Revisiting Mass Effect

A new "Revisiting Mass Effect" article on GameInformer features BioWare writer Mac Walters discussing some of the deeds we committed in the first title and how they'll carry over to the impending sequel.
Mass Effect is about people and the stories surrounding them. Naturally, the way Shepard treats these people will greatly impact your playing experience in Mass Effect 2. There are some obvious decisions that hold serious consequences for Wrex, Ashley, and Kaidan on Virmire. (It's a planet full of tough choices remember Captain Kirrahe?) And there are even larger decisions to come. At one point, the lives of the Citadel Council will be in Shepard's hands. Will you let them live or let them die to make way for a new Council, maybe one that better represents humanity?

And of course, there are your squad members. Naturally, you'll want to make sure you collect every one. (You'll never be able to culminate that krogan romance if you leave Wrex behind on the Citadel.*) When you meet your former squad members in Mass Effect 2, they'll react differently to Shepard based on how they were treated in the first game. And. keep in mind that not only do we track these changes in Mass Effect 2, but we continue to track them as we begin work on the third game in our trilogy.