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GF Rating
8.7

9217 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
10

Perfect

A Cornerstone Game

posted by KmanGT (GERMANTOWN, TN) Apr 23, 2011

Member since Oct 2008

Thoughout my lengthy video game career few games have stuck out as going above and beyond just a game. These games have deep story lines and characters that you can really bond with, as well as an amazing playing experience. Mass Effect 2 has a rich story line, full of twists and turns combined with a system that lets you affect the outcome. You play Captain Shepard, the hero from Mass Effect(1), who has been brought back by a corporation interested in furthering human cause. You board your futuristic ship and travel all over the Milky Way Galaxy doing missions to defeat the evil reapers. The game allows you to control conversations, team members, weapons, experience points, relationships to your crew and development of your character into the good guy or the bad guy.

Pros
-The freedom to fly anywhere and do almost anything
-Picking from a wide variety for your team
-Weapons/power upgrades
-Armor customization
-Dense story line where you control the outcome
-Beautifully animated
-Lots of side missions/people to talk to outside of main story
-Awesome alien history and backgrounds

Cons
-The loading is JUST AWFUL
-You don't get to choose which weapons your character gets
-The battles are too easy
-Lots of glitches/characters freeze/disappear
-Overall battle control system seems a bit sticky, but it's good

Overall, A-. Very refined, good story, hours and hours of fun. Dealing with long loads and glitches hurt this game the most.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

One of the best BioWare games i've ever played.

posted by SonicHeadK240 (WATERVLIET, NY) Apr 18, 2011

Member since Mar 2011

I've never played Mass Effect 1, but when they re-released Mass Effect 2 on to PS3 it blew me away. The game play is by far the best third-person rpg game play i've ever experienced. I can't wait for Mass Effect 3.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Was Great but with its flaws

posted by Laggmaster (POCATELLO, ID) Apr 17, 2011

Member since Apr 2011

Ok first thing is i would like to say for a review on the PC i give it a 8 (only because of inproved texture meshes and generaly smoother gameplay)

Pro Pile=
+Great Story
+implimintation of the THIRD PERSON SHOOTER (this is nothing like an FPS and wish people would stop refering to it and referencing it as such) mixed with Tactical RPG play
+Insanity mode will have you throwing your controler at the wall in frustration
+DLC packs bundled with the purchase of the game
+Morality system effecting story and ending
+Probing Uranus Easter Egg

Con Heap:
-Story is to short!
-many glitches and bugs in the game that cause the game to frezze at random on the ps3
-to easy to buy/find everything in the game
-Way to easy to keep your whole group alive through the final mission (ive done it on 3 different playthroughs)
-Insanity mode will have you throwing your controler at the wall in frustration
-Morality system not realy effecting story and ending

Played the first one on 360 and this one on ps3 love the series but just feel ripped off because the story was realy only a total of 3-4hours long and you realy dont do to much more than listen to dialogue for 24 hrs if your trying to realy explore all the options the game has to offer and all of that adds maybe 5 hrs of gameplay if you do everything

all in all short game but it was good...

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