i’ve been lurking these forums for a while, and everyone here seems to be helpful, talented, and well-read. for example, i’d learned that one of the top 5 things that the die hard fans dislike about cogs is that the MC never has to go to the bathroom.
my question today is of a different variety (but thanks for reading so far!), although it is also concerned with realism.
would you rather play a game where romantic interests should be:
– romancable ™ regardless of MC’s sexual orientation (all bisexual)?
– straight / gay / lesbian?
the reason: it doesn’t matter if the mc likes both girls or boys. at least 2 potential romantic characters like ONLY girls or ONLY boys. This cuts romantic options by making it dependent on your sex.
but would that not be more realistic? whether we like it or not, our sexual life has a significant impact on how our lives unfold (Freud would approve).
it would look like this:
ri (romantic interest) 1. homosexual male.
ri 2. heterosexual male.
ri 3. homosexual female.
ri 4. heterosexual female.
ri 5. a sapiosexual Artificial Intelligence, who will only romance you if your INT is high enough.
this means there are no bisexual characters NPCs in the game per se. however, if the MC is a bisexual female, she can romance ri2 and ri3 (and ri5) but not ri1 or ri4. if he is a bisexual male, he can romance ri1, and ri4 (and ri5).
heterosexual males would be able to romance ONLY ri4 and ri5.
heterosexual females would only be able to romance ONLY ri2 and ri5.
homosexual males would only be able to romance ri1 and ri5.
homosexual females would only be able to romance ri3 and ri5.
still with me?
all interests except of ri5 are bisexual (there are no sexual taboos in the sense we know them in this society), and you can romance whoever you want.
what do you think?