One way you can tell whether or not a game’s narrative is a good one is through how engaging it is – whether or not it keeps you glued to the edge of your seat, eager to discover what happens next. One way that many storytellers attempt to do this is through plot twists: unexpected occurrences and subtly foreshadowed events designed to take the player by surprise. Unfortunately, pulling off a decent plot twist is no mean task – and there are plenty of writers out there who simply can’t seem to get it right. As a result, their ‘twists’ either fall flat and fail to resonate with the audience, or leave everyone scratching their heads as they try to discern what in the bloody hell just happened.
Today, we’re going to look at a few such ‘twists.’