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  • kingboruc - September 5, 2008 6:32 p.m.

    I plaued Gears of War and did not even know that it was not set on earth. I thought the story was just bout killing a lot of ulgy looking loctus
  • ELpork - September 5, 2008 5:56 p.m.

    Never looked at it like that.... wow.
  • infestedandy - September 5, 2008 4:58 p.m.

    Throughout the first game I always really wanted to know more about the Locust. By the time I finished the game my friends and I got to talking and realized (with the help of the book that came with the special edition) that the Locust are really defending their planet from a hostile humanity. I'm glad someone else sees my point of view. Keep it up GR!
  • quicksilver_503 - September 5, 2008 4:56 p.m.

    wow, when i play gears of war 2 i'll probably just stand there and let the locust kill me, sinced humanity deserves it. the sceond time i'll shrug and get on chainsawing them in half.
  • devildogx13 - June 19, 2009 1:54 a.m.

    i love gears but i was reading this one book called armor and it was made before gears and its got this guy whos names felix and he on a differnt planet and hes fighting these ant thing that live in hole excaly like locust some one els should read ir and then youd no what im goin for
  • w40kfanatic - June 12, 2009 11:18 p.m.

    this article was so awesome! i always knew that the locust's cause was truly just.
  • TriLun0r - May 7, 2009 12:02 a.m.

    AND BTW: Pesengas aren't naturally english speaking. Look it up.
  • Darkwun - May 6, 2009 12:28 p.m.

    im inclined to disagree here. i thought the same as this article when i played GoW1... but after playing 2, i surmise that the locust are in fact humans of the same planet transmogrified by emulsion poisoning. if u read the notes scattered about about the "sickness" spreading, u take into account the stasis tube creations and the fact that emulsion transforms anything it comes into contact with, its pretty obvious that the people of jacinto are turning into locusts and marcus' father is somehow involved with the experimentation along with the locust queen. as a side note its possible that the locusts are the ex hmans and its possible the emulsion locusts are the true inhabitants :)
  • Shane1403 - May 4, 2009 4:59 p.m.

    and also where do you guys come up with these ideas?
  • patriotfan09 - May 3, 2009 1:54 a.m.

    Really interesting article. Good read, and it all makes sense.
  • ParagonFury - May 1, 2009 10:04 p.m.

    While this is veyr well thought out....if they had read the book, they would know that their theory is false: the Locust are still the bad guys, though maybe not quite as bad as the COG try to make them out to be. Several times in the book Aspho Fields are there places where things are mentioned that nullify the author's theory. One time is when Colonel Hoffman (then Major Hoffman) mentions that for as long as humans have walked the face of Sera, wars have been about developing technology to move mass amounts of troops [i]over land[/i], as Sera is essentially on contious landmass. Why would you need to develop something that we already have today if you're our colonists? Further, in the book you find out just how limited Seran technology is - humans are just starting to fully grasp the concepts of satelites and their uses, such as with the Hammer of Dawn. They have not even thought of, much less come from,sending someone to outer space. Seran architexture is also very different from what colonists would have brought with them, or start to make on their own, considering their hertitage. Also, in the book you find out that the COG are the only "English" speaking country/countries - even then, when looking at the official Gears material, its in all sorts of different languages - none of them Earth-based. Further, you see several characters in the book use another language, and in the game you see that Tai is very different from the rest, as he comes from one of the islands. And in the game, it hints that the humans may have accidently created or awakened the Locust and their "God Wurms" through their Imulsion Mining and studies, or through human genetics experiments.
  • ryno - March 20, 2009 12:03 a.m.

    they should havve a locust campagin in the gears 3
  • Gamer101 - August 19, 2009 11:17 p.m.

    Aparrently this was made before GoW 2. Cause at the begining of the game, it shows a space veiw. What do you see? EARTH. Sera is probably a country in the game.
  • realybored666 - June 13, 2009 7:51 p.m.

    this is so true
  • TriLun0r - May 6, 2009 11:58 p.m.

    Maybe you can stop to think about how, yes, this is sort-of based on events right now(imulsion and oil corresponding) and thats the point. maybe this is to raise awareness with morals and whatnot. Maybe not flawed charecter design? And the queen said that they didn't want to ask to share the planet. They wanted to invade. If it was their planet for so long, don't you think they would've colonized the outside of their planet? The truth is that the storyline is too full of holes (holey) for anyone to assume they know exactly whats going on. That why there is no year given, no real historic events referred to, and so on. But in the end, i respect this article, and encourage more. Keep up the good work.
  • AngryScotsman - May 5, 2009 4:45 p.m.

    Just like America. BA-ZING
  • Shane1403 - May 4, 2009 4:58 p.m.

    it all makes sense now we're the alien invaders. I bet the locusts made a load of scary movies with humans as the alien invaders!
  • Baconator96 - May 2, 2009 12:36 a.m.

    God willing, FancyRat...God willing.
  • ryno - April 14, 2009 3:44 p.m.

    good article i agree. also ive noticed in Stormrise if you play as the echelon you are the bad guys. as it says on the website the sai (whom i play as all the time) have been treated like second class citezens for a while and are fighting back they are the real heros

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