Thank you.WouldYouKindly said:Wait, there's such a thing as high class porn?
As for the Friend Zone... while I'm sure everyone by now believes that it's about expecting sex for favors, an actual friend zone is when a girl shamelessly flirts with you for favors, without having any intention of starting a relationship, sexual or not.
I have to say Jim, this one seems negative for the sake of it. Pulling a bit of satire is fine, but pointing fingers at them for this, because of a tabloid headline I might add, is not "channeling your rage at the right targets".
There's very little I agree with you on this and I think you're taking a negative approach without thinking it through.
For one thing, developers are now forced to actually portray these things, instead of just adding a bit of flavor text(like Fallout), back in the day. Try to be mature about it, instead of just seeing a womans body being exploited.
You summed it up very eloquently, and i totally agree with your position on this.
Don't get me wrong Jim, im a big fan and i have a lot of time for your opinions, but i can't agree with you totally on this.
Maybe it boils down to the player or the semantics of how different relationships are seen in Mass Effect or DA:O, but as a 32 year old man, ill view and enjoy the 'relationship simulator' in a completely different way that a 13 year old boy will.
Mass effect and DA:O are great role playing games and depending on the role you want to play it caters for it. You want to be a sleazebag you can be a sleazebag, you want to be a virtuous person waiting for your 'love' (mass effect 2, looking at the photo of a loved one instead of a sex pay off prior the last mission) you can.
DA:2 Aveline Vallen was the character i found most appealing in my roleplay but i couldn't romance her. They did an innocent version of the friend zone thing there which i considered fun.
I'd slap Duke Nukem with these accusations, but Bioware.... we'd have to agree to disagree Jim.