30°
Submitted by wumbo3000 771d ago | opinion piece

5 Best Romances in Video Games

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one by taking a gander at what Jason from Leviathyn believes to be the 5 best romances in video games. (Culture, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, PS3, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Xbox 360)

Root  +   771d ago
" John Marston and Abigail Marston "

Why does everyone say John and Abi, I thought you had more of a romantic connection with Bonnie to be honest
RandomManA  +   771d ago
I liked this, it was well-written, but I have to say, I disagree with every single one of your choices.
wumbo3000  +   770d ago
Dang, every single one? And you've played all of those games? I guess we're just on opposite sides of the spectrum then.

What are some romances you consider to be better?
RandomManA  +   770d ago
Well, the first choice - not to include Bioware games - was a mistake. Admittedly, choice has a lot to do with what romance you wind up pursuing, but that doesn't mean it's invalid - quite the opposite, really, I felt much more personally invested because I was the one guiding that romance. In Mass Effect, I've only experienced FemShep/Kaidan, but I felt that was one of the most powerful romances I'd seen in a game. I hear from some others that Shepard/Liara or MaleShep/Tali are even more emotionally powerful.

Along the same lines, I really, really enjoyed romancing Bastila in KOTOR. My relief at talking her down at the end was one of the most emotional reactions I'd had in a game to that point.

Maybe saying I disagreed with ALL of your choices was a bit harsh - I did like Monkey and Trip, but I would've put them lower on the list - but leaving out Ico and Yorda was absolutely criminal.
wumbo3000  +   770d ago
Well, let me start off by saying I only wanted to do games that I've personally played. So I know how Ico, Monkey Island, and some others are really good, but I don't want to speak about them if I'm not intimately familiar with them.

I didn't include any Bioware games because with all the player choice, every romance is very personal to that player and the world he or she created. The experience is going to be different for every player because they made those choice, and the effects from those choices are completely unique to that player. I wanted highlight relationships that storytellers had a specific plan for.

And come on, how can you not like Phoenix/Maya? They're fantastic.
#2.2 (Edited 770d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
room414  +   771d ago
I'd like to see this industry do a lot more with romantic storylines. It's done quite well in books and movies. Why not games?

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

Amiibos as DLC Part 2: The Data Storage Issue Arrives

17m ago - We've seen more content released from Nintendo's amiibos: more filler items, character skins, som... | Wii U
30°

Bloodborne: 10 Tips For Beginners

27m ago - Readers Gambit takes a break away from Bloodborne to lend a helping hand to those in need. There... | PS4
Ad

Want to Join the Releases.com Team? We are Looking for News Editors

Now - We are looking for news editors for the following categories. Games, TV Series, Movies and Tech. If you are an aspiring journalist in one of these... | Promoted post
30°

Save 80% On Microsoft Flight Simulator X With Steam

44m ago - Due to Steam's Weekend Sale, you can now buy Microsoft Flight Simulator X for less than 80% of it... | PC
40°

Witcher 3 Will Have Official Mod Toolkit Confirms CEO

45m ago - CD Projekt RED's CEO confirmed that an official mod toolkit will be released for The Witcher 3: W... | PC
20°

Bloodborne Review | Start Replay

51m ago - Josh from Start Replay writes, "From Software’s penchant for devilishly difficult RPGs is certain... | PS4