Dragon Age: Inquisition Presented GLAAD Media Award for LGBT Characters
BioWare has won yet another great award to put on its shelf. This time, it's a Special Recognition award from GLAAD (formerly the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) for the complex and unique LGBT characters featured in Dragon Age: Inquisition.
GLAAD has announced its the nominees for its 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Polygon reports that Dragon Age: Inquisition was recognized by GLAAD's Media Awards panel for its exemplary stories featuring LGBT characters. While there isn't a specific slot in its Media Awards for video game content, GLAAD decided to give BioWare its own award for the captivating stories available for you to discover with the members of the Inquisition.
"GLAAD also announced that Electronic Arts and BioWare's video game Dragon Age: Inquisition received a Special Recognition award for the many complex and unique LGBT characters prominently integrated throughout the game," a GLAAD spokesperson wrote. "GLAAD's Special Recognition awards are typically given to outstanding media projects for which there is not a competitive category."
Inquisition has some thorough, well-written stories that it tells with its characters and gives players the chance to pursue romantic endeavors with the person that they choose, regardless of race and gender. In particular, Dorian's story of the familial persecution he faced due to his sexual orientation is heartbreaking and was portrayed with excellent storytelling, voice acting and delivery. Whether your character chooses to romance him or simply become his friend, you feel for the struggles Dorian faced just for trying to be true to himself. Bravo BioWare, bravo.