Bioware games are known for many things, including the inclusion of romance and sex. But boy, did Bioware outdo themselves this time.
Obviously, if you don't want to be spoiled on romances in Dragon Age Inquisition, you shouldn't keep reading!
Now that we've got that out of the way, behold. This is the sex scene that happens if you romance the Iron Bull, a Qunari Inquisition character voiced by Freddie Prinze, Jr. Thanks to DestinStrider for uploading it. And in case you're wondering, yes, this is NSFW.
Amazing. I love how all the characters just keep standing there, staring. And I love that, in this way, this isn't a sex scene at all -- but it's totally the sort of situation that happens in real life. Sometimes, people walk in on you while you're having sex. There's awkwardness, or sometimes, if it's a friend, there are jokes. That's what makes this scene so great, it feels human -- at least, when compared to most attempts at showing sex in triple-A games.
As much as I get sucked into the romances in Bioware games, I recognise that most of their romance scenes in the past have been the bad kind of awkward. You feel as if you're watching two dolls trying to touch each other. It's not sexy, it doesn't feel real, and everyone just sort of cringes. I also gotta give props in that this is a clever way of getting around having to show actual sex, which might be tougher to, ahem, nail.
I guess this sort of gives us more clues about the eternal question: would [insert Bioware protagonist here] be a top or bottom, too.
Finally, is it just me, or is this the sort of thing Mass Effect would never dare to do? And people ask me why I like Dragon Age better.