The Dragon Age: Inquisition romance guide has now been released by BioWare, revealing every in-game relationship.
pathetic, only 1 straight female who looks mostly too bossy/tomboyish out of 8 companions.3 females ,5 males ,2 bi's, 2 homosexuals progressive much? this is one DA ill go without initiating a romance since i prefer to stay simple and theres no 'normal' choice. everyone has some quirk or the other da 1 had morrigan and lileana da 2 had merill and the pirate lady this one has nothing for straight male avatar
Well, you can still romance Josephine too. It looks like advisors will be pretty important for the story too (and similar to companions when it comes to romance).
Don't buy the game EA messed up DA2 and they think they can win everyone back with this cheap try. Just look at Sims 4 its the same rubbish. People need to stop buying EA games.
I agree comepletly, I'm not homofobic, I support all kind of relationship, but these game seem to be a soft homo-propaganda. It's not just the romances, it's the gameplay videos, I think of all videos only one had a male character, every else video had only females. Does the male character option even exist in this game? If we are going to be realistic, most of the gamers are male, most of the males are straight, so isn't it common sense that there is more female LI ( or at least the same number ) and that most of them are straight? Is that weird to expect? I don't know... Still buying the game though after I see the reviews.
I find it curious that the options are not at least equal. I ask this as a straight male, is that not literally equality?
Bioware have a right to do that, and the hardcore fans over on their site tend to strongly support these sort of decisions. I'm just not sure the mainstream players who don't use their Bioware accounts much will. I mean I would actually have ordered it at £50 if it had better romance options for straight male inquisitors, but without these, I'm going to wait until it hits £30. I'm sure it'll still be a great game, but it won't hit the perfection which it would have (and this is purely my opinion) if it had romance options which I like better (more attractive women...perhaps three options at least). I mean at the end of this day, millions of gamers (most of whom are straight and male) might be making the same decision as me, which is going to impact EAs cash-flow. It's a shame that devs worry more about PR these days than actually pleasing the majority of the people who buy their game.
Do what I am and most everyone else is gonna do. Don't buy the game and send EA and Bioware a message that they can't force this gay agenda stuff down our throats.
doesn't matter , im gonna have sex :D :D :D
There's a popular misconception that 20-30% of the population are homosexual+bi whereas the true figure is closer to 5%. I think Bioware writers may simply have failed to look at the data on the topic. And there's no reason to create a fantasy world with more or less LGBT people unless this is tied into the backstory of the world in a big way. That or they're trying to push the bleeding heart cause. I've actually had that vibe from Manveer Heir and a few other DA:I devs.
*"1 straight female who looks mostly too bossy/tomboyish "* They said the same thing about jack(ME2) and today she's one of the fan favorites, so fuck off.
Can I have a relationship with my right and left hand simultaneously without one or the other knowing?
This game is going to bomb because of the "gay" issue being forced down people's throats by Bioware and EA. Homophobic? If you call Christianity, Judiasm, Islam, and the Dali Lama homophobic, you can call me that too.
I am disappointed there is no Tali/Merril type character to romance. I am not a fan of Cassandra's character just based on DA2. I am not sure on Josephine either. They both seem like Ice Queens but might be different in game. I have no problem on the break up of the romance but I don't like the straight only characters.
Seriously people stop supporting this rubbish get The Witcher 3 and support a legitimate developer and guess what? its DRM free on PC.
Nothing wrong with trying both.. however I do enourage people not to buy it day one, and wait for reviews if you're unsure
Its not trying when its the same nonsense every game. Just look at this agenda they are pushing here (gay and feminist) this is all EA cares about now. The Sims came out last Tuesday look at the state its in. Microtransactions and DLC everywhere. I read an article that BF hardline is making out anti-government people to be the enemy which is another progressive ploy. Its in all their games their no "try".
I probably shouldnt be commenting since i dont care about in game relationships.
People are taking these 'romances' seriously. They're all probably going to be shallow in the end anyway.
Before you donwnvote this upon reading the second paragraph, please wait until the conclusion, as I'm trying to be fair and balanced in this comment. Let's use Mass Effect figures and say that 80% of players are going to be playing male characters. That narrows it down to 50% of the options open to 80% of the players. We now take the figure that 2% of all men in Britain (and we're quite proud to be the most homosexual-friendly country in Europe according to ILGA) identify as gay or bisexual (ONS Integrated Household Survey, 2012). This means that 79% of the players (straight males) are going to be interested by only 25% of the romance options. Meanwhile straight women (<20% of the audience) are going to be interested by 50% of the romances. And 5% of players (homosexual) are going to be interested by 50% of the romances. Please don't just brand me as "another homophobe bigot". We all generally prefer to view romances from the perspective which allows us to empathise most with our avatar. I don't have any problem with Bioware including something for everyone, but I do wish they had considered how their strategy might be neglecting the majority of their customers. In a game with 8 romances, I support four being ringfenced so that we all get at least one which we can relate to (straight, homosexual, male, female), with the remaining four being distributed across the larger groups of players (which would end up meaning four for straight males, two for straight females and one each for gay men and women, perhaps with a couple of the straight options being bisexual. Please don't just dismiss this as yet another bigoted rant. I believe in fairness, and I'm trying to present a reasonable argument as to why Bioware seem to have gone against that concept for the purposes of this game. My idea of fairness is that Bioware treat all players equally, granting each purchase a specific amount of attention. I just don't think they're making a rational decision where 75% of the romances are only going to be experienced by 20% of the players. I mean you're free to disagree with me, but I don't see any concept of fairness being as mutually agreeable as the "one person, one vote" I described above. If you're a homosexual man or a woman then this game will be great for you as you have more choice than in any other game (and so I understand why you'd want them to make as much content as possible for you), but if you're a straight male seeking fairness and compromise, you should be disappointed with Bioware's efforts on this front (not condemning, it's their game so their choice).
LOL, a "romance guide"? *Sniff, sniff* Anyone else smell something? It's like...a company trying too hard to make an artificial controversy repeat for the hundredth time. "OMG LOOK AT ALL TEH GAYING YOU CAN DO!!"
From the little we have paid attention to the characters announced for this game we really aren't interested in any of them really. Haven't done too much in depth searching though but from what we have heard it doesn't sound that the romance option will be very good. Was hoping that they got better romance options since we didn't really care for the ones in Dragon Age 2.
Have you guys considered that they might have created the characters first and then acording to their personalities and backstorys decide their romantic preferences? I know its hard to imagine that they didnt decide every game making decision acording to the allmighty excel page of player representation statistics that you guys obviously examined closely while making your comments. Its easy to see certain romance decisions when you look at it like that, vivienne looks like she is all about power so she is atrracted to the inquisitor because of that regardless of gender or species. The qunari seems to be all about strength which would also explain his bi etc. You guys are acting like entitled children about this. If you dont like the romance options then dont start one, heroes do not always meet their soulmates on their adventures and it makes for an interesting narrative if you are into roleplaying (a word whose meaning you seem to forget when making your character defining generalizations).
I've cancelled my preorder. Seems they have their priorities in the wrong spot. I'll check it out later if I'm wrong though.
Cancelling a preorder for a 80hours+ game based on a few 5 minutes romance subplots you're not even going to try seems a little excessive.
How many characters are locked behind DLC?
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