Dragon age sexy

Gaming can teach us all kinds of strange things – almost anyone can do parkour, hanging from ceilings and killing people is worthy of an achievement, and sexual relationships can happen with anyone if you just say the right things at the right times. Now, Bioware is looking to make relationships in Dragon Age more realistic, and mature.

Dragon Age romances were typically rather wooden, and not in the way we’d want them to be. The romantic dialogue was stilted and awkward, and when characters did consummate their relationship it just looked weird – sometimes it seemed more like they were grappling with each other while wearing negligee. Bioware has looked into making the graphics for these liaisons, and the build up to them, more realistic. Speaking to Gamerzines, Cinematic Director Jonathan Perry explained:

We certainly could push those romance scenes in any direction we wanted really. Something that didn’t work well is that we tried more, well I won’t say graphic[…]

Certainly when you have these characters interacting with each other in such an intimate way it’s incredibly expensive in terms of animation fidelity and getting it to look like they are really there and touching each other. […] You might have a nude character but they are framed in such a way that parts of them are in shadow, or having characters in various states of undress.

Not only will they be changing the roll-around-in-the-shadows elements, players will have to be focused on more than just the sex itself. Perry explains that the romantic encounters are now designed to be a culmination of spending a lot of time with a character and getting to know them. Does this mean that we are moving beyond just selecting the heart option in the dialogue wheel? Or does it just mean that it will take more effort to get your character of choice into the shadows?

I’m seriously excited about Dragon Age Inquisition. No, not the shadow part, although that will be fun, too. I’m excited to see what Bioware brings to the table, and how they learn from their mistakes. Is this an insta-buy for you guys, or are you still feeling a bit burned after Dragon Age II?

Last Updated: October 15, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

100 Comments

  1. TiMsTeR1033

    October 15, 2013 at 10:04

    Hmmmm me like Sexy time! How much? 15 doll hair you say?

    Reply

  2. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    October 15, 2013 at 10:05

    Honestly still don’t see the point of this level of relationships in games. Go out and have a real one. Games are there for escapism. not for more of the real world stuff.

    Just my view though

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    • Brenz

      October 15, 2013 at 10:08

      i think its just to ad something extra in the game, something else to do like a mini game you know.
      A little side project to try and shag that elusive sorceress in between questing and normal gameplay.

      Reply

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        October 15, 2013 at 10:15

        But why would I want to do that?

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief Ninja

          October 15, 2013 at 10:16

          I don’t think your wife reads these comments dude, speak your mind!

          Reply

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 15, 2013 at 10:17

            No seriously. I don’t get why I would want to do that in a game?

            I guess there are others who enjoy it or don’t mind or see some form of value added to the game in regards to realism or whatever. But I just simply don’t see it from a personal level.

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 15, 2013 at 10:18

            Heh, I get that, also feel that way, just twisting your niblets

        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 15, 2013 at 10:17

          Because you can man! same as why would you smoke weed in Gta v… Because you can!

          Reply

        • Brenz

          October 15, 2013 at 10:21

          its the same as any in game achievement, kill 50 goblins, collect 3 lost artifacts from the mines, shag that tight ass biatch at the bakery, its all connected really

          Reply

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 15, 2013 at 10:22

            I mean, In Fable 3 you got achievement for having an orgy I think..

          • Brenz

            October 15, 2013 at 10:23

            i never played that but yeah, thats what im getting at

          • Fair usage John

            October 15, 2013 at 10:23

            Achievement unlocked: STD

          • Brenz

            October 15, 2013 at 10:24

            lol

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 15, 2013 at 10:24

            Achievement unlocked: Avoided Custody

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 15, 2013 at 10:25

            That made me laugh waaaaaay to much than I should have

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 15, 2013 at 10:25

            It is true though!

          • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

            October 15, 2013 at 10:51

            Lol…

        • Umar ZoMg Reiner

          October 15, 2013 at 10:22

          Like with the First DA, having a relationship had meaningful effects on the story and ending. Now a days relationship building ties into stat boosts etc

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          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            October 15, 2013 at 10:24

            So to gain benefits I have to have sex in-game with another character? But I don’t want to do that 🙁

          • Brenz

            October 15, 2013 at 10:25

            stop being such a prude and just stick it in already, bloody hell man

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 15, 2013 at 10:31

            HAHAHA DRUK HOM IN PAPPIE

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 15, 2013 at 10:25

            Sex is a usually a natural progression of love, Sex in a DA 1 had a meaningful role to play. You could skip the cutscene also lol

          • Lardus-Resident Perve

            October 15, 2013 at 10:28

            Premature scene ending…not something men are fond of 😛

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 15, 2013 at 10:29

            Press X to pull out…shame 🙁

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 15, 2013 at 10:31

            When you log in after 9 months you have to pay to play again…

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 15, 2013 at 10:32

            Starting all the way back from LvL 1, at least you get a new party member

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 15, 2013 at 10:47

            Hehe, “new party member”

            Love that!

          • Lardus-Resident Perve

            October 15, 2013 at 10:48

            Brilliant!

          • Lardus-Resident Perve

            October 15, 2013 at 10:48

            Rofl!!

          • Lardus-Resident Perve

            October 15, 2013 at 10:48

            The X technique does not work…men do not have the self control 😛

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 15, 2013 at 10:48

            The fear of spawning gives you self control

          • Lardus-Resident Perve

            October 15, 2013 at 10:50

            Only time that is an issue, is with a dedicated “spawning pool”. If you use random pools, no issue because you wear a swim cap 😛

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 15, 2013 at 11:01

            Or the “suntan lotion” can be applied elsewhere

          • Her Highness the Hipster

            October 15, 2013 at 10:48

            LOL! pull out technique doesn’t work – most people I know who used it ended up with babies.

          • Umar ZoMg Reiner

            October 15, 2013 at 11:06

            Lol Pull Out LvL 1 doesn’t work, you need to level the skill up, but it might just make that you end up with a ton of babies in the process

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 15, 2013 at 11:08

            You need to spend some points in SELF CONTROL

          • Fair usage John

            October 15, 2013 at 10:28

            Friends with benefits, you see.

    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 15, 2013 at 10:11

      Some out there, sadly cannot find real world ones. They catering for those trapped and lost souls

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 15, 2013 at 10:14

      Exactly, I don’t know why they bother. It’s not like I’ll ever cheat on Liara.

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      • NecroRince

        October 15, 2013 at 10:22

        #foreverSP

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      • Admiral Chief Ninja

        October 15, 2013 at 10:30

        Same here, except….TRISS!!!!

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        • RapturedMossel

          October 15, 2013 at 10:58

          haha! You really like Triss, huh? Now that I know how much you want the card, it seems demand has increased…

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 15, 2013 at 11:00

            I do yes, but the card is only for collection purposes.

            There are, other, means, to facilitate my liking…

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 15, 2013 at 11:03

          Funny that she’s not the love of his life *cough*

          Reply

    • Admiral Chief Ninja

      October 15, 2013 at 10:14

      The only reason I go for those are to unlock the achievements 🙁

      Reply

    • Umar ZoMg Reiner

      October 15, 2013 at 10:21

      I quite enjoy relationships in games, it makes character interaction and building meaningful

      Reply

    • SaintsRowNigri

      October 15, 2013 at 11:19

      You Ser, are wrong! In real life I’ll never be able to romance a Williams…

      Reply

  3. Brenz

    October 15, 2013 at 10:07

    definitely not insta-buy will wait for multiple reviews before buying, fool me once…..

    Reply

    • Rags

      October 15, 2013 at 13:47

      Which reviewers are you going to trust?

      Reply

  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 15, 2013 at 10:12

    I’m interested in this, but I’ll wait to buy – not because of DA2, because I liked that, but because it’s an EA game and it will come with a metric ton of DLC. Whole game please.

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  5. Admiral Chief Ninja

    October 15, 2013 at 10:12

    Strange that Zoe spoke about sexy time and did not include “vibrating triggers”

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 15, 2013 at 10:14

      hahaha

      Reply

    • Fair usage John

      October 15, 2013 at 10:14

      At least it wasn’t…no wait. Can’t say that, can I?

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 15, 2013 at 10:15

        You are in a circle of friends, you can speak your mind here.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 15, 2013 at 10:16

          I’m not sure that’s a word you want to use while standing in the middle of a circle of guys.

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          • Fair usage John

            October 15, 2013 at 10:17

            It’s not no.
            So I shall say this.
            At least it’s not GET OVER HERE!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 15, 2013 at 10:18

            I have no idea what you talking about..

          • Fair usage John

            October 15, 2013 at 10:20

            Get over here = come
            You know. Synonyms and all.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 15, 2013 at 10:21

            Scorpion on Mortal Kombat says “Get over here”

          • Fair usage John

            October 15, 2013 at 10:23

            That’s the….
            Explaining it makes it no fun.
            Terrible joke. Just ignore it and let’s move on.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 15, 2013 at 10:25

            What do you call a mexican on a riding lawnmower?

          • Fair usage John

            October 15, 2013 at 10:27

            Dunno

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 15, 2013 at 10:31

            Promoted

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 15, 2013 at 10:17

            point made!

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 15, 2013 at 10:18

            O_O

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      October 15, 2013 at 10:16

      She’s waiting for the right time to spring that on us

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      October 15, 2013 at 10:31

      totally missed out on an opportunity!

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Ninja

        October 15, 2013 at 10:47

        *force choke*
        “You have failed me for the last time”

        Reply

  6. Fair usage John

    October 15, 2013 at 10:15

    This is where those touch pads on the Steam controller really show their value

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Ninja

      October 15, 2013 at 10:15

      rubrubrub

      Reply

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      October 15, 2013 at 10:49

      gotta love some haptic feedback, if you know what i mean…

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Ninja

        October 15, 2013 at 10:50

        brrrrrrrrrrrrrrbrrrrrrrrrrrrrbrrrrrrrrrrrrrrbrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

        Like that?

        Reply

        • Her Highness the Hipster

          October 15, 2013 at 11:00

          like that woman in that howard stern movie 😉 turn up the bass and straddle your subwoofer 😉

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 15, 2013 at 11:00

            hehehe, indeed

      • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

        October 15, 2013 at 10:52

        Does it come with Ju-C Air support? 😛

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 15, 2013 at 10:55

        No, what do you mean?

        Reply

      • Fair usage John

        October 15, 2013 at 11:06

        Haha. Quite.

        Reply

  7. Lardus-Resident Perve

    October 15, 2013 at 10:23

    Hmmm, I would like to give input on these “romance” options in games like this. Why do all the scenes look so “vanilla”? Speaking from a ME point of view, why would the scenes for a Paragon and Renegade be the same? Why is the scene between my rugged Renegade Soldier not more “forceful and passionate” with the Soldier Ashley, and the sissy Paragon Infiltrator not “soft and loving and cuddly”. More realism and “dynamic” scenes based on your choices in the game would make the pursuit of “love” so much more interesting and worth while! The pervert has ranted…now to RSVP for that party…

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    • SaintsRowNigri

      October 15, 2013 at 11:25

      Just because I am aggressive in the workplace does not mean I am going to slap the love of my life around like a bitch in the bedroom, you know?

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      • Lardus-Resident Perve

        October 15, 2013 at 11:34

        I am talking more about raw, animalistic passion like you sometimes see in the movies. There is a difference between “making love”, simple “f-ing” and “raw passionate f-ing”, so if the choices my character made would have an influence on how they acted in the bedroom or how the other party reacted (without being too fetishist or demeaning) that would add more variety to the scenario
        How you got to slapping your love around only you will know hehe (but there are people like that out there with strange fetishes that turn even my stomach)

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        • SaintsRowNigri

          October 15, 2013 at 11:46

          Ha ha. No. Bitch slapping was meant to be an off side comment. But no… I would like to see a bit more choice in the matter too, depending on the romance interest involved, for example. Say Ashley Williams, being a soldier and lover of poetry may prefer tender with some rough elements to it. Go all out rough and zero tenderness and she reacts negatively towards you for the rest of the game.
          Jack on the other hand, will not like it all sweet and innocent with Air Supply blaring in the background. Get what I am saying?

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          • Lardus-Resident Perve

            October 15, 2013 at 11:53

            Imagine if you are all tender with Jack, she will start making comments during missions to let everyone know you are her “b**ch”. And if you are too rough with Ashley she will make snide comments if you choose a renegade option so people know she thinks you are an ass.

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 15, 2013 at 11:59

            Exactly! You and I my friend should be employed by Bioware. Romance Consultants!

          • Lardus-Resident Perve

            October 15, 2013 at 12:33

            Can even make a quick-time mini game out of it. Y is middle ground, X is paragon, A is Renegade, and B is…back out of the scenario and continue the game… 😛

          • Lardus-Resident Perve

            October 15, 2013 at 12:33

            Can even make a quick-time mini game out of it. Y is middle ground, X is paragon, A is Renegade, and B is…back out of the scenario and continue the game… 😛

  8. ElimiNathan

    October 15, 2013 at 10:25

    !!!

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  9. Iblis Bane

    October 15, 2013 at 10:30

    Meh, wasn’t that impressed with DA2.

    I mean, it was fun and all, (I played the intro for almost every class) but it felt really old-school. Skyrim’s levelling system just felt like such an improvement to the RPG mechanics. (I played DA2 only fairly recently…picked it up cheap.) And having to micro-manage party members just got to be a pain.

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    • Admiral Chief Ninja

      October 15, 2013 at 10:48

      Indeed, with you there.

      Skyrim’s level system just makes sense to me. Best. Levelling. EVER

      Reply

      • SaintsRowNigri

        October 15, 2013 at 11:10

        The Admiral speaks the truth. I got back into Skyrim in a heavy way on PC recently. Still one of my choices for game of this generation, really…

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        • Iblis Bane

          October 15, 2013 at 11:16

          Agreed. Hope like hell the next Fallout uses the same system. And that all other RPG’s copy it.

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          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 15, 2013 at 11:20

            It just makes sense.

            How do you become better in an area? PRACTISE.

            So you level up as you use a skill MOAR

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 15, 2013 at 11:32

            Yeah, Skyrim got the RPG element just right in my books. I never felt overwhelmed the first time I leveled up. It all felt like a natural progression, really.

          • Fair usage John

            October 15, 2013 at 11:43

            Mmm. Good times.

          • Iblis Bane

            October 17, 2013 at 06:35

            Exactly. Didn’t have to worry about selecting a few stats and what impact it would have later. Just flowed.

  10. Kromas

    October 15, 2013 at 11:33

    Saints Row 4 did it best. NSFW I suppose or at least turn your volume down 😛

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  11. Rock789

    October 15, 2013 at 11:34

    Bioware are one of my favourite developers and Dragon Age: Origins was one of my favourite RPGs this generation (not THE favourite… But right up there) so yeah, this is probably an insta-buy for me.

    Sure, DA II wasn’t the game we all wanted it to be… But, to be honest, I enjoyed some of it. So it won’t keep me away. Besides, Bioware run the Mass Effect franchise – which means they know what they’re doing when it comes to gameplay and story telling (no, don’t mention the ME3 ending, please!).

    Very much looking forward to some more Dragon Age!

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 15, 2013 at 11:47

      They’ve told good stories overall, but I think they’ve watered down the RPG mechanics for the sake of “accessibility.” ME2 is my favourite game of the series, but I’m still annoyed by how they gimped the equipment customisation compared to ME1. Hope they don’t carry on doing that.

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      • Rock789

        October 15, 2013 at 11:52

        Yeah, I would agree with that. I’m also hoping for a bit more DA:O and ME1 in this one. 🙂 The DNA is there, damn it – they must use it!

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      • SaintsRowNigri

        October 15, 2013 at 14:49

        I fail to take a games RPG mechanics seriously when you got pink armor for a male Krogan

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  12. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    October 15, 2013 at 13:02

    More mature? What does that even mean? More dry humping in dirty brown-coloured underpants. or are they taking a page from HBO or Showtime or the Witcher 2’s play book? Seriously Bioware, don’t fear the nipple! It’s natural. Sex is natural!

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