Humanity, or every other species, needs a leader against the Reapers. If you’re like me and you used the Unreal Engine to unwittingly make your Shepard an abomination, you will not get a clean slate here. It’s too late to go back. Time for several more hours of staring at your own god awful creation.
The consensus seems to be that you play Mass Effect for the story, not the gameplay. I don’t really mind either. If you like shooting aliens, or robots, or robot aliens, or maybe tossing them around with your mind, ENLIST, PRIVATE. The problem is this game is long and if you have a relatively long backlog it will most likely just take up space. Not really a jump in and play for an hour to get the full experience type of game.
Now if you loved the first one, you probably already bought this one. If you hated it, you might like this one better. There’s a lot more Lycra ass shots and British accents. You can also get a girlfriend. Or a boyfriend. Or really whatever you want. Time to repopulate the galaxy!
Verdict: If you haven’t felt the burning desire to play it already, SKIP IT.