#1 Posted by COSMONUTS (1 posts) -

I'm not looking for porn games or anything like that. The thing is if you think about the level of relationships that are in games they are pretty immature. Even something that GoW that is extremely explicit just comes down to a virgin's fantasy of what sex might be like. So are there any games out there with real meaningful relationships that a mature person could believe and fall in love with?

#2 Posted by DonChipotle (2768 posts) -

Clannad

#3 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2695 posts) -

Rapelay

#4 Posted by captain_clayman (3322 posts) -

LA noire 
mass effect 
i guess heavy rain

#5 Posted by AjayRaz (12429 posts) -

i don't know. Persona 4 has stuff like that i think?

#6 Posted by SadPatrol (500 posts) -

So you want a romantic video game? I guess heavy rain.

#7 Posted by ConstantRa1n (293 posts) -

Second Life

#8 Posted by JoeyRavn (4977 posts) -

Red Dead Redemption, Alan Wake and Deadly Premonition have (on different levels) realistic and likable couples.

#9 Posted by Helios1337 (325 posts) -

hmmm, The Longest Journey?

#10 Posted by 1337W422102 (1011 posts) -

Gotta go with the only true answer:
@Rolyatkcinmai said:

Rapelay

#11 Posted by laserbolts (5323 posts) -
@captain_clayman
LA noire 
mass effect 
i guess heavy rain
La noire? Hmmm
#12 Edited by Ventilaator (1501 posts) -
@captain_clayman said:

mass effect

HA. No. 
 
Mass Effect has some of the fakest and forced "maturity" ever. In the second game Miranda literally goes "Sex? Y/N" after you've spoken with her a bunch. Absolutely no attempt at any feelings or emotion in the characters whatsoever, just a "you can do this now if you want"
 
The Uncharted series has the most believable relationships I've seen.
#13 Posted by Akrid (1356 posts) -

School Days.

#14 Posted by valrog (3671 posts) -

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

#15 Posted by Gamer_152 (14080 posts) -
@Ventilaator said:
@captain_clayman said:

mass effect

HA. No.   Mass Effect has some of the fakest and forced "maturity" ever. In the second game Miranda literally goes "Sex? Y/N" after you've spoken with her a bunch. Absolutely no attempt at any feelings or emotion in the characters whatsoever, just a "you can do this now if you want"
Not that Mass Effect necessarily had the deepest sexual relationships of any game, but I think the example you gave says more about Miranda as a character than anything else and I think the "you can do this now" nature of it is more of a problem with sex as a component of modern game design than anything else, personally I thought Mass Effect still had some interesting characters to interact with. I also have to put in my vote for Persona 4 as well.
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#16 Posted by zaglis (910 posts) -

Half-Life 2 
Half-Life 2 Episode 1
Half-Life 2 Episode 2 

#17 Edited by Ventilaator (1501 posts) -
@Gamer_152 said:

@Ventilaator said:

@captain_clayman said:

mass effect

HA. No.   Mass Effect has some of the fakest and forced "maturity" ever. In the second game Miranda literally goes "Sex? Y/N" after you've spoken with her a bunch. Absolutely no attempt at any feelings or emotion in the characters whatsoever, just a "you can do this now if you want"
 personally I thought Mass Effect still had some interesting characters to interact with.
Yeah, but unfortunately getting it on with Mordin wasn't an option :(
 
By the way, I'm probably the only person in the world who went through both Mass Effect games without boning anybody. I didn't want to do it just for the sake of doing it, because it is a role playing game and I'm taking the character and his decision through multiple games, but the moments where an option has been given have alllllll been so painfully fake and off putting that my Shepard is completely unboned.
#18 Posted by SomeJerk (3262 posts) -

GTA4 is the closest I can come up with. Who didn't get a bromance with Jacob? Even when I was just driving/flying around blowing things up and not doing missions or races I'd have him with me.

School Days gets quite mature a bit into it, I must say. I don't regret going through that one, and I do facepalm at the Mass Effect business.

#19 Edited by Yummylee (21761 posts) -

Silent Hill 2? The relationship between James and Mary/Maria is fittingly haunting and one of the best psychological character studies within the franchise. 

#20 Posted by Hot_Sawce (66 posts) -

Gears of War 2 -- MARIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

#21 Posted by louiedog (2335 posts) -

There was a thread that was pretty much the same as this a week or so ago. I think it was over in the Catherine forum. It's a good question and one that I'm interested in finding a good answer to. Many people seem to misinterpret the question every time I see it asked about games. They see mature in the definition that the ESRB rating uses it, which seems to be that you need to be mature to handle a game. What you seem to be looking for are games for which maturity is needed to understand and relate to them. 
 
As far as games like that with realistic and meaningful relationships? I don't know, but I'll be following this thread to hopefully find some. I wouldn't be surprised if there were some more obscure adventure games that are like that, but with the caveat that they're from small teams who can't afford the polish and localization to make games up to the standards set by bigger titles with mass appeal.

#22 Posted by Damian (1538 posts) -
@Ventilaator: Miranda was bred largely for her sexuality, and she exposes deep-seeded insecurities for which Sheppard must offer comfort to drop her guard. I don't think that's very unrealistic at all. There are (sadly) PLENTY of people who behave like that with far less motivation. 
 
As to OP's question: I don't believe so, no. But Skyrim will feature relationships. Maybe they can work some magic in that department. Though I wouldn't hold my breath for that feature to knock your socks off.
#23 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Fragile Dreams and Fire Emblem. Fragile Dreams for the philosophy and characterization, Fire Emblem for the politics and how fucking dark it can get...and the characterization, which is also pretty damn dark.

#24 Posted by NoelVeiga (1100 posts) -
@Abyssfull said:
Silent Hill 2? The relationship between James and Mary/Maria is fittingly haunting and one of the best psychological character studies within the franchise. 
I like that example. 
 
I'm very intrigued about Catherine on this front. We'll see how that comes together. 
#25 Posted by CosmicQueso (570 posts) -

Go play Catherine. Let us know how it is.

#26 Posted by iDarktread (1206 posts) -
@Hot_Sawce said:
Gears of War 2 -- MARIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
Hah.
#27 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2227 posts) -

Uncharted 1 and 2, some of the best acting between characters in a video game.

#28 Posted by aspro73 (20 posts) -

I'd consider Enslaved to have a decent portrayl of an a mature relationship between adults.

#29 Posted by Aronman789 (2676 posts) -

Pokemon.

#30 Posted by mnzy (2914 posts) -
@aspro73 said:
I'd consider Enslaved to have a decent portrayl of an a mature relationship between adults.

 
But yeah, Enslaved has some of that.
#31 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@zaglis said:
Half-Life 2  Half-Life 2 Episode 1Half-Life 2 Episode 2 
wat
#32 Posted by HarlequinRiot (1098 posts) -

I'd say Red Dead and Enslaved have done the best (from what I've seen) this generation. 

#33 Posted by Redbullet685 (6046 posts) -

Heavy Rain