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15th Apr '17 11:44:41 AM Koveras
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** Fully averted in ''DragonAgeInquisition'', where the game features ''all four'' letters of GLBT. Not only are there gay male, lesbian, and bisexual love interests, there are also four openly bisexual/lesbian NPC's: Leiliana, Dagna, Empress Celene, and Briala (the latter two are [[Literature/TheMaskedEmpire former lovers]] who can be reunited depending on your actions), and one of your Inquisition allies, Crem, is a transman. As for queer men, if your Inquisitor doesn't romance Dorian or The Iron Bull, the two will fall in love with each other and will discuss their relationship from time to time. In other words, there is no avoiding queer themes whatsoever in this game.
* ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne: A running ''theme.'' BaldursGate? You're the bastard offspring of the God of Murder, with most of your "siblings" out to kill you. Their Star Wars games? Let's see, amnesiac Sith Lord in their first one (who ends up with a massive ShootTheShaggyDog). And the MMO has eight paths where you're probably going to end up watching friends die, watching worlds get destroyed, and SadisticChoice is standard operating procedure. It gets ''worse'' during the Outlander arc. MassEffect? Yeah, Shepherd is a tired psychological wreck by the third game [[spoiler: and most of the endings end with him/her dead]]. DragonAge? Yeah, can't even ''earn'' a Happy Ending there.

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** Fully averted in ''DragonAgeInquisition'', ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', where the game features ''all four'' letters of GLBT. Not only are there gay male, lesbian, and bisexual love interests, there are also four openly bisexual/lesbian NPC's: Leiliana, Leliana, Dagna, Empress Celene, and Briala (the latter two are [[Literature/TheMaskedEmpire former lovers]] who can be reunited depending on your actions), and one of your Inquisition allies, Crem, is a transman. As for queer men, if your Inquisitor doesn't romance Dorian or The the Iron Bull, the two will fall in love with each other and will discuss their relationship from time to time. In other words, there is no avoiding queer themes whatsoever in this game.
* ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne: A running ''theme.'' BaldursGate? ''Franchise/BaldursGate''? You're the bastard offspring of the God of Murder, with most of your "siblings" out to kill you. Their Star Wars games? Let's see, amnesiac Sith Lord in their first one (who ends up with a massive ShootTheShaggyDog). And the MMO has eight paths where you're probably going to end up watching friends die, watching worlds get destroyed, and SadisticChoice is standard operating procedure. It gets ''worse'' during the Outlander arc. MassEffect? ''Franchise/MassEffect''? Yeah, Shepherd is a tired psychological wreck by the third game [[spoiler: and most of the endings end with him/her dead]]. DragonAge? ''Franchise/DragonAge''? Yeah, can't even ''earn'' a Happy Ending there.



* {{Railroading}}: There's usually a point around the end of the second/beginning of the third act of a Bioware game where you have to make a major choice, usually picking between NPC factions or a particular SadisticChoice that dictates the rest of the plot (the Sith or the Jedi in ''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic KOTOR]]'', the Mages or the Templars in ''[[VideoGame/DragonAgeII Dragon Age II]]'', etc.). The player may attempt to find a [[TakeAThirdOption reasonable compromise]], but these are either [[IgnoredEpiphany ignored]] or [[HandWave handwaved]] by the characters in the game, as a wink at the player that this would probably be a workable solution if you were dealing with rational actors.

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* {{Railroading}}: There's usually a point around the end of the second/beginning of the third act of a Bioware game where you have to make a major choice, usually picking between NPC factions or a particular SadisticChoice that dictates the rest of the plot (the Sith or the Jedi in ''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic KOTOR]]'', the Mages or the Templars in ''[[VideoGame/DragonAgeII Dragon Age II]]'', ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', etc.). The player may attempt to find a [[TakeAThirdOption reasonable compromise]], but these are either [[IgnoredEpiphany ignored]] or [[HandWave handwaved]] by the characters in the game, as a wink at the player that this would probably be a workable solution if you were dealing with rational actors.
31st Mar '17 12:42:02 PM eroock
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'''[=BioWare=]''' is a Canadian video game developer based in Edmonton, Alberta. They are known for developing {{Western RPG}}s. Formed in 1995 by three doctors, [[ArtifactTitle hence the name "BioWare"]]: their first products were patient simulation software. Initially they produced {{licensed game}}s but they've been creating their own universes since 2005.

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'''[=BioWare=]''' [=BioWare=] is a Canadian video game developer based in Edmonton, Alberta. They are known for developing {{Western RPG}}s. Formed in 1995 by three doctors, [[ArtifactTitle hence the name "BioWare"]]: their first products were patient simulation software. Initially they produced {{licensed game}}s but they've been creating their own universes since 2005.
9th Mar '17 4:20:38 AM lrrose
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* ''[[VideoGame/SonicChronicles Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood]]'' (2008)
8th Mar '17 11:27:33 PM bookworm46
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* ''[[VideoGame/SonicChronicles Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood]]'' (2008)
21st Feb '17 11:43:47 AM Allronix
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** ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' had it vetoed by Creator/LucasArts.

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** ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' had it vetoed by Creator/LucasArts.Creator/LucasArts, though a ''very'' subtle female-only romance arc with Juhani [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar managed to sneak in anyway.]]



* ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne: A running ''theme.'' BauldersGate? You're the bastard offspring of the God of Murder, with most of your "siblings" out to kill you. Their Star Wars games? Let's see, amnesiac Sith Lord in their first one. And the MMO has eight paths where you're probably going to end up watching friends die, watching worlds get destroyed, and SadtisticChoice is standard operating procedure. It gets ''worse'' during the Outlander arc. MassEffect? Yeah, Shepherd is a tired psychological wreck by the third game [[spoiler: and most of the endings end with him/her dead]]. DragonAge? Yeah, can't even ''earn'' a Happy Ending there.

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* ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne: A running ''theme.'' BauldersGate? BaldursGate? You're the bastard offspring of the God of Murder, with most of your "siblings" out to kill you. Their Star Wars games? Let's see, amnesiac Sith Lord in their first one. one (who ends up with a massive ShootTheShaggyDog). And the MMO has eight paths where you're probably going to end up watching friends die, watching worlds get destroyed, and SadtisticChoice SadisticChoice is standard operating procedure. It gets ''worse'' during the Outlander arc. MassEffect? Yeah, Shepherd is a tired psychological wreck by the third game [[spoiler: and most of the endings end with him/her dead]]. DragonAge? Yeah, can't even ''earn'' a Happy Ending there.
21st Feb '17 11:40:06 AM Allronix
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* ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne: A running ''theme.'' BauldersGate? You're the bastard offspring of the God of Murder, with most of your "siblings" out to kill you. Their Star Wars games? Let's see, amnesiac Sith Lord in their first one. And the MMO has eight paths where you're probably going to end up watching friends die, watching worlds get destroyed, and SadtisticChoice is standard operating procedure. It gets ''worse'' during the Outlander arc. MassEffect? Yeah, Shepherd is a tired psychological wreck by the third game [[spoiler: and most of the endings end with him/her dead]]. DragonAge? Yeah, can't even ''earn'' a Happy Ending there.
20th Feb '17 7:07:00 PM DesertDragon
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** ''[[VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic The Old Republic]]'' has this trope coming back into play now, with similar flashpoints as ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' had, namely some people complaining that it lacks a same-sex romance option, and others railing against the ''possibility'' of such an option in their MMO. Starting from the Makeb arc, bisexual love interests are introduced but nothing serious until the ''Knights of the Fallen Empire'' expansion. Also during this expansion there are people can hit on irregardless of gender.

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** ''[[VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic The Old Republic]]'' has this trope coming back into play now, with similar flashpoints as ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' had, namely some people complaining that it lacks a same-sex romance option, and others railing against the ''possibility'' of such an option in their MMO. Starting from the Makeb arc, bisexual love interests are introduced but nothing serious until the ''Knights of the Fallen Empire'' expansion. Also during this expansion there are people can hit on irregardless regardless of gender.gender.
** Fully averted in ''DragonAgeInquisition'', where the game features ''all four'' letters of GLBT. Not only are there gay male, lesbian, and bisexual love interests, there are also four openly bisexual/lesbian NPC's: Leiliana, Dagna, Empress Celene, and Briala (the latter two are [[Literature/TheMaskedEmpire former lovers]] who can be reunited depending on your actions), and one of your Inquisition allies, Crem, is a transman. As for queer men, if your Inquisitor doesn't romance Dorian or The Iron Bull, the two will fall in love with each other and will discuss their relationship from time to time. In other words, there is no avoiding queer themes whatsoever in this game.
19th Feb '17 8:47:55 PM bookworm46
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[=BioWare=] is part of Creator/ElectronicArts. For a while, a number of other EA studios were also under the [=BioWare=] label. Mythic Entertainment, Victory Games, and EA 2D (incorporating [[VideoGame/SuperheroCity KlickNation]]) have all been considered part of [=BioWare=] at some point. However, those studios have mainly been spun off again (or closed) since then, leaving just the "core" [=BioWare=] (meaning the original Edmonton studio, an online-focused studio in Austin, and an offshoot in Montreal). [=BioWare=] has been split from EA Games [[http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/36385/Major_Executive_Label_Shifts_At_Electronic_Arts.php into their own label]], meaning that they have their own advertising staff, and even their own online TV channel, [[http://www.bioware.com/biowaretv BioWare Pulse]].

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[=BioWare=] is part of Creator/ElectronicArts. For a while, a number of other EA studios were also under the [=BioWare=] label. Mythic Entertainment, Victory Games, and EA 2D (incorporating [[VideoGame/SuperheroCity KlickNation]]) have all been considered part of [=BioWare=] at some point. However, those studios have mainly been spun off again (or closed) since then, leaving just the "core" [=BioWare=] (meaning the original Edmonton studio, an online-focused studio in Austin, and an offshoot in Montreal). [=BioWare=] has been split from EA Games [[http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/36385/Major_Executive_Label_Shifts_At_Electronic_Arts.php into their own label]], meaning that they have their own advertising staff, and even their own online TV channel, [[http://www.bioware.com/biowaretv BioWare Pulse]].
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19th Feb '17 6:46:26 AM zippedidoodah
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** ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' had gay romances scripted but removed at the last moment.

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** ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' had gay romances scripted and voiced but removed at the last moment.moment, although with some fiddling it's possible to mod them back in--if you're willing to play as a default Shepard, overlook your LI very occasionally referring to you by the wrong pronoun, briefly hearing Shepard's opposite sex voice in a single cutscene and the obligatory sex scene obviously being... not quite right. Nevertheless, the romance will be perfectly imported to Mass Effect 2 and 3, with Shepard and the LI acting as if they were lovers all along.
5th Feb '17 4:24:21 AM manofwarb
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In spite of the [[NamesTheSame names being similar enough]], Bioware does not own the Franchise/BioShock franchise.
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