Sure they eliminated a ton of abilities and individual character customisation (what applies to Shepard's equipment applies to all teammates'). The story and everything else help keep this one of the best of this generation, and the original Mass Effect had flaws that are being overlooked suddenly. The interactive comic does a great job of catching new players up (I played the 360 version of Mass Effect) and I was initially worried about this idea. The DLC included is great, and effort was clearly put into it, unlike some DLC for other titles. There are some flaws and some tedious parts, which prevents this from getting a 5. The story also feels short, but I clocked 30 hours and left a far amount not completed. Overall on par with the first, despite some design changes.