I don't own a 360 and when I first heard mid last year that the title Mass Effect 2 was becoming available to the PS3 I was very excited. Now after playing consistently for nearly 3 days also while possessing Demon Souls as well as saboteur (forgot I even had those titles) its become clear why Bioware has been on top of their trade when it comes to delivering great entertainment. The amount of detail, the flawless voice casting, and the all round gameplay of Mass Effect is without the lack of a betting word amazing. I am a huge fan of Dragon Age but the action elements of wielding a gun come to the console more naturally than a sword. This is one of several titles i sought to play when it released this year. The next releases June 21 and that is a coop title between squar-enix and obsidian DUNGEON SIEGE 3! I have a feeling that even when it releases I will continue to remember Mass Effect 2 and most likely return to play it again and again.
There's really only one criticism to make about this game. The PS3 version throws you right in to the middle of a story. Sure, you get to recreate Shepard however you like and meet an almost entirely new cast of people, but without the knowledge of the previous game, you still feel lost. By the end of the first playthrough, you finally feel like you know the characters well. But it takes the whole 40+ hour game to get there. On the second time around it feels more at home, but there's something missing because you already know what's going to happen. It lacks the surprise factor when you first meet Tali and Garrus, you don't feel as threatened by the Reapers because you're not sure what kind of threat they pose, and the remorse you're supposed to feel about abandoning your old teammates just isn't there since you didn't go through the first game. Also, there are tons and tons of audio bugs in this game. Characters mouths start moving before dialogue starts and then cuts off before the voice finishes saying what it needs to. It's really distracting and takes away from the presentation of the story (which is great, actually). I don't think I went through more than half a dozen cut scenes in the entire game that didn't glitch on me at least once. Perhaps this is an issue translating from Xbox to PS3 format, I don't know, but it does take away from the experience. But other than that, this game is amazing. I've never felt the need to play through a 40 hour game more than once before I played this game (not on next gen consoles, anyway). In all my long years of gaming, Mass Effect 2 definitely stands out as one of the best experiences I've ever had.