Video games shouldn’t be all about saving the world or embarking on some sort of adventure for vengeance. There has to be something else, something that can stir the mind of a gamer – and that’s non other than romance. It’s a well-suited subplot capable of boosting the popularity of high quality video games and albeit hard, developers are already trying to perfect it.
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There are of course a ton of games that features romantic scenes as its primary or secondary plot and they’d sell. So if you are looking for something more thoughtful and mature, with love that can stir your heart, then here are the best PS4 and 3DS RPG games with romance options.
1. Final Fantasy X
With over 8 million copies sold and as the 5th best-selling Playstation 2 video game, Final Fantasy X massive success and popularity ‘wasn’t’ due to its role-playing adventure, but because of the “romantic” scenes showed within the gameplay.
In the game, we saw two characters Tidus and Yuna growing feelings for each other. Then came that full moon when the two lovebirds shared their first kiss underwater whilst listening to the tune of Suteki Da Ne (I.e isn’t it wonderful). That particular scene was completely memorable.
2. Shadow Hearts
I’d like to see another Shadow Hearts installment. It’s a game that provided emotional narrative ‘centered’ on the love story between Yuri and Alice. In the game, we saw the protagonist Yuri protecting his female companion Alice from the machinations of a magician.
Well this is to be expected since she sacrificed her soul to save him. The two lovebirds met at the game’s first tale and started building their feelings. Players may have seen Karin partner with Yuri in the sequel Shadow Hearts: Covenant, but Alice is still his one true soul mate.
3. Xenoblade Chronicles 2
In Xenoblade Chronicles 2, we saw Pyra a sentient being revive Rex on the promise that he’d take her to a fable paradise. The two got tied for the rest of their life and together with other powerful Drivers and Blades, they journey their way to Elysium.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 story is that of “boy-meets-girl”. From the gameplay, you’d see numerous romantic interest between Rex and Pyra/Mythra. It’s an action RPG that mix adventure with romance. You’ll really love it.
4. Trails in the Sky
If you are looking for an old school, turn-based JRPG with strong story, great writing, wonderful music and a little bit of romance, then you’ll surely like Trails in the Sky. The game kicks off with you in control of two bracers wannabe (Estelle and Joshua) and their adventures in the kingdom of Liberl.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky gameplay may not be heavily focused on romance, but the little it exhibits feels so real.
There are a plethora number of RPG games with romance options and they’d feature great storyline. Aside from the aforementioned video games, you’d love Grandia II, Lunar, Utawarerumono Mask of Deception/Mask of Truth and manh more. They are hands down the best RPG games with romance options.