Boss Rush Banter: What is the Best Love Story in a Video Game?

Redeeming Love, a movie adaptation of the hit Francine Rivers novel of the same name, hits movie theaters today. Set during the California Gold Rush of the 1850s, this epic story is a modern retelling of the book of Hosea from the Bible, about a man who falls in love with a prostitute and is told by God to pursue her heart, no matter the consequences. It is an absolutely amazing story about perseverance, forgiveness, and overall, the power of unconditional love. Love is one of the most popular themes in all forms of entertainment, and video games are no different. What is the best love story in a video game?

Link and Zelda, from The Legend of Zelda series, or Mario and Peach from the Super Mario series immediately come to mind. Here we have dozens of games detailing the stories of how our hero will stop at nothing to save the woman he loves. Or maybe you are looking for a more mature love story, such as Nathan Drake and Elena Fisher from the Uncharted series. It could even be a non-romantic love, such as the friendship between Banjo and Kazooie or Yooka and Laylee in their respective series. Or even the love between family, as depicted through begrudging respect in God of War; or as the end of a great love story in It Takes Two.

Which video game or franchise tells the greatest love story? Let us know in the comments or on our Discord.

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