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Sex Scenes in BioWare's RPGs

Discussion in 'Featured Polls & Comments' started by Taluntain, Aug 23, 2010.

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How do you feel about BioWare including sexual content in their recent RPGs?

Poll closed Jul 30, 2015.
  1. I love it

    15 vote(s)
    24.6%
  2. I'm indifferent to it

    24 vote(s)
    39.3%
  3. I hate it

    6 vote(s)
    9.8%
  4. I'm only OK with it when it's relevant to the story

    16 vote(s)
    26.2%
  1. Barmy Army

    Barmy Army Simple mind, simple pleasures... Adored Veteran

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    I always think they're awkward and cringe worthy. Watching animated figures have sex verges too close to hentai for me... and that is not good.
     
  2. Merlanni

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    That reminds me of the NWN1 mod sex and the single adventuress.
     
  3. coineineagh

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    [​IMG] I don't play video games for the sex scenes, so I voted indifferent.
    I even saw the Dragon Age sex scenes with the natural bodies mod, but it's not like it enhances the game much. Although it is unsettling how happy the male characters are to see me, when I unequip their armour... If i want to see/have sex, there are more effective methods, namely porn/girls.;)
     
  4. Merlanni

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    I think we should leave it at the suggestion phase. It serves no purpose other than free publicity ignited by the morality zealots.
     
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    I agree with you.. if it fits to the story and is well done, relationships and sex scenes can enhance the atmosphere. Since, be honest, real life as well as most movies or books have their part of relationships, why not games too..
     
  6. T2Bruno

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    Electronic sex is better than none at all....
     
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    And as a married man, you would know all about this, I take it? :p

    Personally, I'm mostly indifferent to sex scenes. It's ok as the culmination of a romance, but I'd rather have it implied than have an actual cutscene showing some people dry-humping in their underwear, or, optionally, full battle gear. The ones in DA:O were just awkward. I'd rather see it done like in The Witcher, then - implied rather than actually showing it.
     
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    It's allright. My Protagonist Shepard in Mass Effect or Lonadan in BG2 are humans, like the rest of us. They have needs. And I was like "High Five!", when Shepard was gettin' some in my first run through Mass Effect 1, after buttering up that naive little T'Sori-girl.

    Besides the fact that they're made up, they're still living, breathing individuals like the rest of us. The best elements in the best games are the ones that most closely resembles real life. Easier to relate to them then, I'd say. Or whatever.

    Edit: T'Sori? T'Soni? I forgot.
     
  9. chevalier

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    I disagree with sex scenes being in games and especially when the scenes are graphic.
     
  10. T2Bruno

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    But in Leisure Suit Larry, he has the blacked-out sex with the hooker and starts walking down the street ... sparks start to fly from his crotch then he falls over and dies from an STD. That was just an awesome scene all around.
     
  11. Caradhras

    Caradhras I may be bad... but I feel gooood! Veteran

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    Sexual content doesn't necessarily mean porn or am I missing something?

    Considering a character as an individual with a sexual orientation and identity does make sense in an RPG or a CRPG. Alistair in DAO is a case in point.
     
  12. Blackthorne TA

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    The final poll results from the old forums (including guest votes):

    Q: How do you feel about BioWare including sexual content in their recent RPGs?
    (663 votes total)

    I love it (319) 48%
    I'm only OK with it when it's relevant to the story (182) 27%
    I'm indifferent to it (128) 19%
    I hate it (34) 5%
     

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