It is really gross that the only queer character in the game, besides potentially Shep, is this exotic Other, conventionally-human-sexy-but-blue alien. And the only reason she can be romanced by either gender is rationalized with sexy-sexy alien exotic mating practices. That’s really super problematic in a way that makes me not want to keep playing.
I know its not entirely the case, but its hard to shake the feeling FShep/Liara’s goal is not fair representation, but sexy lady-on-lady for male players.
Are the later games and/or Dragon Age any better for this? I’m a bit tempted to move on.
like right off the bat with Liara they barge right into that her entire race is pansexual or whatever. It feels less like a fluid, believable intro conversation and more like a big, flashing beacon to the player that HEY EVERYONE CAN ROMANCE HER. Why do all the dude aliens get to be all, well, alien looking and not conventional human-pretty, but the one romanceable alien lady has to be some babe who happens to be blue?