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Submitted by Pozzle 773d ago | opinion piece

10 Top Current-Gen Gaming Romances

WC writes:

We all love love stories, right?

Gaming isn’t really known for quality story-telling, let alone for having decent romantic subplots (or as a main plot). Thus I thought it would be nice to have a look back over the games that were released in this generation of gaming and commend those that did a fairly good job of stringing together a believable love story.

Why just this current-gen? Mainly to provide previews of what gaming is like nowadays in terms of story, to hopefully see what the future can bring. Another reason being that there are quite a number of decent choices throughout gaming history, so narrowing the time frame down allows us to appreciate games that might be overlooked otherwise. In keeping with that reasoning, only one romance subplot will be taken from any game: the best from that particular game. (Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, Dragon Age: Origins, PC, PS3, PSP, To the Moon, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Xbox 360)

user5467007  +   773d ago
Nathan Drake & Elena Fisher...Number 7

I would of easily put them at Number 1, they are the best couple I've seen in video games this gen. The fact Nolan and Emily actually have chemistry while acting makes the couple seem more real. The Uncharted 2 ending with the back and forth between the two was so touching...yet funny at the same time.

I like how Elena goes against most video game love interests or female characters. She dosen't need resucing all the time, she can hold her own, she's smart, shes down to earth, she's not sexed up and she's not a soldier brute
wedgie  +   773d ago
They are my favorite. And especially with some of the other choices, I don't even know some of those.

"The Uncharted series hasn’t really had great story-telling."

And that quote right there makes me wonder what game he has been playing. I know everyone has their own opinions, however the plot and story experience are one of my favorite aspects of those games.
user5467007  +   773d ago
I know right....he does realise the whole reason Uncharted is so popular isn't just for the graphics but for the great characters and story telling aswell.
Theo1130  +   773d ago
Great pic for #1, if it wasn't on the list I was going to cry.
joab777  +   773d ago
I kept wondering why Drake and shepherd were so low until I saw the witcher, VC, and DA. It's tough for me but I'd have time have like a 5 way tie. Though I may choose Valkyria Chronicles at number 1.
HebrewHammer  +   773d ago
This list is severely missing one crucial couple: Juliet and Nick from Lollipop Chainsaw.
Lucretia  +   773d ago
really? gears of war? that scene in the game made me crack up so not sure how its on the list. it was so badly done that it seemed like it was intended to be funny.

perhaps if we knew maria more, but it just seemed thrown in
humbleopinion  +   768d ago
It was actually completely unexpected: the expectation was for her to either be dead or for a traditional rescue-thanku romance we see in most games (including ones in this same list). The shock value of this scene seems like it came out of nowhere.
Where in the history of video games have we seen a similar seen before?
Lucretia  +   767d ago
it was pretty expected, its a doom and gloom setting in stories. and i guess its a little sorta unique in an american game but its not unheard of in some dark jrpgs like valkyrie profile, xenogears and some others, especially Berserk.

i totally saw her being dead because she would have no place in the story otherwise. unless it would have been lame and she went to some base to wait for dom. pretty obvious outcome in my opinion.

and i wouldnt have minded it but i dont think they did the scene correctly and failed to make a massive impact. just my humble opinion :P
Brownghost  +   773d ago
why does n4g let top 5/10 articles still get pulbished. There just lazy opinions
HebrewHammer  +   773d ago
Opinions that some of us are interested in reading.
Dancinsolo  +   773d ago
Where's meat boy and bandage girl?
iWishTifaWasReal  +   773d ago
i want Crisis Core REMAKE for ps3

then at the end of the game, "To be Continued in FF7.... for Playstation 4"

or something like that.
SageHonor  +   773d ago
I'm surprised he put Alicia and Welkin on there. That was a great romance

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