After last week’s pick of Crysis 2 for our inaugural community review, many of you were wondering just where we’d go next. We’re not picking something brand new this week, although you might want to have your science gear ready for next week, you monster.
No, this week we’re off to space with Commander Shepard to get your thoughts on Mass Effect 2. With its PS3 release earlier this year earning it a whole new fanbase after its 360 exclusive origins, it seemed a good choice for the community to sink its teeth into next.
I know several members of staff, Peter in particular, absolutely rave about this huge, sprawling science-fiction epic. In fact we gave it 10/10 back when it released for Xbox 360 and PC, and it’s unsurprising that it held onto that score when it made its PS3 debut earlier this year. Of course it’s not all about the score, so here’s what we had to say about the game.
The scale of this achievement is not to be underestimated. BioWare have built not only an excellent action game or an engrossing RPG. They’ve built a complete experience in another time and space and the complexity and detail which has been poured into this experience is, quite simply, unrivalled by anything in the world of entertainment.
There are Hollywood studios, big budget TV companies and global publishing houses who would yearn for the quality of fiction BioWare have crammed into this epic experience. The days of asking when video games will grow up and equal other entertainment forms are over. With Mass Effect 2, BioWare have steered the medium into adulthood.
However, this is WeView so we’re far more interested in hearing what you have to say. So if you want to give your thoughts on Mass Effect 2 head over to this forum thread and write a short review, then score it on the scale of Buy It, Bargain Bin, Rent It, Avoid It.
We’ll pick out the best bits on Monday and add up the scores to get the community’s verdict. So there you are, have at it.