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83 Percent Of  Mass Effect 2  Players Opted For Male Protagonist
83 Percent Of Mass Effect 2 Players Opted For Male Protagonist
November 24, 2010 | By Simon Parkin

November 24, 2010 | By Simon Parkin
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BioWare has released a slew of statistics for its acclaimed space RPG Mass Effect 2, revealing that 83 percent of players assumed the role of a male Commander Shepard, despite widespread acclaim for Jennifer Hale's performance as a female version of the character.

The same percentage of players created their own bespoke face for Shepard, while the 'Soldier' class remains the most popular choice, with 63 percent of players opting for it.

The statistics, reported by game blog Destructoid, will be used by the developer to influence the development of the final entry to the Mass Effect trilogy.

14 percent of squad members died in the final section of the game, while 36 percent of players chose the 'Renegade' option in the end-game dilemma.

The studio also revealed that 'Archangel' was the most popular squad member selected for missions, while only 50 percent of players fully upgraded the ship's capabilities by the end of the game, useful data for both narrative and mechanical balancing in the next game.


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