Note: This post contains minor spoilers for Baldur’s Gate 3 romance plotlines and the video below got a sexy bear in it. You have been warned ;)
Just how horny is Baldur’s Gate 3? One of my companions tried to sleep with me the very first time I set up camp. I was flattered, but I had just crash-landed a mind flayer airship after waking up with a parasite in my brain, so I wasn’t exactly in the mood to fool around with a stranger just yet. Since then, though, as I’ve grown more accustomed to having a tadpole swimming around in my grey matter, my erotic imagination has started to wander.
Yes, I want to stop myself from turning into a tentacled monster, but more importantly, I need to figure out who I want to take to bed with me: The dark-haired goth Shadowheart? The fiery Karlach? Or maybe I’d rather have Gith warrior Lae’zel split me in two with her battle ax? Truth be told, even if developer Larian tries to slow my suitors’ roll with a patch, I’ll always be playing this game for the romance first, adventure second.
I’ve also been delighted to discover that this beloved RPG is a special treat for LGBTQ+ players, allowing us to court anyone who joins the main quest. This feature — sometimes referred to as being “playersexual” — is befitting of a game that closes very few doors in general. Based on Dungeons & Dragons tabletop rules, Baldur’s Gate 3 is all about exploration, improvisation, and expansive possibilities. You can do almost anything — and apparently, almost anyone, under the right circumstances.