Does Horizon Forbidden West Have Romance?

With the release of Horizon Forbidden West, players were very keen on seeing some romance options for Aloy especially since...

With the release of Horizon Forbidden West, players were very keen on seeing some romance options for Aloy especially since Guerilla Games have added plenty of new features. But are there any romance options for Aloy in Horizon Forbidden West? Read on to find out!

Can You Romance In Horizon Forbidden West?

Well, the answer to this question is a big no, there aren’t any romance options in HFW.

In terms of romance, this game is the same as Horizon Zero Dawn. However, you may get into some flirty dialogue with some characters in the game, but you are not going to get into any full-blown romance.

Aloy encounters plenty of characters throughout the storyline of HFW and an even bigger focus on Erend and Varl in the sequel, which is why some of the players were thinking that there may be a romance option tucked in there somewhere. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case.

Horizon Forbidden West is really sticking to its core in this department. The main focus of HFW; side missions, main mission, and the conversations you are going to indulge in center mainly on the robot dinosaurs and saving the world from them.

While there are plenty of RPG systems in Forbidden West, romance and companion relationships are not a part of them.

You are however allowed to ship Aloy with any character you wish and write your own fanfic if you desire but if you were expecting a relationship system like Dragon Age or Witcher games then you would be disappointed.

Aloy’s Love Interest In Horizon Forbidden West

As mentioned above, it is not possible to have romantic relationships in Horizon Forbidden West. Aloy is not a character for romance, Aloy is too busy saving the world during Horizon Forbidden West to be interested in romantic relationships similar to how she was in Horizon Zero Dawn.

Among Horizon Zero Dawn’s final scenes, one of the last signs that Aloy isn’t interested in romance were clearly visible. This was Aloy’s first experience with genetic cloning, in which she learned that she was the clone of a deceased scientist named Elisabet Sobeck. Elisabet basically tasked her with saving and rebuilding the world after the Zero Dawn event so who has time for romance with such a massive task on their shoulders.

Horizon Forbidden West will certainly push Aloy’s non-romantic character relationships in new directions, although there are other types of relationships apart from romantic ones like her friendship with Erend and Varl.

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