I don’t usually think about romanceable party members and NPCs in my video games too hard or deeply, but the sheer amount of heart/valentine/love imagery surrounding Nick Valentine, combined with the fact that he’s one of the few F4 companions kept solidly off limits, and combined with all his little flirty asides and hints and so on, has me feeling so salty you could cook a nicely seasoned steak on me! So here, have a vent comic.


Remember the time Valve scrapped the drab vaporware FPS sequel to some Quake mod from the ‘90s they were fiddling with for years and rebuilt it from the ground up into a beautiful and unique example of video game art design and engaging humor with nameless FPS classes that had more personality to them than most JRPG heroes and which eventually were transformed into fully-rounded characters with story arcs and how said game then slowly but exponentially grew into a massive cult hit with a highly dedicated audience and pop culture influence on the 'net that’s still getting regularly updated five years later with everything under the sun and no sign of stopping anytime soon and some of which is stuff Valve actually paid their fans real money for making because they liked it so much

I do

It was pretty cool