"a fantastic science-fiction RPG"4.0 starson by Garaboncias
Pros: 1. a science-fiction RPG - no elves, no dragons, no magic
2. fun and diverse combat system
3. good character customizations
4. all the AI have personalities
5. epic storyline
6. great sound and graphics
7. choices made during gameplay matters
Cons: They removed too many good parts from the first game: extensive gear & armor customizations, large number of sidequests, ways to make money, long playtime, tactical gameplay. Apart from teammembers there's less of everything in Mass Effect 2.
Summary: The idiot's description of this game: "a shooter with RPG elements". The Mass Effect games are proper RPGs. Just because they don't feature elves and dragons does not make them less RPG. All three games are part of the same epic story where Mass Effect 2 is the middle-part, the build-up to the finale in Mass Effect 3. There's a lot of action and drama in this sequel, excellent.