Mass Effect 2
And I am really look forward to a CheatFactor review of this game!
Boiware always spins a web of story to entangle you and draw you in. They didn't fail to do so on this game. If you liked DA:O for the story and emotional involvement, then yes, you will like this game.
The combat systems is pretty cool, but a few more shortcuts would have been nice, or the ability to bind them at least.
Over-all, the game is what you make of it. I Find it to be fun. Very enjoyable.
You know what becomes clear in the end? It's not a fantasy game, its a freaking political election. The only thing that actually IS better than in Mass Effects is RPG system. (quests, dialogues, level ups). But when it's being outran by empty and crappy storyline, then yes, Mass Effect is better.
As for which Mass Effect is better... For me it's the first one. More quests, exploration on Mako, probably a better storyline too. And first one has less dark atmosphere. I normally don't mind, but here it's just depressing. I also didn;t like the locations much in second. Kinda same.
The character are archtypical and their motivation loopy and one-dimensional.
I find that playing through the game is a chore more than fun. The best part is actually the hacking. That is the only thing I enjoy right now.
But I only gathered 6 people so far. Maybe the game will be better later.