Why has no one created a romantic video game?

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#1 Posted by Meeeper282 (1597 posts) -

Seriously why? it's an untapped market.

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#2 Posted by Liquid_ (3823 posts) -

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#3 Posted by IAmNot_fun (3336 posts) -
Date sims?
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#4 Posted by FrozenLiquid (13549 posts) -
inb4 someone mentions the mind-numbingly pathetic To the Moon.
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#5 Posted by Meeeper282 (1597 posts) -

Date sims?IAmNot_fun

No a love sim, for example, you're a middle aged investment banker looking for love, but you cant seem to find someone, then before you know it, you meet this girl in a cafe, 6 months later they are happily together untill he cheats on her, and she kicks him out, now it's up to him to fix this.

great plot aye?

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#6 Posted by SPYDER0416 (16736 posts) -

Because most videogamers are sad and lonely male nerds that would never support such a thing.

Actually, it's probably because it would be kind of hard to do a straight romance game, plus I was joking but the videogame audience is still a little more niche than the widespread movie going audience that can have anything be successful if it's at least worth watching.

I think some games do toy with it, The Darkness had one of the best tragic romances I've seen with a really great scene showing it to boot, Catherine is basically one big romance game (that also involves block pushing puzzles in between romance), plus relationships and romance are toyed with in games like Mass Effect and Grand Theft Auto IV.

I think we'll start seeing more of that stuff as soon as audiences start opening up and once we see the success of that kind of concept though. For the record I don't really have much interest in romance movies or novels, and I doubt it would carry over to my gaming choices.

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#7 Posted by MaskedPlayer (892 posts) -
inb4 someone mentions the mind-numbingly pathetic To the Moon.FrozenLiquid
To the Moon
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#8 Posted by TheEroica (17440 posts) -

Playboy: The Mansion... ever heard of it?

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#9 Posted by Meeeper282 (1597 posts) -

Playboy: The Mansion... ever heard of it?

TheEroica

That game was nothing more then a simulation to my life

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#10 Posted by AmnesiaHaze (5685 posts) -

theres Larry

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#11 Posted by freedomfreak (50217 posts) -
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#12 Posted by rilpas (8161 posts) -
because games are mostly based around combat in one form or another, it's the entire basis of the industry the best you can hope for in regards for the sort of game you asked is a point n´click adventure game
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#13 Posted by Goyoshi12 (9687 posts) -

Please, there's plenty of games on the indie market and some of the romance found in big name titles aren't half bad either.

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#14 Posted by call_of_duty_10 (4954 posts) -

There are many brothels in the witcher 2.

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#15 Posted by ArchoNils2 (9768 posts) -

there are plenty of dating sims, there is some Sims like game focussed on Singles and dating and there there is (was? Dunno xD) stuff like Second life or Hobo Hotel where you could meet actual persons in an artificial enviroment

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#16 Posted by fr3ddiemercury (494 posts) -
The real reason is sex. They cant even show an ass before the ESRB labels it A for adult, which will kill any chance of the game selling. Games = show a butt = labeled as Adult Movies = show **** ass, penis vagina = still can be rated R only Games are treatly unfairly in comparison, I say protest the ESRB or get someone new
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#17 Posted by funsohng (29917 posts) -
[QUOTE="freedomfreak"] .

F*cking Uncle Paulie.
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#18 Posted by jg4xchamp (61470 posts) -

The Darknessfreedomfreak
Is more like a revenge story than romance, but I love that game.

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#19 Posted by ArchoNils2 (9768 posts) -

The real reason is sex. They cant even show an ass before the ESRB labels it A for adult, which will kill any chance of the game selling. Games = show a butt = labeled as Adult Movies = show **** ass, penis vagina = still can be rated R only Games are treatly unfairly in comparison, I say protest the ESRB or get someone newfr3ddiemercury

Actually there are a lot fof games including sex, especially from japan.Not sure if they are legal in your country though

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#20 Posted by ampiva (1251 posts) -
Visual Novels?
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#21 Posted by freedomfreak (50217 posts) -

[QUOTE="freedomfreak"]The Darknessjg4xchamp

Is more like a revenge story than romance, but I love that game.

[spoiler] Eh, TC should specify. Jackie did it out of love. She meant the world to him. Depressing it sure is, but there was definitely romance. [/spoiler]
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#22 Posted by funsohng (29917 posts) -

[QUOTE="fr3ddiemercury"]The real reason is sex. They cant even show an ass before the ESRB labels it A for adult, which will kill any chance of the game selling. Games = show a butt = labeled as Adult Movies = show **** ass, penis vagina = still can be rated R only Games are treatly unfairly in comparison, I say protest the ESRB or get someone newArchoNils2

Actually there are a lot fof games including sex, especially from japan.Not sure if they are legal in your country though

And they are not rated by the official ratings board of Japan.
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#24 Posted by fernandmondego_ (3170 posts) -
Cause in video games you are suppose to be playing the game, if not than it's a movie. Go watch Twilight..
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#26 Posted by funsohng (29917 posts) -
Cause in video games you are suppose to be playing the game, if not than it's a movie. Go watch Twilight.. fernandmondego_
What the hell does that got to do with the topic?
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#27 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (29702 posts) -

Here's Two.

Now stop saying there's no Romancing Video Games.

I can dig further if you want.

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#28 Posted by funsohng (29917 posts) -
[QUOTE="SNIPER4321"]Romantic Games??? Muahahhahahahahaha I even Hate romantic movies. We prefer Badass Manly games. I dont want Romance in my Games. why JRPG fans want romance in every game?? Games like Stalker and Metro doesnot need romance or will be ruined..

U MAD?
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#29 Posted by freedomfreak (50217 posts) -
Darkness was terrible game. it was develop by starbreeze. same developer who made Riddick EFBB. and now see how amazing Riddick was...SNIPER4321
Jackie>Diesel.
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#31 Posted by funsohng (29917 posts) -
[QUOTE="freedomfreak"][QUOTE="SNIPER4321"]Darkness was terrible game. it was develop by starbreeze. same developer who made Riddick EFBB. and now see how amazing Riddick was...SNIPER4321
Jackie>Diesel.

Vin Diesel is badass. look a his voice. and his work is amazing. rest hollywood actors are just bunch of idiots

I know! Diesel is so awesome, he can't act!
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#33 Posted by fernandmondego_ (3170 posts) -
[QUOTE="fernandmondego_"]Cause in video games you are suppose to be playing the game, if not than it's a movie. Go watch Twilight.. funsohng
What the hell does that got to do with the topic?

What are you suppose to do in a romance game? Pick where you're going to have dinner and make sure to open her door?
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#34 Posted by Meeeper282 (1597 posts) -

Romantic Games??? Muahahhahahahahaha I even Hate romantic movies. We prefer Badass Manly games. I dont want Romance in my Games. why JRPG fans want romance in every game?? Games like Stalker and Metro doesnot need romance or will be ruined..SNIPER4321

you are the biggest dork on this planet

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#35 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
TC needs to play Odin Sphere.
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#36 Posted by TheEroica (17440 posts) -

[QUOTE="TheEroica"]

Playboy: The Mansion... ever heard of it?

Meeeper282

That game was nothing more then a simulation to my life

A simulation or stimulation? :P
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#37 Posted by Goyoshi12 (9687 posts) -

[QUOTE="Meeeper282"]

[QUOTE="TheEroica"]

Playboy: The Mansion... ever heard of it?

TheEroica

That game was nothing more then a simulation to my life

A simulation or stimulation? :P

"Bow chicka bow wow."

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#38 Posted by funsohng (29917 posts) -
[QUOTE="funsohng"][QUOTE="fernandmondego_"]Cause in video games you are suppose to be playing the game, if not than it's a movie. Go watch Twilight.. fernandmondego_
What the hell does that got to do with the topic?

What are you suppose to do in a romance game? Pick where you're going to have dinner and make sure to open her door?

I'm sure people can be more creative. There is a farming simulator that sells ridiculously well in europe. same goes for train simulator. Compare to those, I think romance is far more game-y.
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#39 Posted by jg4xchamp (61470 posts) -
[QUOTE="freedomfreak"][QUOTE="jg4xchamp"] Is more like a revenge story than romance, but I love that game. SNIPER4321
[spoiler] Eh, TC should specify. Jackie did it out of love. She meant the world to him. Depressing it sure is, but there was definitely romance. [/spoiler]

Darkness was terrible game. it was develop by starbreeze. same developer who made Riddick EFBB. and now see how amazing Riddick was...

One had a story worth telling, the other had vin diesel. ...on the other hand one played significantly better
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#40 Posted by SecretPolice (32731 posts) -

Ahh, hello, Leisure Suit Larry anyone? :twisted:

I kid and sorry, I really have no interest. :P

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#41 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (30830 posts) -

Ahh, hello, Leisure Suit Larry anyone? :twisted:

I kid and sorry, I really have no interest. :P

SecretPolice
It was more of an anti-romance game :P
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#42 Posted by SectorSix6 (201 posts) -

Romantic games? No thanks. i know TecmoGirl would love it though...

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#43 Posted by cain006 (8625 posts) -

[QUOTE="SNIPER4321"][QUOTE="freedomfreak"] Jackie>Diesel.funsohng
Vin Diesel is badass. look a his voice. and his work is amazing. rest hollywood actors are just bunch of idiots

I know! Diesel is so awesome, he can't act!

I don't really care about acting quality much in action movies. Vin Diesel is a badass and is actually really cool.

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#44 Posted by Malta_1980 (11890 posts) -

[QUOTE="IAmNot_fun"]Date sims?Meeeper282

No a love sim, for example, you're a middle aged investment banker looking for love, but you cant seem to find someone, then before you know it, you meet this girl in a cafe, 6 months later they are happily together untill he cheats on her, and she kicks him out, now it's up to him to fix this.

great plot aye?

I'd play that game specially if there is an alien invasion on the day you propose to your gf, some frantic car racing to get in time on dates, auto health regeneration in sex scenes and finally an unexpected twist in the story where the woman you end up falling in love with turns out to be a cyborg...

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#45 Posted by SecretPolice (32731 posts) -

[QUOTE="SecretPolice"]

Ahh, hello, Leisure Suit Larry anyone? :twisted:

I kid and sorry, I really have no interest. :P

blue_hazy_basic

It was more of an anti-romance game :P

No doubt man, those in game STD's just kill the romance for some reason. :twisted:

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#46 Posted by TheEroica (17440 posts) -

[QUOTE="TheEroica"][QUOTE="Meeeper282"]

That game was nothing more then a simulation to my life

Goyoshi12

A simulation or stimulation? :P

"Bow chicka bow wow."

:lol: i think those into gaming porn is the next demographic to capture...the wiiDiildo is in full production with the wiipocketP slated for a 2014 release

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#47 Posted by caseypayne69 (5395 posts) -
I just don't see how you can make a game out of the movie "Notebook."
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#48 Posted by Malta_1980 (11890 posts) -

I just don't see how you can make a game out of the movie "Notebook."caseypayne69

Interesting sig :P

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#49 Posted by drinkerofjuice (4567 posts) -
Grim Fandango would count somewhat, wouldn't it?
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#50 Posted by TheEpicGoat (2006 posts) -

Heavy Rain