I finished ME1 4 times and got all the achievements, and I absolutely loved the game. I've put somewhere between 20 and 30 hours into ME2.
I imported my level 60 Adept. I just got through the part where you attempt to intervene in the collector's invasion of a human colony - After you finish recruiting some teammates. I liked the missions on Omega, but once I left, I felt the game slipped a bit. I was wondering if others had similar complaints as the ones below. I WANT to love this game, but I'm tiring of it already which is disappointing. Please give me good reasons to stop thinking these things and come back to loving ME2!
no experience for killing enemies
--this means no leveling up during a mission; adjustment is useful if you are facing a certain class of enemy over and over
leveling options are greatly reduced
--reminds me of playing Super Sprint or RC Pro-AM "I guess I'll get the super sticky tires?"
no modifications for weapons and armor mid mission
--this means not being able to try different options mid mission also useful if facing the same class of enemy
equipment and weapons are not readily availible for purchase
--seemingly no matter how long I explore, I can't find a better smg for Miranda or a better pistol for myself
--Because the difficulty is increased by not having the right gear for the job - I'd like to be able to find the right weapons, but I cant because you changed the game and I guess I just have to keep rolling forward with the same stupid machine pistol
--I explored the Citadel and Omega - I bought everything I could afford - now what
story progresses regardless of my choice
--I recruited the last teammate and was immediately put in mission - what about those upgrades I was saving up for? What about finding more platinum er whatever . . .
THE CHECKPOINTS ARE TOO INFREQUENT!
--I was never really frustrated by repetition in the first game, but in this one I seem to be fighting the same groups of baddies over and over. Last night I thought that I would rather quit the game than fight the same 3 waves of collectors again. I was down to the last 2 guys for pete's sake!
Some dialog options are not as polished as the first game
--Talking to Garrus on the Normandy and Shepard says 'here on Omega'
--Talking to Miranda and a different dialog prompt resulted in repeat dialog spoken
What is the Point of Paragon or Renegade in this game?
--In the first game you could reslove scenarios with these options but now they just are a chance to hear your character sound like a bee-sting
--In spite of trying to choose renegade 95% of the time, I have about even blue and red
Collecting Ore from planets is a mini-game compared to the way this worked in ME1
--Do I ever get the chance to trade one kind of ore for another?
--I actually liked driving the Mako and exploring planets
The collectors plot is copied from Gears of War and they look a bit like 'The Flood' from Halo
--Opinion I guess, but I liked ME1 because it seemed really original. The collectors are a step back as an enemy.
If you are going to make the action gameplay more like Gears of War then please give me campaign co-op
--I never really noticed the AI in the first game as hindering me. Last night while fighting 2 'Scions,' I had to tell my wingmen to stand right next to me in a truck bed so they wouldn't wander off and leave me exposed to husk charges . . .
--A 2nd human player would have helped