A lot of people will tell you that the Xbox 360 is the best place to play Mass Effect 2, after all, you can play it directly after getting through the original title and have all of your decisions transfer with you. However, with Mass Effect 2 on the PlayStation 3, you can still transfer the key decisions from the original, but you are also greeted with better visuals, premium DLC that comes packaged with the disc, and you don’t have to swap a disc mid-way through your journey.
Not to mention — BioWare has confirmed that Mass Effect 2 for PlayStation 3 is also utilizing the Mass Effect 3 engine.
“One of the first things you’re going to see is improved graphics,” said game producer Jesse Houston on the BioWare podcast.
“We actually created the engine for Mass Effect 3 and used that to make Mass Effect 2 PS3. So we took the content, the story and all of the other assets that made up Mass Effect 2 and we put it into the Mass Effect 3 engine.
“We’ve also gone ahead and made the experience much more solid on PS3,” he added. ” So for example the controls are geared towards the PS3 controller [although] you can switch it back to the old Xbox [layout] if you like. Other things like planet scanning have been improved; we’ve rolled up all of the patches; done a whole bunch of bug fixing.”
As someone who is a huge fan of the franchise, I have no doubt in my mind that every PlayStation 3 owner who doesn’t own a 360 should definitely pick this title up. ME2 releases in mid-January with a demo coming next week — so prepare to start saving the world as soon as possible.