Herkimer Jitty wrote:
That being said, a lot of the armor types in ME1 had much more variable stats. The ME2 armor pieces didn't do a whole ton of good for me - the most noticable equipment effects were from the Kuwashii Visor, the Off-Hand Ammo Pack and the Ordinance Pack. Then again, my main build is a soldier, and I play cautiously enough that I barely get hurt badly enough to test the limits of the N7 armor system.
Well, the whole goal of the armor system in ME2 was to give the player the ability to build a set of armor that looked good to them, so they couldn't really have the armor pieces do too much, otherwise people would've gone for the set that has the most stat boosts.