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Submitted by CGMagazine 966d ago | opinion piece

How Much Does Story Matter?

There has been a constant debate between gamers regarding the merits of gameplay versus narrative. Oftentimes, this debate springs up during discussions of Japanese RPGs, such as the Final Fantasy series. Arguably, Final Fantasy titles have strong narratives, but aren’t very interesting to play. As video games become increasing complex, the narratives that fuel them are becoming increasingly ambitious. Mostly recently, Spec Ops: The Line has been the subject of major discussion regarding its dark and mature themes. (Culture, Final Fantasy, Spec Ops: The Line, Super Smash Bros. Brawl)

KillerBBs  +   966d ago
Drop the story only multi matters
Hicken  +   966d ago
If there's a story, it matters quite a bit.... wait.

" Arguably, Final Fantasy titles have strong narratives, but aren’t very interesting to play."

Nevermind. Not worth the time to even continue.
ShaunCameron  +   961d ago
To me, little.

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