I finished Mass Effect 2 on the hardest setting with both a male and female Shepard and I'm not sure which one I want to import first. Are there any differences for male and female Shepard in Mass Effect 3 BESIDES possible love interests? Any pros/cons?

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There are no major differences between a male and female Shepard other than romance options, and an occasional minor dialog (think of the condescending mercs on Omega during the Dossier:Archangel mission in ME2).

The major difference between the two comes down to the voice actor and romance paths.

  • WOW that was a big font lol o.O
    – Michel
    Mar 6, 2012 at 19:38
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    And let's face it: Jennifer > Mark. Mar 6, 2012 at 21:23
  • @RavenDreamer Certainly for Renegade dialog, it's a no brainer. Hale blows him away. Male Shepard sounds downright wooden when he tries to be a reckless win at all costs type. Mar 6, 2012 at 21:25
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    Also important to point out, your access to the male or female washroom is appropriately restricted on board the Normandy.
    – Resorath
    Mar 12, 2012 at 4:48
  • This is the 22nd century. You'd think that on a military spaceship where sleeping with aliens is okay a co-ed bathroom would be the order of the day... especially with space generally being at a premium!
    – aslum
    Mar 20, 2012 at 4:35

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