I played the first game and loved it, but i love the second even more. It is much more graphically detailed bringing the mass effect universe to life and other races like the Vorcha and Batarians are introduced. The storyline isn't complicated, there are plenty of twists and the decisions you make will effect the ending where Shepard either lives or dies, so you think about what you're doing to keep him alive.
My citizisms are:
- Bring back the exiting the ship through the airlock
- Using the elevator without a cutscene
- Be able to walk around the same planets as Mass Effect 1
These are only small critizims because this game is just AWESOME. The Collectors are brilliant new foes bringing a darker side to the Mass Effect games and the gameplay is much more epic.
Plus (without giving away spoilers): when you get to the end and see what happens, you'll want the third one no matter what.