Tycho of Penny Arcade is appropriately sarcastic about the fact that some people are going nuts that the default female Commander Shepard is going to be blond and blue-eyed for Mass Effect 3 Collector’s Edition. Come, I will conceal nothing from you: I am not only one of the 18% who default to female characters in Bioware games*. I’m also somebody whose FemShep looks like this:
So blond-haired, blue-eyed doesn’t exactly bug me (neither would red-haired, green-eyed; or white-haired, dark-skinned, epicanthic-folded eyes FemSheps, either). Besides, the real news here is that I will apparently, once again, get to be entertainingly rude to Khalisah al-Jilani, who is one of the more entertainingly annoying minor NPCs of this game. I will further conceal nothing from you: I have punched this NPC several times. I have also gently made her look like an idiot on her own show, via a careful application of what the Air Force guys used to call The Blue Suit.
I still do not know which was more fun.
*I simply like Jennifer Hale’s voice acting better than Mark Meer’s in the Mass Effect series, and I think that Bioware’s female faces are better designed.