same expectations, since you can upload Commander Shepherd from ME1, or start again! Distance high 5 to the developers and looking forward to ME2 action!!!
Rated 2 out of 10 by Shagularpus Very difficult unless...you know "1"
I bought this game with no experience with either game (Mass Effect 1 and 2). Big mistake!
The creators seem to have assumed that everyone would be familiar with the original game.
Been playing for 25+ hours and I've only managed to recruit one character.
It is on the basic/easy level but keep on dying.
Everyone says how great it is and the wonderful ending and all. Yeah right!!!
How are you supposed to see all those great things if you cant get anywhere? Guess I could check You Tube videos.
WHAT A COLOSSAL WASTE OF MONEY!
Rated 0 out of 10 by Caman Whoooo
Whooooooo I can't believe it Mass Effect 2. I have waited for so long for it. This game is going to be topnotch, the dialouge interface is going to be simaliar to the original so no fears. Also new weapons. Also to those people who have played the original the developers made it so that all your choices from the first game will be transferred over. For those who haven't you will have the choice at the beggining to make what happened in the first game.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Cass164 First time playing Mass Effect... pretty cool game
I have seeing this game and just looked over it i finally decided to go buy it and after playing it for 8 hours I have come to the conclusion that this game is truly on its own league in other words is a hybrid. This game is like Star Wars mixed with a FPS... the story line pulls you right in from the beginning... the gameplay is nice a lot of options and customizable items... graphics are very good... overall i would recommend this game to any one
Rated 0 out of 10 Can't Wait!
I've been waiting for this one for a long time now and from what I can gather from the E3 trailer and the GC trailer, this will easily be a candidate for game of the year next yr (or when it is released). Along with Blizzard, Bioware's capacity to churn out incredibly easy to play but immersive games with an unrivalled depth of story means that I'll be pre-ordering the CE/SE of the game the instant that it's announced.
Rated 10 out of 10 by LiquidZero Wicked Sick!
After the completion of the first game in this trilogy, I found that the default keys for game-play were better positioned than the first. The graphics were pretty cool, too! The ability to import your ME1 character was an added bonus. The fact that the outcome of this and the first Mass Effect games could have a drastic effect on the third make it seem like I'm a kid reading a "Choose-your-own-adventure" book again!