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Submitted by shepard2186 1182d ago | opinion piece

Storytelling in Video Games: A Squandered Opportunity

Oprainfall writes: "Video games are amazing and unique in the way that they can portray plots, however many developers squander the capabilities of the medium. Specifically, they forget to incorporate one single important concept into their stories – interactivity." (Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, Culture, Dev, Industry, Portal, Shadow of the Colossus, Uncharted Trilogy)

Tales RPG addict  +   1182d ago
Well at least the NAMCO TALES games are known for their rather good story. Final Fantasy has had rather good story, but with FFXIII the linearity was my Biggest complaint.
Wigriff  +   1182d ago
There have certainly been some pretty great storytelling experiences in games, but video games are still evolving as a narrative vessel. I believe the best is yet to come.

Look at film. Sure, you had guys like Hitchcock in the earlier days, but Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Ridley Scott, and David Lynch didn't really get their start until the 1970's – almost 100 years after the invention of film, and 50 years after the birth of Hollywood. Video games are still hitting their stride.

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