I purchased the original Mass Effect game for my 360 and loved it. I must have put in close to or over 30 hours of gameplay by the time I finally beat it. It was my first game I played that had RPG elements that didn't completely turn me off. I was able to stay patient with it and follow along, which was surprising to me as I was so used to the run-n-gun type chaotic gameplay. Bioware did an excellent job in incorporating the RPG elements but keeping the shooting aspect of the game a very important factor for those of us that enjoy that part. Shooting aliens never gets old. Am I right?
But soon after I beat it, I traded it in for something else. Much like many other games I've purchased over the years that don't have a robust multiplayer or a need for another play-through. So as the release of Mass Effect 2 comes closer and closer, I am asking myself, "Do I buy this game? Or do I rent it?"
I was almost certain Mass Effect 2 would just be a rental. I have Borderlands, Modern Warfare 2 and Halo: ODST to help me pass the time. Even The Orange Box for when I really get bored. But with these Mass Effect 2 trailers releasing each week, and most importantly this new one showing the abilities of the 'soldier', I must say I am re-thinking this whole rental thing. If I'm going to play the game, it's going to be as the soldier. Give me the guns, then give me some more, and keep them coming.
Explosions? Sure why not? Incendiary ammo? I think I'm going to cry. Disruptor ammo which looks similar to what Borderlands has where it electrocutes the enemy? I'll take two please. And even Cryo ammo? I think I... wait, hold on. Yeah, I thought so. I just pissed my pants. I may have been sold just off of this one trailer alone. I'm such a sucker!
I have to admit, and maybe you do too, these high quality trailers are fantastic. And I think they're working. And if it's working on me, surely it is working on even the most skeptical gamers out there who are on the fence about this game.
Tell me what you think about the trailers in the comments, and if you will be buying or renting this sequel.