It is that week some of us love, and some of us hate, but for gamers it is the week we can all look back on, and remember all the romantice we have been through over the past few years. If you are a hopeless romantic, then these games are for you. Here are some of the best romance stories in gaming.
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Nathan and Elena Drake – Uncharted
A tale as old as time if you ask us. We have seen Nathan and Elena’s relationship grow since the first Uncharted title where they met by mistake. Elena was doing research for her TV show, and bumped into Nathan who happened to be on the search for the treasure that she was researching.
After a while, they slowly grew on each other and by the third game they clearly had the hots for each other. Although in the end of the third game, we did not know what would happen to them, as their fates were not tied up as we expected. Luckily in Uncharted 4, in the early hours of the game even, we get to see Nathan and Elena married happily as they set off on one last adventure together before settling down in retirement, making their romance one of our favourites.
Yuna and Tidus – Final Fantasy X
In what starts out as a love/hate relationship between these two characters in Final Fantasy X, ends up as a heartbreaking tragic romance. Yuna and Tidus set off on a quest to stop Sin, a massive creature born from the darkness in people’s hearts, used to purge the land of its Sin. Yuna is the only one who can stop it from happening as she is the chosen summoner. Unfortunately, Tidus knows the risks that come with this, as it would mean Yuna would have to sacrifice her life for the world of Spira.
Deeply in love with Yuna, Tidus does not come to terms with this outcome, and decided to turn on the faith and do things differently. By doing so they plan to defeat Sin once and for all, but would come at the cost of his life. It was an emotional roller coaster that drove daggers into our hearts. Tidus sacrificing himself for Yuna. Going into the final battle knowing that after it, Tidus would be no more, and Yuna’s love of her life would cease to exist. We still cry while watching this.
Ellie & Riley – The Last of Us
Ellie not only made waves in the gaming industry for her fantastic role in The Last of Us, but when it came to the DLC, The Last of Us: Left Behind, it was again her chance to shine. In the small story chapter, it told us the tale of her time between going missing and reappearing in the last portion of the main game. During this time she met a girl named Riley and they become very close, close enough to fall in love with each other.
Although things did not work out between the two of them due to tragic circumstances, it was a powerful message that Naughty Dog sent out to the world. A young girl as level-headed as Ellie, being attracted to other women, was a huge step in character development, one which we respect.
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Dragon Age: Inquisition stands on its own as a game that defied all gender rules in video games. During the campaign you can flirt, and romance so many different characters, regardless of their gender, and even race. We remember quite clearly falling in love with Captain Cullen, and spending the night in his quarters before moving onto winning the heart of Iron Bull later on in the game.
With that being said, Bioware has always challenged the rules when it comes to same-sex relationships in its games, and Mass Effect has also been a great example of this. In the game you can romance anyone who is that way inclined, while being any sex.
Arno and Elise – Assassin’s Creed Unity
Assassin’s Creed Unity is one of the best games in the series when it comes to characters and their growth in the game. Elize and Arno meet at a young age. Arno joins the Assassins, and Elize becomes a member of the Templars. To see their characters grow up so far apart, with different allegiances, while in love with each other, was an experience we have never had before.
Although the game ends in tragedy, it was a romance tale like Romeo and Juliet. Arno and Elize grew on us so fondly, and we hated to say goodbye to the two.