Review: Mass Effect 2 - Joystiq

Unlike most of the Joystiq staff, I wasn't in love with the first entry in the series. Oh, I could see the promise, but I had a hard time getting past the clunky combat, the terrible vehicle sequences and a damnably irksome inventory system. But in a weird way, I was the very best person to review the sequel, because BioWare has gutted the original framework, doing away with everything that didn't work and replacing it with something vibrant, something engaging. All the while, the developers have expanded on the sweeping yet personal scope of the first game that made such an impression on so many.

The resulting concoction is the best game BioWare has ever made and the best action RPG in history.

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Droid Smasha3403d ago (Edited 3403d ago )

ME2 has cemented itself as THE rpg of this gen

all other rpgs are fighting for 2nd place

Bobbykotickrulesz3403d ago

Oh boy! That's quite an amazing title for a game to recieve.

Too bad all the RPGs this gen have been pure sh*t so far. Oblivion is probably the best one out to date and that's just pathetic.

I'll refrain from calling this the best RPG in history until I actually play one worth a sh*t. So congrats, Mass Effect 2 is better than Mass Effect, but still crappy in terms of RPGs when compared to classics like Final Fantasy 7.

heroprotagonist3403d ago

Major why don't you go jack hoff somewhere and quit talking nonsense.

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Bobbykotickrulesz3403d ago


The Xbox finally has a game worth playing...

It's been awhile old friend, but I'm finally going to put down my PS3 controller and actually play you, 360.

heroprotagonist3403d ago

You act like there haven't been any good games to play on the 360 and that is utter bollocks. I have had more games than I can handle to tell you the truth. Mass Effect 2 only makes the situation worse.

Bobbykotickrulesz3403d ago

Halo and Fable are basically the best exclusives the 360 has to offer.

Gears of War is laughable. Mass Effect was decent, and now Mass Effect 2.

I haven't played my 360 since Fable 2 came out, and what an utter let down that game was.

Perjoss3403d ago

"I'm finally going to put down my PS3 controller and actually play you, 360."

so you prefer to play inferior multiplats?

ironmonkey3403d ago

FINALLY! god i dont know if my 360 will start might need a new carburetor