Hudson states that when you import your save file into Mass Effect 2, ' . . . now we can continue mining all that information. And it's not just what your ending was, or a couple of the big choices, you know, where we could have stuck a conversation at the beginning and asked you what you did and moved on. This is literally hundreds of things." In other word a conversation with, say, a NPC in the original could have repercussions when you meet that same character again in the sequel. It definately makes us want to go back and replay the original. In the meantime Mass Effect 2 is due out in the first quarter of 2010.
Gallery: Mass Effect 2 Screenshots