Mass Effect 2 is the sequel to BioWare's hit space-based role-playing game (RPG), MassEffect. A single player adventure, Mass Effect 2 allows players to continue the adventures of the fully customizable series hero, Commander Shepard, as you take on a whole newadventure and cast of supporting characters. Features new to this latest release in the franchiseinclude the ability to import game save files from the original Mass Effect game to continuethe adventure in an unbroken fashion, a new damage system, a more flexible dialogue gamemechanic and more.
Two years after Commander Shepard repelled invading Reapers bent on the destruction of organic life, a mysterious new danger has emerged. On the fringes of known space, somethingis silently abducting entire human colonies. Now Shepard must work with Cerberus, a ruthlessorganization devoted to human survival at any cost, to stop the most terrifying threat mankindhas ever faced. To even attempt this peril
ous mission, Shepard must assemble the galaxy’s
most elite team and command the most powerful ship ever built. Even then, doubters say itwould be suicide. Commander Shepard intends to prove them wrong.
An space-based action RPG like its predecessor, gameplay in Mass Effect 2 revolves aroundthe player's particular version of Commander Shepard and continuing development of thischaracter as the game proceeds. As the game opens a variety of character classes are madeavailable to the player, with talents, both exclusive and general, associated with each. Withexperience these talents are leveled up, resulting in the unlocking of related abilities and/orentirely new talents. The player has the ability to customize their Commander Shepard in anumber of ways including physical appearance, gender, and certain aspects of their personalhistory, with the rub being that these choices can influence things like available missions,dialogue choices with non-player characters (NPCs), and character background.Accompanying this main character are a number of preset supporting characters that theplayer can direct and develop relationships with, which again, will alter the outcome of thestory. All the characters from the original game make an appearance in Mass Effect 2, but theimmediate characters surrounding Commander Shepard are new. Additional new features thatplayers can expect to experience include new alien races; a more realistic damage system; anew heavy weapons system allowing for maximum damage; a regenerative health system; adramatic increase in the number of character animations available to Shepard; and updates tothe dialogue mechanic used when conversing with NPCs.More info http://bit.ly/dGbUFr
Integration with the Original Mass Effect
Mass Effect 2 allows players of the original Mass Effect game to import save games tocontinue the story of their own Commander Shepard. In doing this, the decisions that weremade in the first game will affect the events of the second game. In addition, characters fromthe first game will return, as long as they were not killed off by the player in the first game.On the other hand, new players coming to the series for the first time in Mass Effect 2 willstart a brand-new character, discover the events of the previous games as they progress andembark on a thrilling stand-alone adventure that does not require the previous game for play.