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BEST VIDEO GAME COUPLES EVER (PART 2)

Cloud and Aerith– ‘Final Fantasy VII’

Cloud and Aerith is one ill-fated video game couple that truly touched us by her cruel death by the hands of Sephiroth after venturing into the Forgotten City alone which is upsetting because of her burgeoning romance with Cloud.

Although, Cloud later falls in love with his childhood friend Tifa, but it only somewhat lessens the heartbreaking of Aeris’ shocking murder. 

Link and Princess Zelda– ‘The Legend of Zelda’ series- Nintendo

Link and Princess Zelda in the ‘Legend of Zelda’ series is a rival couple to Mario and Princess Peach. For more than three decades, Link has been bravely trying to save the damsel in distress from the desert brigand Ganon.

While there have been changes throughout the series in terms of character design, storylines and even Zelda’s identity, their love has remained unchanged.

Dom and Maria- ‘Gears of War 2’

The Gears of War series contains one of the most heart-wrenching love stories ever, in which Dom finally found his missing wife Maria being in a Locust cell, but discovered that she’s been tortured, starved, and disfigured. So, he decides to let his wife go. But, it gets worse. After Maria’s death, Dom willingly sacrifices himself to save Delta-One after they’re pinned down by opposing forces.

Wander and Mono- ‘Shadow of the Colossus’- Sony Computer Entertainment

In ‘Shadow of the Colossus,’ protagonist Wander fight against 16 giant monsters to save the life of a beautiful maiden named Mono, dooming himself in the process.

He is manipulated by “Dormin,” an imprisoned evil get freed if someone kills the colossi. After he slays the evil, Wander himself was killed, then his body is possessed by the evil and transformed into a nightmarish colossus, which is sucked into a magic well.

There is a redemption for Wander’s sins after Mono awakens, she discovers an infant child with tiny horns on its head, which symbolize the rebirth of Wander. Mono, however, will forever be blissfully unaware of the terrible sacrifice he made for her life. As couples go, these two definitely should have had a happier ending.

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THE 10 BEST VIDEO GAME COUPLES EVER (PART 1)

Anyone who argues that video games are filled with senseless violence and lack of genuine emotion simply hasn’t spent enough time playing video games. In fact, they should get more time with controllers on their hands to know that many games are built with heartfelt love stories at their core. Some are cute and romantic, while others are doomed from the beginning in the tradition of Greek tragedy. Either way, the video game romances we listed here are all epic in their own ways.
Read on and enjoy the power of animated love.

Mario and Princess Peach – Nintendo
Ever since ‘Super Mario Bros.’ was published in 1985,  the titular Italian plumber has been trying to rescue and protect Princess Peach from repeated attacks by arch-villain. Bowser is a fire-breathing turtle determined to come between their happiness. The romantic relationship between Mario and the princess of Mushroom Kingdom has been a key content of nearly all versions of the ‘Mario’ spin-off games to date.

You’ve got to respect Mario’s continued devotion and sacrifice, especially since he knows that Peach is destined to be a victim of endless  kidnapping for the rest of her life (or until the franchise decided to end the series). If that’s not love and romance, we don’t know what is.

Master Chief and Cortana
Master Chief and his AI Cortana don’t actually have a traditional romance, but their chemistry is undeniable. They has gone to great lengths to protect each other and their love story blossoms in ‘Halo 4’ when Cortana sacrifices her life to save Master Chief from the destruction of the Didact’s ship.

In a weird way, Cortana’s “death” teaches Master Chief a lesson about keeping one’s humanity during war. And when he grieves the death of his holographic companion, we’re right there with him.