The creator of Dyad calls current attempts at storytelling in games "worthless" and "idiotic."

Dyad creator Shawn McGrath on Mass Effect, Dark Souls and why he thinks traditional storytelling in games is “a worthless endeavour.”

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pixelsword1425d ago

Isn't this the same dude that tried to give some sort of back-story to a friggin' particle in Dyad?

TronEOL1425d ago

I think this guy is a loon. Storytelling in video games is fantastic. I don't want to sit there and get high every time I want to take part in a story because it's a psychedelic pipe dream.

JasonXS121425d ago

What's Dyad? Should I be aware of this game? If this guy is hating on storytelling, I'm guessing his game is pretty good then?

P_Bomb1425d ago (Edited 1425d ago )

The game *is* good in a WipEout on Ac!d kinda way, but his comments? Not so much.

I've enjoyed videogame stories more than movies the past couple years. Telltale's 'The Walking Dead' was great for example, and I enjoyed all of Mass Effect up until part three's pre-Leviathan/extended cut finale.

The list goes on...

I read Shawn's Q&A, I just don't understand his "everyone's dumb but me" angle, at a keynote no less. Everything's "horrible" and "crap", something about corporations and NP hard problems. Comes across a bit of a pretentious hipster. *shrugs*

gazgriff2k121424d ago

agreed story's in video games are starting outshine books, films and tv. i understand this guys comment that in most games you should be free to create your own story. but on the other hand a preset story's with choice's that affect that story along the way have been my best interactive experiences

knifefight1425d ago

You can see more in my upcoming biographical documentary, "Shawn McGrath: Worthless and Idiotic."

sdozzo1425d ago

Dyad was fun for about 30 minutes. I respect the work, but this makes him sound like an A-hole.

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