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    Female definitely for Renegade stuff. I would argue female in all other stuff as well, although many believe that the male Shepard makes a decent stab at Paragon action hero stuff.

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    Female by far. I honestly think if you play through the first ten minutes of each it's fairly obvious the script was written for a female lead. It just feels more right. Do be sure to make the right choice though. With ME2 you can change your class, appearance, and swing the opposite way with Paragon/Renegade, but you can't change Shep's sex if you import your character.

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    You'll probably play it enough times to experience both, but Jennifer Hale really delivers for fem Shep. Nolan North does male Shep well though, simply that Hale is better.
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    I'm throwing in my vote for FemShep. Just beat ME2 with her as Renegade, and found I responded to her voice-acting much more then I did with Male Shepard.

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    No, don't go female. You'll post on internet forums about it until the end of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The JG Man View Post
    You'll probably play it enough times to experience both, but Jennifer Hale really delivers for fem Shep. Nolan North does male Shep well though, simply that Hale is better.
    Prolific a voice actor as Nolan North is (Steven Heck in Alpha Protocol is a god), he is not the voice of Male Shepard, Mark Meer is. In fact Mass Effect is one series that Mr North hasn't work on at all (bizarre as that may seem).

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    Ha, you know when I was writing it I thought something was off, but yeah, it totally is Mark Meer, who is still really good.

    They should have got Nathan Fillion to do some voice acting. That way picking the neutral options would've sounded genuinely interesting.
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    Gender: Female.
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    If you do go Vanguard, I recommend having Garrus. He has some tech capabilities (from what I remember) and with sniper rifles and assault rifles, covers the long range element that you cannot cover. Alternatively, have Ashley, but then you'll need to make sure you have some sort of tech (ie. Garrus or Tali) so you have all grounds covered. I'm not saying you absolutely need to have all the bases covered, but it will help.

    I do recommend going Vanguard. Having explosive long range unlimited firing pistols will never not be fun. Shame that didn't carry over to ME2, but still.
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    Thanks for all the input. I've started playing with a female Vanguard and am finding the game significantly better than I expected. The writing and voice acting is a lot better than Jade Empire, the only other Bioware game I've played.

    I'm trying to play the dialogue on a situational basis rather than trying to purposely lean toward Paragon or Renegade. I'm surprised that while I usually play RPGs as a good or nice player I keep finding myself gravitating toward the Renegade options. I'm also often pleasantly surprised that Shepard's spoken dialogue is frequently better than the summary options. I'll be in a situation where none of the options seems like it expresses what I'd want her to say, but then I choose one and her actual line is more reasonable and nuanced than the stark options the interface was suggesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urthman View Post
    I'm trying to play the dialogue on a situational basis rather than trying to purposely lean toward Paragon or Renegade. I'm surprised that while I usually play RPGs as a good or nice player I keep finding myself gravitating toward the Renegade options.
    You shouldn't view Paragon/Renegade as equivalent to Good/Evil.
    It's an interesting thing that in the french localization they used Conciliatory/Pragmatic, because I think it's actually a lot closer to the real intent of the choices we're given.

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    In Mass Effect 2, the whole "paragon/renegade" thing becomes complete nonsense. The description and to some attempt the implementation in ME1 is of "sticks to their principles even when inconvenient" and "gets the job done, even if it means killing/torturing a few innocents". In ME2 however, it becomes "Yes man" versus "contrarian". You can literally have two sequential conversations, one with Miranda, one with Tali. In the first conversation, you'll get paragon points for saying "Cerberus are awesome" and renegade for saying "Cerberus are terrorist dicks" (apparently telling the truth gets you renegade points now), while in the following conversation with Tali, those two are flipped around. Being consistent in your opinions gets you conflicting points. This makes no sense...

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    reasons for playing renegade:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edawan View Post
    You shouldn't view Paragon/Renegade as equivalent to Good/Evil.
    It's an interesting thing that in the french localization they used Conciliatory/Pragmatic, because I think it's actually a lot closer to the real intent of the choices we're given.
    Yep, you're absolutely right. Shepard is always a hero, no matter what choices you make. Instead the choices are about whether she's the sort of hero that you'd want around at a dinner party.

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