The SR1 is the turian version, the SR2 is probably the human version
Yet more proof that Turians are awesome and humans are lame. I had Garrus in my party for my first playthrough, my reasoning being that I couldn't go wrong with someone who looked so awesome and had the last name Vakarian.
Of course, Garrus turned out to be the squarest Turian in the galaxy, a disgrace to his people. I'm hoping Shepard will find a real
Turian drinking in some dive at the less than savory end of the galaxy, who'll join the crew and be as awesome as he looks. I want to see one of them cut somebody with his face; what else can those spikes be for?
There are only a few improvements I'd like for Mass Effect 2:
- Fix the inventory system and get rid of the money cap. I'm a compulsive looter in RPGs, and in my first playthrough of Mass Effect I hit 9,999,999 credits, bought a bunch of expensive stuff, and later hit it again.
When I started my second playthrough my whole squad was outfitted with Level 10 Spectre gear and Colossus armour, but I still had an inventory full of useless junk and I'd hit the money cap again. Just adding an extra digit would be fine, it'd take a lot longer to amass 99,999,999 credits.
- More Mako. I hear there are people who didn't like it, but I have to assume they played the inferior Xbox 360 version of the game instead of the glorious PC one, because the Mako is like puppies and rainbows distilled into six wheeled Rocket Tank form. The only way it could possibly be better is if it had horizontal thrusters as well as vertical ones. Being able to hop over incoming projectiles is immensely fun, but being able to boost up a mountain and then leap into the sky at the summit? Oh my.
- The film grain filter: make it grainier. A lot grainier. Put it on a slider if you want, from 'Off' to 'Grain City'. There are a lot of things I like about Blu Rays. Being able to see every pore in Jack Burton's face as he delivers his 'wild eyed eight foot tall maniac' speech in between sloppy mouthfuls of Felafel would be one such, as would putting my chest up to my speakers, pumping up the volume, and feeling those trumpet blares at the start of Star Trek with my skeleton
, but there is something to be said for finally breaking through the blurrification filter that DVD provided and seeing the grain inherent in the film these movies were shot on. Film grain just makes things feel cinematic, in the literal sense of the word. I loved the filter in Mass Effect 1, but it was a little subdued for my tastes.
So far it looks like I'm not going to get my wish on the Mako one. I was hoping the higher ups would either repair the one that got Mass Relayed in the first game, or give us a new one that was exactly the same except for a red stripe or something, but apparently the replacement for ME2 is some kind of hovercraft thing. I suppose it could be alright but it's never going to bounce like the real Mako did, and that was at least half the fun of driving it around. However, I'm hopeful about the grain filter, given that the cover art for the ME2 box is pure '70s pulp Sci Fi and there's a chance the hover car parts of the Citadel will be more Bladerunner than Episode 2.