I mean, they can't. Naughty Dog won't turn the great relationship between Drake and Elena into cheesy soap opera melodrama.
There's a lot of talk circulating around the Internet concerning the duo's status in Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception . Some say Elena is pregnant while others believe the two are actually married; both events could put a serious crimp in the storyline we're all expecting. But the developer has yet to let us down on the character development front, and I just refuse to believe they'll mess up that very special – even unique – give-and-take between the two original main characters.
Nathan and Elena are two of the biggest reasons why this series has done so well (second to the awesome gameplay, of course). While Sully and Chloe certainly have their places, there's no doubt that we need a primary relationship to drive it all forward: the humorous, slightly romantic, often snarky relationship between the intrepid hero and surprisingly brave and supportive lady friend. It's both lighthearted and special; there's plenty going on beneath the surface and in all honesty, it's this subtlety that makes the chemistry between the two so explosive. Bringing that to the forefront, shoving it in our faces…it just doesn't seem right.
But don't be too worried about it. The writers know what they're doing. I'm sure of it.
Related Game(s): Uncharted 3