How unbelievably awesome Mass Effect 2 was, and continues to be? I heard the hype, I listened to the accolades. I thought it would just be a dumbed-down, streamlined RPG with a solid, if perhaps shallow space opera back-drop. I was wrong, and I couldn't be more glad to be wrong. I haven't even played Mass Effect 1 (being a Sony owner only), and the story has me completely engrossed. Perhaps more engrossed then any game in quite some time. Mass Effect 3 can't come soon enough.