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@oldirtybearon: While I'm not certain whether there will be a pitch slider or not, I have at least seen footage of a female Qunari warrior with Alix's voice and she sounded no different than usual.
@friendlyphoenix: While I typically scoff at Warrior/Soldier/Assault classes and find that usually they are the most bland, in fantasy games I always enjoy getting to equip myself with the heaviest of armour alongside a bitchin' shield. Plus, there's all the specialisations on offer that allow some added customisation down the line so you're not just some tank for example.
Can't tell if serious.
Sure, no problem. The person you are referring to in the image from the Harry Potter film series is actor Timothy Spall. Jeff Gerstmann is a video game person. The similarities in their appearances are purely coincidental. They are, in fact, two separate human beings. Hope this clears up your confusion!
I know exactly what you mean, though I don't necessarily hold it too much to fault since it's primarily down to how basically all human male and female characters have the exact same physique in the ME series. Well, Vega in ME3 looked like he was especially buff when compared to the other characters. That said, it would have been appreciative if Shepard did indeed have his/her own physique, one that would be determined by what class you pick at that. Vanguard and Soldier classes like you mention would fit a Shepard that's got some muscle underneath all that N7 armour, whereas Engineers and Adepts are a little slimmer. ME3's increased sexualisation of all the characters didn't sit well me, either. Ashley's the most clear example, but Liara's increased bust size and, like you mentioned, Kaiden's much more muscular physique kinda conflicted with how I viewed those characters.
One other aspect I disliked was how your own class choice is never reflected in the games, or at least not enough where it matters. The game would go along as if Shepard is a traditional Soldier -- a charismatic soldier to be sure, but your potential tech and/or biotic abilities--from my recollection--were never acknowledged nor shown within the games.
Truth be told while I have always enjoyed role-playing my (five different) Shepards, as the series went on it felt like I was losing grasp of the character and my ability to better mold him/her as my own. In ME3 Shepard talks for him/herself for what seemed like 40% of the dialogue, and of course the even more streamlined dialogue options only hurt my ability to roleplay all the more. Then there's of course Shepard fretting about Earth via the dreams concerning the kid... which was again the game forcing the developer's own interpretation of the Shepard character on to you, without any choice in the matter. A full on Renegade Shepard in particular doesn't seem like he/she would have been having such dreams I would think....
Also, lady Barbarian is bestest Barbarian!