Graphics: 8 out of 10 Sound: 8 out of 10 Controls: 10 out of 10 Story: 10 out of 10
This game definitely exceeded my expectations. Don't get me wrong I expected a good game, because of all of the positive reviews and from the success of the first one. But this game had everything that I like and more. I'm not a huge fan of RPG's or shooters, but I fell in love with this game.
Most importantly to me I thought the story was top notch, the way that it was woven together. All of the side missions of helping your crew out, really made for an interesting adventure. Along with the consequences that you suffered as a result of certain decisions that you made during the game. The sci-fi in this game was intense and well written. From the mass effect fields, details of the planets, alien races, to the weapons and spaceships it all felt very real as it pulled you in to the story.
Also I admit that visuals also attract me to games, and the graphics here were rock solid. I think I've not been able to get into certain games such as Fallout and Oblivion because of the lack of graphics. I'm sure most fans of those games will disagree but it's just my own personal thing. I like visuals along with a great story line.
I never played Mass Effect until it came out on PS3. I must say that this game may be one of the best game I have ever played. The storyline, the characters, the AI, the music and sound effects were all perfectly blended together to allow the player to actually feel that they are part of the game. I only wish I had a surround sound system to fully experience the game the way it was meant.
if you have not played this game, you must! I am looking forward to Mass Effect 3.