I had a heart attack thinking this thread was gonna be something like “Has anyone ever tried writing a novel like a COG game?” and I am so relieved to find out I just have poor reading comprehension instead.
I’m not a big fiction reader (I prefer true crime and history), nor do I see a lot of TV and film these days, but I like playing interactive storytelling, so I have a few game recs.
The Sorcery! games by Inkle are great; they’re an adaptation of an old CYOA series. Immensely difficult for me, since I make poor choices in real life as well, but they’re a fun challenge. Never seen a game with as many variables as it has, but TLDR, you’re a sorcerer, and you’re trying to save the day.
Bioware games like Knights of the Old Republic, Jade Empire, Mass Effect, and Dragon Age are all tons of fun. Usually in all these games, you’re a hero trying to save the world, and there’s love interests you can flirt with. If you want someone similar to Morgan/Mason, there’s no one quite exactly like them, but characters like Carth (KOTOR), Silk Fox (JE), Garrus (ME), Jack (ME), Thane (ME), Miranda (ME), Zevran (DA), Isabela (DA), Fenris (DA), and Dorian (DA) might tickle your fancies.
Wasn’t a game I personally enjoyed, but people I know like Gloryfall. I think there’s like a bisexual pirate you can flirt with.
If you don’t mind microtransactions, Choices by Pixelberry is an omnibus app geared towards romance. For Morgan/Masonesque characters specifically, I’d recommend the books Endless Summer (Jake and Estela), The Royal Romance (Drake), Bloodbound (Kamilah), Veil of Secrets (Flynn), A Courtesan of Rome (Marc Antony)(this one was written by a former Bioware writer!), Ride or Die (any of the three love interests), Nightbound (Nik), The Royal Masquerade (Kayden), Blades of Light and Shadow (tbh none of the love interests are very similar to M, but I just think it’s neat), Distant Shores (same as BOLAS), and Foreign Affairs (Blaine). Keep in mind I have not actually pursued many of these characters in my own playing, but I have friends who keep up with the app and told me about them.
I’d also recommend A Tale of Crowns, where you play a newfound royal and pursue one of four love interests.
If you enjoy visual novels, Andromeda Six is good, and free. I’d pursue the redhead or the goth guy if you want a character similar to M’s tropes.