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Originally Posted by Raze

No, it is not shown in-game.


Will it be in the full game? Almost sounds like those hidden romance setting in BG2.

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Also it looked like some of these things gave bonuses, which I really don't like as now it seems I'll be making choices to get the right bonuses as opposed to just RPing my characters. frown


Did you expect to role play and min/max stats equally? What is the point of role playing then? It kind of defeats the entire point don't you think? It is like a person playing a Paladin in D&D and then complaining that they will lose favor with their God if they steal from someone.

Basically you can't have your cake and eat it too.


Well no, that's not what I meant exactly. To be honest I don't understand the mechanics behind it yet, so I don't know how or if it will affect game-play choices.

But there is the issue I have that if doing something a certain way gives a bonus in something my character needs, then there must be someone that thinks the type of character I'm playing needs to be doing that. But who is making that decision? What is it based on? Again I really need some details on the mechanics of it all. Maybe if we ever get a manual it will be clarified what is actually going on there.


The game allows for many types of approaches. What I think you are worried about is not going to be much of an issue.

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Originally Posted by Raze

No, it is not shown in-game.


Heh? That is pretty stupid.

I will have to play with the paper on which I will write every increase and decrease...

Why game can not do it instead me?


So it can piss you off and give you something to complain about, why else?

I am pretty sure I overheard some devs talking in the background during one of the updates. Your name came up and there was a bit of evil cackling going on.

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well no news about this on the stream today as someone posted here before.

seems like we will have to wait for the game to be out to know if this is just a misunderstanding or if in fact the "romance aspect" of the game was indeed erased from it. and if is still there just how it is presented.

so once you guys have the game please share your impressions about this subject here ok.



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Given of how the Developers wish for to create this game to had been a realistic immersive roleplaying experience where the Player would eat, sleep, earn a living and interact with the world around them within the Divinity universe having implemented a romance between the protagonists would seem a no-brainer so long as they keep the content PG-13 there is nothing possible of that they can do wrong with this feature.

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okay since i have been searching around and found nothing i decided to join this thread and ask for a news update!

Has anyone verified, after playing the fully released game, if there is any romance between the main characters? Or is it true that there is no romance what's so ever as it was stated by one the devs on a stream some days ago?

Clarifying quickly: NO i don't mean sex scenes or New-BioWare style romances (Dragon Age, Mass Effect) but rather meaningful dialogues that show the intimacy (if the player chooses for it to exist) between the characters. Pretty much like old BioWare style games like Baldur's Gate II.

I Appreciate any responses.

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as it was posted above, the game is out now and people are playing it.

so for those who are further in the game... what happened to the romance??? is it there??? is it not there???

thanks.

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If you don't want sex scenes (and frankly this is the wrong game for that anyways), then what are you hoping for with the inclusion of romance?

It doesn't change your current party set up.

It's not like the main characters will marry at the end and/or have babies that you can play as the next generation of heroes.

They cannot add a bonus for being romantically involved without starting a PR shitstorm unless they make it possible for every LGBQT pairing as well as your heterosexual and asexual chars.

I don't mean to sound critical but I am genuinely curious about what you want romance to bring to the game other than a few lines of dialogue?

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I actually doubt that there is one, or the framework for a romance..

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Originally Posted by Songbird

I don't mean to sound critical but I am genuinely curious about what you want romance to bring to the game other than a few lines of dialogue?


And these a few lines of dialogue make the romance much more profound and realistic than this Bioware pornography. Remember the scene form Planescape Torment between the hero and Annah, this biting kiss in the tavern? That was one of the greatest romance scenes in computer games ever, despite being just a few words.

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Has anyone got far enough to know what's happening with all this, it's on the features page... surely Larian wouldn't pull a ME3 style lying session on us?

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I agree that well written dialogue can make or break romance on any day but usually these dialogues are set in the frame of a particular story that the game wants to tell.

E.g. In fire emblem you can only pair certain characters so you will only get dialogues for certain characters, but these characters have preset personalities and goals and attitudes and their dialogue reflects that

In this game the characters are suppose to be blank slates that you can form into whatever you want them to be. In his context I think it's hard to tell a romance story that can appeal to all users/play styles etc.

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Well, I don't know exactly how far I am, but I haven't seen anything like a romance for the main characters or any companions. For the most part, your two main characters can just praise each other (to the point that it seems like they DO love one another), or you can make them bicker and argue.

Maybe something will change later on, but I'm on 'Act 3,' so to speak, and nothing has happened thus far.

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Originally Posted by Glamour
Ewww video game romance, aka one of the worst idea of the industry in the last decades.
Thanks bioware for teaching far nerds they can date virtual bimbos by playing rpgs.

It's one of the awesome things about RPGs IMO, it's for a laugh but it really boosts the RP vibe of it.

I do plenty alright IRL with 'romance', but this is not a substitute for people, it's a flavour filled spice that is sprinkled on top of our RPG experiences.



On the other hand, if we're romancing ourselves... that will be a bit different lol (or not so different, if you na' mean).

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so is there any kind of romance between the main characters???

if you so wish can you follow that path as the devs said so many months ago???

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Songbird...If you find weird that people expect deep character development in any kind of form (including romance) then maybe you don't even grasp the meaning of RP...A few lines??? mate you might as well be one of those morons that play WoW and don't even bother to read a quest but rather see the reward and press accept. Scroll down to the choice and be done with it..People that love to invest into their games and characters find those few lines as you call them as meaningful as killing a horde of mobs and reaching a boss fight. And the fact that you expect from a romance subplot to be interconnected with gameplay for it to be meaningful is so sad that i want to reach out to my lcd screen touch your username and say there there...

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I just beat the game today, and I'm... unsure exactly how to answer this. Yes, there's actually a romance between your two characters, but it kind of just gets stated at the very end. Like, "Good job beating the game. BTW, you two love each other!"

I was a little confused, because despite being able to compliment one another in an extremely loving, devoted way, the characters don't talk to one another or acknowledge a romance. It feels a little disjointed.

I'm also unsure about any sort of romance depending on gender, but the way the game says you love each other could kind of be more like family or friends. Like absolute best friends who would be happy fusing their very being to one another for all time.


So... yep. If you're after interactive romance where you win someone over in the style of Mass Effect, it's not here. If you're hoping for the word LOVE to be used, however, you win! laugh

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Finally! LockeMurdock thank you for shedding light to the situation! And yes that is more than enough for me to be satisfied smile Still this dialogue system where you answer for both of the main characters seems a little off . Would have preferred if ,in single player, there was a specific character script for both of the main characters depending on which you would control. But still i can;t wait to get my hands on it smile

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New AI personalities are on the way, probably next week.

http://www.larian.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=504880#Post504880

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