I'm in a faintly ridiculous situation. Mass effect is a 12. Mass effect 2 is an 18 (at the moment). But there isn't a six year gap between the games coming out! When mass effect 2 comes out I'll be 14, nearly 15 so the age won't be a problem if it goes down. If it stays an 18, then what the hell do I do?! Mass effect is an awesome game, my favourite that I have, so I really want to but no. 2. Is it definitely an 18 or will the age go down? Somebody help me!!
It depend whether the BBFC find anything that they deem inappropriate. I wouldn't worry to much though there is still time before the review copies get released to the ratings broad, and besides Mass Effect 1 I believe was rated by PEGI as 18+ so take from that what you will. :/
it's supposed to be a darker and more adult story in ME2, hence the increased rating. Also, there is indeed supposed to be more sex, swearing and more graphic violence. Shepherd is a very troubled individual in the sequel without giving away the game beginning...needless to say it's a very intriguing premise.