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Submitted by plut0nash 525d ago | opinion piece

Storytelling: The Importance of Wonder

MWEB Gamezone writer Zubayr Bhyat explores one of the key aspects ignored by many game developers that could've brought many a game into brilliance: Storytelling (Culture, Dev, Industry, Next-Gen, Nintendo DS, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, PSP, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Update http://www.mweb.co.za/games... This is the correct link. Pasted the incorrect one after :) Apologies.

PandaMcBearface  +   525d ago
Such a lovely article! I agree entirely. Although as I said yesterday, I went into games like COD thinking "I'm here to kill things" and then ended up weeping a bit as the story unfolded because I am lame xD
bosbvok  +   524d ago
Awwww *pats Steph on the head*
PandaMcBearface  +   522d ago
Hahahaha!
plut0nash  +   525d ago
I find it amazing so many developers don't invest more into good storytelling. So many good stories invest into our imagination and inspire.
HanCilliers  +   525d ago
Great read, games like Dear Esther and To the Moon filled me with wonder. Storytelling is a vital aspect of player immersion for me, more so than good graphics and action.
TongkatAli  +   525d ago
I have to get Thomas Was Alone, heard the storytelling in that is amazing and it's all about shapes, lol.
HanCilliers  +   525d ago
Dude, that game is also on my list
bosbvok  +   525d ago
With all the flashy graphics nowadays, its seems that a lot of developers forget storyline and its so important. Nice article. I hope more devs read it to remind themselves of paying attention to this part of a game. I want to be entertained and immersed in a game, not just drool over the pretty graphics, which normally lasts 5 minutes.
plut0nash  +   525d ago
@TongkatAli - Must check that out. Enjoyed Wall-E so may look at that.

Speaking of which, Wall-E was another great piece of storytelling done brilliantly.
schmoe  +   525d ago
What a great write and opinion. i stand in agreement. nice work dude!
plut0nash  +   525d ago
*bow* so Schmoe - where's my meme on my comments eh!
Choc_Salties  +   524d ago
Great writeup - if you're looking for an older game with some awesome immersion, always give "The Urquan Masters" a go - its the modern remake of old Star Control 2 - great story, easy to play, plenty of entertainment, and its free!
bosbvok  +   524d ago
Drop a link, dammit :)

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