I can think of no other game that has pulled me into the experience as much as Mass Effect 2. From the opening cinematic to the closing minutes it never let me go, never got boring and had me asking for more. The improvements from the original were astounding. I loved the original and considered it one of the best stories I had ever played next to the first Knights of the Old Republic. After playing the fist I had my doubts that they could adequately follow it up but only hours into the second I knew they had done so and so much more. Bioware has never ceased to amaze me with their storytelling. Though the mechanics may not always be there the stories that they weave together are an amazing tapestry of grey instead of the standard black and white upping the ante by making you live with every decision you make. Mass Effect 2 is hands down a must play for any gamer. To miss this experience is to miss out on a piece of gaming history. I would however strongly suggest that you play the first before starting the second. A story is never complete without its beginning and you won’t want to come back to it after you’ve had a taste of the masterpiece that is Mass Effect 2.