Summary: I really wanted to like this game. I loved the first one, but the changes made in this one really took away some of the value. I couldn't even bring myself to play through a 2nd time as a paragon, which really is a shame as I'm an achievement whore. The story was just not engaging enough.
Summary: Collectors Editions of games is a seemingly new trend. In fact, the Collectors Edition for Mass Effect 1 was the first CE I ever bought. The first time I saw a CE (I believe it was for Assassin's Creed) I actually laughed out loud. "Who's going to pay that much for a freakin' game?!
One step forward and one step back for Bioware and ME.
R. B. McCord, Amazon
4 June 2010
Summary: I really enjoy ME2 but I think the game is really only worth about 3.5 stars. The main reason for this is the "improvements" were in many ways not as good as they should have been. First off the xp and money system was completely redone.
Summary: I was so psyched to get this game that I started playing it the moment it arrived at the house. Unfortunately, the excitement died off quickly. 1. Mass Effect 2 adds nothing good that the previous game didn't have. Not a thing. 2.
Summary: Disclaimer: I'm only 4hrs in, and I know that's a little early to draw any conclusions. I don't "hate" ME2, but I have some pretty strong impressions to share, and I expect to stand by them even if this game somehow manages to turn it around and be something special.
Good, but the removal of RPG elements is a loss I miss
Opinionated Consumer, Amazon
3 June 2010
Summary: Playing Mass Effect 2 is like watch a good movie, a movie where you can interrupt the flow at certain points and take control of the characters and slightly change the plot. Mass Effect has always been about telling a grand story, and the middle part of the Mass Effect trilogy has made improvements...
Pros: Graphic is outstanding. Interactive movies/entertainment is the way to go given the amount of reality TV on these days. If Snooki (Jersey Shores) is the best entertainment on TV, then I prefer to engage with XBOX play.
Cons: The text in the gameplay is small on HDTV and too small to see on SDTV. Bioware acknowledged the problem by PM. Michael Gamble, Project Manager for Mass Effect 2, said in the Bioware community forum that "while this was not an intentional result, it was a byproduct of enhancements to the user int...