Agree with the above on that the Mako wasn't bad, just the environments they put you in. I enjoyed zooming around and blowing things up. The actually story missions were fun, its the sidequest / random planet landings that got tedious and boring.
I don't mind the scanning as I said before, but I do have a gripe in that they don't give you enough Element Zero, and they gave you way to much Pallidium. You really have to search the remote planets for any Element Zero. I admit its a slight grind, but I only do it every now and then so it doesn't bother me, plus I developed a quick technique of doing it. And working towards specific upgrades motivates me.
I don't mind the loss of specific inventory, but I do wish they gave you a few more weapons to play with. Had a good progression for the first 10 or so hours, but another 10 hours later and I haven't really found any new guns. I liked buying new stuff in ME1. Okay so I have 4 assault rifles, and 7 heavy weapons, but I only have 2 shotguns. I want more shotguns! A few more assault rifles would be nice too. And sniper rifles, even though the Incisor sniper rifle is totally awesome. The only weapon change I do is heavy weapons. Everything else is the same. Its not bad, because they are good and I'm done max upgrades on all shotgun/sniper/assault rifles. Plus max incendiary and disruptor ammo. So I can tear through stuff easy enough, but its still fun to have new guns with new stats to shoot with. And if I was a different class it would be more tiresome, as non soldiers only have 2 or 3 guns to use. So all my team mates only have 2 options of pistol/submachine gun etc. Minor gripe, but hoping I pick up something else by the end of the game.
Only other complaint I have is that I wish the Citadel was bigger in this one. In ME1 it was a sprawling sort of city feel, which while a pain in the arse to run around, still had a better sense of scale. While the citadel areas in ME2 are well designed and tightly laid out, it feels rather confined.
Just about to go through the Omega 4 Relay, woohoo!
J, on February 7th 2010, 08:09 PM, said:
I'm on my 3rd playthrough, this time as a renegade Sentinel. I did 1 ALL Paragon Adept and one mixed Adept. Renegade is turning out to be a little bit more fun, but I feel like the game tricks me into being good at strange times.
Good lord! This only came out 12 days ago! Isn't like each play through 30 hours? Either your speed running or have lots of time. And maybe I'm just jealous