Since there is such a good topic about this going on - I highly encourage anyone to post on it if they have not yet - how about if we go the opposite route? What are some of the worst love stories you have seen attempted in a game, whether it was done poorly, was forced, contrived, etc? --- "The eyes are the groin of the head." -Dwight Schrute, from the TV show The Office
Radiant Historia stands out to me, because I've seen it proposed as one of the candidates for best love story and it's absurdly not.
The romance aspect of this game pops up only in a single, missable sidequest, where a character who has given no hint of having any affection towards another character throughout the game suddenly confesses her love to him. You have the choice of either rejecting these affections (which leads to an immediate bad ending), or accepting them, which gives you an item but does not otherwise alter the plot of the game or ending in any substantial way.
It's basically the epitome of a "oh hey we love each other" romance that has no build up. Though there's loads of other games that are equally guilty of this. --- http://terosclassicgaming.blogspot.com/ - Watch me beat "GBA Summon Night Swordcraft Story" http://www.backloggery.com/tero - My backloggery
In my opinion, 3D Platformers always have the absolute worst romances ever. There's never any chemistry, and it often feels like they're doing it for the sake of doing it:
- Jak and Ashelin (Though I guess Jak and Keira was okay) - Spyro and Elora - Hunter and Bianca - Sly and Carmelita
Going back and playing Crash, or the original Spyro, or Ratchet and Clank, it's almost like a breath of fresh air to see them just leave that **** out. Although I fear R&C will eventually have a sappy "meets one other Lombax... and it's a she!" plot. --- John Lennon, 1940 - (Infinite Symbol) PSN: naathaann
I actually liked Elora. Though that's probably because I thought she was hot more than that she and Spyro had particularly great chemistry. She's way better than Cinder though. --- http://terosclassicgaming.blogspot.com/ - Watch me beat "GBA Summon Night Swordcraft Story" http://www.backloggery.com/tero - My backloggery