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More romance in BioWare games or less? Writer discusses

BioWare adventures are known for their romances. It's one of the first thing players talk about with their friends; "Who did you go for?"

Dragon Age writer David Gaider isn't too keen on them. He discussed the topic at length on his blog.

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Canary1204d ago

The good idea: extraeneous dialog trees to give insight into characters, amusing lines, further characterization, etc.

The bad idea: EVERYBODY HAS SEX! AT THE DROP OF A HAT!

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I think the problem lies simply in thinking of these relationship mechanics as "romances." I think things would be better--and these relationships would be implemented better--if the default was "friendship."

You know, so we could talk to NPC party members without them suddenly thinking we want to bump uglies. If romance is present in a (W)RPG, it should ONLY exist--in any capacity--if the player initiates it.

That, I think, would solve all or most of the issues people have.

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DudeJets1204d ago

There's romance and then there's bioware sex play