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Submitted by booni3 444d ago | opinion piece

Fighting Games Deserve Better Stories

Kenneth at DualShockers Writes:"Story is important. As fighting game fans, we may sometimes sleep on or altogether forget about stories. The core narrative elements in most fighters typically lead back to a tournament or fighting competition of some kind, which is more than enough of a reason to grab your arcade stick and mash away. However, I think that we only feel this way because this is what we’ve become accustomed to.

If a good story appeared more frequently in the more popular fighting games, then we would eventually come to expect it from the genre. Just think about that for a moment." (Arc System Works, Capcom, Culture, Dev, Industry, NetherRealm Studios, PS3, Xbox 360)

Snookies12  +   444d ago
Persona Arena, Blazblue, Mortal Kombat... Those are about the only ones I can think of that have good story modes.
booni3  +   444d ago
SoulCalibur has had some noteworthy ones...but even then, Blazblue's story modes can be very hard to follow. The genre needs not just more stories, but better conveyed/told stories as well.
Snookies12  +   444d ago
I'll give you that, Blazblue is hard as hell to follow. You have to really pay attention. Didn't understand the first game's story until I went through it a second time lol.
zeeshanhs  +   444d ago
And what about Tekken? They have really improved story-lines since Tekken 5.
Dark11  +   444d ago
blazblue?
so you call reading text with character pictures and bubble frames a story mode?
Snookies12  +   444d ago
It has a deep story, yes. What do you think Visual Novels are played for? They're just text with pictures. Yet they're very popular in Japan for their stories.

I would much rather have a deep story told through pictures than a shallow one in 3D.
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Kalowest  +   444d ago
BB has the best story mode!!!
Deadpool616  +   444d ago
The King of Fighters series had storylines in saga's. At one point I think South Town was blown up by a satellite laser. It got rather crazy.
MysticStrummer  +   444d ago
There's only so much you can do with a premise that focuses on fighters fighting each other in fights. You're not going to get many deep stories out of that.
booni3  +   444d ago
That's not true at all. Observe the examples.
trenso1  +   444d ago
i think this is what turns me off from fighting games, i like a story and they arent very in depth
CanadianTurtle  +   444d ago
I don't know if I'm allowed to call Smash Bros Brawl's story mode an actual good story but I felt that it was quite enjoyable seeing all the Nintendo characters reacting to one another. Maybe it's not the most well thought out story, but the cutscenes were really enjoyable.

I don't really find story to be a big deal. I look for cool character back-stories. I think Street Fighter is good at that.
Pintheshadows  +   444d ago
I know Injustice's story is not original within DC lore (similar has appeared in the animations and comics) but for a fighting game it is pretty fantastic. Like the game itself.
nigelp520  +   444d ago
Fighting games need hidden unlockable characters again not dlc crap

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