I actually never really took the romance into account. But I guess a bit of it is due to the fact Robots is standalone, and XoR is a… pentology, I think is what it’s called.
Oh, believe me, I was pretty split myself. The fact that a lot of choices you make in XoR come back to haunt the way your character thinks (like how they remember Carles from time to time) is a huge plus for the game. Especially considering a few other CoGs often have the reader make choices and never remember them again. It feels like they’re “checking boxes” like @Eiwynn aplty said.
Hooray! Thanks, Havie.
I think the MC mentions to Zvad that they’re soon turning twenty, which would make them… nineteen or so at the start, I think.
But maybe at some point the Rebel crew will get together a few years after the first game and declare that now characters like Young Earnn will now be called… just Earnn.