Originally Posted by Rommel
You guys are all stupid silly stupidheads. Give me back Liara and the mako. Hell, just give me back ME1..
ME2 was so formulaic it made me sick, and they fact that they essentially explained to you exactly what you were going to be doing for the entire game in the first 15 minutes really didnt help, whats the purpose of even beating the game when before i even get my ship i'm told im going to recruit 8 people, get them to trust me, and then fly through a portal to kill some reapers?
Guess what ended up happening? i recruited 8 people, got them to trust me, then flew through a portal and killed some reapers......
I completely agree with you. Gameplay wise ME2 was also a huge disappointment.
The ammo system in ME2 is horrid. I'm more of a sniper type of player so the Widow is naturally my type of primary weapon. The fact that you only have roughly 10 shots and have to fall back onto the inaccurate SMG all the time is just plain stupid. What is the point of being an Infiltrator if you just have to use the spam cannon all the time? ME1 on the other hand did this right. Sure you have to wait a couple of seconds between shots but that just adds to the intensity of the combat.
The almost total lack of RPG elements in ME2 is also horrible. Being able to choose from a couple of different skills and buyable upgrades are hardly RPG worthy elements. There is no sense of making a unique character. ME1 did this right. They gave you make different skills to choose from. You could upgrade each skill as you saw fit. Even at the max level you still wouldn't have enough points to cover most of the skills. This let me customize my character into a Sniper/Pistol wielding machine of destruction.
Gameplay aside ME2 did have a couple of pluses over ME1. First of all, the characters are a lot more fleshed out. In ME1 everyone seems so static and plain. In ME2 everyone seems a lot more dynamic and "human". This really gave ME2 that immersion factor that Bioware is famous for. Secondly, the graphics are a lot better than they are in the first one. This isn't a huge plus, but it is still worth noting.
Overall I hope that ME3 includes a combination of good factors from both games. I hope that they do not dumb down ME3 even more like everyone is afraid of. I hope that by saying they are "opening it up to a larger audience" they mean they are introducing more fluid movement mechanics like Army of Two has instead of driving a stake through it and turning it into a corporatized abomination like CoD.