BioWare - Choices and Consequences @ IGN
BioWare: Choices and Consequences isn't what you might be thinking - it doesn't really examine the role of choices in BioWare's games as wonder about the choices against the backdrop of BioWare's narrative intent. Heavy spoilers apply in the actual acticle:
BioWare wants you to choose. Throughout the course of Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2, your Commander Shepard has no doubt made some pretty hairy decisions. In Mass Effect 3, we're hoping to see the final manifestation of those decisions, some of which have been developing over the unprecedented course of two games. Yours truly rocks a goth FemShep with noir lip-balm and a renegade way of solving everything. A promiscuous bisexual with an appetite for destruction, she really has no business commanding the Normandy – or taking advantage of its crew. First she melded naked minds with Liara's blue allure, then she rode Thane's terminal green machine. Finally, she sampled the perilous erotic delights of Morinth and, well, perished. Zevran nodded approvingly when I reloaded after that last one. "I would have done ze same thing," he'd said.
She's my Shepard, and I wonder what the end of her story has in store for her.
But is she BioWare's Shepard?