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5.0 out of 5 stars
Absolute Masterpiece, May 18 2010
Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars
Absolutely a masterpiece of a game in terms of story. You don't need to play ME1 first but it is a lot better if you have played it before so you are better immersed into the story of ME2. The choices you made in ME1 (provided you have finished ME1) will come back in ME2.
ME2's story isn't as good as the ME1 but it could be building up for the final chapter in this masterful trilogy of a game (ME2 constantly reminds you to save your finished saved game for ME3)
AI's improved over ME1 and the micro-management of weapons is gone from ME1 (and it's a good thing).
Gameplay has improved drastically over ME1 as well, it's one of those gears of war cover based 3rd person. The cover based shooting aspect isn't as good as Gears of War but the ability of controls the powers of your 2 party members (you can pick from a bunch of them - each of them has different abilities) more than make up for it in terms of strategy. Shooting stuff up will only get you so far but with the right party members and the appropriate power selections, the harder enemy will go down quicker than just shooting them all the time.
Graphics on ME1 was quite good but this one absolutely blows that away. Amazing cinematics, amazing game play graphics (which is why I don't understand why Dragon's Age graphics was so bad - it's by the same company!!!)
Must play for xbox360 and rpg fans. If you like Gears of War type shooter games but with a waaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy better depth and story, this is a must buy.