The role playing genre has fathered many children with its lover ‘Action Games’ in the recent past, and the Mass Effect franchise is a testament to their complete disregard towards contraception. Thankfully, for all of us RPG fans, the Mass Effect franchise isn’t like one of the genre’s dim-witted love children (read: Fable). In fact, Mass Effect managed to find the perfect balance, and appealed to gamers that loved their Action-RPGs light on role playing and high on action, as well as the audience that loves their RPGs deep and full of choices.__STARTQUOTE__BioWare gave Mass Effect 2 the treatment every smart developer should give their star franchise – they took all that was great about the first, and built on that.__ENDQUOTE__The two sides of the balancing act they pulled off, consists of on one side – enough choices in its dialog-heavy storyline to earn it the title of ‘Galactic Soap Opera’ , and on the other hand – ample alien on alien action (where both- fighting and love-making are concerned) to appeal to all the action games out there. To top it up, developer ‘BioWare’ impressed us with a brilliant sequel that outdoes the first game in every way!

That’s right – I mean it when I say ‘in every way’.