60°
Submitted by PlusXP 748d ago | opinion piece

The Romance Option – The future of immersive, story-based gaming?

Plus XP's new contributor Simon writes "The concept of choice in our games today is taking over RPGs and other story-based genres. You can shape the main character’s morals and priorities; the game’s hero becomes your hero .How they look, how they act or where they go, these options are left up to the player to decide. Recently however, a new choice has crept into our games: who to romance.

The romance option has become as in-demand as outfitting your character or deciding what gun to use. Why then do so many games nowadays fail to utilise this area of story-based games? Whilst many games have the option, the idea of a relationship is very watered down, a declaration of interest and soon your chosen partner will follow you to the ends of the earth (literally, they’ll just follow you everywhere). So should we be content with what we have – a quick flirtatious comment and she’s yours? Or do we want more? Surely the romance option is the next step towards full immersion. The more realistic the better…right?" (Culture, Fallout 3, Mass Effect, PC, PS3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Xbox 360)

SatanSki  +   748d ago
Romances in games are a waste of time and money. Nowadays nearly every damned movie has to have some stupid, unnecessary romance. IMO they belong to romantic comedies and melodramas so please keep them far from games.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
10°

In the Year 20XX: An Interview With Chris King of Batterystaple Games

17m ago - Warp Zoned writes: "Back in the day, Sega used to run an advertising campaign that claimed “Ge... | PC
10°

Battlefield Hardline - PC Review - The Armchair Empire

19m ago - From the review: The story meanders into ridiculous territory at every turn and more than few... | PC
Ad

Study Game Design at DeVry

Now - DeVry University, is an accredited* university offering you the flexibility of over 90 locations, online courses and a wide variety of bachelor's a... | Promoted post
40°

Tales from the Borderlands Ep2: Atlas Mugged Review | WASDuk

41m ago - Gareth from WASDuk reviews Tales From the Borderlands Episode 2 "Building upon the solid found... | PC
30°

Dragon Age Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon Review: Watch Out, It Bites | Shacknews

42m ago - In Jaws of Hakkon, the first DLC expansion for Dragon Age: Inquisition, players travel to the Fro... | PC
40°

Is The PlayStation TV’s Price Drop Enough?

46m ago - Thomas Ellis of Attack of the Fanboy wonders if the recent PlayStation TV's price cut is enough t... | PS4