Saturday, October 9, 2010

Thoughts on Mass Effect 2

After spending the last few weeks in a coma of video gaming bliss with this tittle, and sending it on its way to someone else via gamefly. i have some time to think back on what i liked about it and what i didn't. being a big fan of the first game i had really high hopes for this one. and in a lot of ways i was not disappointed, in fact the few things that most people disliked about the first one, namely the cover system, was pretty much fixed. however i did find the over all length of the game to be kind of short. maybe it just felt that way. it did have a lot of action that had a way of sucking you in to the point that time just flew by. not that im saying that's a bad thing (well maybe for your real life activates, you know, wife, kids, family, work, friends....errr ex friends) one thing that kind of jumped out at me, was the fact that it seemed like 60% of the game was "side quests" you did for your crew in order to gain  their loyalty, so they don't die in the last mission. and looking back on it does seem kind of odd. "ill work with you, ill follow you into hell itself. but if you don't help me become popular with the other Krogans, well i won't care if i live or die!! I MEAN IT!!" and i say "side quests" because don't get me wrong, they were fun. in fact they really did feel like a needed part of the game, not just something Bioware slapped in last minute to give the game more bulk. but all in all i really enjoyed it, and im looking forward to ME3, and punching that reporter one more time.....I'm just sayin'

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