I chose Kaiden to die. Honestly, I didn't like his character's story that much and never played with him in my party. Talked to him after missions and such but...Yeah. Never interested me.
Besides, the totally sucky sex scene not too long afterwards is totally worth it just for the dialogue between Ashley and Shepard. --- Playing Xbox 360: Oblivion, Gears of War, Ninety Nine Nights, PGR3, MRVL Ultimate Alliance, Saints Row, Lost Planet. GT: teh noobl4r
Kaidan's story is actually somewhat intriguing, unfortunately, they made his character as bland and uninspiring as possible. He should have been real jittery, having short bouts of anger similar to Terret's(SP) syndrome... this, of course, being a complication with his L2 implant. Give him a wacky bedhead haircut coupled with bloodshot eyes that are constantly wide open, and Kaidan would easily be my favorite character.
Getting back on topic, I always seem to pick Ashley. Maybe because... I don't know... she's actually useful compared to Kaidan.
You actually belive Ashley was more useful than Kaiden? lol. Soldiers are only good when your that class. Kaiden had much more useful abilities than ash. But yeah, I played the game three times and kept kaiden alive twice. First time through I romanced liara and choose kaiden because that reject killed wrex. Then I choose Kaiden again because I romanced him. I only kept ash alieve on the story where I romanced her.
Wait, Kaiden kills Wrex if you're a male Shepard? Interesting...
I let Ash die twice, anyway. The first time because I was getting the Sentinel Ally achievement, and the second time 'cause I wanted to see Kaiden and Shepard get it on. Third time she lived, though. --- Saying no to violence in games? Then protest with your wallet, and let the rest of us have our fun.
If you need biotics, you've got Liara, even Wrex. Kaidan might be useful for some tech , but that's easy to get around. I don't know about you, but it's not very helpful to me when Kaidan dies in the first 5-15 seconds of every conflict. And I play with a team mindset, despite the fact that it's all AI.
Ashley is just a tank that is good for laying down constant firepower. She's reliable and never dies. I forgot that I even had the unity skill at times, but Kaidan quickly reminded me... over and over again.
I play a very balanced team. My most effective team thus far has been my AR adept with Ashley and Tali. Balanced combat, biotics and tech. This team has made insanity feel like normal difficulty.
I chose Ashley. I regretted it though. Dammit, why couldn't I get rid of that boring Quarian? --- So close your eyes and bow your head, I need a little sympathy... 'cause fear is strong and love is for everyone who isn't me. - Soundgarden