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posted by IamtheStig (PORT RICHEY, FL) May 9, 2010

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18 out of 22 gamers (82%) found this review helpful

Jaw dropping graphics, epic story which rivals the best syfy book or film, 1st rate voice acting. An experience that must not be missed. Do yourself a favor and do not play Mass Effect 2 before you play 1. Not required, but it will enhance your experience. I finished my first play-through in 54 hours, but I am a bit of a completionist. A normal playthrough can be done in about 35 hours. Why would you want to rush it?

If you have your game save from ME1, you can import your character into ME2. Your stats however do not carry over as you will once again be a level 1 hack again. However, after you complete your 1st play, you can play again with your character stats intact. In typical Bioware form, your character from ME2 will carry over into ME3 so don't delete your game saves.

The RPG elements are still there, but not nearly as convoluted. ME2 is more of a shooter this time around, which adds to the pace of the game.

Overall the best single player game of all time. The wait for ME3 is going to be agonizing.

If you enjoy this game, I recommend ME1, Bioshock 1 and 2, Assassin's Creed 1 and 2, Fallout 3, Oblivion, The Orange Box(The Half Life Games plus Portal, which is a must play), Borderlands, Gears of War 1 and 2. All epic games on their own merits, I consider them must plays.

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Mass Effect 2 is Amazing

posted by tunasam (CHELSEA, AL) Jan 25, 2010

Member since Jan 2010

67 out of 91 gamers (74%) found this review helpful

OK, I was a huge fan of Mass Effect, so this was a major buy for me. I love how your save file from Mass Effect has ripples in Mass Effect 2. The new customizable weapons and skill classes are very easy to navigate through. A ton of things make this game great, with almost nothing bad. There is a new targeting system that helps you kill enimies faster. The graphic look amazing, and the new speech lets you interuppt people talking and show brute force to make them talk. There are 10 characters (not including sheperd) that you can have on your team.

The story starts about 2 months after number one, with human colonies dissapearing all over the galaxy. The game is LONG, ive logged 26 hours with out making it to disc two. The voice acting in the game could be better but over all i give this game a 9.5

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posted by Toastycake (MONTVALE, NJ) Jan 26, 2010

Member since Jan 2010

32 out of 43 gamers (74%) found this review helpful

It feels like a totally different game from the first. Combat is the biggest improvement here, everything about it is now tighter. The Mako is now gone, replaced with scanning and visiting planets. It's time-consuming, but you get side missions and important resources that you use to upgrade the team. You have more team members now. Contrary to popular belief, you can get them all.

The game itself it shorter than the first. I completed everything at just below 28 hours, but it was 28 hours well spent.

What people will notice is that you have fewer skills to choose from but the increase of party members makes up for this.

Combat can get a bit repetitive though, but the game usually mixes things up enough that you don't get the feeling often. Enemies are now more diverse, not being just limited to mostly geth and a few soldiers.

Also if you haven't, play the first game. People will tell you that skipping to the second game is a valid option. I guess it is, but you take so much more out of the second one if you played the first one. Not only do some stats carry over, your decisions ACTUALLY matter for several key events.

Game isn't perfect but it's the closest thing to it.

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