Rated 0 out of 10 by Sluggishnutt ME1 ME2
I still dont understand how or why they gave this game to the PS3. I'm not saying it shouldn't be on the PS3 but it doesn't make any sense, since they didn't add the first one too. If anyone hasn't played the First one and they go out and pick this up for the PS3, they will be completely lost. Mass Effect 2 derives directly from Mass Effect 1! You absolutely have to play the original, either before or after you play this. That being said. Mass Effect was EPIC. And Mass Effect 2 Was just as good, and i would go as far as to say its better. With the exception of ME2 be streamlined and not an RPG anymore. Its more like a 3rd person action adventure game. That's not a bad thing, but compared to the original, its just really easy to play now. No RPG element except adding points to Six categories and having only 19 weapons. Where in the original the weapons were limitless and you had tons of options for how you want your character to play. Either way, just play the first one when ever you can.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Alpha101 One Of The Best RPGs Out There
This game took my breath away. The story is very good and unique. The graphics looked fantastic. The gameplay, while not perfect, is much better than Mass Effect 1s.
The great thing about this game is that your decisions actually do matter. Trying not to spoil anything, there is a mission at the end, where it is possible that some or all of your teammates will die, and will not be present in Mass Effect 3. Thankfully, most of my teammates survived, with only 2 dying.
My only two things that I hate about this game is that most of the side missions are boring, and only take a few minutes to complete. Also, the upgrading system wasn't as interesting as Mass Effect 1s was.
This game is amazing. I would recommend playing Mass Effect 1 first, but it is not completely needed. There will be a few references to the first game, but that is pretty much it. Get this if you love RPGs, shooters, and space games. This is a must have.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Niggles A Unexpected Gem
Owning only a PS3 and a weak gaming PC I missed out on Mass Effect 1. Then when Mass Effect 2 came out I thought this whole series would just pass me by despite being Intrigued by the first Mass Effect when it came out. To my surprise Mass Effect 2 got ported to the PS3 and after yrs of waiting I finally go to see what the fuss was all about. Everyone I knew said this game was beyond amazing and needless to say I didn't think much of ME2 upon first glance. So after playing ME2 I was pleased to see the hype was well justified for one as this is easily one of the best games I have ever played on the PS3. I did however expect something of a RPG type game from ME2 so I was a little shock to find that this is a action game not a RPG at all. I had envisioned something like Knights Of The Old Republic. Never the less this game was still better then I had ever expected and a great buy for any gamer. You won't regret buying this game this much I can assure you of.
Rated 10 out of 10 by AweShocks7 A mastery of digital world creation!
This game is one of the most exciting, engaging, and mind expanding games on the market today. This game also utilizes the Mass Effect 3 engine which gives it even another reason to play.
When starting this game, after the introduction, an interactive comic called Genesis allows to gain some insight on the previous game and pick what you "did" in Mass Effect 1, mainly due to the fact they you didn't have the opportunity to play it on PS3. This is a great addition to the game and pretty awesome for both new and old comers to the franchise.
When the action starts it is truly breathtaking. The worlds are crafted with thought and precision. The characters are amazing and completely capable of slaughtering anyone or anything that gets in your way.
The game, like this review, is rather long. But, my advice is to enjoy every minute and really take in the game for all that it is worth. I hope you enjoy this game as much as I have and am still having.
Rated 10 out of 10 by witty135 Truly as great as critics say
I've put off getting this game for a LONG time. I am an idiot. The demo on PSN does not do this game justice, the combat can be very difficult and engaging, the character interaction is fantastic, and the presentation is unique and engaging. Just get it. Even though most of the gameplay is shoot, talk, shoot, talk; it still doesn't get boring. I'm on my second playthrough and loving every second of it. The story is very good as well as the character dialogue. If a character dies, you actually care about it. Even when my least favorite squad member died, I felt sad because he died angry at my character for not taking the renegade (evil) route in a mission. The voice acting is good, though Shepard is a little flat at times. The graphics, while detailed and clean, have issues with aliasing and VERY low res textures in the Overlord DLC. Do not doubt me; I was a nonbeliever; I didn't think this game would have enough variety to keep me interested but I can honestly say this has already become one of my favorite games of all time.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Astro Great RPG
Seem to enjoy it better on the PS3 than on the 360. (PC does not support easy gamepad use - its not built in per techs I called.) After 60hours of play It locked up once when putting in "Kill Switch Code" At missile fire control center - kept going in loop. I had to reset. But overall, all worked good with great picture detail at 720 HD. Perhaps ME3 will be at 1080P. I found that now I am restarting the second time playthrough. It starts out with a movie type update showing ME1 and you have to select different pathways you took if you played ME1 on the 360 - which is great, because I did and I saved the citidel, etc. - and this PS3 - ME2 lets you now decide how you want it to play - which is great. I also loved the DLC Shadow broker which now gives you access to new intel, etc.. The problem is that it is still hard to find element zero, which limits your building and takes a long time. Also, for some reason it did not let import my previous character build to the 2nd play thru. But overall it's a great adventure game and the newer engine 3 runs good on the PS3.
Rated 10 out of 10 by TheViralSamurai99 Great
A friend of mine recommended the series to me, so I was going to buy the third one, but was short on cash. So when I got a bunch of gift cards to Gamestop for Christmas I got this and some other games, but this one was my favorite (so far). Space travel, character creation, script choices, despite the lack of a multiplayer I will definitely be playing this more than Borderlands 2 or maybe even more than Dishonored. Can't wait to play the third. The graphics are awesome for the year it came out, I'm sure the next installment will have improved on them though, sometimes the characters faces keep moving when the voices have stopped. Not too bad on the difficulties, playing it on Normal right now and still having a challenging time, especially when facing enemies with powers. This is definitely one of my future recommendations. It offers story, challenges, character depth, and a slight bit of sarcastic comedy. Plus the choices of being either a "paragon" (hero) or "renegade" (anti-hero) can change the game as well as offer new speech options. Totally get this game.
Rated 8 out of 10 by JZ69Hayden Pretty Good
I bought this the day it came out (without realizing it lol) for PS3 after playing the demo thoroughly, and I must say I am highly impressed. First I need to say that one big complaint that I have is that the weapon selection is limited to the class you pick in the very beginning of the game. Also the squad command has not been perfected but it is not completely useless. However this is one of the few shooter games where the combat is not totally repetitive, for you battle a different enemy nearly every level which I found to be very refreshing. Another aspect is that you fight in totally different environments almost every level which kept the game interesting throughout. The characters are likable and some you can even relate to, which helps keep the game alive as well. The story was average nothing revolutionary but it was okay, good enough to keep me playing. I didn't find myself interested about the over all plot rather the smaller missions we're the parts of the game I enjoyed most. All in all this is a great game that I do recommend to just about any gamer.
Rated 0 out of 10 by HonestGuy Mass Effect 2 on PS3!
I'm excited that Mass Effect 2 will be available to more people. I must respond to some of the bottom previews though. I watched the comparisons of Mass Effect 2 for PS3 and 360 and I didn't notice a change in the visuals. ME2 for PS3 also can't be the best version since Bioware has decided not to port the original to the PS3. ME1 decisions play a huge role in ME2. I'm excited to tell everyone though that ME2 for PS3 will have an interactive comic that will explain the events of ME1 and will give you a chance to make some of the key decisions. This isn't exactly the best replacement for an entire game but it will do I supose. Also, ME2 for PS3 is kind of a bit overpriced...Sure it might come with the DLC but the 360 version is a third of what the price is for PS3. If you buy the 360 version and the DLC it will come up to about the same price though. If you have a 360 AND a PS3, I suggest going with the 360 version and buy ME1 so you get the entire experience. I don't consider the PS3 version to be the best console version but I'm happy that Bioware has ported it.
Rated 8 out of 10 by DaveTabbs An RPG that acts more like a TPS
I enjoyed Mass Effect 2. But the emphasis on RPG elements were not nearly as big as I expected them to be. The game played out more like a movie that you could interact with, and that is not a bad thing at all, its just that I expected a die hard RPG experience. Your character, no matter what class, will eventually have all the available skills maxed out, and this gives you the feeling that when you customize your skills your not really changing anything in the long run. The game did have a sense of free roaming, you could choose where to go whenever you wanted to. When I look at Mass Effect 2 I see a game that wants you to think its a non-linear free roam, action packed RPG where the player can make choices, even though in reality Mass Effect 2 is actually a very linear game, even if you don't want to accept it. I was happy with the difference from Dragon Age, I really hated that game. I know some people like it, but I just couldn't get into it. It looked promising, but it was very cliched, and extremely linear. There was no sense of free roaming at all in that game.