Combat in Mass Effect 2 is pathetic. It's a pop-up shooting gallery where enemies run straight at you or literally pop-up out of cover like a shooting gallery. ME2 is a shooting gallery wrapped up in a B movie Sci-Fi story and characters. "The Illusive Man", "The Illusive Man"??!!! Honestly, most ridiculous character name I have ever heard.
Bioware is getting way too much praise for merely updating game mechanics, systems, and characters that were in KOTOR nearly 10 years ago.
Ah well. If that's your opinion. Has nothing to do with the topic, but on yours, I happen to think the cover mechanic is pretty darn smart. and if you look at any decent episode of star trek that involves a lot of phaser fire, they use cover.
I'm talking about taking cover, shooting from behind cover, etc.
Yes please! I hate mobs running up to me and rubbing their crotch in my face while I spam rifle butt, it's not one bit 'Star Trek' and I'd love to be able to take cover (or at least have mobs tweaked so they don't close to melee all the time).