As a diehard BioWare fan, I found Mass Effect 2 to be uniquely disappointing. Shafting the main story in favour of largely stereotypical characters who don't have quite enough backstory to be interesting really pissed me off... but I still know an incredible game when I see one. Solid action, great dialogue and some epic set pieces make Mass Effect 2 extremely addictive and well worth a purchase even at the full RRP. HMV are shifting the PC version for £6.99, which I believe to be a £2 saving.
Mass Effect 2 is a brilliant game by anyone's standards, but as a diehard BioWare fan, I found it to be uniquely disappointing. Shafting the main story in favour of largely stereotypical characters who don't have quite enough backstory to be interesting really got my hackles up... but I still know a good game when I see one. Solid action, great dialogue and some epic set pieces make Mass Effect 2 extremely addictive, and an essential purchase if (and only if) you've played the original.
This isn’t as cheap as their deal that we posted at the start of the month, but Zavvi’s current offer is still the cheapest, and this time The Hut have matched their price. It means the retail duo will save you just over £2 in comparison to the next cheapest offer over at MyMemory, with what is still a fantastic price for a title that deservedly won so many GOTY awards last year. While it may be less of an RPG than some might have liked, it’s a highly energised action game from start to finish and fans of Mass Effect should definitely give it a go, if only to see a Salarian singing a show tune (no, really.) Thanks to merb0786 @ HUKD for the tip!
It's hard to beat a bit of Mass Effect 2! The story's great, the gameplay's much more satisfying than the original, and the old characters that you love get to run around with new characters who are all equally intriguing. The planetary mining mini game gets a bit tedious after a while and there's not quite as much customisation as there could be, but to be honest you'll hardly notice because you're attention'll be focused on epic space exploration. Choices UK are parting with PS3 copies of the game for £19.99, which is almost £4 cheaper than the next best offers out there.
Mass Effect 2 is one of my favourite games and it's definitely still one of the best games on the market. The game does everything a good sequel should do; it builds on everything that made the original great and disposes of the majority of its failures. The story is awesome and it's populated with characters both old and new, plus the gameplay's thoroughly enjoyable. Grabbing a copy of the game from Zavvi'll set you back £6.85, which'll save you over £3 on the next best offer coming in from Kays. Thanks to goonertillidie @ HUKD.
PC gamers (who haven’t already) can get hold of the second instalment of the Mass Effect series for less than a fiver, which is a fantastic price for a title that deservedly won so many GOTY awards last year. Direct2Drive’s midweek sale means that you can get hold of this one with a saving of £4.50 over the next cheapest retailers at Game, Amazon, and Gamestation. While it may be less of an RPG than some might have liked, it’s a highly energised action game from start to finish and fans of Mass Effect should definitely give it a go, if only to see a Salarian singing a show tune (no, really.) Thanks to Highway72 @ HUKD!
Mass Effect 2's one of the rare sequels out there that's a pretty good improvement on the original. Gone are the sections of the game where you'd spend ages exploring planet surfaces in the Mako and the combat is miles better! Old faces make welcome returns and you actually want to make the effort to learn all you can about the new characters. Sadly, there's a rather dull mini-game where you have to mine planet surfaces for resources, but this is a small blemish on an otherwise excellent game. If you've not played it yet, then why not head on over to Choices UK to grab a copy on the 360 for £11.99, which'll save you almost £2 on the next best offer.
Hmm, . . . now would I go so far as to say that Mass Effect 2 is better than it's predecessor? You know what, yes, I think I would! The combat is a vast improvement, the story is thoroughly engrossing and populated with a load of fascinating characters some of which are brand new and others you'll already be familiar with if you've played the original, oh yeah, and the Mako's gone. I'd recommend you grab a copy immediately if you've not played this one already, and you'll save yourself almost £2 on the next best offer by grabbing one from The Game Collection. Thanks to janner66 @ HUKD.