Originally Posted by cOnSOLeDaPlaya
??? I have yet to play Mass Effect but I have heard the opposite of what you are saying about it.
There are 5 or 6 main planets, the rest of the planets are just barren waste lands with no detail and look like they were randomly generated. They have no actual NPCs other then hostile ones and usually feature a single building or so that you can enter which usually has the same floor plan of every other building in this type of planets.
I would have rather they removed these useless planets and just worked on expanding the stories main planets or adding more to the main story.