Remember all that hoopla last year about the sex scene in Mass Effect (Xbox 360, PC)? That's what happens when clueless critics weigh in on a subject they know less than nothing about. That episode also raised the question of whether or not scenes of a sexual nature have a place in videogames. Here's BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk's take on the matter.
"I don't think they need to have them, I think that in certain types of games it makes sense to have them," said Zeschuk in an interview with CVG. "It's interesting because I think the Mass Effect thing was completely over-blown. There wasn't even really nudity; it was like the side of a leg. I think some of the press took huge advantage of the situation. The reality was that it was the kind of stuff you'd see on evening television."
Zeschuk also added that in Mass Effect's case, the inclusion of the scene stemmed from the fact that the game was a "sophisticated, mature experience."
"I think from our perspective we want to reflect real human relationships. If you're trying to have a relationship with a character we want to reflect that and the impact of the connection with that character. And if that involves some sort of intimate scenes, we want to provide those for the player."