Playing “Mass Effect 2” again. Still loving this game even more than the first but a couple of peeves so far.
“Logging in to the Cerberus Network.” Ok when I want to play a game by myself I don’t want to deal with that crap. Made worse because when I play a game I usually reset all my downloads to use up all my bandwidth so the login goes slow.
Minigames: I don’t think I’ve ever met a “mini-game” I liked.
Mining - by far the worst. What were they thinking? FTL travel and can’t automate the orbital survey of a planet?
Hacking/circuit bypassing - annoying but doesn’t take to long.
Dog Tags - easy enough to find but why make a mission out of it?
Space Travel - just let me pick a destination and let the auto pilot fly it there!
Cut scenes - one of the few games where the cut scenes are as interesting as the gameplay.
Inventory/upgrades - soooo much better than the first game.
Squad AI - huge improvement over the first game. No member of my teem had been incapacitated yet. Lets not talk about me.
Audio - great use of surround speakers and LFE channel. Lots below 40Hz since I can feel my Buttkicker “kicking in” often.
Music - love the chest pounding of the club music and the ambient stuff in the galaxy map.
Light levels - ok I’ve got a great projector for shadow detail but I love a game that actually had mostly bright scenes and nice colours.
Have been playing “Fallout 3” IMO this game beats the snot out of it on every level but one - openness.