Mass Effect 2 kicks off with a couple bangs and more than a few surprises. If you’ve followed coverage of the second chapter of the sci-fi RPG, you’ll no doubt remember either (a) seeing this before or (b) hearing us talk about it during E3.
It’s a shocking ten minutes. But I don’t believe it’s only objective is to pull us into the second chapter of the sci-fi RPG. It carries a message: Shepard is not immortal.
The things you do in Mass Effect 2 — how you respond to people, encourage them, help them — shape how it ends, and those decisions will carry to the next game. It’s heavy stuff, man.