|I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite photo on the Citadel.|
There have been some great games that let you customize you hero, from choosing their sex, class even their origin story! There has never been a game that has cause such a split over character creation like Mass Effect. What seems like an every-game decision of male-or-female has turned into a long standing battle of "My Shepard could shoot your Shepard from 500 yards!" and "My Shepard can crush you with biotics while shooting you with a hand cannon...plus she has boobs!"
|She may have curves, but that doesn't mean she won't kick your ass (or shoot you in the face with a shotgun)!|
So here we stand with the Irrelevant Gamer and his Relevant Wife on either side ready to debate. Who will you choose?
Irrelevant Gamer: First and foremost, ManShep is the standard for all Shepards. Posters, trailers even the gamebox has ManShep all over it. When you think of Mass Effect you think of 'John' Shepard. He's a man's man. Tall, strong, irresistible to the ladies (Ashley, Miranda, Tali, Jack, Morinth, Kelly...and the list goes on...) There is only one clear choice in Shepards. You want the true Mass effect expirience, you go to the source: ManShep!
Relevant Wife: FemShep is the ultimate warrior. She exudes strength, confidence, danger, and sexiness; an extremely deadly combination. She is all this whether she is killing Collectors, reassuring a nervous Turian or Drell, or threatening to rip someone's balls off and feed them to a Krogan. For those of you who haven't played FemShep (shame on you!!) I've selected an introductory fan trailer that's is pretty darn close to my FemShep (mine's better of course).
So welcome to the battle and may the best Shep win!
IG: A video, huh? I don't need no stinking video! Playing as ManShep comes very naturally. A good guy with a mean streak! Able to help entire species and still punch nosy reporters! The Mass Effect film will feature a ManShep. (Matthew Fox?) FemShep may make a better Renegade(SupaBitch) but ManShep makes the ultimate hero!
RW: The awesomeness that is FemShep can mostly be attributed to the superb voice acting of