Critical Gamer writes: Last year Bioware gave us in Dragon Age, what some consider to be one of the best western RPGs of the decade, if not of all time. Dragon Age went back to Bioware's roots to give us an old-school RPG, combining excellent presentation with a deep and involving system for progression. But if Dragon Age is Bioware revisiting its past, then Mass Effect 2 is Bioware in a more forward thinking mode. In a move that will probably annoy die-hard RPG fans, Mass Effect 2 has stripped bare the systems of the first game. In doing so they've given us a streamlined action-centric experience that continues Commander Shepard's battle against the forces that not only threaten humanity, but all organic life within the known universe.