Mass Effect 2 is one of the most anticipated games of the year! This game is awesome, many Xbox 360 and PC players have been looking forward to it and now it’s finally here. BioWare, for those of you who are new to Mass Effect, is the developer of the new game. As promised, BioWare is still planning on releasing the last game of the series making it a trilogy. The new RPG shooter will have you hooked as soon as you start to play it! The Sci-Fi game keeps getting better and better and you won’t want to put down your controller let alone sleep once you get into the game.
The game of course takes off of its predecessor Mass Effect. Those of you new to the game let me break down the storyline. In the future were Earth has gone through a huge technological advance. Earth and everything else in the galaxy is threatened by machines known as “Reapers”. These machines plan to wipe out all life on other planets. This is when the main protagonist Commander Shepard has faced the Reapers once before and was successful. Now the threat is back again and Commander Shepard must again face the machine race to help save not only Earth but the whole galaxy. Shepard is assigned a mission that seems suicidal but Shepard has planned to recruit highly skilled soldiers from different races to all help accomplish the mission. BioWare definitely did a great job at crafting each of the characters. Allowing to have a team of different races and skills helping you out throughout the game can become very helpful and makes for a great game.
There are many great changes about the game my favorite is how you can import your game from Mass Effect and some of the things you did there will effect what goes on in Mass Effect 2. These changes allow you to import your character and decisions to the new game changing how the game opens up to you and things throughout the game that change. A few other things is there is no more long drawn out dialogue, you now select a option (normally a emotion) and then you have a cut scene of what you picked.
You may thing that managing a team of races would be difficult but BioWare made it streamlined making it easy to customize each one of the characters as you like. So why streamline this? Well in Mass Effect 2 all your different classes are back and with some changes. The changes have made each class more of its own. The different classes all take different skills to the table. When you level using the skill points to make your character stronger based on what you think is more important to your team. Once you get through the game you would have made so many changes that affect the game especially if you imported your character.
So why get the game? Well even if you didn’t play Mass Effect I would still recommend to get Mass Effect 2 for it’s an awesome game. Although if you are a veteran to the Mass Effect series you will enjoy the changes you will see by importing your character. I would honestly recommend buying Mass Effect (you can get it for like $20) so that way you can experience the changes you will go through when you import your character. Away from importing the game has a great Sci-Fi storyline not to mention that it’s a RPG shooter makes it even better. Another thing is on the Xbox 360 I have yet to run into a problem or glitch in the game since this seemed to be a problem with Xbox 360 players. Now you probably will ask so what makes the game awesome? Well having a team and destroying mechanical aliens sounds like fun to me but the combination of a shooter and tactical characters makes it fun as well.