I can't think of one RPG where your companions have any real motivation to follow you around.
I can't think of one RPG where your companions have any real motivation to...
In almost every case, what your party is doing would be done by an army or militia of hired grunts IRL.
People make friends in real life too you know
The last remnant is a good one.
white knight chronicles is another.
ni no kuni
super mario rpg
ff tactics advance (and regular tactics and a2 to an extent, but mostly advance1)
wild arms XF
wild arms 3 for that matter
legend of dragoon
there's a couple more i'm forgetting I'm sure.
make friends with police officer
go on drug busts with him
I want to slap the devil into submission
Sweet me too
I can't think of one where they don't.
They follow me because of my big hot dick
Name one game
Tales games tend to have reason for the party
Although usually near the end most of them devolve into a "we're going to see this through" excuse
working with the NCR
In FFX, you’re mostly following Yuna around.
Planescape: Torment and Baldur's Gate are good examples. Every single other RPG is just:
Hey, you just walked into this town too? Want to go do a bunch of dangerous shit? Oh guess what, I'm actual a princess/introuble with some gang/half-a-ghost and you have to kill someone really really powerful so that we become BEST FRIENDS!
My bone to pick is with wRPGs.
Tales of Berseria
usually wanting revenge on the guy that killed their family
usually wanting to find out what happened to make the guy change so drastically
usually it's because the old good guy was mind-controlled by a bad guy to kill good guys
literally every JRPG ever
Dragon Quest VIII
Do JRPG's count?
Ignis's family has been caretakers of the Royal line for forever basically
Gladios's family has been the Kings Shield since forever
Prompto is Noct's best friend