So I first started thinking about stuff like “couple’s games” and that brought me to think about board games like “An Enchanted Evening” and I got embarrassed and thought “I can’t write about that! This is a family show!” (and, besides, any review one is likely to give about the game is more likely to reflect experiences with the game so someone who said “MAN THIS GAME IS AWESOME!” will be read as saying “this game resulted in a good evening” and someone who said “man, that game stinks on ice!” will be read as saying “this game failed to result in a good evening” and someone who said “let’s discuss the mechanics of the game” will be read as saying “I didn’t play it, but I bought it, and pretended to play it”) so I figured that that wouldn’t be a particularly good topic.
Then I wandered to “are there any games about dating?” and, halfway through the thought, I got to “Dating Sims” and laughed out loud. Nah, not writing about those either.
At that point, I asked myself “what about games in which a romantic relationship is incidental?” and thought about Bioware’s RPGs and then thought “NOT. ONE. RED. CENT.”
So I’ve pretty much come to the conclusion that, while not 100% incompatible, the whole Gaming/Valentine’s Day thing will either be tilted pretty heavily toward either the Gaming thing, or the Valentine’s Day thing, and probably not balanced between the two.
So… what are you (probably not) playing?