Review: Mass Effect 2

Taking a brief break from discussing economics I thought I should mention a new Xbox game called Mass Effect 2 (reviews).

Why am I mentioning this.  Two reasons:  I don’t have time to put any thought into a post as I am extremely busy (which rules out most economics 😉 ), and it is the best game I’ve every played.  It is like a good movie, with entertaining action and a strong story.  I figure this is a blog, so I can really write about anything anyway as long as I’m not breaking the law 😉

Experiences during the game are strongly based on what you did in the prior game – quite a breakthrough for games.

I haven’t wanted to replay a game this much since Knights of the Old Republic 2, and I haven’t appreciated the story and the tie in of characters this much in a game since Ultima 7.  As a result, I’ve immediately lent my copy of the game to a friend so I can’t play it anymore and can get some work done.

My one qualm is that Bioware seems to find a way of making the sex scenes in their games more and more uncomfortable with each game they release.  I don’t know what it is, it just feels like other emotions/interactions in the game are treated with such depth (and awesome amounts of moral ambiguity), whereas the “love/sex” chains feel more contrived.

Note:  I seriously recommend playing through Mass Effect 1 and then importing your save game for Mass Effect 2, it just adds that little bit to the experience.

3 replies
  1. agnitio
    agnitio says:

    But with KOTOR 2 you only wanted to replay since they left a bunch of the game out and thus you fealt like you had missed something, at least that is why I wanted to replay it:) Hopefully I’ll want to replay ME:2 for a different reason!

  2. Matt Nolan
    Matt Nolan says:


    I enjoyed the morally ambiguous elements of KOTOR2 – but the replayability did in part come from goodwill garnered from the first game 🙂

    ME2 does feel complete for sure

  3. zone
    zone says:

    game…who doesnt li,ke…
    i always plays 1 day all day long…if the game i like ..
    but what is KOTOR2 ?? is it a new game

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