BioWare - David Gaider on Romances
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January 15th, 2013, 20:20
The only problem I have with Gaider's argument is that the character interactions -including but not limited to romances - are far more engaging than the actual plot in most RPGs in general and Bioware games in particular. Dragon Age: Origins is a veritable infodump of tedious exposition and pointless text-based lore…except for the bit where it's actually about interacting with reasonably well-realized characters, as in the romances and similar relationship-oriented bits of storytelling.
That being said, I completely agree with Gaider on the problem of objectification which arises from an increase in romantic options (and especially from the somewhat perverse idea that
wants to sleep with the player character, provided that you play your cards right).
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