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It was significantly less of an RPG than the first game, although I was fine with that, particularly since I didn't have to roam all over planets with blah scenery in a Mako to find minerals and all those Prothean discs, Matriarch Dilinaga's writings, turian emblems, and salarian IDs and what have you. However, that being said, if you were to hand me two games, one RPG and one FPS, and tell me that I could only pick one, I would go with the RPG every time. And I do like shooters for the most part; I'm just someone who likes a little bit more control of what my character does/says/chooses. I didn't feel that ME2 took that much away from the RPG experience, although I wasn't one of those people that really enjoyed being able to customize my weapons and armor**. This is probably because I really don't get anything - except frustration - from playing a game on Insanity (you can check my achievements on any of the games and notice that those are the only accomplishments that I haven't completed), but I honestly couldn't tell you if that's true or not. It was a nice mixture of the two, in my humble opinion.
Anyway, I don't want to get into too much detail because a lot of what I loved about ME2 will be coming up later on this month, so be sure to tune in tomorrow for "Male or Female Shepard?" I bet you are just dying to know which I choose. Ha.
* These were a mixed bag for me, but I'll get back onto that on Day 14.
** The only customization that I really liked was getting the medical exoskeleton that brought my health back up. Oh, and the flaming bullets. Those were cool.