daikiraikimi wrote: You also have games like Mass Effect where you can date aliens which I doubt most people find attractive, but their personalities are great so looks don't really figure in.
Well, as far as Liara went, she had quite a figure. For us guys and our little friends, the blue skin and tentacled head was just detail ... Not so sure the appeal of the lizard guy (Thane Krios) though (By all means, enlighten me, ladies, because it can only make me a better writer for you!
Much as I'd prefer to wax poetic on the virtues of a profoundly non
Liara, and the asari race in general, were never really... well, attractive. Samara maybe. Mostly, it's the fact that they're obviously just humans with blue skin and goofy hair-equivalent. Makes me feel pandered to. I mean, Tali has face-tentacles, right? And that photo was just a joke between the two of them... right?! Right?!!
And Liara was just... well, I've said I didn't really and truly dislike any companion in any Mass Effect
game, and I'll stand by that, but Liara's easily the one I like the least. She's just... well, flat and bland, and the fact that the game keeps assuming I feel one way or another about her is just offputting.
I can actually help you with Thane the best way an internet nerd knows how: obsessive website linking. The devs published a diary of their experiences trying to engineer
Thane to have the reaction you describe, with much frustration and turmoil along the way. Here ya go.
The spiked mace never fails!
Tell that to my D&D character.