Is it just me, or has the videogame industry gone sex mad lately? Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age: Origins, Heavy Rain and Alpha Protocol all have erotic scenes packed into the experience, and now it looks like Assassin’s Creed 2 will be joining the orgy with its own steamy encounters.
“Ezio is a womanizer,” claims game director Benoit Lambert. “There’s a bit of sex. I can’t say more.”
What do you think of all the sexy chicanery that’s happening in videogames at the moment? Good thing or bad thing? Sign of maturity or silly childishness? Do you believe videogames are making a strong enough push into the realm of subject matter previously reserved for more established forms of entertainment, or do you think this recent spate of adult material will see a significant mainstream backlash?
Personally, I say bring it on. I’m hoping that so many games are tackling sex right now that the mainstream media won’t know who to pick on. Once something is done enough times, it becomes normal and acceptable, so I’m confident that if more games are able to get away with decent sex scenes, it will become mundane enough to pass without complaint.
That, and I want to see a honking great pair of jugs.