Mass Effect 3: Citadel » Love interest reactions to Shepard’s dancing
I laughed through it all because not many of them danced any better than Shepard! LOL Well, except for Sensual Samara and Stripper Jack!
Yeah, that’s what I thought when I saw this scene: “They’re all terrible dancers! …Except Jack. She’s okay.”
I love that no matter who your Shepard is, s/he is a terrible dancer. :)
I have to admit this pissed me off quite a bit. Once again Bioware took something that was optional (I mean, in ME1 Shepard danced just fine, in ME2 you could choose whether to dance fine or to screw it up with the asari, so Shepard’s dancing was actually up to the player) and made it canon for everyone in ME3.
And that is something that Bioware did quite a lot. In ME2 you could choose whether to support Cerberus or not, and that was a pretty big thing that could define Shepard’s character, and in ME3 hey, Cerberus suddenly is full of indoctrinated idiots and you cannot be on their side. In ME1 and ME2 you can screw Tali up by denying her data about the geth and revealing the truth about her father, but in ME3 Shepard and Tali treat each other as best friends nevertheless. Same was pulled off with Thane, basically, though on a different level: in ME2 he was a viable love interest and nothing suggested he will be sidelined in ME3 if favor of other choices which Bioware likes more, and so on, and so on.
I understand that some relationships/character traits must be set in stone sometimes, but giving players an opportunity to define them and then invalidating their choices and replacing them with official canon is a bad move. If you are a player whose choices coincide with Bioware’s canon, I guess it’s fine. I, however, spent the whole ME3 staring at the display and thinking: ‘This is not my Shepard, this is not the character I have built in previous games’, and even small stuff like making all Shepards bad dancers contributed to it.