The most talked about relationships in the forums are usually the romantic kind Which is fun, of course, but I’m just as interested in other relationships. Well written platonic relationships are a bit more rare to come by, and I suppose I can see why-- family members are hard to write without assuming a per-constructed history, and if a friend is well written and likable than most people ask to romance them anyways.
My favorite friend in COG games is Morgana from Guenevere (she’s also on of my favorite LI’s, go figure). She’s so supportive to your needs and desires, and always has your back. And nothing screams BFF’s like escaping from kidnapping together and saving a kingdom
One of the most interesting family members in IF to me is Carver from DA2. He’s polarizing in the fandom, since he’s… sort of a dick. But I think the sibling dynamics between him and Hawke are SO GOOD. Since IF games ask you to slide into the role of the MC, usually characters that are antagonistic towards the MC are villains. Carver’s not your enemy-- he’s your brother, and he loves you. You just annoy the shit out of each other and it’s so refreshing.
I could go on and on… But I was wondering who you guys thought were the most stand-out friends or family members in COG or other interactive fictions?