So Bioware recently opened up voting for the default female Commander Shepard that will supposedly be slapped onto the promotional images (and maybe boxart…?) for Mass Effect 3. Let’s take a look at our choices, shall we?
Not bad. She has the most practical hairstyle out of the six options, which is a big thing for me when we’re talking about a badass female soldier who probably cares more about her mission than her damned hair. Black hair is usually a plus for me…but I’ve pretty much branded her as a redhead, so I’m not sure about this one.
Well, now, here’s a hair color I’d love to see on the new default female Shepard…too bad her hairstyle kinda looks like Ashley Williams’. I do love her piercing green eyes, though.
Is this an attempt at an Asian-looking FemShep…? It kinda looks like it because of the face shape and the angle of her eyes. I’m really not feeling that hair, though…and she kind of looks too baby-faced to be a battle-hardened soldier like FemShep.
Wow. Thanks for the attempt to provide a varied selection of races for FemShep, Bioware, but that hair and that fucking red streak just screams LOOK AT ME I’M AN EMO/PUNK TEENAGER WHO LOVES TWILIGHT. Just…no. And just how the heck is she supposed to aim properly with those bangs blocking her sight?
Holy smokes this FemShep is hot. Which is why I don’t like her much. I imagined FemShep to be appealing/attractive in her own way, but not because she looked like a celebrity or model! That hair is also kiiiiiind of impractical for a soldier to have, but then I remember that my Infiltrator FemShep has that same hairstyle…only she isn’t blonde and her hair isn’t all over the place.
Oh wow, who kidnapped a Dragon Age character and shoved her in FemShep’s N7 armor? I seriously remember that hairstyle or something similar being available in Dragon Age and Dragon Age II. I like how they tried to give this FemShep a Middle Eastern look, but that hair just killed it for me.
So which FemShep did you vote for? Personally, I’m not voting for any of them. I really like how Bioware attempted to provide non-Caucasian options for default FemShep, but they seem a little half-baked. If they had something like a mix between #1 and #2, I’d probably vote for that.