As a fan on Mass Effect 1, I have to say I'm a little disappointed with the sequel. I'm not going to rant now because I'd like to see at least 1 other opinion before I do. The TL;DW is: -Campaign is linear -New exploring system makes exploring a pain in the ass -New HUD looks like a bad flash animation -Regenerating Health? -Where has the great list of talents gone? -So much for the old style weapons -Here, lets take all the characters you sort of knew and keep them, and trash pretty much all of the rest (Tali and Garrus excluded) -Very monotonous combat (same routine, over and over and over) -Ridiculous loading screens -General intelligence level of the game has plummeted. -Who the hell made the husks so varied (in cliched ways) and the friendly AI so unhelpful? On that same note where the hell did the Geth go? Kind of a long TL;DW, but those are mostly the necessary ones. Maybe it had something to do with me beating ME1 right before I started ME2, or maybe I'm just a hardcore ME1 fan (which I'm really not), but I feel like ME2 is a dumbed down game that critics only rave about because they're tools of Bioware, and really the only thing going for it is a graphics upgrade.