ZeroTolerance writes: It has been a long time coming. The sequel to BioWare's space opera is finally here, and it is once again time to step into the shoes of Commander Shepard. Mass Effect 2 is easily one of the most hyped sequels since Halo 2, and believe it or not, it really does live up to the expectations. Everything that we loved so much about the first one has returned, while all the things you likely had issues with have been alleviated. The frame rate is stable, the quest system is more streamlined and the combat rivals some of the better shooters. Mass Effect 2 is a prime example of what happens when an amazingly talented developer takes all of the criticisms of their first effort to heart, and delivers a sequel that redefines the genre.