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November 2nd, 2012, 01:08
Well, there's a reason it isn't in most of their games. They suck at it.
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November 2nd, 2012, 01:42
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I never understood why people hated the witcher 1 cards…I thought it was a fun concept. Why does everything has to be deadly serious
Hated? You nuts?
I replayed the game just to be 100% sure I got them all in the first run. And then they removed cards from TW2, I was furious!

Um… But the topic is about romances, not cards, eh?
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November 2nd, 2012, 02:45
Originally Posted by Thrasher View Post
Well, there's a reason it isn't in most of their games. They suck at it.
Yeah… that must be it.

Or they simply realize most of their fans couldn't care less if that sort of thing was present in their games.
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November 2nd, 2012, 02:49
Originally Posted by Thrasher View Post
Well, there's a reason it isn't in most of their games. They suck at it.
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Yeah… that must be it.
Well it must be since it goes like this. I love you and you wear an amulet lets get married. You can tell they put allot work into it. Just like someone said in an earlier post most of the designers don't have a clue what romance or love is.

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November 2nd, 2012, 02:58
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
You can tell they put allot work into it.

Just like someone said in an earlier post most of the designers don't have a clue what romance or love is.
Or… maybe they they simply realize most of their fans couldn't care less if that sort of thing was present in their games.
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November 2nd, 2012, 03:00
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
Or… maybe they they simply realize most of their fans couldn't care less if that sort of thing was present in their games.
Keep telling yourself that. Bioware makes a living off of that type of fan so its it is profitable. Bethesda fans are those who hate story and dialog. They just want to rp and explore.

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November 2nd, 2012, 03:08
Well you pretty much just confirmed what I already said. Although I wouldn't have put it in those words.
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November 2nd, 2012, 11:13
I don't have to hate story and dialogue to appreciate other things more, actually.

But I think Skyrim did well in terms of story and dialogue. People claim Morrowind did as well, though I don't really remember.
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November 2nd, 2012, 13:46
I have my own definition of the word "romance". And I try to work it out in my own short stories I'm writing.

That said I wouldn't dare to believe that they could meet my own definition of "romance".

I believe that perhaps every single person has an own, different definition of "romance".


What I absolutely LOVE in games, that's banter.

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November 2nd, 2012, 13:54
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I´ve not experienced the following scenario myself, but I think that nothing quite compares to having your party buffed to the teeth and just about to enter the Throne of Bhaal to end it once and for all, when suddenly Aerie decides to give a birth (which then leads to fighting Melissan and co. with a child in your inventory) .
She gives birth? Never had it go that far when I was putting my move on her. I remember her being preggo, I thought the birth happened in the end game credits.

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November 2nd, 2012, 13:55
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Thats another good question. Why is the "end goal" of most game romances the sexy times. I've met plenty of girls for which sex was more of an ice breaker than a later goal. You want "realism", then give me some easy companions. Better yet, make them not at all interested in pursuing an actual relationship!
Well if we are going for realism, we'd have to make all the female NPC's bat shit crazy!

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November 5th, 2012, 23:59
Originally Posted by DArtagnan View Post
I don't have to hate story and dialogue to appreciate other things more, actually.

But I think Skyrim did well in terms of story and dialogue. People claim Morrowind did as well, though I don't really remember.
Morrowind had a story?

I have yet to find a single game, from Wasteland to Treasures of the Savage Frontier to Baldur's Gate 2 to Dragon Age: Origins, that had anything resembling tolerable romance options. BG2 was probably the best though, of what I've played.

"Give expensive crap to some emo chick so she'll like you" is not romance.

So just leave it out entirely.

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November 6th, 2012, 00:23
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"Give expensive crap to some emo chick so she'll like you" is not romance.
I don't know, that's pretty much how I got my first girlfriend.

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November 6th, 2012, 02:10
I want the type of romances that Dungeon Master, Ultima Underworld and Icewind Dale had.
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November 6th, 2012, 02:20
Originally Posted by PetrusOctavianus View Post
I want the type of romances that Dungeon Master, Ultima Underworld and Icewind Dale had.
This +1000
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November 6th, 2012, 02:25
^VirtuaLARPers alert!!
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November 6th, 2012, 11:27
I just want a plausible and well-written romance based on an actual understanding of psychology and human interaction (assuming it's between humans).
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November 6th, 2012, 14:42
Originally Posted by azraelck View Post
I have yet to find a single game, from Wasteland to Treasures of the Savage Frontier to Baldur's Gate 2 to Dragon Age: Origins, that had anything resembling tolerable romance options. BG2 was probably the best though, of what I've played.

"Give expensive crap to some emo chick so she'll like you" is not romance.
Perhaps this is because male developers dominate the game development teams and so everything is written from/for their perspective ?

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November 6th, 2012, 14:47
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
Perhaps this is because male developers dominate the game development teams and so everything is written from/for their perspective ?
Isn't one of the main writers for Bioware a female?

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November 6th, 2012, 14:49
Unfortunately, most women respond positively to being given expensive shit.
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