Whew, almost read Ryan
's spoiler about the Reapers. That was close.
I have to agree about the exploration segment of the game. Even without the Mako missions, it feels like a downgrade. Scanning whole planets for resources is dull as dishwater. Literally flying a mini-Normandy
around from place to place kind of takes me out of the experience. Actually having to buy fuel and probes is just annoying after not needing to worry about fuel in the first game. I hope in ME3 BioWare places less emphasis on that sort of stuff.
Everything else is golden so far. The Archangel mission was fantastic.