also holy cow you guys if you play mass effect 3 with a shepard who is not white be warned: there are a lot of scenes where the lighting was obviously probably not tested on dark skinned shepards. i mean in me2 there were a couple scenes where the lighting was so so dark that i could only see the whites of my shepards eyes (but knew form my white femshep that youre.. supposed to be able to see them), and i remember when the clip with steve’s romance came out i remember being like “wow i can hardly see him” because the lighting in every scene is just.. weird and i feel like really awkward.. but in me3 the beginning scene with the reaper attack, when shepard gets knocked over, there is a shot where my shepard basically looked like his skin color was like the second lightest skin tone in the game, rather then the darkest. it wasnt like “oh its prob just the lighting” he was. white. completely white. it was bizzare to see and kind of super discerning!! hopefully that is the only scene of like.. white washing by reapers
Man that’s nuts. My shep is dark but she never got whitewashed, the real issue for me was that ME3 has REALLY bad lighting throughout there’s a lot of times when you actually can’t see your shepherd at all it’s really infuriatingly bad I got a headache squinting at the screen for my whole playthrough.
It is also really weird in Dragon Age 2 (another BioWare game)! First of all, I had to download a mod to even get some decent dark colored skin, and then half the time you can’t see her facial expressions, the lighting is so bad. Like, I don’t think they even tested for a dark skinned character, nope it looks good when they’re pale as fuck that’s all that matters. :<