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Mass Effect 2 and the Triumph of Red/Blue Morality[Spoilers]

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But what then of that first situation? Is this really a triumph, being limited by a failure to tally? Yes. In that limitation, in that inability to do something so off the wall as to be greatly out of character, the system both acknowledges that the decisions one makes shapes a character while defining, in the role playing context, what the full blue or full red path means. If you played the game truthfully to a character of renegade or paragon sensibility, there's a point (by point tally, sure) that this heavily leaning decision making indicates a will align strongly to either cosmic altruism or self centered cruelty. At this point, the game rewards that role player with the fruits of a pretty serious stat check. Failure to score this strong willed decision respects the limits of the middle roader, and rewards with a rare display of character weakness in the acted Shepard. For a role played run, that's actually amazing.

But what do you think DToid? Is Bioware commendable for the purple path, or is this just a player construct against a still broken morality paradigm?
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