60°
Submitted by PlusXP 905d 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  +   904d 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
40°

Until Dawn Review | Gamers Elite

1h ago - GE writes: "Overall, I loved Until Dawn. Sure it has it’s faults, but it’s a homage to ‘old schoo... | PS4
40°

Voice Actor Tuesday – Catherine Taber

2h ago - Sagamer: Some voice actors only play a few roles, but often those roles are ones that stand out i... | Culture
Ad

Check What PS4 Games are Coming Out in August

Now - At Releases.com you can check release dates for all PS4 games. Visit now and start tracking the games you plan to buy. | Promoted post
40°

Devil's Third (Review) - Horror Cult Films

2h ago - Come for the fun but flawed single player, stay for the surprisingly good multiplayer (if more pe... | Wii U
40°

Splatoon Transformers Splatfest Results: Autobots vs. Decepticons

2h ago - Splatoon’s Transformers Splatfest event concluded in North America with the evil Team Decepticons... | Wii U
40°

The SushiCast: Episode 7

2h ago - Stu at Sushimonster85 writes 'This week we open the show talking about Metal Gear Solid V: The Ph... | PC