BioWare is kicking off a playable demo for Mass Effect 2 tomorrow, which comes complete with a "story so far" video for players who never played the first game. This is that video.
So Mass Effect newbies should be able to watch this video and be completely up to speed on Mass Effect. That way, they'll be compelled to download the new demo and perhaps purchase the game once they've finished the first hour of the game.
So let's hear from you Mass Effect fans! Does the video get the job done, or will players still be missing out without playing through the first game?