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I bet you are now currently thinking: "Ah great, another review" or "Ah great, another person flaming this game". Well sir/madam - you are wrong, thats not this post
Now you're wondering.. "Then what's this post all about? Why is it making Snakes sad?" - well first, I'm touched that your concerned and don't want to see Snakes sad. *Grins, Laughs* Well if you keep reading then you'll know.
I currently own a copy of Mass Effect 2: Collector's Edition (for the PC, of course) but the game is making me sad, reason is... I can't play it. I have a copy, it unfortuntly has to sit on my desk to collect dust! OH NO! Fortuntly though, I have Mass Effect 1's Box on top of it so it's protected.
I have the game, I've got the pre-order and the collector's bonuses, but alas they don't do anything. Maybe you're thinking: "It's your PC" Well no it's not my PC, my PC is just fine and COULD run the game no problem... the game isn't installed -- "Problem Solved, install the game" Well no, I can't do that either.
You see, I accidently deleted my saved game(s) (I've cleared it.. probably three times) from Mass Effect while I did a format awhile back (or was it an upgrade to a new OS... can't remember) I simply accidently deleated, so I am currently playing Mass Effect and going to clear it, yet again.
My reasoning: Continue the story with my imported save game.
Now you're thinking "Well, Snakes, you don't need to beat Mass Effect to play Mass Effect 2, you don't need to import it." Well you're right I don't NEED to. However, I do need to -- I want to continue my game with my choices in effect. (I don't know the extent of what carries over and what doesn't - I know not level or skills, but I do get bonuses) I want to cover all grounds to continue my immersion.
Now you're thinking that replaying Mass Effect sucks with Mass Effect 2 on my desk but in all actuality... its not that long of a game. Let's review the progression:
1. Eden Prime
2. The Citadel
3. Novaria / Feros
5. Novaria / Feros
6. The Citadel (I think)
7. Prothean Planet
8. The Citadel
9. The Final Battle
Now, see - I've removed the sidequests and just presented the main story progression - not that long after all. (Might have missed a planet or two). If you add the side quests, the DLC, the exploration (scanning for minerals and amulets for example) you get a longer game (add in the cinematics and talking... much longer) So all in all, its not that bad to do a replay.
So, Mass Effect 2 is making me sad because I can't play it.. just yet. That's why its not installed, it'd be too tempting - but it makes me sad to look at the box and not be able to play it. Haha.
Thanks for reading.
P.S. Please do not tell me what I'm missing or go on about how good it is. =P
P.S.S Please do not post any sort of spolier here, not just for me but for anyone who hasn't gotten as far as you / haven't played it yet. Thank you so much for your cooperation.