I love playing the mass effect games, as they are long enough and good enough to keep me interested in the game unlike other games *cough* BLACK OPS! *COUGH*.
However today and yesterday my Feedly feeds were full of posts about how the PS3 version of Mass Effect 2 corrupts your save games….. I can tell you that in my case this is pure bullshit.
I have completed the entire game on just one save file and it has not yet bugged out. Hell even Fallout Vegas hasn’t corrupted my save games, and that crashes more times than a car in a Destruction Derby.
I think the main source of the problem is that people turn their consoles off while the game is saving, doing that will corrupt your save game. I honestly think that people do not see the “Saving please do not turn off your system” messages while playing the game.
Now, onto the real bug on the game. It crashes …. yes it crashes. Not as often as Fallout Vegas does, in fact it has only crashed twice throughout the entire game. Once before I completed it, and the second time was after I had completed it. At the end of the day though it does not crash often enough for it to be called a buggy game or warrant attention from the Developer.
I have to say that they did a great job with mass effect 2 for the PS3. Not only are the frame rate issues gone (the ones that plagued the Xbox Version) the graphics seem a lot smoother and cleaner than the Xbox Version, also lets not forget that EA and BioWare were kind enough to throw in a ton of DLC with the game for free, and on the PS Store extra DLC is really cheap, under £5 however you can get all the cheap DLC in one pack for about £6+ which is a fair price to pay.
(Free DLC will only be available to those who purchased the game brand new)
Although you cannot import a Mass Effect 1 character, you can use the interactive comic to change the characters decisions in Mass Effect 1 to have repercussions in Mass Effect 2.
My advice, if you want to get Mass Effect 2 for the PS3 then buy it from a retailer such as GameStation as the PS store is asking for £47.99 which is expensive for a game. I managed to get it brand new for about £40.99 which is cheaper.