My associates, cash should purchase you’re keen on. Or it might over on the BioWare retailer, anyway, where you’ll be able to at present choose up a framed model of that image of Tali from the top of Mass Impact 3 (noticed by Kotaku), the one she solely offers you in case you selected to romance her. For the low, low price of $30, you’ll be able to possess a portrait to your mantelpiece that can elevate the eyebrows of holiday makers for years to return.

(Picture credit score: BioWare)

Here is the issue for me, although: It is the mistaken one. The Tali portrait within the BioWare retailer makes use of the image from Mass Impact: Legendary Version, an authentic art work that changed the calmly edited, controversy-generating inventory picture from the unique ME3: “engaging girl in discipline smiling with sundown”.

Whilst you’ll by no means catch me yucking anybody’s yum in these hallowed pages, I’ve to admit that purchasing a framed portrait of my videogame girlfriend holds no attraction for me (however in case you fancy it, hey, dwell your reality). However the notion of BioWare promoting a completely dolled-up model of that inventory picture everybody hated could be very humorous to me—definitely humorous sufficient to purchase as a shock present for my Tali-romancing associates—and I am unhappy it isn’t an possibility.

However alas, it is to not be. Maybe I can console myself with the little morsel of lore within the picture’s description. You could find a letter from Tali to Shepard on the BioWare retailer web page, the complete textual content of which reads:

Pricey Shepard,  

As you might bear in mind, I offered this image body to you as a present on the Normandy. It was my approach of expressing my admiration for you and our bond as comrades-in-arms. On the again of the metallic body, I’ve emblazoned a promise that can by no means fade – ‘Shepard, wherever you go, I am with you.’ 

I do know it isn’t a lot, however…that is what I appear like beneath the masks. I am sorry if it isn’t what you have been anticipating. I do know Quarian faces is usually a bit…completely different. Each time you take a look at my image, I hope you’ll be reminded of our adventures on the Normandy, from our battles in opposition to the Reapers to our intimate conversations within the privateness of our quarters.   

I’m not one to specific my feelings overtly, however thanks for being my buddy, my confidante, and my inspiration. I look ahead to many extra adventures collectively. 

Keelah se’lai,  


On condition that (spoilers for ME3) my Shepard’s consciousness is at present scattered throughout the void of house in order to unite natural and artificial beings into a brand new, larger order of being, they in all probability will not be having fun with that many extra adventures with poor, expensive Tali, however I suppose it is the thought that counts.