One of the reasons I love romance is because it can find a place in any story, in pretty much any storytelling medium. Movies, television shows, novels—and, yes, video games.
Over the years, BioWare games have earned a reputation not only for exhaustingly good worldbuilding, storytelling, and dialogue, but also for entertaining romantic storylines. When I played the Dragon Age games for the first time, not only was I able to customize my own character and determine the stories’ endings with my decisions, but I could also pursue a romance with a selection of love interest characters from my party. Pursuing each love interest, thanks to their differing personalities and backgrounds, results in a different type of romantic story each time—story types that avid romance readers like us can readily recognize. As it turns out, there’s a romance novel for everyone hiding in every Dragon Age game.
For the Fan of the Virginal Beta Male
Romancing Alistair from Dragon Age: Origins allows you to seduce the cloistered, righteous knight and help him adjust to the ramifications of his mysterious parentage. Affectionate, loyal, and happily willing to let the lady take charge, Alistair helps your character stay on the straight and narrow while building his own confidence. Play your cards right, and you just might be the first lady to charge his battlements. He’ll also give you flowers!