Quote Originally Posted by vinraith View Post
Evil in the sense of "amoral opportunist" can be a lot of fun, and my favorite playthrough of the Baldur's Gate series was along those lines. Evil in the sense of "psychopathic to no purpose" is never interesting, however. I also really, really enjoyed the renegade options in the ME series by and large. Playing an "ends justify the means" vigilante is a really nice change of pace from the usual drippy saint protagonist of most RPG's.
as per usual, vinraith has summed up my position on a topic and i need not add more.

(but i do want to highlight the success of the mass effect series in this area. i don't think it got the praise it deserved for the renegade side of things. remains to this day the only game(s) i fully enjoyed playing through twice as good/"evil" to see the different interactions).