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#1 Posted by Beforet (3006 posts) -

This looks like trash and I want to play it.

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I'm just going to drop this in here for everyone.

#2 Edited by Beforet (3006 posts) -

See, my only problem with Dorian is that it seems like his romance scenes got the shaft. I watched my roommate play DA, and he essentially flirted with everyone until something stuck, which was Dorian. And when he started dating Dorian, most of the minor romance scenes were bugged, and what scenes he did get were underwhelming. He got more romantic, datey scenes with Sera, and he was obviously playing a man!

As for Bioware going a little hard on his marketing, maybe, but I'm willing to give them a slide. Bioware is one of the only AAA developers willing to reach for the bare minimum of inclusiveness and diversity, so I'm not going to fault them for it. And honestly, gay characters along with all other LGBTQ could use a bit more publicity in that way.

Also, like someone else here pointed out, Dorian was the only LGBTQ character for whom their sexuality was a significant part of their story and arc. And that's great, because there were several LGBTQ characters! It would be bad if Dorian was the ONLY not-heternomative character, because then DA would be following the trend of "there can be only one gay character and everything about that character must center around their sexuality and how it makes them miserable". But, because there's quantity and diversity in the cast, they have space to tell multiple kinds of stories with them, including a story that heavily addresses the character's sexuality.

I'm not entirely certain what my point was from start to finish, so in short, yeah, Bioware was clumsy with Dorian. That is without a doubt. But it's a step, maybe even a baby step, in the right direction, so I'm gonna give them a pass. Dragon Age: Inquisition has plenty of other things to criticize.

Edit: Full Disclosure - White, heterosexual, cisgendered male here, so take my word for whatever that's worth to you.

#3 Posted by Beforet (3006 posts) -

I would like to just say that I love that there is either a directory or a script on the site that's just "hey".

#4 Posted by Beforet (3006 posts) -

Okay, but what if I start naked?

#5 Posted by Beforet (3006 posts) -

Years and years ago. Those balloons were hell, I don't know if I could do it today.

#6 Posted by Beforet (3006 posts) -

I "follow" it in the sense of the function on steam. But I haven't been in a steam buying/game playing mood in a while, so I haven't been paying too much attention.

#7 Posted by Beforet (3006 posts) -

@brodehouse said:

Isn't that legitimately called 'soft body physics'? Basically a bunch of art techniques to make a surface appear as if it has some give to it and isn't just a flat polygon?

I think it's the sort of thing where if it looks like it's being done for the sillier reason, such as titillation, it gets the sillier name. Essentially, is it just the butts/boobs that jiggle, is it exaggerated, and is it only on the women? Can still be butt jiggle if it's a male character, of course, if the reason for it is silly.

#8 Edited by Beforet (3006 posts) -

Ethics!

#9 Edited by Beforet (3006 posts) -

The thing missing from that video is the camera pointed at the audience. I want to see their faces. I want to watch the old guy who has gone to every single Letterman show realize what he is seeing and go insane from the revelation. Or just become very, very confused and distraught. I want to see that.

Also yeah, that was terrible synthetic English. They should really work on that before doing this again.

#10 Posted by Beforet (3006 posts) -

@shortbreadtom: It could also be a case of PR on Patrick's part, to take a cynical approach. He gives attention to KH in this way, and moves away from the perception of just being the guy who craps on KH/Nomura every chance he gets. Not saying that justifies this getting an article, or that it does a great job if it's true, just that it's a possible explanation.