Summary: First off, I have to say this game is pretty cool. I liked the first one better thought. This game was too short compared to the first. It took me about 10 days of playing number 1 and number 2 lasted half that on the same hours of play. The other thing is the armor, weapons and skills... you had no clue what kind of damage you were doing or what kind of protection your armor was giving you.
Summary: After playing Mass Effect 1, I was very excited to play the sequel. However, I found myself being very disappointed. Many RPG elements from the first game were reduced or completely lost. How can Bioware even call this game an RPG if you can't even loot dead bodies? I hate having to build weapons and upgrades instead of just finding them from dead enemies. Also, the fuel system was pointless. The fuel is so cheap that the cost of it is no concern.
Summary: Combat is much improved, the best part of the game but not outstanding in any way. Think of it as Gears of War Lite. No inventory system, not exactly a positive aspect. It went from a horrible inventory system to none at all. Stores offer very few items to purchase, upgrades are the only thing available. If you like lots of weapons and skills, this is not the game for you.
Nice storyline, but gameplay could be a lot better
Philippe Clarisse, amazon.co.uk
17 February 2013
Summary: I like the storyline of ME, but the gameplay is quite boring ( like the random missions - too simple, too little ). I will play the 3rd episode of the saga however since I really like the story line.
Not what I had expected, but still a game the RPG player would enjoy.
23 October 2012
Summary: I was abit dissapointed playing through Mass Effect 2, because I kept comparing it to Mass Effect 1. The story is good, you can import your character from ME1 so the choises you made in ME1 follow you through the whole game. Mass Effect 1 had a really nice planet exploration system, where you would drive around in a vehichle scanning and finding side-quests loot or info. Where in ME2 you scan planets from The Normandy, which gets very repetitive and absolute boring.
Summary: The Mass Effect series is one that I have a longstanding love and affection for. For all it's faults and foibles, these are the games I always seem to come back to when I tire of my shiny new purchases and just want to lose myself in a game. In this review, we're signing up with Cerberus and returning to the fight with Mass Effect 2.
Pros: Good writing / Tighter focus on fluid combat / Epic story
Cons: Reduces effectiveness of powers / Tedious mining mechanics
Summary: I am sorry, but it doesn't matter how good your graphics are, the story was lame, the game was easy, and everything was formulaic. Bioware just takes the same old game, re-skins it, changes the abilities, and repackages it. The gaming industry is becoming entirely lame. Are we really so lazy that we prefer games that are "Press A and you win!"? Sorry Bioware, I am done with you.
Summary: Mass Effect 2 (If you're reading this after reading my review for ME and feeling deja vu don't worry this isn't the Matrix... I think... I've just finally gotten around to putting ME and ME2's reviews under the right products, oops. Anyway enjoy the review) Bioware's Mass Effect 2... it has a lot to do, juggling the pressure of the critical acclaim of it's predecessor while trying to expand on the interesting (if a little underdeveloped) story.