View Poll Results: Which type of romance do you prefer?

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  • Set romance between characters

    2 11.76%
  • Romance where I decide who ends up with who

    4 23.53%
  • Don't care

    4 23.53%
  • Both equally

    6 35.29%
  • Can't decide

    1 5.88%
  • No romances ever. Everyone should be forever alone

    0 0%
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Thread: How do you take your video game romances?

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    Default How do you take your video game romances?

    So I know some of you are not fond of the love stories, but, assuming they are decently written, which do you prefer?

    I like both. On the one hand, I like the freedom to make my own couples. But those romances tend to be much less detailed and less specific than a specifically written love story

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    Pretty much both. I like well told set romances, and I like the variety of choosing who my character would want to romance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Formalhaut View Post
    Pretty much both. I like well told set romances, and I like the variety of choosing who my character would want to romance.
    Yes I agree! I really liked the way Fire emblem awakening handled it where you can create your own protagonist aka Robyn/Robin (I forget) that isn't a silent one and actually has a relationship with all the characters. Had it been a bit more detailed it would've been perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fynn View Post
    I don't care as long as they make things gayer in the future
    This as well. I'd also like more Trans characters in games- you really don't see anything about that.


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    I say its nice to control it (I always pair Yu up with Yukiko in Persona 4, cos she's the prettiest) and its nice to see it happen without any control (Tidus and Yuna kissing in Final Fantasy 10). So both :-D

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    I think the closest thing to trans I've seen in gaming are characters who look female but are actually male (like Libra in Fire emblem) and vice versa but ofc it's never really explained why, so we assume it's just a straight dude who looks like a girl because ??? If there were trans characters a lot of character designs would make more sense lol

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    Is there a difference between Don't care and Both equally?

    Either way, I absolutely do not care. Both work very well when done right.

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    with a lot of popcorn
    everything is wrapped in gray
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    can you hear me in the void?

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    I like both. As long as it's well written, I enjoy pre-made romances and romances of my choosing. I like them in the more grand adventuring of games because that's just a natural progress when people are around each other.

    Now if it's just a shooting game with little time-framing, for example, I don't expect a romance to be inserted over the 2 days of the plot of you taking on whatever evil group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karifean View Post
    Is there a difference between Don't care and Both equally?
    Yeah to me both equally means more you like to see both and want to see both, whereas don't care means it makes no difference, you have no strong opinion, you don't care if either/or is present

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    In a way I'm a bit torn, because while I lean heavily on the fixed romance side of things, I can't help but remember games where the fixed romance makes the game . . . unpleasant, to put it lightly (and, unfortunately, only one of these gave me an 'evil' brother in the first ten minutes that was willing to off one of the characters for me).

    This isn't often a problem with 'pick your match' systems, but, at the same time, I find those often come off oddly, where things feel contrived and unnatural or I feel that characters suffer to accommodate my possible choice, like they have an open door towards my character that doesn't seem to fit. Sometimes it works, but when it does I often feel like I just took the choice the devs wanted me to, and when that happens it might as well just fall under the set romance option. Both can work out, but I generally find I prefer set romances.

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    The romance stuff in games has just been side content to me and I don't really care if it's there or not. In cases where I have the option, I try to sleep with as many people as possible.

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    I want more sex in games, less romance. I find romance as a whole a tiring topic and would rather have mature, engaging, and genuinely erotic depictions of sex and sexuality instead.



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