I'm honestly very torn between Ashley and Alenko. Ash is my main firepower a lot of the time and she is a very well developed character. In comparison Alenko is pretty much useless and his "backstory" is pretty third rate. But when it came down to it I sacrificed Ash because she's just such a racist and it pisses me off. I honestly prefer Alenko over her due to her completely uncalled for racism toward all aliens. It's especially annoying when I'm trying to be diplomatic and she insults the other party.
My choice was mostly driven by the Romance scenario . My male Shepard would always pick Ashley, female Shepard picks Kaidan . I didn't use any of them on my main team, so they weren't going to change anything tactics-wise . --- Nobody believes the official spokesman but everybody trusts an unidentified source .
I always save Ashley cause I like her character and rather have another LI choice, Kaiden is ok, a friend like that but when push comes to shove he is going to be the martyr. I never did understand all the hate Ashley gets considering her family was treated so badly and that she has a legitimate reason to not trust aliens. People also must not realize you can get her to stop being so anti alien if you talk to her which is something I liked as she grows as a character. --- doa-plus.com - We Press Forward. . . By Pressing Back.
The only time i saved kaiden was to get his achievement, every other playthrough i save ashley. Kaiden is just boring and useless. Ashley is a good all around character when im not going soldier, i just never talk to her so i dont have to hear her. --- Death to Gnomes and Murlocs!
I got Kaiden's achievement the first play through since I took him and Ashley on all missions until I got their achievements, funny thing is I got them easy. Currently doing a play through with Liara and Tali, going to keep Liara around for all three games as the LI this time. --- doa-plus.com - We Press Forward. . . By Pressing Back.
If Liara is being romanced, I flip a coin. Both of them are subpar at what they're supposed to do anyway; almost never useful. (Ashley, combat specialist, is worse than Garrus and Wrex. Kaidan, tech and biotics specialist, loses to Tali and Liara/Wrex in turn)
Mostly leaning towards killing Kaidan off nowadays, even though my very first playthrough had me sacrificing Ashley. --- GFAQs F-Zero GX Fantasy Grand Prix Season I Champion - TN, MT, CB Link meets Fire Emblem in Tales of Elibe! Find out what happens!