Got a copy of this during the week, Argos went bananas and were offloading the PS3 version for a tenner.
I'm about ten hours in, and thoroughly enjoying it, but something weird has happened. I've plumped for Hardcore difficulty and went with Infiltrator (massive wuss, y'see) and realised that I take much greater enjoyment out of wandering the Normandy, chatting with crew members and flying around the galactic map. When it comes to landing places, I also enjoy wandering around, chatting with locals and getting stuck into the conversations. If I can I actively avoid all combat-based missions for as long as possible, as I don't find it as enthralling as the chatter. So yeah, I'd like a Space sim where the combat is done in a style similar to the recruiting assassins from Assassins Creed: Brotherhood; where I pick my squad out, survey various missions, send them out and then sit back and chill with some ice brandy.
I'm also doing a Paragon runthrough (I want to sweep up Trophies and I get the feeling Loyalty is thin on the ground if you go full Renegade). However, when I go through my Renegade playthrough would it be considered racist if I specifically made Shepard black? Because it's not intended, I just think that for a Renegade he should resemble Shaft as much as possible.
My current Shepard is an ugly
bastard, which is why he has to get to know his crew personally, they're not going to respect (or shag) him for his mangled features. Also he's called Susan.