but i’ve sort of created a Grumploo with this Shepard. yeah, he’s mostly paragon, but every now and then his scars get a little sparky and the shoulder acts up and Shep just loses any patience for diplomacy.
umm, this was super fun! like, there were definitely moments where i missed femshep’s warmth, but dudeshep really does have a charm of his own. the problem is that i see how much care went into his presentation (even in ME3)…and it makes me angry that femshep wasn’t given an equal part of that.
knowing where i want this Shepard to go - how alone he really is, and what it means to see Kaidan again - i expected Horizon this time to be different from my FemShep playthroughs. i EXPECTED that.
so, it’s not a surprise that is different. what surprises me is how not antagonistic the scene plays out with DudeShep. i might be projecting. Grumploo is definitely hurt by the exchange, gutted actually, but in a different way.
Kaidan says he would have followed Shep anywhere, through anything…and until that moment I don’t think Shep realizes that he’d have followed Alenko anywhere, too. So, when he walks away…well, different is so good. even when it’s hard.