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For someone that has never played an rpg, a role-playing
game, I was a bit apprehensive about buying Mass Effect 2.
After talking with various people in the GIO community,
Juanolo, Nik Davidoff, and others I decided to get the game; I am happy that I
When I think of role-playing, for me, the term sci-fi comes
to mind. This is what you have in the
Mass Effect 2 video game. But, it is not the only element of the game. The publisher is Electronic Arts, they are
known for great action/shooter genre type games. This is what Mass Effect 2 is. The elements of the game consist of
role-playing and shooter genres combining for a very addictive gaming
For me, I have completed first eight acts. Some things I have noticed are the following:
the levels are easy to navigate, and the weapons selection is good; the
character rapport helps move the gaming experience along.
A few things I would change is having more than two
characters to fight alongside. But,
given the constructs of the series, the two man team works well. As for the power wheel, more games need to
institute this feature into their games.
Here is a clip of the opening of Mass Effect 2.
Among the eight acts I have completed, I think the most
challenging so far for me is Act 6, The Archangel dossier. What made this such a pain for me was knowing
how to take down Tarak's gunship. Another
issue I had was fighting off the enemy (the Blue Sun soldiers) when attacking
Tarak's gunship. These guys can be a
real headache if you let them get the best of you in terms of overstepping your
You can evidence the battle with Tarak here.
I think what made it confusing is that at times you had to
know how to hack the safe. For someone
like me it was something that took a few tries especially because it's a timed
I will say that after a while you begin to understand the
pattern & it becomes second nature to you.
The link below is to give you an idea of how the hacking
sequence goes. For some as seen in the
video you get it on the first timed try.
To sum things up I would recommend this game to others. Especially for those who are considering a
game to break into the rpg genre.
Graphics 10/10 Character
Action 10/10 Overall Rating 10/10