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13th May '17 11:38:20 AM nombretomado
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In these games, the ultimate path to power involves rolling every relationship up into a massive LoveDodecahedron, [[KatamariDamacy Katamari]] style, effectively turning the player character into a HaremSeeker.

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In these games, the ultimate path to power involves rolling every relationship up into a massive LoveDodecahedron, [[KatamariDamacy [[VideoGame/KatamariDamacy Katamari]] style, effectively turning the player character into a HaremSeeker.
1st May '17 1:37:05 PM defciggy
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** As expected, ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' gives you the option to romance up to ''nine'' women at once, and because of the effects of the calendar mechanic, some of those romances ''will'' be initiated simultaneously. Doing so is consequence-free for nearly all of the game, right up until [[spoiler: the day after Valentine's Day, and you're inevitably caught by all of them at once, which...[[Understatement doesn't end well]] ]]. It should be noted that, as with its predecessor, most players ''don't'' choose to go the harem route.

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** As expected, ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' gives you the option to romance up to ''nine'' women at once, and because of the effects of the calendar mechanic, some of those romances ''will'' be initiated simultaneously. Doing so is consequence-free for nearly all of the game, right up until [[spoiler: the day after Valentine's Day, and you're inevitably caught by all of them at once, which...[[Understatement [[{{Understatement}} doesn't end well]] ]].well]]]]. It should be noted that, as with its predecessor, most players ''don't'' choose to go the harem route.
1st May '17 1:36:01 PM defciggy
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** As expected, ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' gives you the option to romance up to ''nine'' women at once, and because of the effects of the calendar mechanic, some of those romances ''will'' be initiated simultaneously. Doing so is consequence-free for nearly all of the game, right up until [[spoiler: the day after Valentine's Day, and you're inevitably caught by all of them at once, which...[[Understatement doesn't end well]]]]. It should be noted that, as with its predecessor, most players ''don't'' choose to go the harem route.

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** As expected, ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' gives you the option to romance up to ''nine'' women at once, and because of the effects of the calendar mechanic, some of those romances ''will'' be initiated simultaneously. Doing so is consequence-free for nearly all of the game, right up until [[spoiler: the day after Valentine's Day, and you're inevitably caught by all of them at once, which...[[Understatement doesn't end well]]]].well]] ]]. It should be noted that, as with its predecessor, most players ''don't'' choose to go the harem route.
1st May '17 1:35:26 PM defciggy
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** As expected, ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' gives you the option to romance up to ''nine'' women at once, and because of the effects of the calendar mechanic, some of those romances ''will'' be initiated simultaneously. Doing so is consequence-free for nearly all of the game, right up until [[spoiler: the day after Valentine's Day, and you're inevitably caught by all of them at once, which...[[Understatement doesn't end well]]]]. It should be noted that, as with its predecessor, most players ''don't'' choose to go the harem route.
29th Mar '17 9:27:20 AM crazysamaritan
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* Largely averted with {{Romance Sidequest}}s. You may get a few more chances to unlock an OptionalSexualEncounter, but TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything, and the VideogameCrueltyPunishment for any of the partners finding out about the others can be so extreme as to make it not worth it. There's also a clever scaling system whereby it's easier to keep relationships going the better-maintained they are, making multiple casual encounters collectively less profitable than a single involved one (though [[HaremSeeker some players]] insist that with a maxed-out Charisma stat it's possible to keep multiple relationships at [[LevelUpAtIntimacyFive Intimacy 5]] simultaneously, most consider this strategy "[[YourCheatingHeart cheating]]"). [[{{Polyamory}} Many of the above disadvantages can be mitigated if you're honest and up-front about what you're doing]], but there's still a stigma attached to that strategy in the mainstream, and you can't get multiple marriage bonuses on most servers.

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* Largely averted with {{Romance Sidequest}}s. You may get a few more chances to unlock an OptionalSexualEncounter, but TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything, and the VideogameCrueltyPunishment for any of the partners finding out about the others can be so extreme as to make it not worth it. There's also a clever scaling system whereby it's easier to keep relationships going the better-maintained they are, making multiple casual encounters collectively less profitable than a single involved one (though [[HaremSeeker some players]] insist that with a maxed-out Charisma stat it's possible to keep multiple relationships at [[LevelUpAtIntimacyFive Intimacy 5]] simultaneously, most consider this strategy "[[YourCheatingHeart cheating]]"). [[{{Polyamory}} Many of the above disadvantages can be mitigated if you're honest and up-front about what you're doing]], but there's still a stigma attached to that strategy in the mainstream, and you can't get multiple marriage bonuses on most servers.
9th Mar '17 2:53:21 PM Ramidel
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* Largely averted with {{Romance Sidequest}}s. You may get a few more chances to unlock an OptionalSexualEncounter, but TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything, and the VideogameCrueltyPunishment for any of the partners finding out about the others can be so extreme as to make it not worth it. There's also a clever scaling system whereby it's easier to keep relationships going the better-maintained they are, making multiple casual encounters collectively less profitable than a single involved one (though [[HaremSeeker some players]] insist that with a maxed-out Charisma stat it's possible to keep multiple relationships at [[LevelUpAtIntimacyFive Intimacy 5]] simultaneously, most consider this strategy "[[YourCheatingHeart cheating]]").
* [[{{Polyamory}} Many of the above disadvantages can be mitigated if you're honest and up-front about what you're doing.]]

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* Largely averted with {{Romance Sidequest}}s. You may get a few more chances to unlock an OptionalSexualEncounter, but TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything, and the VideogameCrueltyPunishment for any of the partners finding out about the others can be so extreme as to make it not worth it. There's also a clever scaling system whereby it's easier to keep relationships going the better-maintained they are, making multiple casual encounters collectively less profitable than a single involved one (though [[HaremSeeker some players]] insist that with a maxed-out Charisma stat it's possible to keep multiple relationships at [[LevelUpAtIntimacyFive Intimacy 5]] simultaneously, most consider this strategy "[[YourCheatingHeart cheating]]").
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cheating]]"). [[{{Polyamory}} Many of the above disadvantages can be mitigated if you're honest and up-front about what you're doing.]]doing]], but there's still a stigma attached to that strategy in the mainstream, and you can't get multiple marriage bonuses on most servers.
7th Oct '16 1:51:29 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''. Nearly every female Social Link winds up becoming of a romantic nature, and since maxing out each Social Link allows you to create the best Persona of that Link's Arcana... yeah. The game ''does'' punish you if you try to, erm, "level up" two girls at the same time (they get jealous), but once you hit max Rank and create an "unbreakable bond" you are free to resume building your harem.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''. 3}}'': Nearly every female Social Link winds up becoming of a romantic nature, and since maxing out each Social Link allows you to create the best Persona of that Link's Arcana... yeah. The game ''does'' punish you if you try to, erm, "level up" two girls at the same time (they get jealous), but once you hit max Rank and create an "unbreakable bond" you are free to resume building your harem.
7th Oct '16 1:50:14 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''. Nearly every female Social Link winds up becoming of a romantic nature, and since maxing out each Social Link allows you to create the best Persona of that Link's Arcana... yeah. The game ''does'' punish you if you try to, erm, "level up" two girls at the same time (they get jealous), but once you hit max Rank and create an "unbreakable bond" you are free to resume building your harem.
** One of the improvements ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' made on this system was to add the ''option'' whether or not to pursue a romantic relationship with any of the available girls, complete with a warning if you were about to move beyond friendship -- especially if you already had a girlfriend. (You could still end up two-timing if you wished, though if you attempt such a thing [[spoiler:you suffer absolutely no negative consequences... if you're playing the original and not the Golden. Otherwise...]].)
** The female MC of ''{{Persona 3}} Portable'' defaults to JustFriends with various potential {{Love Interest}}s or moves into romance via a GuideDangIt set of choices.

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* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':
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''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''. Nearly every female Social Link winds up becoming of a romantic nature, and since maxing out each Social Link allows you to create the best Persona of that Link's Arcana... yeah. The game ''does'' punish you if you try to, erm, "level up" two girls at the same time (they get jealous), but once you hit max Rank and create an "unbreakable bond" you are free to resume building your harem.
** One of the improvements ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' made on this system was to add the ''option'' whether or not to pursue a romantic relationship with any of the available girls, complete with a warning if you were about to move beyond friendship -- especially if you already had a girlfriend. (You could still end up two-timing if you wished, though if you attempt such a thing [[spoiler:you suffer absolutely no negative consequences... if you're playing the original and not the Golden.''Golden'' remake. Otherwise...]].)
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** The female MC of ''{{Persona 3}} ''Persona 3 Portable'' defaults to JustFriends with various potential {{Love Interest}}s or moves Interest}}s, but can move into romance via a GuideDangIt set of choices.
28th May '16 7:31:36 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''MahouSenseiNegima'', wherein the protagonist kissing/forming a ''pactio'' with as many girls as possible is highly incentivised, though not so much for his sake as theirs: it allows them to borrow his magic energy for self-defense, communicate with him telepathically, and grants them a unique magic item related to their abilities.

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* ''MahouSenseiNegima'', ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', wherein the protagonist kissing/forming a ''pactio'' with as many girls as possible is highly incentivised, though not so much for his sake as theirs: it allows them to borrow his magic energy for self-defense, communicate with him telepathically, and grants them a unique magic item related to their abilities.
3rd Nov '15 11:37:41 AM Morgenthaler
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