You may remember that a couple of months ago, we interviewed Girl Gamer editor Crix Lee about the incidence of sex in video games. We hadn't gamed since Final Fantasy II, but we checked her recommendations of the sexiest games and finally decided to give Dragon Age: Origins a shot.
Needless to say, we're rusty, so it took us a while. The cool thing about Dragon Age: Origins is that it offers a variety of romancing options for the main player. Morrigan, the witch of the wilds, and Alistair, a fellow warden, are the heterosexual options, and Zevran, the assassin, and Leliana, a chantry sister, present bisexual possibilities. There's also a handful of hookup options outside of the above-mentioned party members throughout the game -- and some amusing snafus engendered by the main player bedding more than one person at a time.
Each character requires that one take a different course of action to get them into bed, some being more difficult than others. Morrigan is, by all indications, the easiest character to bed, so our elation is kind of pathetic, but give us a break. Did you just take on a pack of werewolves, destroy an anvil in a darkspawn-infested trench, slay three dragons and prevent another Blight?
Yeah, we didn't think so. Haters.
Anyway, we got pics! It wouldn't be a proper hookup if we didn't overshare about it, right?
We're happy to report our sex lives did not suffer in the course of finishing this game. We'd also like to add that gameplay itself has much improved our sexual lexicon:
LET US SHEATH YOUR STARFANG IN OUR TEMPESTS! STONE FIST THAT ARCANE BOLT INTO OUR DEEP ROADS! LET OUR EXUBERANCE RISE INTO THE NIGHT LIKE A CHORUS OF SHARLOCKS!
Yeah, we know you want it.