"If you could take a video game character on a platonic date, who would it be, and where would you go?"
Honestly, I would like to go on a platonic date with Linus from Stardew Valley. I would allow him to visit my farm to see the landscape, crops, farm animals, etc.
Mr. Pages and a Surface bookstore with a large romance section is legitimately a contender...but I think I'll have to go with Crow from Destiny 2. We're going on a food sampling tour because my boy didn't have sushi or boba or nachos or good food for ages and that's simply a travesty.