While there are moments that feel "epic," the overall narrative structure is too much of a departure. After a shocking opening that rips you forward two years into the future, you find the universe has moved on despite your absence, and there's a new threat: a race of aliens called The Collectors are invading human colonies. Do The Collectors work for the Reapers or are they their own entity? Who are The Collectors? Why do they want these human colonists? While you do get these answers, it doesn't feel as natural as the twists came in the first game, but seem rather forced and canned at times.