1 problem with Mass Effect 2

#1 Posted by Rewcastle (399 posts) -

  
Completed it the 1st time round - got around 900G. All i need to do for 1000G is play through it a 2nd time round for insanity and tie up a couple of easy achievements. I don't reckon they tried hard enough with the achievement system. For me, Mass Effect 1 had way more to go back for and still does. Gotta justify my £59.99 purchase here. Before i get the "GOD! ALL ANYONE CARES ABOUT IS ACHIEVEMENTS MAN". I know i know. But hey, the reason you kept going back to games in the old days was to unlock stuff right? Well achievements are to be unlocked too. Go figure

#2 Posted by jonny_eh (58 posts) -

At least the achievements in this game are less of a grind ("Use X power 75 times"). Also, they don't force you to use the same squad mates for the entire game, that annoyed me.

#3 Posted by Robiin (294 posts) -

While there are a few to many points to be had just by playing the story, I think that the achievements encourage people to try new things. You are encouraged, instead of punished, by using different team mates, and talking to all of them.  And trying different powers and learning to use them well, and that's a nice way to teach you.

#4 Posted by Cross (50 posts) -

I think Bioware had the achievements mostly focused on allowing you to track what you've achieved, making them open for DLC, and converting completed achievements to in-game bonuses.

#5 Posted by FalconCritical (224 posts) -

Dragon Age was similar with achievements.  Most were based around siding with various factions and learning skill trees.  It only really required multiple playthroughs for the various endings and tree maxing.

#6 Posted by HatKing (5812 posts) -

I like them here far more than Mass Effect 1.  I wasn't about to play through the game six times just to net all 1000.  I hate achievements that require multiple playthroughs.  There are other reasons to play the game a second time or even a third time if you're looking for that.  If anything this game has more reason than just achievements to go through again.
#7 Posted by withateethuh (726 posts) -

I got all except two bioshock achievements in one playthrough.

#8 Posted by xyzygy (9890 posts) -

I like ME1's achievements far more because it would require a lot of time. ME2's are OK, except I REALLY like the Insanity achievement. It's so hard, but I'm at the last level right now so I'm definintely going to get it soon. One of the hardest RPGs I've played in a long time. 

#9 Posted by Death_Unicorn (2838 posts) -
@xyzygy said:
" I like ME1's achievements far more because it would require a lot of time. ME2's are OK, except I REALLY like the Insanity achievement. It's so hard, but I'm at the last level right now so I'm definintely going to get it soon. One of the hardest RPGs I've played in a long time.  "
I agree.
#10 Posted by Demyx (3237 posts) -

I like the system. I've never cared about them much, but its nice to get them just by trying out new things.

#11 Posted by DoctorTran (1544 posts) -
@jonny_eh said:
" At least the achievements in this game are less of a grind ("Use X power 75 times"). Also, they don't force you to use the same squad mates for the entire game, that annoyed me. "
Word. I was really glad that I was able to mix it up from time to time.

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