Listening to the most recent Beastcast, Alex described Renegade Shepard in Mass Effect as sometimes “mustache-twirlingly evil.”
Anyone else here sort of take umbrage with this? I started with Mark Meer paragon, but found Renegade Jennifer Hale to be my true protagonist. With all the shit going on in Shepard’s head, having to save the world (repeatedly), dying, suicide missions, etc., I thought Shepard being a little Jack Bauer made sense and was well-justified.
If I played as paragon Meer, I doubt I’d have enjoyed the game nearly as much. Hale’s renegade persona added a lot of flavor to a sometimes sterile game, I thought. Also, her and Garrus got along great!
So, was renegade Shepard too evil? Was Renegade Meer’s performance somehow super evil?