I always groan with irritation when 'the main people' hook up. Partly because I find the link between sex and love to be bizarre and partly because it always 'closes off' other options.
Is a sister/brother duo completely out of the question?
I'd enjoy something like that. It sidesteps this apparent player expectation for sexual hookup between similarly-aged heterosexual pairs too. I'd also enjoy a range of siblings in something like a disaster-event game where all of them are at different places and communications are down and their only hope to find each other is to set off for home and hope the others do too. You could play it from multiple perspectives.
I'm interested in the idea of a gender-flipped version of the father-daughter thing. Are there any games that involve a mother protecting her son, or something of that nature?
That would be nice to see. We kiiinda saw it a little with Tess and Elli.
I think it might not happen for a while, though. I can't think of any movies or tv shows with a similar theme (although I don't watch many). For some reason I can picture a woman defending the home very easily but it is slightly more difficult to imagine one actively roaming the way, say, Joel would.
Maybe that's just tied into my personal style. If I were in the world of Last Of Us, for example, I'd move a lot more slowly and cautiously, seeking to avoid, snipe or escape danger rather than slug it out. I'd use knives instead of fists because I know I don't have the power behind my blows that a guy might have. I'd pick up mace along my travels because a quick spray would make the stabbing easier. Grenades and noise-makers would also be preferable to a shotgun. As a woman, I have absolutely no problem killing people (and in fact would be much more likely to do so I think) - but my gender and personal strength/fitness levels would absolutely change my tactics.