Playing this currently with my wife, I've never played a Mass Effect, she's never been that into games, and we are having a blast she controls the character for the most part I take over in the combat bits. I think that experience alone is making me enjoy this game. We both love Science Fiction, so it's kinda the perfect game to get her interested. The story is good enough and we both kinda look forward to the "jank" when it happens(which is way few and further between than most let on). I love it when she looks at me and mimicks the poor animation, it's becoming an inside joke of ours around the house. That being said I know not everyone is gonna have that experience and for a few of you this game is a colossal let down, but for my wife and I it's been a much welcome change to our routine. I'm excited to play through the rest of it with her.