ALT+F4 takes a look at Mass Effect 2 and sums it up wit this: "Overall it's a great game but because I've spent so much time with the first Mass Effect recently I couldn't help but spot the issues I've listed above. Of course a few of the issues (the lack of feeling for one) were also present in the first game so they are not new. Others that I've cited are not minor but also not deal breakers. I was hoping that I'd be seeing more Reaper backstory but the reality is they are not a large part of this game's plot (directly) and I'm a bit disappointed about that. I think people coming to Mass Effect games new would be better served playing ME2 first then going back to ME1."