So, by now, many are familiar with Dorian Pavus being an exclusive romance to male inquisitors and his gay orientation. To the uninitiated, Dorian Pavus is a romance option for only male inquisitors and will not be romancable with female. This stirred a lot of controversy with some video game commentators applauding this decision. Other video game commentators, such as MundaneMatt, question why Dorian was advertised as a gay character to begin with and whether it should matter at all.
Before, many video game commentators raise the question of whether the presence of homosexuals should even be raised as an issue. Many say that “you should write gay characters; you should write great characters who happen to be gay.” Indeed, homosexuality or bisexuality doesn’t even become an issue when romancing Iron Bull, Sera or Josephine. However, what happens when the character’s homosexuality is integral or makes up a large part of the character, such as Dorian?
Other video game commenters, such as StarduskLP (whom I respect, since he's done analysis on Dragon Age Inquisition.) say that Dorian's sexuality was perhaps too heavy handed.
Do you believe Bioware made a good representation of gay characters when they wrote Dorian? Was it forced? Was it heavy-handed? Was it too on the nose? What are your thoughts?
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