From Eurogamer via Rock, Paper, Shotgun, it seems the ever-neglected straight male gamer demographic is being ignored, yet again. Bastal is taking a stand on the Bioware forums, though! Apparently:
The romance options, Isabella and Merrill, were clearly designed with straight male gamers in mind. Unfortunately, these choices are what one would call “exotic” choices.
So I guess Bioware aren’t ignoring all straight male gamers, just straight male gamers who want to romance mundane female characters. Seriously, though, Isabela? Exotic? Sure, if you met a foxy dagger-wielding pirate captain down the pub that would at least warrant a raised eyebrow, but in Denerim or Kirkwall you can bump into six more exotic things before breakfast.
Fair enough about Merrill, though, she is a strange, mystical creature from a far-off land where they have peculiar customs. Still, that’s the Welsh for you.
I think he means that Isabela has dark skin, it’s ‘that’ use of exotic.
lol! I have one of those exotic Welsh creatures of my very own….reminds me, I must feed her soon….
@Spinks Oh, gods, that just make it doubly depressing…
@Gankalicious Just don’t do it after midnight! Wait, hang on, that’s Gremlins I’m thinking of…
Midnight? I vaguely remember midnight from when I was younger (weekdays) and more sober (weekends). Other than that, never heard of it.
And here I’d been assuming all along that the lesbian romance option was included specifically to *target* the straight male demographic.