The Ups & Downs of Romance in RPG Games


That awesome moment when you realize you can have multiple love interests/spouses

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At one point, spreading your seed across one whole nation was your ultimate goal

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but eventually you’ll stop sampling goods and choose one

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You might have fallen for this charming knight

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or this ridiculously hot and bad ass chick

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Sorry, devs didn’t set them as romance options

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This makes you feel angry

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until you discover the power of mods!

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On top of that, there’s always that one character who is designed to keep flirting with you

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and you reject them all the time

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Eventually, you’ll meet your video game soul mate and you’re like…

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But you must win their love through side quests. Your immediate answer is

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It’ll pay off eventually because this happens…

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and your face looks like this

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Or this…

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I bet you even read and at least attempted to write fan fiction about it

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and every new scene with them makes you so giddy

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until that sad moment comes when you’ve played through every romantic interaction available

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OR you’ve accidentally killed your love interest simply because you pressed the wrong button :(

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Here’s to hoping your last save file wasn’t three hours and a hundred quests before this happened…

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if not then

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Yesika Reyes is Gamemoir’s co-editor, and a regular contributor to Unreality Magazine. You can follow her on Twitter at @cdrbedlam, check her personal blog Commander Bedlam, or email her at yreyes@gamemoir.com.

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