BioWare "dread a lot" the fan reaction to Tali's changes in ME3
Posted: 04.07.2011 13:08 by Simon Priest Comments: 10
Mass Effect has a lot going for it and one of those is that squad mate Tali, a Quarian, never shows her face. Mass Effect 3 maybe set to change that?

Fans will be "p*ssed off either way," says executive producer Casey Hudson. The studio avoid the topic for now but they're "going to have to decide."

"You know, they've been pretty receptive to the changes we've made. We haven't really had much negative feedback from them," reveal BioWare's Casey Hudson, talking about the general character alterations in Mass Effect 3.

"We changed Tali - that was tough because people were very passionate about her. A lot of people want to have her face revealed and obviously people are going to be p*ssed off either way." Tali'Zorah nar Rayya is completely masked, as are all quarians.

"Like "I thought she was going to look beautiful!" or "I thought she was going to be the most hideous thing ever!" So we've had a lot of debate over Tali's face, but that's the one we kind of dread a lot. We're always "well, let's talk about something else for a while!"

"That's something we're going to have to decide," he admitted.

"The one problem is trying to get that Mass Effect arc through everything. It's in the logo, it's on the armour, it's on the guns, it's everywhere. That was always the intention with Mass Effect - if there was one thing we would try to use on everything, it was that arc."

"It's tough when you're trying to put the arc onto all these alien planets. We're trying to make some brutalist Krogan stuff that's all solid geometric shapes, and how do you run an arc through that?" Are you looking forward to fighting the Reaper fleet?

Mass Effect 3 releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC early next year.

Source: CVG
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By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Jul 04, 2011
"Tali'Zorah nar Rayya is completely masked, as are all quarians."

Maybe they should do as Master Chief and keep the secret going.
By VHugoSama (SI Core) on Jul 04, 2011
No way! Halo will never end and Master Chief will probably be there for all eternity as for Mass Effect I hope that the franchised continues but with different characters and enemies.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jul 05, 2011
I know how disappointed my mates and I were when Luke removed Darth Vader's helmet. Such a pleasant elderly gent beneath and we all expected a scarred, twisted beefy noggin. You ain't gonna please everyone.

Actually, George Lucas should have been under Vader's helmet...scarey.
By MindCoil (SI Veteran Member) on Jul 04, 2011
I'd rather know. Considering there is a romance option and Shepard sees her face in ME2.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jul 05, 2011
Still, it saves wasting an otherwise perfectly good brown paper bag if she's an ugger.
By VHugoSama (SI Core) on Jul 07, 2011
I hope she is a babe!
By BoneArc (SI Elite) on Jul 07, 2011
well ... in my opinion , she will be HOT ... for the sole reason of Irony .... imagine , being the hottest freaking being in the galaxy and having to wear a helmet and armor for your protection or else ... you will die .

so thats gota piss a lot of quarians off.

By VHugoSama (SI Core) on Jul 08, 2011
I hope so!
By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Jul 08, 2011
Funny if you end up with a predator looking girl.

By VHugoSama (SI Core) on Jul 09, 2011
Not funny at all!