Bioware has made a very clever decision to allow players to carry over their save game from Mass Effect to its sequel. They've got me going back to the original.
I still own that original disc, but I can imagine many others may well have sold it on or traded it in and are now repurchasing a two year old game in preparation for this month's sequel.
I still have two Shepards - one male, one female - through which I'd finished the original, but I want to play through again to reacquaint myself with the characters and politics of Mass Effect. Also, I want to make sure the Shepard and her actions I bring to Mass Effect 2 is the Shepard I want to play.
My Shepard is female - I can't go past Jen Hale's superb voice work; she's an Adept because it gives me more control over my squad's crucial Biotic powers; she's a Colonist, a Sole Survivor and will lean (most of the time, but not all) towards Renegade dialogue options because she's an outsider with trust issues; she'll fuck Kaiden and then kick him out of bed afterwards.
Anyone else replaying Mass Effect? If so, how are you planning to tackle it this time?
If not, what else are you playing this weekend?