Burn360: Mass Effect 2 Review

Burn360: Mass Effect 2 conveys both a grand story, and intimate experience that will most likely be savored by all that come in contact with it. Mass Effect 2 is the result of effective crticisms being taken into consideration and improved upon. Living up to the hype, Mass Effect 2 casts a large shadow over the rest of 2010 if this level of quality is what we now measure by.

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Bungie3193d ago

wooooooooooooooot perfect score

Congratz Rule

Saaking3193d ago

Yep, it'll be an amazing PC and 360 game.

Bungie3193d ago

yeah MS have alot of exclusive games coming to their console

Cold 20003193d ago (Edited 3193d ago )

Lol @Saaking posting the same comment in almost every Mass Effect thread.

It's fine you can stop the stealth trolling now.

And by the way everyone knows you DO NOT own a 360, so drop it already.

Perjoss3193d ago

PC and 360, no problem, the only thing Microsoft cares about is that this AAA title (and ME3) is NOT coming out on Playstation 3.

peowpeow3193d ago (Edited 3193d ago )


Omg Modern Warfare 2 is a crap pc, 360 and ps3 game!

Hahaha! I totally saw those agrees and disagrees from both sides, not fooling anyone ;)

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-Seven-3193d ago (Edited 3193d ago )

You will be missed little guy.

On topic - Bioware deserves all the credit they are getting. I have only completed about 18 games since the xbox360 and PS3 era, here is my list to name a few:

Bioshock - Completed twice
Metal Gear Solid - Completed
Gears of War 1 & 2 - Completed
Modern Warfare 1 - completed - Could not complete MWF 2
kILLZONE 2 - Completed
Demon Soul - Currently playing - Will complete by tomorrow.
Resistance 2 -Completed
Saints Row 1 and 2 - Completed
Crack Down - Completed
Mass Effect - Completed Twice
Dragon Age -Completed
Left 4 dead 1 and 2 - Completed Twice
Halo 3 - Completed
Uncharted 2 - Completed
All the half life episodes - Completed Twice

And I have played hundreds of games but only completed the above cause the held my interest in the fun/story/Graphics department.

Mass Effect 2 will soon be added to that list. Thanks Bioware!!!!

Hopefully the Mass Effect trilogy makes it to the PS3 some day, my reason for this is because I like to play RPG games on my PS3 because I like to play for hours and shooters / online on my 360.

HDgamer3193d ago

If he doesn't own a 360 why does he have a live account with a lot of games on it? I think you're the one who doesn't own one at all.

GameOn3193d ago

Maybe because it's not actually his Live account...

dorkride663193d ago

HD Gamer got owned.

Hey HD gamer here is my PS3 Gamertag: Firetnk Xbox 360 Gamertag: Firetnk

Oh wait I dont own

JokesOnYou3193d ago (Edited 3193d ago )

Whenever 360 games score well it brings out all the trolls, they sound so butthurt. It's just fun to watch them, hating but you can tell its just their just jealous because its not on ps3. It's a shame they take it so personal, instead of just giving credit where credit is due and moving along to some 256 MAG thread. lol

ME2 its easily one of the best games this gen, definitely the best action rpg game imo, so I think it deserves alot more perfect scores.


-Seven-3193d ago

I think I have some mild A.D.D. case - I tried playing GTA 4 but my attention went from 10 to 0 after the first few stages. Same for Fabel 2 and Infamous I could not complete those game to save my life.

HDgamer3193d ago

Lol how did you own me by thinking he doesn't have a 360 account, just like the user below me said it could be someone else's account, for instance just like you. I don't know or really care if it's your account. But you going through the trouble to prove it really shows how much grip on reality you actually have.

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kaveti66163193d ago

It may be true that Saaking is trolling, but if Saaking wasn't a well-known fanboy, his comment would not be perceived as being a troll comment.

Mass Effect 2 is also on PC, and if I may add, the PC version is looking very appealing to me. I do not have a PC that can run this game, and I don't plan on getting one soon, so the 360 version is what I will stick with and that is more than enough for me. I really am only worried about the 360 version due to the last Mass Effect having a lot of technical problems, like bad framerate and texture loading. But if these problems have been addressed this time around for the 360 version, then the game is going to rock on 360 just as much on PC.

And for the PS3 fanboys, if Microsoft so chose, they could have made this game a pure 360 exclusive. Every publisher has its price, and EA is no different. Look at what happened to Alan Wake. Microsoft has increased the value of the 360 by forcing Alan Wake to be a 360 exclusive. If they wanted they could do the same for Mass Effect 2. And by now it looks like they did that with Halo 3 and Gears of War 2.

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etownone3193d ago


definitely buying this game.... i always hated rpg, tried oblivion and lost interest quick, but i gave Mass Effect a try, and easily one of the best games i've ever played, especially the story... EPIC!

cant wait for ME2!!!!

LOL at some of the ps3 turds... always gotta put their two cents in...
maybe kiddies, next gen always refers to the big 3, Nintendo, Sony, and MS..

if you kids wants to spends $$$ on GPU, and RAM, cpus.. to try to prove a point that it could be played on something other than an Xbox.... go right ahead idiots... (not meant towards true pc gamers, i used to be one too)

niceguywii603193d ago (Edited 3193d ago )

Fantastic score!. I might stay up for the midnight launch for this game. Good review

#1.9 is right. Saaking is probably using his friends gamer tag or his own on his friends 360. Maybe it's stolen, used here on N4G and the owner doesn't know about it. I could easily get a gamer tag from almost anywhere and then use it here on N4G. If anything he is just a hardcore PS3 fan that secretly enjoys his 360 and would not miss 360 games for the world but still a Sony guy in a major way.

WildArmed3193d ago

*smacks Seven*
What are you doing!
Make sure you play Dragon Age: Origins.
I liked it as much as ME1, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
(PC version was the kewlest, but consoles wasn't too bad either)

Oh and epic pick with Demons souls =p

diatom3193d ago

Bought my 2nd 360 for mass effect 1, fitting that I have bought number 3 for the sequel.

360 to PC ports never work right for me (Gears anyone?), so Ill take the inferior 360 graphics, over random crashes any day.

callahan093193d ago

@ -Seven-

Hey, nice list of games you've completed! I just wanted to say that I beat every single game on your list there except for Left 4 Dead 1 & 2 and Saints Row 2. All the others besides those 3 I have beaten. Heh. Fun times.

Solidus187-SCMilk3193d ago (Edited 3193d ago )

gonna go to gamestop at 12 and get it mon night as ill be awake then anyways on any day. Cnat wait to kill stuff in space.

1 time ill play how I think is right, but the second time try to be as evil as possible and kill everything that talks back, including innocents.

Head Shot King3193d ago (Edited 3193d ago )

Good Job Bioware.

[email protected] the trolls saying that they will play it on the PC (Not meant for the hard core PC gamer)

HDgamer3193d ago (Edited 3193d ago )

For your information, I as well as many other pc gamers go by this logic. If it can run Crysis and Crysis warhead on High and Very high settings then it will certainly run this game on full settings with no hiccups. It's 2010 and I haven't updated my graphics card and ram for 3 years. And this is proof in the pudding.

niceguywii603193d ago

This topic is about ME2 review. I don't think you have even mentioned the topic yet. Also why are you insulting people calling them kids just because they don't agree with your trolling? You seem offended when people talk about Saaking like he is you ;)

It's decided. I'm picking this up on Monday/Tuesday.

R2D23193d ago (Edited 3193d ago )

The problem is people like you acting like the 360 is the anti-cries. Why can you just praise the developer for a wonderful with OUT stealth trolling.

The PS3 has some nice games , yes we know that but that does not mean that the 360 cant have some too - I know that Mass Effect 2 is on the PC but as you can tell form the comment above you majority of Mass Effect fans are console owners.

MicroSony4Life3193d ago

I rather have some one pour acid on my eyes than read another one of your BS comments.

You and Saaking need to chill out with this console war [email protected] - it getting old and majority of gamers own and enjoy both consoles.

Great job Bioware - Thanks for Dragon age and Mass Effect - Nothing but EPIC win!!!!!

HDgamer3193d ago (Edited 3193d ago )

People like me? I never said anything about the game being bad nor the ps3. You're just really delusional and well it's funny to see you so sore about this. And saying the majority here is console owners well I don't care. This is posted in the 360 and pc section, it's a multiplatform game. Just like modern warfare 2, the pc gamers will talk about it. If you have a problem maybe you should fill out the butthurt form. I really hope that helps you with all the name calling :D

Console war? Sorry but I never mentioned either so you are full of fail just like your comprehension of learning to read.

SniperJDC3193d ago

You can notice that the ps3 lovers can't take it that mass effect 2 got such a great rating because of the many disagrees being handed out on this topic. So, so sad

niceguywii603193d ago (Edited 3193d ago )

Mass Effect 2 is the best RPG this generation, reviews are saying this not me. It's natural a game this popular and solid attracts everybody. I'm just trying to figure out how Saaking gets his bubbles back only after an hour every time they are taken(HDGAMER) they both care about this PC thing with the same intensity ;)

BlackAvenger73193d ago

I think u two are made for each other, u should consider getting married or something..
Anyway I own a PS3 and soon a new 360 (my old one RRODed) and I started liking RPG games after playing ME1 even though I HATE sci-fi movies and games.. can't wait for ME2!

n4iru3193d ago

Considering that the lines below are present in the ini's, I would say that a ps3-version has been or still is under development.

+EditPackages=OnlineSubsystem Live
+EditPackages=OnlineSubsystem PC
+EditPackages=OnlineSubsystem PS3


DizzyDino3193d ago (Edited 3193d ago )

i just bought another 360 4 this game

UltimaEnder3193d ago

how is this story still up? the link is broken people; please report to admins!

gamer20103193d ago

Mass Effect 2 looks so amazing. The improvements to the combat sound great and they have truly improved the game in so many areas. It is honestly one of the most beautiful looking games I have seen.

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buckethead_9113193d ago

I agree. Bioware is full of awesomeness.

Cold 20003193d ago

Best devs out there or what ?

buckethead_9113193d ago

Among the best, without a doubt.

dorkride663193d ago

My friend has a modded 360 and I some times play pirated games on his 360 but I will never play a pirated Bioware game - I have bought all the Bioware games and paid full cash and in my country games cost 100 US

Congrats Bioware and keep the games coming.

Heartbroken-Menace3193d ago

fortunately games like ME2 come along.

Cold 20003193d ago (Edited 3193d ago )

"haven't played a game on my pc in a long time"

That's kind of weird for someone who supposedly has a gaming PC...

UnwanteDreamz3193d ago (Edited 3193d ago )

@ heartbroken

Don't you know you are not allowed to comment on MS "exclusives" if you game on the PC?

Cold and his buddies will call it trolling even if you PM them with pics of your rig. I suggest you leave this place because they don't want to discuss gaming. They just want to cheer for their "team".

gamer20103193d ago

Nah, Broken Menace is a PS3 fanboy. Just look at his comment history.

Mass Effect 2 makes him jealous so he has to try and stealth troll.

irish-leprecaun3192d ago

but i was never into rpgs so hopefully because its still a shooter i will like it. btw why are all the xbox fanboys going mad at the ps3 fanboys? they are just returning the favour to all the 360 fanboys who spent days trolling uncharted 2, mgs4 and killzone 2 articles. i dont see why you take their comments seriously because by reacting and giving saaking for example 100 disagrees just makes him laugh.

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Karooo3193d ago

why are you showing me the link, you want me stare at the high reviews? I got bored staring at perfect 10 uncharted 2 last year and MSG4 year before that.

Michael Scott3193d ago

You are the definition of fanboy. Why can't you give credit where credit is due?

math3193d ago

I can't wait to play this. So much news and videos and spoilers has got me chomping at the bit to play this game. This is what they call hype, but if the reviews are anything to go by it's gonna be soooo worth it.