I still don't think video games have ever done a great job of creating a 'moral' framework. You know the kind of thing I'm talking about -- are you going to be good or evil? Are you going to be a paragon or a rogue. It's all still a little bit black and white. But in video games, if you're offered a choice -- which way do you go?
In the Mass Effect games I always asked myself one question: what would Jack Bauer do? If Jack Bauer would choose to beat the shit out of a snotty reporter, I'd do it. If Jack Bauer would have have chosen to rescue this person, or throw this person out of a window, that's generally what I would have done. My theory was that saving the universe was a task that required a certain amount of moral murkiness.
So I always end up being somewhere in between. How about you?