Dan, from Gameolio, writes:
"My reluctance to play the original came from an amount of time spent not playing it. You know how it goes, a game becomes a hit and receives many accolades and in the back of your head you keeping thinking to yourself “I need to play this game, everyone is talking about it. It must have something special, something amazing, that I’m totally missing out on. Where are my keys?” and of course you find you’ve locked yourself out of your apartment. Time flies past, and as do the games, and your sitting there staring at a trailer for a game coming out soon that looks enticing, but it’s a sequel. I recently reviewed Dead Space 2 without having played the original and totally enjoyed my time in that game, so using that logic, I thought I may as well take a bash at this brand-spanking new demo from the cool cats at BioWare. If it has me sold on the second game via demo, having not even played one second of the original, it had to be something special – be it with game mechanics, graphics or storyline and hopefully a combination of all."