Tuesday, March 09, 2010

A strange moment in gaming

In Baldur's Gate 2 you can romance some of the other characters in your party. This is a smart idea- it allows more attachment to the non-player characters, and makes you care more about the story. Its not brilliantly scripted, but its a pretty good effort, and somewhat fun. If you continue your romance with one of the characters, in the expansion she becomes pregnant, and eventually bears the child, provided you play for long enough.

Aerie (the mother of your child), calmly explains, having become pregnant, that while her unborn child can be killed along with her, the magic that will bring her back to life will also bring the fetus back to life. Well, thats ok then.

When the child is born, it then becomes an inventory item. Thankfully you can't equip it...

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At 1:22 pm, Blogger Cap said...

The problem with BG relationships, is that Jaheria is a psychotic hippy, and Aerie doesn't know how to stop whining.

The Mass Effect one(s) are more reasonable, I think. Less romance, more 'We might all die; you're awesome. Sexytimes?'

Also, the fact that my BG-toon got busy with Aerie IN THE MIDDLE OF A BATTLE WITH TROLLS, while they waited. And just...watched.


At 3:07 pm, Blogger Mr K said...

Yeah, its pretty funny how no matter what, if those conversational triggers go off then they talk. Usually it doesn't happen during combat, buts its a tad buggy....


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