Bioware has done a brilliant job managing the ripple effects of your decisions over three massive games, and your romance choices are certainly no exception. Depending on who your Shepard was close to in the first two games, you can choose to continue a romantic relationship or start a new one. Tali and Garrus can only be romanced by a returning love interest. Loyalty missions are a thing of the past, but there are missable opportunities to make or break your chances at romance.
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The Romance system in Mass Effect 3 is different than in previous games. When you successfully woo a romanceable character in Mass Effect 3 you will unlock a cutscene, like in previous games, but unlike previous games the cutscene may not involve sex. There are 11 characters you can start a romance with -- or rekindle a romance with if you imported a save -- in Mass Effect 3. The following sections include mini-walkthroughs for every romanceable character in Mass Effect 3.
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Commander Shepard has the option to pursue heterosexual romantic involvement with a human squad member — male Shepard with Ashley Williams , female Shepard with Kaidan Alenko — or xenophilic romance for either gender with the asari squad member, Liara T'Soni. Regardless of gender, Shepard can also have a sexual encounter with Sha'ira , an asari consort. As part of a workaround for a programming issue, Mark Meer and Jennifer Hale voiced all of the lines for both human romances in Mass Effect even though the romances were intended to be exclusively heterosexual. A soldier who served as a gunnery chief on Eden Prime.
While ME3 will introduce new characters, including new squadmates, Casey says all your romance options will be with familiar faces. And since all the romance options from Mass Effect 1 are back as full time squadmates, many players are going to have some awkward moments when their old flame meets the new squeeze. PC Gamer: How are the romance options compared to previous games?