I suppose I'm back for the time being.
I've had the pleasure to play Mass Effect 3 the last few days. And I'm just blown away completely. Such a traumatic experience it was... Combined with the experiences of the two prior games in the series, I can safely say it's the best damn game I've ever played. Ever. Completely blown away. I'm not even bothered by the ending anymore. It's so obvious it's not the end. (please avoid sharing theories in the comments, please. There are better forums for that.)
My vision of Shepard is a little bit more buff than the standard - and surprisingly scrawny(!)- femshep in the game.
Marie Shepard, the L3 Renegade Adept who punches faces first, asks questions later, military hardass.
The weight of the galaxy on her shoulders is starting to take its toll...