In part two of their exclusive interview with Project Director Casey Hudson revealed that Earth and various other planets from the Milky Way Galaxy (Venus, Mars, Jupiter, etc.) may turn up as planets for players to visit.
It sounds like Earth will be in Mass Effect 3 -- this may turn out to be Battlestar Galactica all over again.
It'll be nice to visit earth, didn't we get to visit the moon in one of the DLCs for the first one?
I think the mission on Earth's moon was in the actual game, not DLC (I could be wrong). Very cool visual to see Earth on the horizon during that mission.
the moon was in ME1 -- not much to do on it though. Hopefully Earth has a compelling story attached to it.
If Earth is featured in ME3, I hope it is a major part of plot - not just a side mission/visit.
I hated the side-missions in ME1 ... pointless and all similar to one another.
Not all of them were bad. Infact that was the only way you'd interact with Cerberus; by doing the side missions. Granted, the collect-a-thon missions were pretty boring. But yeah, the return to earth for my Shepard's gonna be awesome (he was born there :P)
well, let me rephrase -- they were fun at the start... but as time wore on, it became apparent that they weren't as entertaining when I first began the title.
Ah, I guess I could see where you're coming from. While doing my replay last week I felt the same way; infact I'm wrapping up a playthrough of another character and I dread just doing the two side-missions that are tied to Feros. I hate the completionist in me.
Hm. Banking on major plot point. People want to explore future Terra, not just retrieve some gewgaw and bounce. I don't think Bio would be *that* stupid about it.
that would be so cool if earth was there :D Twitter.com/BossKamikaze GZ
if they do introduce Earth in ME3, they will have to develop story around going to it, right? Maybe they should have some DLC in ME2 to introduce 'why go to Earth'
Sounds great. I get more and more excited for this game every day.
Killer - GZ
Lol "Earth and other planets from the Milky Way" The entire game takes place in the Milky Way. I think it means other planets in Earths solar system. But Earth as a major plot element would be cool. Here's hoping their vision of future earth is interesting.
I think it meant the "real world" milky way galaxy
Going to Earth would be stupid. We already have hundreds of earth games.. You play Mass Effect to leave earth.. i think.
Yup, I'm going through the first ME again and just did that moon mission, which was kinda lame. I agree, if Earth ends up as a destination in ME3 (as it seems) then it'd better be a major plot point. Bringing Shepard to Earth in ME2 DLC would feel like you were wasting it.
Game looks like it will be worth the wait. Can't wait.
more than worth the wait according to mag reviews that have perfect scores
Will be cool to have Earth on ME but there does have to be a solid story behind it...Can't wait as well
can't wait for this game, great article.
It would be interesting to see what Earth is like in the ME timeline. I agree that it shouldn't be added unless it is a major plot point, though. "Oh, BTW, here's Earth." ...wouldn't cut it.
this is true. Maybe they should have a different race living on Earth and not humans and the humans want to get it back lol
I believe if they used earth they would make it as a hub base ,and it would look very futuristic seeing as it's far into the future.
the more planets the better. very excited!
nothing like some familiarity to bring on the urgency and pop up the immersion level.
Sweet. So excited for ME2.
That is great. I hope it happens!
wow that is awesome! ONly a few more days left till ican finally play it!!! =D
Can't wait for this game to come out next week, there goes another small portion of my life.. Being able to visit planets that are well known is a good way to entice more people , great thinking bioware!
So not just Earth, but the other planets in our solar system as well? That could be quite interesting if it's well woven into the storyline. Not sure I'd care if it was a side mission, unless it's a decent-sized side mission w/ quite a bit of content.
Should stick with made up planets then you have free reign over everything about it GZ
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