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Default Dart and Thrasher - the great ME Debate

November 19th, 2012, 20:14
I feel like I should be ashamed, but am liking Mass Effect 2 quite a bit, and more than ME 1.

Why?

Many more companions and their quests, which has been Bioware's strength in fairly recent times (e.g. DA:O). Much more variety in levels rather than the copy paste planet buildings/mines in the first game. And, removal of one of the shittiest inventory systems in memory.

I feel much more connected to the companions in this story. I guess the storytelling is better for them and their issues. Surprise… Some of them I thought were really well done. I actually was emotionally moved by Samara's tragic tale. Great writing / voice acting / animation there.

So yeah, I guess I'm a fan, even though the roleplaying elements are weaker (i.e. fewer choices in inventory and character building) and planetary exploration has no Mako, planet scanning is boring, and planetary surface exploration is less open than ME 1. Cinematic and all that… Well it's not much of an RPG, more of an interactive movie + cover shooter, but still good at times.
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