Is it a Space Odyssey, Space Opera or Mass Effect 2?
The game that keeps on giving, element zero that is. Not only does Mass Effect 2 offer up tasty morsels for your eyes and ears but it gives you quite a big bite for your brain, as well. With such a deep story and so much back story provided for all of the characters, you could be playing this game for a long time. Mass Effect 2 is a very good mix of Action/Adventure and Role playing so, you can see it has something for everyone. Just a few years after saving all of humanity from utter destruction, Commander Shepard, is written off by those he saved. He is then put on the back burner, by being forced to perform unimportant and tedious tasks as a part of his job as a Spectre. With the ominous warning of the Reapers on the horizon and the increased activity by the collectors, the main villains in Mass Effect 2, many turn to humanities savior once again for his assistance. Thus sending you, Commander Shepard , on a perilous journey through the galaxy to preserve humanity. Allowing you to import your save file from Mass Effect allows the game to take the many meaningful decisions you made in it and bring them to life in the second game, giving the game a personalized feel. The decisions don’t just make a onetime appearance either; they are constantly being brought up within the games intensely deep dialog system. In relation, you can check on some reliable websites online to track your game status. For instance, if you play Fortnite, you may view the top Fortnite players in 2020 on the right tracker website.
The difficulty level seems a little amped up from the first time round. Although, once you start your campaign the game doesn’t force you to stick it out on the difficulty you chose from the beginning. It allows you to change it whenever you want, via the in game options menu. With so many seemingly different outcomes achievable, it would be a waste to only play through this game once. Even though the game is clocking in around 40 plus hours to complete the main quest and character quest, exploring all the galaxies, mining all the minerals for your upgrades, and finding all the side quests could easily push this game into the 60-100 hour game play range, if one felt so inclined to delve deep into every detail of the game. The graphics add all the more reason to replay the game. Being able to tell when the politician is lying just because you can notice a twitch in his eye, and realizing that it’s not just a graphical glitch. With the graphics set at such a high caliber, the game seamlessly flows from action into a cinematic experience, when the need arises for some back story. Combat has a deep almost visceral feeling to it. To many jumps of joy, Bioware decided to up the ante and fix the cover system and overall feel to the combat this time around. It feels almost like a tactical game like” Rainbow Six” joined with “Gears of War” to provide a very pleasing combination of stop and pop with real tactical elements. They also chose to drop the unlimited ammo idea and go back to the standard magazine fed guns instead. The biotic powers and tech abilities add another even deeper level to the already great combat. The classes’ selection you pick will further tweak your experience. For instance, if you play an infiltrator, you will spend the majority of your time laying waste to your enemies via your sniper rifle from behind your allies. On the other side of the weapons spectrum if you choose to be a soldier, you will be leading them into the thick of things. The sound in Mass effect to has so many awe inspiring arrangements that even the loading scenes don’t seem as bad anymore.
All in all this game is definitely up for a game of the year nomination. With such great improvements over its last installment, such a deep fulfilling story, and robust cast of characters from all spectrums of society, you would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t think the game is worth every penny they spent, it’s a must buy for any true action adventure fan and role-playing junkies out there.