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Old Feb 9th, 2010, 05:44 AM        Weekly Game Review: Mass Effect 2
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Old Feb 9th, 2010, 09:14 AM       
I beat it twice perfectly within 5 days of it's release. I am crazy and this game is crazy good.
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Old Feb 9th, 2010, 10:52 AM       
Yeah I am loving the game. At first the scaled down RPG elements bugged me but the characters and story make up for it. And I find the combat fun enough to make the game much more replayable.
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Old Feb 9th, 2010, 04:39 PM       
I would like to say Thanks to my girlfriend for buying me the limited edition on the 360 for valentines day, and then letting me have it as soon as she got it. Love you babe!
Oh and its a great game.
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Old Feb 9th, 2010, 05:57 PM       
I'll say this: it's definitely a lot more fun being a dick in this game than it was in ME.
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Old Feb 10th, 2010, 01:03 AM       
Game is amazing. Early GotY candidate. The gameplay actually is extremely stripped down, I can't help but think most of the emphasis is on the storytelling, which I don't mind because I love the ME universe. Some good elements of the first game were taken out, ie, the rpg elements, but it was worth it in the end because it is a great game.
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Old Feb 10th, 2010, 05:32 AM       
Dr. Boogie: It's because the dickitude options now also include the chance to be a dick DURING what someone says, not just waiting until they're done blabbing and then dicking them. Punching that reporter has been my favorite part of both Mass Effects so far. Here's hoping she shows up in three.
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Old Feb 10th, 2010, 06:56 AM       
As GamingSteve said: "I figured out why ME2 is so awesome. It's basically Uncharted 2 mixed into an RPG. Bioware has redesigned the RPG with ME2, it's that great." I think it's a big improvement over the original, since it strips all the extra baggage from the first game, and puts the focus on what matters, story telling, characterization and combat. And it's a generally more enjoyable, refined experience than the original. To me anyway.
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Old Feb 10th, 2010, 12:33 PM       
ME2 makes me never want to play ME1 again.
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Old Feb 10th, 2010, 04:28 PM       
This game has far more variety as far as weapons go simply because the weapons actually handle differently as opposed to simply doing 2 pts. more damage or being able to shoot 1.7 more bullets before overheating.

And they improved the most important part of any RPG (at least to me, Planescape:Torment's still my all-time favourite), the dialogues and decisions you make.
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Old Feb 10th, 2010, 06:21 PM       
There is some variety in the new weapons. What I'm suggesting is that there could be a middle ground where you can find a variety of different weapons without having a ton of weapons differentiated by a few stat points and a slightly larger roman numeral.

If you love Heavy Pistols, for instance, there are two in the whole game and you get the second one within the first half hour. You can boost weapons in that category with research, but that's it. In ME, you could choose from a variety of different upgrades that you could mix and match to produce different effects. At the very least, they could've held that bit over for the second one for a little more variety rather than incorporating those elements into the skills trees.

Heck, they could keep the skill-based ammo and give players access to upgrades that boost specific skills. That's a classic Action RPG loot attribute.

At any rate, I want to reiterate that as disappointed as I am that these elements aren't in the game, their absence doesn't ruin the game or the revamped combat system.
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Old Feb 11th, 2010, 07:45 PM       
One of the things that struck me most about ME2 vs ME1 was how short the game felt. It's possible to fully explore everything, deplete all planets and finish all missions within 35 hours of playing time (on your first try no less).

It just seems like ME1 had much more content associated with it. While I'm sure they'll be providing downloadable content before too long, I would also venture to guess we'll be paying for it if we want it...
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Old Feb 13th, 2010, 03:31 AM       
One of the improvements has to be that there is actually down loadable content. With the first game, they actually scrapped most of the planned downloads, and what we got was nothing special. Now, right at the beginning, there's some good stuff to download, and probably much more in the future.
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