Whew, finally finished the game myself. In a nutshell, the first game had a better story, but this game was better in every other respect. 75% of the story basically consisted of running around the galaxy recruiting people. this And the ending was nowhere near as cool as the big Babylon 5-esque battle at the Citadel in the first one. But the fact that you can keep playing after you finish the main storyline is awesome. A first for a Bioware game! Too bad I don't really have anything left to do.