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Dragon Age: Origins... Should I be a slut?

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In Dragon Age: Origins there is a trophy for a romance with Alistair (who is kinda hot and is funny and charming), but there are also trophies for completing a romance with Zevran and Leliana... now can I do all 3 romances in the same game play through? Can I be a slut? (and apparently a bi-sexual one, because Leliana is open to either gender). Even if I can't do it all in one runthrough, I will have to be pretty slutty and eventually sleep with them all, not to mention I'll have to play as a guy and sleep with Morrigan (who I detest) if I want the trophies.

This is what is wrong with trophies. They make me do the wrong thing, something I don't want to do, have no inclination towards... and I'll have to go against my heart and be a slut - doing the wrong thing. In fact, even considering being a slut feels kind of wrong. Now I do have to give kudos to a game that has me twisted up in sexual morality... because while I really like Alistair, I can't help but wonder if maybe I should have a quick fling with the sweet Leliana and that elf-man Zev first, then conclude with the romance with my "one true love". Alistair has the potential to be a man of title and power, and let's be real - I'm a girl... I want a nice house, security and a cute husband. Then again, will he even offer marriage? Also, if I sleep with Zev and Leliana, will he even want me? Maybe like real life, I'll blow a chance at a good relationship by giving in to those slutty temptations.



So... Leliana, the sweet red-headed temptress... or Alistair, my studly knight... or Zev... the naughty Elf? The game does succeed in presenting real choices with differing personalities and with different possible outcomes.

EDIT: Just to clarify my point... I detest trophies that offer spoilers for plot lines (and who you can have romances with) but the game does offer multiple options and the flirting and various characters manage to make it seem realistic. Each person playing the game would likely have their own choice as to the character that attracted them the most, and those choices would be different. I just hate that the trophies encourage "romantic liasons" with various characters and don't just leave it "complete a romance". In many ways I'm taken out of the story by the trophies and instead am considering the "technicalities" of being a slut and if it would work in terms of acquiring various trophies on one playthrough. It's not a thought that would be natural to me if I wasn't aware of the trophies (though it could be natural to others! LOL!). Once again, trophies have managed to negatively impact a game for me. I really wish there was a trophy opt-out option... so that trophies didn't even show at all - because it's hard not to look!


Decisions, decisions. Anyone else having some problems with the romantic moral ambiguity?
Oh, and I don't care if there's a trophy for it or not... I'm not doing it with a dwarf... that's just asking too much!
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About Elsaone of us since 2:27 PM on 01.25.2009

I'm 55 years old. I'm female, a cancer survivor, happily married, and retired from the work force... and I spend way too much time gaming. I enjoy long walks on the beach, with a gun, sometimes with my husband - shooting n00bs.
I not only like to shoot people, I also enjoy cooking and crafting. Mostly I make my own armor in games like Skyrim and cook my own potions after a busy day of hacking and slashing my way through various critters, guards and bandits in most any WRPG game.

If you're into a threesome or foursome with a mature couple, then come join us - only be sure to bring a med kit. We're old, sometimes we fall down and can't get back up without some help!


PSN: Elsa
XBL: Elssa62
(I currently have an Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, PSVita, a barely functioning PSP, and a variety of iOS/Android devices)


Recent Favorites:
WARHAWK!!
MAG (over 2000 hours!)
Dragon's Dogma
UT3
Portal 1&2
Sacred 2
Demon Souls/Dark Souls
Bioshock series
Elder Scrolls Series (Oblivion and Skyrim)
Fallout series
Tomb Raider series
Dragon Age series
Resistance series
Killzone Series
Left 4 Dead 2
Mass Effect Series
Far Cry Series
Destiny (strangely addicting)
Neverwinter


Some blogs I wrote that I like:

Fun Facts about Females
Casting Call: Chester the Skeleton
Help, Help! I'm being repressed
Girls with Guns
Guess the Gender
A Girl's Guide to FPS Gaming
Me and My Chainmail Bikini...
Adopt a Troll!
Fanboy Wars - the game!
Me and my digital dick
Invisibility of the older woman
Feminist Frequency and Relevance

Some of my Promoted C-Blogs:
Undies and a Knife
He dumped me! That Bastard!
Love/Hate: Being a Girl Gamer
The Future: The Year is 2029
My Expertise: Leader of Men
The Great Escape: From Physical Pain
More than Just Noise: Boom Headshot!
2010 Sucked: Game Addiction Issues
Technical Difficulties: He teabagged me!


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