GDC: Emotion in Games a Distant Dream?

Joe Keiser of Next-Gen.Biz writes: Braid Developer Jonathan Blow thinks that games have a long, long way to go before they can elicit emotion from their storytelling, and goes off on games that aren't a good enough job.

"Half-Life 2: Episode 2 is just as robotic and lifeless a game as any first person shooter that came out in 1998. It just looks better," says Blow, as he discusses his excitement and subsequent disappointment at how Valve used its character technology. In his session, Inverting the Design Perspective, Blow states plainly that he thinks we're far away from solving the issue of emotional storytelling in games, that the problem is extremely hard to solve, and that a lot of current attempts at solving the issue are way off base.

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Anything but Cute3683d ago (Edited 3683d ago )

This idiot obviously has never played a Final Fantasy.

riqued3683d ago

Shadow of the Colossus...

The Wander and the girl
your only companion, Agro
big world and only you and your horse
killing "innocent" colossus
the ending!

Emotion in games is reality and games are art!
Thanks Team ICO!

mindedone3683d ago

The ending of SotC was the first thing that popped into my mind when I started to read this.

Bill Gates3683d ago

My PS3 has the "Emotion" Engine built in. So eat that you bald headed BABOON.....AHAHHAHHAHAHHA

Anything but Cute3683d ago (Edited 3683d ago )

In comparison to some of the Final Fantasy games.

Final Fantasy 7 was beloved because of how the story and characters made people feel. That was a PS1 game from over 10 years ago.

Final Fantasy X is also very good and emotional.

So this guy couldn't be anymore wrong.

NO_PUDding3682d ago

FF is good, but I think it is a silly comparison, they are evry different

Shadow of the Colossus will be special to me, in the way FF will be special to you. But I have to say, artistic direction in SotC is head and shoulders above FF. Thats alwasy been about technical art direction, where as thats where SotC deviated massively for me.

Eitehr way, we know this guy is wrogn,a nd both agmes are emotional.

Stubacca3683d ago

Shut it ya bald geeky git.

GTA: Vice City!!!

Metal gear Solid 2!

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