Saturday, January 30, 2010

Mass Effect 2 : Sci-Fi Game of the Year?

I'm feeling the need to catch up with my severe lack of Bioware games, which up until my recent x-mas present of Dragon Age, only consisted of the awesome classic, Knights of the Old Republic. Mass Effect 2 seems to be the next obvious choice here. This sequel apparently out-does the first, but I am a man of continuity, therefore I will HAVE to scan some deals to see if I can score a cheap Mass Effect 1 game. Then come back to this around the time it falls around 20 dollars. That's right, all part of my master plan.

Don't think I didn't notice the ever-more-frequent console-to-pc quick port that occurs even in Bioware's quality handywork. It seems to be hard-coded into all of the new game publisher grad students M.O.-an alarming trend that seems to be sapping the quality and sophistication out of our pc games. But Alas, we get what we get.

 As far as a quick buzz review: check out what some of my favorite sites had to say-->
AtomicGamer-Mass Effect 2 delivers a story that's deeper than what many novelists are capable of, and its action is better than what most Hollywood directors are creating nowadays. It's an addictive, engrossing experience that many gamers will replay over and over while they hold their breath waiting for the third game.

Game Informer-The loss of RPG elements may hit some people hard, and the repetition in minigames may lead to yawns and tired eyes, but none of these faults hold Mass Effect 2 back from being a work of bold ambition, and one of gaming’s most exciting sequels.

Games Radar-Mass Effect 2 strikes a perfect balance between intense shooter action and gut-wrenching drama, set in a richly textured world on the brink of destruction. It's a must-own for science fiction fans, who will love exploring the depths of the galaxy and fighting to save humanity.

IGN-It's incredibly personal while still retaining a sense of epic sweeping scale. The combat and mission design are outstanding. The visuals, voice acting, soundtrack, and direction are miles ahead of the competition. Perhaps most impressively, Mass Effect 2 manages to fulfill its incredible ambition while only suffering from very few technical hiccups.

Game Revolution-Despite all my gripes, Mass Effect 2 does more than enough to live up to its predecessor. You won’t give much attention to the unintuitive HUD, and the low level cap won’t stop most from playing the game again with added difficulty or for multiple story options. You'll get frustrated, you'll ask yourself why, but you'll still love it. Facing the dark reality of Mass Effect 2 has its stumbles and slips, but it’s a trip worth taking, no matter the destination.

-----------------------SAVE $10 Dollars on MASS EFFECT 2------------------
I just noticed at Amazon there is a $10 Dollar Video Game Credit that you will automatically get when you purchase Mass Effect 2 there! That's like having an instant rebate! Just thought i'd let you all know that.

Mass Effect 2


Skron said...

You need to play Mass Effect first to experience Mass Effect 2 much better ,man. It's just rewarding to see all those NPCs you've helped in the first game do well in the second game. Or you won't see them at all if you had killed them.

But as for Mass Effect 2, it's really great. The only thing I can complain about it, being to console-centric, is the lack of hotkeys.

Most, but not all, of BioWare games are console-to-PC. Dragon Age was a pc-to-console.

Slayer said...

First Mass Effect was really a masterpiece, I heard. Second must be the Armagedon!

Sorry for my english, I know it sucks.