Players of the popular video game Baldur’s Gate 3 have reported that their real-life partners are becoming infatuated with the virtual character Astarion. Baldur’s Gate 3, which has gained significant popularity and critical acclaim, features a deep world and immersive storytelling. The game allows players to interact with various companions, each with their own backstory and ambitions. However, Astarion, a sarcastic Vampire Rogue, has particularly captured the hearts of players, to the point where their real-life relationships are being affected.
According to players on Reddit, their partners have become obsessed with Astarion, changing their phone backgrounds to pictures of him, liking TikToks about him, and even dreaming about him. One player even jokingly stated that they were considering contacting a lawyer. Some Redditors offered advice, suggesting that the affected partners should start their own game and play as Astarion to alleviate their infatuation. The situation highlights the immersive and captivating nature of the game, as well as the impact it can have on players’ emotions and relationships.
As Baldur’s Gate 3 continues to receive updates and maintain its popularity, it remains to be seen if players’ infatuation with Astarion will diminish. However, it serves as a reminder of the powerful storytelling and engaging characters that can come to life in the world of video games, blurring the lines between virtual and real experiences.