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August 14th, 2009, 03:08
A site called RandomNPC calls Mass Effect a "game changer" for opening the door for more detailed sex scenes in games:
To understand the significance of the sex scenes in Mass Effect, you have to put the game in its proper historical context. Before Mass Effect, mainstream RPGs didn’t have sex scenes. Sex played a role in these games, of course, but it was always implied. Sometimes characters married and had children, like in Lufia II, the Harvest Moon series, Grandia 1 and 3, and Final Fantasy X-2, and there was a pregnant teen in Final Fantasy VI. Sometimes the game simply had wink-and-nudge fade-to-black cutscenes, like those in the Fallout series, Wild Arms 2, the Fable games, and The Witcher. Alternatively, the dialogue or narration had lines that suggested that something more had happened; Final Fantasy VII had a possible implied sexual encounter between Tifa and Cloud, and Persona 3 and 4 both had simple lines about characters spending the night together. Most blatantly, Xenogears showed two different couples at different times naked in bed. Similarly, non-RPGs like God of War, Metal Gear Solid 3, and the Grand Theft Auto series employed visual puns and fade-to-black techniques to cover sex scenes, and Indigo Prophecy (also known as Fahrenheit) had an explicit sex scene that was removed from the US version.
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Gothic 2 had a brothel and a sex scene more explicit that in Mass Effect. Ultima VII: Serpent Isle also had sex scenes with nudity. Of course the graphics weren't great, but the sex was there.
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August 14th, 2009, 04:55
Originally Posted by Grandor Dragon View Post
Gothic 2 had a brothel and a sex scene more explicit that in Mass Effect. Ultima VII: Serpent Isle also had sex scenes with nudity. Of course the graphics weren't great, but the sex was there.
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So I guess this is Mass Effect's legacy… bringing sex to the world of console gaming…
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The Indigo Prophecy/Fahrenheit sex scenes were hilarious, especially the first one. You had to play a rhythm game to what sounded like a German porno soundtrack, with the action unfolding on the screen.

It was supposed to be an emotionally charged, conflicted, difficult scene, but at least for me it was an epic fail in that respect. (The second one was better.)
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August 14th, 2009, 12:06
Well, to me, in the SIMs lies the future of role-playing. Including this.

“ Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.“ (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
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August 14th, 2009, 13:19
Originally Posted by Prime Junta View Post
The Indigo Prophecy/Fahrenheit sex scenes were hilarious, especially the first one. You had to play a rhythm game to what sounded like a German porno soundtrack, with the action unfolding on the screen.

It was supposed to be an emotionally charged, conflicted, difficult scene, but at least for me it was an epic fail in that respect. (The second one was better.)
I played the US version first, which didn't have that scene (SAVE THE CHILDRENZ OH NOES!!!!!!111111one). But I had a colleague from France visiting who was a gamer and had it on his desktop so he showed me … yeah, ph4!L!

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