From the PlanetXbox360.com feature review:
"Bioware is one of those video game developers that other companies strive to be like, creating entertainment experiences on the Xbox 360 that are unrivaled in terms of story, dialogue, and pure emotional investment. For that reason the Mass Effect trilogy is one of the most anticipated events in our industry and after three years of waiting Mass Effect 2 is finally ready to hit retail shelves. I tried to continue the same style of decision making from my Mass Effect 1 playthrough and in the end the two games flowed together (connected) very well. The opening scene of Mass Effect 2 sets up exactly what the entire 20+ (on an average play-through) hour campaign will be like: an epic adventure that is unparalleled by any other video game on the Xbox 360."