The Dragon Age series has been anything but epic?stunning graphics, good cinematography, and well-developed gameplay. But what makes it such a fantastic game?in my opinion?is its rich and complex characters. The latest installment of the series, Dragon Age: Inquisition, looks to offer just that.
In a recent interview with David Gaider, the Dragon Age series writer, he talks about Dorian who he describes as his first ?fully gay? character to have written.
?Dorian is gay?he is, in fact, the first fully gay character I?ve had the opportunity to write,? he said. ?I suppose this aspect of Dorian will make him controversial in some corners, but I was glad to include it. It made writing Dorian a very personal experience for me, and I?m hopeful that will make him seem like a fully realized character to fans in the end,? Gaider added, referring to his own sexuality.
If you have played Origins and Awakening, then this news must not shock you. One of the interesting aspects of the Dragon Age series is that you are able to interact differently with the other characters. You can openly choose what kind of relationship you want to have with a specific character. And yes?as you might have guessed?that includes characters of the same sex.
This brings us the thought?what kind of relationship will Dorian have with his colleagues? Better yet, what possible interactions will he have with the other characters? This may interest a bunch of you out there, but I, personally, I don?t want to know.
Sexuality aside, Dorian is a highly-skilled mage from the Tevinter Imperium. He comes from a wealthy mage family that forces the children to become perfect mages, but Dorian chose to reject that kind of life. Gaider describes him as sharp-tongued, sarcastic, and ?too smart for his own good.?
Dorian is only one of many well-written characters to be cast in the game. Bioware?s Dragon Age: Inquisition is set to be released on October 7, 2014 and will be available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and the PC.
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