9.5

HOME RUN !

I'm not done with the game quite yet, but had to write a review. In essence, this is not a good game, but a GREAT game. It's just excellent and I think better than the original. Everything is stellar: excellent art work, diverse worlds, great acting, interesting side stories, simplified and more fun combat, easy to access leveling - it's just a great game and very addicting.

There is some top notch story writing and dialog in this game - as good or better than a movie. You're new companions are very interesting and it's fun to meet up old. The general theme is a little darker than the original, but it just makes things that much more interesting.

If you didn't like the original Mass Effect, you won't like this one, but if you were a fan of the original, this is a huge home run.

Can't wait to finish this and then eventually play #3.

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