The comments section for that video is painful. Just fucking disgraceful.
Some jackass named Demolition_D
Sadly, the novelty wore off quick. They put this totally unrealistic, poorly spoken, testosterone emitting female lead with the same lines, same animations, and same everything as male Sheperd into a universe and story that takes itself so seriously that, as a writer, made me want to puke it was so poorly stitched together.This kind of bullshit is endemic to pretty much all hardcore gaming communities, particularly for FPS and fighting games.
That's why I traded that bitch in for DMC HD.
Now don't get me wrong, I'm all for a strong female lead. But this is not how it's done. You shouldn't have to make a womanly do super manly things to convince us that's she's a strong female lead. Make her earn that conviction. Go watch David Fincher's "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" if you want some indication of a good female lead, Bioware. You're supposed to prove to us that's she's strong in her own, original way, like tying a rapist to a bedpost and tattooing the word pig into his chest.
Incidentally I just figured out yesterday that Jennifer Hale, who does the voice for Sheppard, also did excellent voice work for the character Dr. Elizabeth McNeil in Doom 3's expansion pack, Bastila's voice in Star Wars: KoTOR, female Jaden's voice in Jedi Academy, all of which are games I love.