Keyboard Geniuses: Does Saints Row IV hold the answers to video games’ relationship woes?

Keyboard Geniuses is our weekly glance at a few intriguing, witty, or otherwise notable posts from the Gameological discussion threads. Comments have been excerpted and edited here for grammar, length, and/or clarity. You can follow the links to see the full threads.

Nuclear Love

In the wake of news that Bethesda would be adding some sort of romance system to Fallout 4, William Hughes dropped by with an op-ed about love’s place in the Fallout series. There really isn’t much of one, he argued, and if Bethesda is going to do right by the series’ personality, it’s going to take a more nuanced approach than the simple, idyllic relationships that have become standard for role-playing games. Suckerfish would be more confident if Obsidian Entertainment (Fallout: New Vegas) were handling the development:

I might be more optimistic for romance from an Obsidian-developed Fallout because they handled follower …

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