I want to try out one of them, but I'm not sure where the differences are. Things I'd like to know: -which of the two is less like KotOR (I didn't like KotOR)? -which of the two has the more believable and detailed world? I don't mean believable as in realistic, more like giving you the feeling that not everyone exists solely to wait for you and dispense plot. -is it advisable to know (=play through) the plot of ME1 before ME2? Is it only minor details or entire side plots? Does it add to the aforementioned believable world? -are there big differences between 1 and 2 gameplay-wise? From gameplay vids ME1 looks a lot more like a shooter than KotOR. I heard that 2 feels more linear and FPS-y, can you confirm that? Similar games I liked: Morrowind, Oblivion Similar games I didn't like: Gothic 2, KotOR Does anyone have advice for me? Note: Yes, I have read the ME2 thread on this forum. EDIT: One more thing: does anyone know if you can switch the audio to English in the German version?