How do you feel about Sonic ships?

InstantSonic

Green Hill Zone
Apr 27, 2017
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Romance can work right, and even be a great catalyst for a story full of adventure and risk, if given the time and proper direction. As for romance in Sonic related games, sure, it's never going to happen, but don't let that stop you from using your own imagination.
 

Misinko

Feel the the fire! Break your vision!
Aug 28, 2017
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Romance can work right, and even be a great catalyst for a story full of adventure and risk, if given the time and proper direction.
Problem with it is you're most likely going to be gridlocked into a "save the significant other" storyline, which gets tedious after a while. It's also the road I see every adventure story with romance travel down. Sure, romance can lead to some interesting character interactions as the story progresses, but it more often than not just leads to more bickering and fighting when either side of the coin puts themselves in any remote danger. You could always leave it out, but what good does having romance do if the partners don't act any more romanitcal/realistic than good friends. On top of that, seeing a couple react the same way whenever anything happens over and over again gets stagnant. You can develop it over the course of a story, but you get better character interactions when you develop friendships instead of romance.

There's a reason the best adventure stories are either all about developing close friendships, or set time aside away from the action to develop the romance. And more often then not, the stakes are better set when the tension is caused by some kind've wedge in the friendship. Look at Avatar the Last Airbender, and compare what Aang did when Katara was in danger, and when Appa was in danger. It's really hard for love to bloom on the battlefield. And if you take away all the more obnoxious plot points and character interactions, all you're left with is a couple of friends that occasionally kiss.
 
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