Let’s be real here. Bioware and Ubisoft are both shitty companies but the main difference is that Bioware refuses to listen to fans and hides social issues behind fantastically boring aliens, whitewashed elves, and bad animations.

Meanwhile, Ubisoft is just really fucking dumb. For fuck’s sake their logo is a blue butthole. They see diversity as a marketing tool: the main leads of their triple A action games are Jewish, Native American, Black and Asian women, bisexual men, Arabic assassins etc. There’s trans and autistic characters as part of the main cast and they’re not afraid to talk about racial profiling, human trafficking, abuse, depression, and how characters RECOVER from those things. All their recent games of late since their infamous profit threatening “women are hard to animate” quote have playable women and you can be one with all the customizable glory you want in Siege, For Honor, and Far Cry 5.

Don’t get me wrong. Ubisoft is still Ubisoft and Ubisoft is Ubisoft with their recent queer baiting mess in Watch Dogs 2, but it’s almost as if… listening to critique…  and putting a genuine attempt into diverse characters… instead of catering to cishet white men… while ignoring nazis…… even if it’s all a marketing ploy…. means people buy and play your games…….. hrmrmrmm….

Confession:  When I first played Mass Effect 3 I knew about the ending and had already decided Control was the best option. I was dead-set on that decision until I said goodbye to my love interest, Garrus. He begged Shepard not to die. I thought about how much he had been through and how he deserved a happy ending. When I got to the end I picked destroy. Sorry Geth. Sorry EDI. I sacrificed you all for Garrus Vakarian.

Confession:  From the first time he opened his mouth, Liam has reminded me so much of my real life partner, it’s simply unreal. They are both bright, gentle, (handsome,) charismatic, and charmingly enthusiastic nerds who are prone to caring too much about the wrong thing, and they both have this /uncanny/ ability to make friends with anyone who dares speak to them more than two sentences. I like to imagine that my Ryder is as happy with her space cop as I am with mine, and that never fails to makes me smile.

  • me playing older bioware games: Why do my companions always stay in the same room all the time I wish they'd go visit each other.
  • me playing Andromeda: Where the hell are my companions now why aren’t they where I left them how dare you socialise without me
Some Notable Bioware characters who share voice performers

Not a complete list at all but quite a few voice actors and actresses who cross over from Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect, and Dragon Age. (list does not include The Old Republic, as I’ve not played that one)

Also worth noting that some of these actors also played minor roles as NPCs in the games, but I couldn’t find all of them (also gave up after Alix Wilton Regan’s went up to 5 picture slots)

Jennifer Hale - Bastila Shan (KOTOR, KOTOR II), Female Shepard (ME, ME2, ME3), Krem (DAI)

Raphael Sbarge - Carth Onasi (KOTOR, KOTOR II), Kaiden Alenko (ME, ME2, ME3)

Steve Blum - Oghren (DAO), Grunt (ME2, ME3)

Alix Wilton Regan - Female Inquisitor (DAI), Comm Specialist Traynor (ME3), Macha (DAII), Ser Cauthrien (DAO)

Nicolas Boulton - Male Hawke (DAII, DAI), Reyes (MEA)

Jo Wyatt - Female Hawke (DAII, DAI) Dr. Cole (ME3) Ostagar Nurse (DAO)

Courtenay Taylor - Juhani (KOTOR), Jack (ME2, ME3)

Freddie Prinze Jr. - James (ME3), The Iron Bull (DAI)

Allegra Clark - Josephine (DAI), Kesh (MEA)

Ali Hillis - Liara T’soni (ME, ME2, ME3) Scout Harding (DAI)

Indira Varma - Vivienne (DAI), Sloane Kelly (MEA), Moshae Sjefa (MEA)

Like I said, not a complete list. I may revisit this post at a later date and add more! If there are any other Bioware carryover voices you’d like to see on the list please let me know!

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So that big character piece I did for the Mass Effect coloring book from Dark Horse? I went ahead and colored it myself :)

Other people when they replay: Makes a new character, chooses a different background and class, romances someone else, chooses totally different dialogue options, takes different companions.

Me when I replay: Plays as the same character, romances the same person, chooses slightly different dialogue options, takes the love interest all the time.