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SententiaS: Mass Effect 2 Review

In our charts Mass Effect 2 scored impressive marks on the artistic impression. From this point of view it has everything you ever wished for. Too bad it's a game and not a movie and it needs more than slick looks, smart lines and cool acting to make it in the big league. It needs a quality gameplay core heavy enough to make all the other elements orbit around it effortlessly. Unfortunately the EA-BioWare team dropped a lot of the good stuff from the previous game, simplified many other elements and released a pop corn game that has enough substance to fit in a tiny nutshell. Sure, a lot of the original game's flavor is still there, but if this is the new direction BioWare is following I fear the day Mass Effect 3 will be released. I prefer to believe this was actually not Mass Effect 2, but Mass Effect 1.5 – public test version. I am still patiently waiting for Mass Effect 2.

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N4Garbage2791d ago

"I prefer to believe this was actually not Mass Effect 2, but Mass Effect 1.5 – public test version. I am still patiently waiting for Mass Effect 2."

That is retarded.

I respect opinions but ME2 outdoes the first on so many levels.

RPGs on the market suck.

Demons Souls and Mass Effect 2 are the shining stars in the RPG world each holding the title for the sub genres they represent.

WRPG KING Mass Effect 2
JRPG KING Demons Soul

Can't one person tell me different.

SententiaS2791d ago

Let me break it down for you to save you the trouble of actually reading the review :). Why ME2<ME1:
- Simplified and design controlled character development.
- Heavily simplified equipment upgrade.
- Reintroduction of ammo as weapon usage controller.
- Poor AI (maybe the same with ME1, but that;s no excuse)
- Low or no immersion.
- Flow breaks and heavy instancing
- Scripted exploitable fights.
- Spiky difficulty curve. REALLY spiky.
- Planet surface exploration dropped.
- Side quests: fun, but with very low or not game impact.
- Horrible design of big cities.
- Inconsistency for paragon/renegade dialog lines (bluntly put some options are retarded)
Shall I continue? :)

GiantEnemyCrab2791d ago

Most of those things you list where complaints about the first game. Thankfully they fixed them...

I'm not going to argue each of those points but low immersion? GMAFB!

pr0digyZA2790d ago

lol low immersion is funny :D