Full Nudity, Softcore Porn Promised For Mass Effect: Andromeda’s Unattractive Characters
Mass Effect Andromeda Nudity
(Last Updated On: February 27, 2017)

BioWare general manager Aaryn Flynn took to Twitter to talk about the ESRB rating for Mass Effect: Andromeda and the fact that the upcoming title will – for the first time in the series’ history – feature a “Full Nudity” label instead of the “Partial Nudity” label.

It’s a strange way to draw interest to Mass Effect: Andromeda at this stage in the game.

Promising “full nudity” as if it were a feature usually works best when there are characters that people actually want to see nude. Generally if you want to use sex appeal as a selling point you actually need sexy characters.

For instance, 2B in Nier: Automata has a lot of sex appeal, and it’s not even something Platinum Games or Square Enix promoted… it’s just based on her design and the way the audience have generally taken a liking to her. The game itself doesn’t have any actual sexual content but the community have gone out of their way to create lots of sexy fanart and 3D renders of the pseudo protagonist 2B.

Now unlike Nier: Automata, the Mass Effect: Andromeda cast have not been as sexualized in the community. In fact, just the opposite has happened: a lot of people across the internet have said the cast in BioWare’s title are “ugly“.

Mass Effect: Andromeda - Romance

What’s weird here is that a lot of the male members of the gaming community have literally said that they find the characters in Mass Effect: Andromeda unattractive, yet BioWare decides to tell people there’s a lot of nudity and sex in the game. Maybe they’re trying to appeal to a certain group who like unorthodox designs and lots of sex? It seems kind of fringe, but that’s a word that’s been used lately to describe a lot of BioWare’s choices since Dragon Age II.

So the question becomes: how can you use nudity and sex as a selling point for a game where people find the characters unattractive?

Don’t you need some sort of sex appeal in order to sell the concept of sex?

It’s also weird because people have been defending BioWare’s decision to make the characters less physically appealing (especially the females), with some of BioWare’s die-hard fans congratulating them on aiming for sexually unattractive designs. Some people even claimed that BioWare is simply focused on making more “realistic” looking characters.

For instance, there are corners of the community who think Peebee is cute, many others think Peebee looks manly. Regardless, BioWare has said that Peebee can be romanced. So what target demographic does romancing Peebee fit into?

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Flynn simply could be joking about the softcore porn aspect of Mass Effect: Andromeda.

So far the one thing that a large majority of the gaming community have been vocal about is the lack of sex appeal from the characters, so I doubt BioWare would put a lot of focus on making sexually unappealing characters frequently nude.

Then again, maybe that’s how they’re able to escape with an ‘M’ for Mature rating for the game from the ESRB? If gamers have to sit through alien schlong and ugly Krogan butts, it’s entirely possible that the ESRB decided to simply give them a pass on the full nudity.

But… then again, maybe BioWare is getting experimental…. maybe Peebee’s “manly” facial features aren’t the only thing she has in common with human males… maybe the full nudity will show the “other” side of the Asari’s capabilities?

Even still, it’s odd that they would even bother to play up sex in a game where people find their characters to be generally lacking in sex appeal.

I guess we’ll find out how this all plays out when Mass Effect: Andromeda launches on March 21st for the PC, PS4, PS4 Pro and Xbox One. Some people won’t be buying the game regardless of how the characters look given that a portion of the gaming community have opted not to purcahse the title due to racist comments made by one of the designers working on Mass Effect: Andromeda.

Also, did they try to modify Sara Ryder’s look so she has features of a certain someone when it comes to the face shape, nose and lips?


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  • Jay Kaulitzke

    You know fem ryder actually looks pretty decent if you cover up her eyes like you did at the end there.

  • GraduateAnalyst

    Ouch, that comparison to Anita Sarkeesian really cemented my decision not to buy the game. I really despise that … I’ll avoid the language…

  • Ashley Dennhardt

    I punched my ugly / fat card, filled it up, and sent it in for a new one; several times over. Had an old sergeant in the Army instruct me thus: “Never set your standards so high you go without!”

    I can overlook ugly or plain. I just hope the women in Andromeda move and stand better than they do in Inquisition. Seriously, all the women in DAI walk like a trucker after a 15 hour long haul and stand like you caught them just as they were sitting down to take a shit. Not to mention the crazy bad body proportions. Cassandra looks like a midget on stilts.

    After what they did in DAI with the plain females and the very attractive gay men I kind of assumed that they would bow to the SJW and LGBTQ crowd. I wish people would understand a couple things.

    1. Neither I nor most people care about anybody elses sexual proclivities unless it is someone that we are personally interested in. Barring the asshole in every group on all sides of every issue. Just don’t care, tired of having it thrown in my face. Hetero, Homo, Pan, whatever. Don’t care, don’t want to hear about it.

    2. Nobody in history has ever achieved parity / equality / legitimacy by demeaning or hurting others. The whole two wrongs thing. Stop trying to make people feel equal by giving one group more than another. Making women plain looking does not make people stop being attracted to attractive women. I agree take a page from witcher 3 and look at yennifer specifically. beautiful woman. Hell, Ciri is beautiful and she has half of her face scarred.

    • Seriously, all the women in DAI walk like a trucker after a 15 hour long
      haul and stand like you caught them just as they were sitting down to
      take a shit.

      From what I’ve seen Fem Ryder still kind of moves like that. Hopefully it was just that cinematic and during that walking sequence… but um… yeah.

  • jlenoconel

    Why is it OK for them to have sex in their games but others can’t lol?

  • Conner Garry Sennett

    Looks like he was being sarcastic

    • After Ironbull… I just don’t know anymore.

  • wcg

    Can you romance the Anita-surrogate? That’s all I need to know.

    • You play the Anita-surrogate.

      • Which is freaking disgusting.

        If I ever get this game, it’s going to be on the cheap. And if I can’t make my character look nice, I’m just going to get rid of it.

  • That last picture, why Billy just why?
    https://youtu.be/H-3xu6zG84o?t=44s

  • Richard

    PeeBee looks like a chimpanzee trying a Human smile, and what kind of name is Peebee.

  • MusouTensei

    Because those are totally characters I want to see nude.

  • Pratim Gupta

    This game is monkey fuck, its sex scenes are most likely going to be like Ride to Hell Retribution

  • Mordoum

    I’m pretty sure this is just a marketing tactic aimed towards non-PC people, but I’m not sure if they understand why we bitch about political correctnes and agenda pushing in games. It’s not because we wanna see titties in games (although I personally certainly don’t mind em), but because according to their ideology, some things are off limits in art and other products, but we want everything to be on the table. Even horrible and uncomfortable things. Or maybe I’m just speaking for myself.

  • AlecJ

    Im torn.

    I love the series. I just played through the first trilogy to see if i still enjoy it. I couldnt put it down. Until the last 15 minutes of weird child AI choices, its a wonderful ride of victory and loss, anger and satisfaction, friendship and revenge. It just encompasses a journey in the purist sense of the word.

    But they couldnt just let us enjoy it.

    Now with the company showing its true nature, and its obvious attempts at giving certain players….like me….the finger as it reaches for my wallet with the other hand….what do i do?

    Ignore the game completely, wait for it to fill the clearance bin and pick it up on the cheap, down the rode, or buy a used copy so it doesnt count as a sale for Bioware?

    Ive actually pre-ordered the game, but its thru Amazon so i can cancel whenever. I just needed to quench the excitement when that first gameplay trailer launched.

    Ah..,,i dont know.

    As for the ugly characters….thats just weird. Who wants their characters to be fugly? Only certain self hating tool bags of the game development community, i suppose. Unless they actually did try to make the characters subtly look like their friends and heroes….never considering how ugly they were…

    Long live Liara….if they retcon her a dick i reserve the right to take this all back and set fire to every Bioware game i ever encounter for the rest of my life.

    • Cancel your pre-order and wait for a used copy to become dirt cheap. If I ever get Andromeda, that’s how I’m most likely to get it.

      And long live Liara. She’s still the cutest Asari there’s ever been.

    • Gozu Tennoh

      I sold my all my bioware stuff after me3.

      Just pirate it mate. You still get to play and bioware dont get your money.

    • Jay Kaulitzke

      Myself I am going to wait. I am really really hoping that the ugly female faces are just because we weren’t seeing a finished product in the previews. By launch they might look good. So I am going to wait and see.

      If they are still butt ugly at launch though I am not buying it, not unless someone comes out with a good mod that makes them look good.

  • SevTheBear

    Hardcore Mass Effect fans will defend anything Bioware makes xD

    Beauty standards is VERY different. All from body to face and people’s taste can vary. I think it’s save to say that *The Witcher 3* female leads hit’s what most men would fine attractive. Slim, in good shape and very feminine. Most women has a LONG list over things they want from a man in their life. We all have fantasies about the ideal partner.

    I am not saying Bioware’s female design is a good or bad choice, just the most would prefer both male AND female to be sexy.

  • Raging Papist

    Now that their marketing campaign is in full swing, there is kind of an electricity in the air. IGN and other sites have a new article every other day glorifying this turd. I feel like games journalists and Biodrones desperately want this game to succeed. Could it be? Is this the 95% chance at being successful game that faces a cataclysmic upset that has ripples through the industry? Oh man, yes or no, its going to be fun to watch.

  • That comparison at the bottom is rather uncanny. Like, it honestly does look like Anita.

  • Grey
  • Disqusted

    Yuck.

  • Gozu Tennoh

    Hopefully the facial mods get made quickly along with mosaics for any dicks they’ll surely show.

    I wonder if they’ve made the tits sjw friendly too?

    • SevTheBear

      what is SJW friendly tits? Don’t want women in Hijab or Burka? 😛

    • Keystone

      Assuming the talented modders who were fans of the series didn’t call it quits with ME and Bioware after 3’s ending debacle.

      • Gozu Tennoh

        I could be waiting a while then…………

  • LurkerJK

    I am placing my bet that this will lead to us finding out that all asaris have big fat cocks and that all Shepards that romanced Liara took it up the ass, one final fuck you to fans of the franchise before setting the company on fire

  • giygas
  • Ghost

    First this made me happy. Then I remembered theyre all fugly. We’ll need plenty of space bags for their heads.

  • Bitterbear

    Unattractive female characters in Mass Effect: Andromeda?

    That’s cute

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5932ffd76231ba2adce38554200a8e563749ea9faceaca0594a871bed427f67d.jpg

  • GodBowser

    That last part of this entry reminded me of when some thought that a character design in The Last of Us was based on “a certain someone” but at least they did not base this characters design on a certain leftist loony indi dev

  • Well, we privileged patriarchal men have to play our part in defying “traditional female beauty standards” as enforced wished by SJWs and feminists right? We need to be decent men with morals.

    Because a bunch of pixels, polygons and textures rendered in the “wrong” way for female characters in a video game is sexism, misogyny and oppresses all women.

    Also the Sarkeesian lower face of Sara Ryder, holy shit lol