Mass Effect 1 face

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#1 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

PLEASE NO SPOILERS

I am starting up Mass Effect, and call me anal, but son of a gun I have made three people and I hate the way each of them look lol. I made a female that was pretty good looking, but the voice they picked for female is just awful :P. Is their any mods or suggestions you guys have? I just don't want to look at some ugly/annoying character in every scene. AGAIN PLEASE NO SPOILERS.

#2 Posted by psn8214 (14929 posts) -

I've played the game like 4 or 5 times using the default dude each go. I recommend you do the same.

#3 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

I've played the game like 4 or 5 times using the default dude each go. I recommend you do the same.

psn8214

Haha I probably should. I never even thought about it having the option for a face customization system, but when I found out there was one, I felt lame being the normal guy :P. I think I will just be him anyway haha.

#4 Posted by the_ChEeSe_mAn2 (8464 posts) -
Female voice is awful? Blasphemy!.
#5 Posted by ferret-gamer (17363 posts) -
I don't know if the female voice in ME1 is the same as ME2, but in ME2 the female voice actor was far superior to the male.
#6 Posted by Baranga (14217 posts) -

The female voice is a tomboy (and tries way too hard), the male voice is sort of a Clint Eastwood type (you know, the professional, cold, no bull**** guy).

When I hear the female, I hear someone ACTING HERE, DAMMIT. When I hear the male, I hear a professional doing his job.

Play with the default male, no matter how hard you'll try you won't make a better looking one.

Also it's really weird to play with a different character than the canon one IMO.

#7 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

The female voice is a tomboy (and tries way too hard), the male voice is sort of a Clint Eastwood type (you know, the professional, cold, no bull**** guy).

When I hear the female, I hear someone ACTING HERE, DAMMIT. When I hear the male, I hear a professional doing his job.

Play with the default male, no matter how hard you'll try you won't make a better looking one.

Also it's really weird to play with a different character than the canon one IMO.

Baranga

Clint Eastwood is awesome :P. Yeah I will play with the default. Thanks for the info everyone.

#8 Posted by psn8214 (14929 posts) -

The delivery of some of MaleShep's lines is so unintentionally hilarious... I swear, I love the games even more for this. :P

#9 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -

Imho, Mass Effect series has one of the worst character face model for customization. :P They all look hideous so I just stick with default Shepard.

#10 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

Imho, Mass Effect series has one of the worst character face model for customization. :P They all look hideous so I just stick with default Shepard.

Elann2008

What I find really sad, is that my favorite characters I have created come from Tony Hawks Underground :P.

#11 Posted by DJ419 (997 posts) -

I always felt like anything besides the default shepard looks weird, but that's just me.

#12 Posted by dunl12496 (5710 posts) -

MY ME2 guy looks like a monkey.

#13 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

Imho, Mass Effect series has one of the worst character face model for customization. :P They all look hideous so I just stick with default Shepard.

Elann2008

oh yeah dragon age was alvery bad imho.. beyond the default and 1 or two for the alternate preset's everything else looked BAD

#14 Posted by Baranga (14217 posts) -

[QUOTE="Elann2008"]

Imho, Mass Effect series has one of the worst character face model for customization. :P They all look hideous so I just stick with default Shepard.

ionusX

oh yeah dragon age was alvery bad imho.. beyond the default and 1 or two for the alternate preset's everything else looked BAD

I won a Digital Deluxe Edition of DAO in a character creator contest. I managed to make a Michael Jackson.

Dunno if that speaks about the quality or the *lack* of quality of the character creator though.

#15 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -

[QUOTE="ionusX"]

[QUOTE="Elann2008"]

Imho, Mass Effect series has one of the worst character face model for customization. :P They all look hideous so I just stick with default Shepard.

Baranga

oh yeah dragon age was alvery bad imho.. beyond the default and 1 or two for the alternate preset's everything else looked BAD

I won a Digital Deluxe Edition of DAO in a character creator contest. I managed to make a Michael Jackson.

Dunno if that speaks about the quality or the *lack* of quality of the character creator though.

:lol: That's awesome.
#16 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -

[QUOTE="Elann2008"]

Imho, Mass Effect series has one of the worst character face model for customization. :P They all look hideous so I just stick with default Shepard.

NaveedLife

What I find really sad, is that my favorite characters I have created come from Tony Hawks Underground :P.

lol
#17 Posted by Heartagram_03 (3556 posts) -

Mass Effect has some god awful facial customization. But in ME2 there are codes which will track your Shepard's appearance. Which as a result there's a website that users from the community share their Shepard's appearance codes. Both male and female. I recommend it, some people have created beautiful faces which will save you hours of frustration trying to make the perfect Shepard.

#18 Posted by ralph2190 (705 posts) -

Female voice is awful? Blasphemy!. the_ChEeSe_mAn2

Exactly! Jennifer Hale owns any VG voiceover. She was excellent in KOTOR as Bastilla!

#19 Posted by the_ChEeSe_mAn2 (8464 posts) -
it seems like we will need a picture thread soon to compare Shepard faces. I am sure that not all female Shepards are ugly :)
#20 Posted by charmingcharlie (1244 posts) -

it seems like we will need a picture thread soon to compare Shepard faces. I am sure that not all female Shepards are ugly :)the_ChEeSe_mAn2

I know I wouldn't kick my femshep out of my bed if she accidentally found her way there :P

I will admit though that the face editor that comes with Mass Effect is pretty useless. Although I am surprised the OP doesn't like Jennifer Hale's voice. I personally prefer Hale to Meer but then I guess we all have different tastes.

#21 Posted by metroidfood (11175 posts) -

Female voice is awful? Blasphemy!. the_ChEeSe_mAn2

Yeah, I found the female voice to be waaaaay better than the cheesy male va.

#22 Posted by funsohng (28907 posts) -
but the voice they picked for female is just awful :PNaveedLife
oh wow. First time I have ever heard Jennifer Hale's voice is awful. Only time Mark Meer (dude shep) does better job than Jennifer Hale (fem shep) is when he says "Because it's a stupid Jellyfish". She also did voice for tons of characters like Bastila in KOTOR, Dr. Naomi Hunter in MGS, Samus in Metroid Prime, etc.  This is mine (in ME2, but same face imported from my ME1 file). In close up, she looks kinda like Avril Lavigne, but a little more..... evil. and serious.
#23 Posted by with_teeth26 (6276 posts) -

pshhhh default shepard, i'll take my epic Bruce Willis shepard over him any day of the week

Somone made a GS account just to request the save game for this guy, I don't even remember spending any time making him

#24 Posted by guynamedbilly (12967 posts) -
The default male is the highest quality model. If you can't decide, just stick with the default.
#25 Posted by andalore (2644 posts) -

The thing I hate about the Male shepard's face is that all of the eyes look somewhat asian. I dont know if I could do it in ME1 but in ME2 I made my shepard look like me :).

#26 Posted by Inconsistancy (8094 posts) -

Imho, Mass Effect series has one of the worst character face model for customization. :P They all look hideous so I just stick with default Shepard.

Elann2008
Oblivion has the WORST face customization in any game x.x And my male Shep doesn't look too horrible, imo slightly better than the stock Shep.
#27 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -
[QUOTE="Elann2008"]

Imho, Mass Effect series has one of the worst character face model for customization. :P They all look hideous so I just stick with default Shepard.

Inconsistancy
Oblivion has the WORST face customization in any game x.x And my male Shep doesn't look too horrible, imo slightly better than the stock Shep.

Oblivion is definitely one of the worst, if not THE worst. :P
#29 Posted by Baranga (14217 posts) -

[QUOTE="the_ChEeSe_mAn2"]it seems like we will need a picture thread soon to compare Shepard faces. I am sure that not all female Shepards are ugly :)charmingcharlie

I know I wouldn't kick my femshep out of my bed if she accidentally found her way there :P

*pic*

She looks like that chick from Lethal Weapon 2.

#30 Posted by magnusm1 (918 posts) -

All my Shepards looks weird and uninteresting... I regret my choices.

#31 Posted by DJ_Headshot (6287 posts) -

pshhhh default shepard, i'll take my epic Bruce Willis shepard over him any day of the week

Somone made a GS account just to request the save game for this guy, I don't even remember spending any time making him

with_teeth26

:lol: very nice bruce willis spehpard.

#32 Posted by JayneDee (183 posts) -
Female voice is awful? Blasphemy!. the_ChEeSe_mAn2
This. Jennifer Hale is a legend for Bioware game voices.
I don't know if the female voice in ME1 is the same as ME2, but in ME2 the female voice actor was far superior to the male.ferret-gamer
Both ME1 and ME2 have the same voice actors for Shepard (male or female).
#33 Posted by ChiliDragon (8444 posts) -

I won a Digital Deluxe Edition of DAO in a character creator contest. I managed to make a Michael Jackson.

Dunno if that speaks about the quality or the *lack* of quality of the character creator though.

Baranga
That character creator became way better with a couple of mods installed... ;)
it seems like we will need a picture thread soon to compare Shepard faces. I am sure that not all female Shepards are ugly :)the_ChEeSe_mAn2
Mine certainly aren't. Not if you like tall redheads with goth makeup anyway :P