Yvonne Strahovski). (The same actress who plays Sarah Walker in Chuck.)
Yvonne Strahovski). (The same actress who plays Sarah Walker in Chuck.)
Fem Shep's version, Male Shep's version.
Other than that, I get really weirded out without seeing my Shepard or hearing Hale's voice in ME now.
Hey, what's your Shepard look like anyway?
This is mine though ME2 broke her pretty badly on the import so I had to remake her from scratch. I prefer how she originally looked though.
I hope that if they modify the character importer in ME3 that they redo the hair a little bit better to provide some variations for neater or messier versions. That'd be great.
But overall, really quite bummed about the delay BUT if it improves the quality then so be it instead of some crappy rush-job.
And BatMan, I want to see Councilor Velarn's reaction too - I do hope we get to pull "Ah, yes... Reapers!" back on him in that regard too. That'd be great.
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Here is my current female Commander Shepard. I had to take it on my camera since I don't know how to capture a video-game screenshot from my PS3 an upload it on my laptop. (Sorry if the picture quality is a bit dodgy...)
I left the name as the default Jane. And this is on Mass Effect 2. (Don't have the first one since it isn't available on the PS3 and I did buy a PC port, but it was stuffed so I took it back. If I want to get the first game, Bioware should start to release a PS3 port of it. I'm not buying another console.)
Last edited by Shadow Stalker; 05-05-2011 at 08:38 AM.
As for the PC version of the first game, if you got it boxed in a shop then it was most likely the DRM on it that was making it stuff up. I recommend getting the Steam version as it was modified on the release and it actually works. =)
Despite all the bloody loading screens and the texture changes (changes between low to high on me despite I have everything set on high/very high) it's a great game. I'm glad that they're implementing some things like weapon customization.
I hope armour customization continues and that if we can visit the Citadel, Omega sorts of places that we can have a casual wear choice if there won't be any fighting sections on those places.
Ah, and you kept it like the John/Jane Doe naming on it. Interesting Shep.
I called mine Annette because firstly, I like the name and secondly I also liked Annette Birkin so that's why she also has the blonde hair. The bob is because I usually have a bob so it's a coincidence there.
I'm keeping an eye on the game, as I see no reason to ignore it based on my feelings on the past 2 titles.
I'm hoping it proves me wrong this time.
Sorry I couldn't be any of help, maybe it'll tell me when I start a new game plus. Also I hope to god they don't mess things up in ME3, I like my Shepard the way she looks like. She's like a space Joan of Arc.
I've also got a renegade male Shepard called Frank, he looks like Ed Harris.
He's a ruthless renegade soldier. Crazy bastard.
I was disappointed at first but it does take a load off, there were too many games I wanted to get in that time period, although ME3 would have been my top, getting it around the same time as Uncharted 3, Assassin's Creed Revelations, all would have cut into the time I would spend on ME3
"Admit it, you're going to miss this ass" - Chloe Frazer
I agree, she does look like a space Joan of Arc.
ME2's import totally broke my Shepard's eyes so that's why I had to remake her but I haven't been completely satisfied with how some parts of her are at the moment.
And awesome, definitely took some blows from the Batarians. Would Frank get along with Zaeed?
I've still not got round to playing ME2, just gives more time for a price drop, waiting for PS3 version to hit £15, I'd rather play it on PS3 but 360 version goes for a £5 new every few weeks so hard to pay £20+ for PS3 even with DLC included.
Beanovsky Durst - "They are not pervs. They are japanese."
Brothers in arms.
It was Jack and Tali that helped out in the end run, despite all of the Quarian cracks she makes Tali is pretty helpful and isn't the typical whinging, weak Quarian that most would expect from her and Jack took a liking to Annette and helped Tali pull her ass onto the Normandy.
Though, I wouldn't be surprised if Jack wanted to take the SR-2 for a spin in return for that but I don't really see it happening since Joker is practically married to EDI/Normandy.
Garrus and the guys held the line perfectly, Mordin helped Chakwas and the others escape and the only injury was that one broken leg - though not much good it did to whine about it to Annette when heading over to see her good old friend and a bit more that had half his face shot off, needless to say - if Chakwas wasn't in the room then she probably would have punched him in the face just like what happens to the majority of people that get on her nerves/bad side.
Though without her saying anything, you can tell she enjoys a good chance to stir up the pot a little.
Needless to say, she's got some slight anger issues that aren't really helped by hanging around a particular few that have a laugh or agree with her ruthless behavior (Garrus, Jack, Zaeed... just to name a few) but despite all of that, she gets the job done and will save more lives by pegging a few into the mix.
Ashley didn't make it, but the Salarian team did so it seems like she didn't exactly learn from them - otherwise there wouldn't have been such a damn mess on Virmire.
Not that Annette really gave a shit about Ashley with the constant bitching or flirting between her and Kaiden, Kaiden's constant ranting about Jump Zero - anything for a bit of piece and quite or something nice, like having a chat with Wrex who seemed to be the only one outside of Anderson on her page the majority of the time.
Pity Wrex didn't come back on the SR-2, would have been a hell of a lot of great stories between him and Zaeed to listen to.
Oh man, the amount that I can ramble on about Annette.
And now I really feel like playing the first game, going to go and have a good long chat with Wrex now!
I don't want to sound weird but I like to roleplay a little with my character, in the sense that I like to flesh him out. For example, Frank is someone who I was consider a broken man, struggling with the guilt of sacrificing Alliance lives to save the Council during the battle with Sovereign. It's something that's been eating away at him. In ME1, he was just some military hardcase who got the job done regardless, but in ME2 he's evolved into this jaded, bitter man. He's also struggling with alcoholism, every time there's a bar he's having several drinks and getting bladdered.
Plus the Lazarus Project left him looking like shit, got some serious facial scarring going on plus it aged him prematurely. He's a lot like Old Snake in that regard, some tired old soldier. I genuinely don't expect him to survive ME3, it's kind of sad that the galaxy's last hope lies on the shoulders of a man who has a death wish. But in that sense he would find redemption in death, self-sacrifice. He's also a bastard. His crew hate him, his ex-wife doesn't want anything to do with him and his kids don't want to know him. His only real friend is Zaeed.
Catherine on the other hand is a paragon, a female warrior like Joan of Arc. She's got a much brighter future ahead of her, pretty much the polar opposite of my male Shepard. I describe her as confident yet vulnerable, headstrong yet feminine. Much like Leon in RE2 actually.
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I don't think the roleplaying bit is weird at all Spencer, you can add much more depth to your character that way.
Annette is a little bit of a strange one after growing up pretty roughly on Earth and enlisting only to be sent off to Torfan and seeing the atrocities the Batarians' were doing to the colonists' and the Alliance military which is why she responded with such a ruthless, some would say psychotic manner of stalking, hunting and slaughtering even the ones that surrendered regardless of what happened as long as the enemy was utterly destroyed.
I feel that Annette finds it amusing to scare people but when it comes down to it she isn't exactly joking when she threatens to shoot them and the like.
Because of all of that, I would say that she is most likely a a mild psychopath (not on the full scale at 40 being a complete and utter raving one) as she isn't remorseful about Torfan or anything else she's done though she seems to drop the act with Garrus, Wrex, Jack and Chakwas.
Considering her childhood on Earth, it's most likely genetic and being unable to socially fit in on Earth was part of the reason she enlisted for the quiet void of space before being thrust into a war that gave her a goal in terms of an enemy regardless of how she went about it without empathy towards the enemy or the majority of her own unit, commanding officers'.
Despite that, she seems to find some solace in Garrus' anger and amused by Wrex's stories of battle and that she can find a common lack of empathy towards enemies between those two.
But what I really think got to her, was after getting spaced and revived by the Lazarus Project - I think she didn't come back completely the same as she was before as she was quite a bit more social than before and then seeing Garrus almost die himself gave her a stronger connection to him despite the inter-species thing, they were good friends before and she hung around with them in the storage of the old SSV Normandy away from the crowds of irritating people.
But after seeing how people moved on when she came back, seeing the Collectors' and everything in motion gave her a goal despite that she still doesn't properly follow orders and that the majority of the crew skirt away from her because they know her as the Butcher of Torfan with a non-existent limit on her temper, aggression that the Krograns' such as Wrex like about her.
After meeting more people similar to herself, her only real human friend is Jack - if she hadn't enlisted then she probably would have been a drifter like Jack, though personally I think Annette is also a little envious of some of Jack's tattoos since the Alliance probably wouldn't let her get any.
I think Annette is confident in her capabilities, possibly even over-confident, aggressive and is the sort of person that would most likely be convicted for a few crimes back on Earth. Somewhat amusing that they're relying a bit on her curiosity for battle, that war can be bit of a game to her in some regard with the goal of beating the enemy.
She's the sort that would abruptly interrupt with punching or shooting someone in the leg if they called her a hero as she just doesn't understand the view of it, she's just doing what needs to be done for the survival of herself and some of the people that she actually likes.
Despite all of that, she does have her good moments - like she doesn't like experimentation on people as she feels it's a bit cheap among other things, so I suppose she's somewhat like a Human Krogan. Minus the quad though.
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