I was bored in the barracks and noticed another guy was playing Mass Effect 2. I thought that was neat, and bothered him. He said he played the first Mass Effect, and liked both games.
As I liked the games story, I got to talking to him and quickly realized he had hardly a clue of the games story. Afterwards he told me that he mainly played the game just to shoot things. To this, I was shocked, because Bioware games are known for their story, and he totally ignored it altogether, and skipped every conversation just to get back to shooting stuff quicker.
Overal however, I cannot say that I am totally surprised by this. There are (sadly) a lot of people who buy a game, but never played the single player Campaign, all they wanted to do was shoot things. But, I never quite understood how can people be so eager to just ignore a story, especially good ones. I personally hate the idea of just shooting stuff with no general idea why I am doing it, I quickly gain a thought of how pointless this is. But these guys seem to have no problem with it, why?
My hypothesis is they're idiots who never read a book. Prove me wrong, especially for Bioware games.