I'm playing through Mass Effect 1 for the first time on PC at the moment.
I'm now trying to figure out how much carry through to the 2nd game when you import your savegame. There is so much contradiction everywhere though. Specifically, i'm considering buying the second game on PS3 since it's the closest there is to a GOTY edition easily saving over 20$ over getting it for PC and buying the story DLCs. Even if it went back on sale for 5$ on Steam i'd still be more expensive for PC.
Do the 6 major choices that you get to make in the genesis comic represent the only major important choices that carry through? Are there any side quests you don't get access to or characters you can't recruit if you didn't do certain tasks in the first game or does every other smaller conversation choices and side quests in ME1 only affect minor dialogues and the likes in ME2?
Also what about the quality of the game itself on PS3. I know its a unreal 3 engine game so the improvements on PC are probably only the higher resolution and framerate. I'd still be great to have that though since my PC would easily run it at 60 fps at max setting. For third person shooters i don't really mind playing with a controller.