Obsidian: Sex In Alpha Protocol Is "Satisfying And Tasteful"
The sex scenes on tap for Alpha Protocol have been receiving all sorts of attention...even months before the game is slated to launch.
Many have been asking if there will be full nudity, and whether or not the sex will be controllable; i.e., if it'll actually be part of the gameplay. Well, according to VideoGamer, developer Obsidian has clarified a few points on the matter: firstly, the sex scenes will be both "satisfying" and "tasteful," and no, you will have no control over characters when they're amorously involved. In other words, this won't be like God of War, where the correct pressing of buttons would yield a heavy orgasmic result. In this case, Bioware is usually the designer that takes flak for racy content; 2007's Mass Effect featured full frontal nudity, sex with aliens, and more controversial stuff, but you won't be able to see all of that in Alpha Protocol. Said programming producer Nathan Davis:
"No, it’s tasteful. We do some things with our cinematics, too. It isn’t just like a hand up on a thing! We cut around it a little bit. It’s an American game! What can I say? There are limits to what we can do there. I’ve seen a few of the cinematics for those and it ends up being satisfying without being...you know...over...you know?"
Er...okay. In response to whether or not we'd have those aforementioned GoW sex scenes, David just replied, "No, no, no!" However, this won't stop you from striking up romances with several of the female NPCs in the game, and such couplings will have a direct impact on the storyline progression. In other words, if you choose to sleep with this one instead of that one, you might get a different ending. Decisions, decisions...
Related Game(s): Alpha Protocol
7/23/2009 Ben Dutka