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Mass Effect Andromeda Receives Backlash For Poorly Done Gay Sex Scenes

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Mass Effect Andromeda
Source: MASS EFFECT™: ANDROMEDA – Official Launch Trailer video

Mass Effect Andromeda has relationships prepared for any sexual preference. However, fans have noted that the game lacks gay sex scenes for its male protagonist in both quality and quantity. Here’s what we know about the Mass Effect Andromeda sex scenes.

Low Quality

According to Burbeting’s thread on NeoGAF, the Mass Effect Andromeda gay sex scenes are simple “fade to black” events where players are left to imagine what happens during the intercourse. Meanwhile, other sex scenes like Cora and PeeBee’s are softcore porn in feel. These two character’s sex scenes includes some action with the protagonist while both of them are fully naked.

Meanwhile, CrescentDusk’s thread on the Mass Effect subreddit notes that the gay sex scenes are just there to fill the gap and are found as a non-squadmate romantic route. Non-squadmate romances in Mass Effect Andromeda also aren’t worth doing considering that the relationships lack depth and players don’t get rewarded with a steamy sex scene. At best, Mass Effect Andromeda gay relationships can be considered as minor flings than deep relationships.

Low Quantity

Mass Effect Andromeda’s romantic routes for gay Scott Ryder are not enough to obtain the Matchmaker trophy. The Matchmaker trophy requires a player to achieve three relationships across all their playthroughs. Here’s the list of pursuable romances according to each sexual orientation.

  • Straight Scott Ryder – 5
  • Gay Scott Ryder – 2
  • Straight Sara Ryder – 3
  • Lesbian Sara Ryder – 4

However, it’s possible for gay Scott Ryder playthroughs to complete this trophy through compromise with an Asari or Turian as both races have bisexual aliens, similar with previous Mass Effect romantic interests of this race. Peebee and Vetra are their go-to choices if they want to go for the trophy.

Quality Control

BioWare has already done a better version of these relationships in their previous title, Dragon Age Inquisition. The player can romance Dorian, who can only be pursued by male Inquisitors. The gay sex scene with Dorian features both men naked on screen. Mass Effect Andromeda seems to have stepped back if BioWare doesn’t have any gay sex scenes of this caliber prepared for the fans.

Moreover, Mass Effect Andromeda still doesn’t feature some alien races naked. Vetra doesn’t remove her armor when having sex with the player character. We may have more “fade-to-black” scenes until Bioware shows the anatomy of these aliens.

Making Up

Potentially, BioWare and EA can make up for the lacking sex scenes in a future DLC. However, BioWare has yet to announce any details about a story expansion. In the meantime, players will have to make do with the two gay relationships in the game. You can watch both gay romance scenes in the video below courtesy of Stevivor.

Also read: Mass Effect Andromeda Avela Kjar Romance Spotlight [Spoilers]

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