OXCGN's newest writer Beth Sasagi looks at the high probability that Mass Effects 2 could well be THE greatest console RPG to even grace the screens of 360 and Pc owners.

Hopefully PS3 owners will enjoy that privilege as well. As the game deserves as much exposure as it can get, and all gamers should have access to it, irrespective of platform.

It’s the game so many of us are waiting for after being left to wonder at the end of 2007 about the fate of the Reapers and the future of humanity. Mass Effect 2 has been on gamers’ minds recently after the release of the teaser that left us on the edge of our seats with our jaws on the keyboard.

So many questions were left to the viewer to wonder about. Why is there a Geth in N7 armor? Will we get new alien races or allies? And most importantly, is Shepard REALLY dead?

Playing KOTOR was great (being a Jedi and all), charging through post-apocalyptic America was pretty fun (for a while), and running around Albion became old after a time. But chasing a rouge Spectre to the edges of civilized space, trying to prevent him from releasing a dormant species of colossal destroyer and dealing with an armada of synthetic soldiers…. Priceless.
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  • 4
    Tank Apr 27, 09
    This game is going to kick so much ass.
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    Slumpy monkey Apr 27, 09
    The first one was absolutely fricking amazing, THE BEST GAME I have ever played.

    Although I love space so it was like a perfect game. :3

    Cant wait for this one.
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    Seeker X Apr 27, 09
    The Star Trek influence is so obvious, but it works, because trekking through galaxies has never been better. Hope there are more places to explore this time, though they need to work on the "Surveying minerals" and "finding relics", you'd have to really crawl through desolate planets to find most of them and that's pretty tedious.
    • 0
      kspiess Apr 27, 09
      Pretty much every science fiction concept in the game was taken from something, most of it from movies.

      There wasn't one original idea in the game. I'm not saying this to trash the game -- I love Mass Effect -- put just wanted to point this out.
  • 3
    RabidChinaGirl Apr 27, 09
    Mass Effect 2

    Those four syllables send chills down my spine...
  • 0
    carous Elambra Apr 27, 09
    vatan bizim ulke bizim EL bizim this game sounds freakin awesome

    i dont like the article though. There was a lot more to KOTOR, Fallout, and Fable than what's said there, and if we wanted to pessimistically "pigeon-hole" Mass Effect in the same style, you could just as easily say 'OHHHHHH BEING A SPACE ADVENTURER WAS FUN - for a while'. All games get boring, thats why they make new ones.
    • 1
      RabidChinaGirl Apr 27, 09
      I understand references to KotoR since the two games are strikingly similar -- except Mass Effect is a VAST improvement. You're right though, the article doesn't hold much substance, not that we've been given a lot of info to go on. Hopefully, Neoseeker will be able to report delicious details when we raid EA's briefings this year. >:3

      And I thought the Geth in the trailer was HOLDING the bloodied Onyx N7 armor, not wearing it...
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        carous Elambra Apr 27, 09
        I only skimmed it if I'm honest, I think I'm just a bit stressed and taking it out on the article Kudos, at least it's still something mass-effect based to read

        It looks to me like it says N7 on the chestplate, but I dunno if that's the geth's actual chestplate or if it's holding it like you said. I spose that's the point though mystery wooooooooooh
  • 0
    Shinobi_razor Apr 27, 09
    judging by the first game, it very well could be the best RPG of this generation. i dont know about EVER.

    or better to say, best western RPG ever.
  • 0
    Red 9 Apr 27, 09
    Best RPG to date would be a better title. I'm sure that a better RPG will top it in times to come (post-release obviously), just like how MGS4 will be topped.

    I might get this for PC.
    • 1
      Seeker X Apr 27, 09
      quote
      just like how MGS4 will be topped.
      I'm sorry, that's not really possible. It IS the best game ever concieved, after all.

      quote
      Pretty much every science fiction concept in the game was taken from something, most of it from movies.
      I know that. However ME is one of the very few Sci fi games to use the "Star Trek" approach for exploration very nicely, to my knowledge anyways.
  • 1
    Dio Apr 27, 09
    Mass Effect 2 is going to be the greatest game of the new generation.
  • 0
    Anubis Apr 27, 09
    Omg, I can NOT wait for this.

    Mass Effect has done and is doing for RPGs what Halo did for FPSes and WoW is doing for online games. (I know, I'm a hypocrite on the WoW subject... )

    And to think, the Mass Effect series is rumored to be a trilogy.
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    carous Elambra Apr 28, 09
    I LOVE IT THIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIS MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://edmondclothing.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/human-monkey.png

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    DragonMaster Dyne Apr 28, 09
    Mass Effect 2 will be the greatest GAME of all-time.


    EDIT: And MGS4 is garbage. So thumbs down to whoever mentioned it.
    • 0
      Seeker X Apr 28, 09
      Lol.

      Translation: My opinion is better than yours, and I will berate anyone online for agreeing otherwise.

      Hope your ego feels better afterwards.
      • 1
        DragonMaster Dyne Apr 30, 09
        Thank you for understanding where I'm coming from, Seeker.

        And you guys are right; MGS4 isn't garbage. As FFF pointed out, it's mediocre. I mean, as a MOVIE, its fantastic though.
        • 0
          Seeker X Apr 30, 09
          Wow, there goes the point right over your head.

          Yes, look at me rabidly defending the games that I like and insulting other people that say otherwise. I totally flamed FFF for stating his opinion about MGS4, very immature-like and whatnot. Oh wait...damn, I wasn't actually defending anything, swing and a miss.

          You can try again if you'd like.
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    Red 9 Apr 28, 09
    Tell that to the 1million plus owners of MGS4. Garbage indeed.
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    Red 9 Apr 28, 09
    I could say the same about Mass Effect, doesn't make me right.

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