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BioShock Writer on Industry: 'I Don’t Want to Put up with This Sh*t Anymore'

GR said, "Susan O'Connor, a writer who’s worked on BioShock, Tomb Raider, and Far Cry 2 in the past, is tired of the way that games are presented."

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KillrateOmega1156d ago (Edited 1156d ago )

Well, um...good for her, I guess.

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TheBossMan1156d ago

She's taking her talents to South Beach, clearly.

Maddens Raiders1155d ago

"Susan O'Connor, a writer who’s worked on BioShock, Tomb Raider, and Far Cry 2 in the past..."

"But the more savvy I got--and I've been working on these great projects that are arguably the best ever made--it's like, 'This is the mountaintop, and this still isn't cutting it."

No not the best ever made, no not the mountaintop and if it isn't cutting it, it's your fault. Hate to see you go, but we hardly knew ye..

TheBossMan1155d ago

Those quotes make her out to be a surefire diversity hire.

SilentNegotiator1155d ago (Edited 1155d ago )

Bioshock's twist never fooled me. It wasn't about escape or else there would have been some real stealth elements to it, and having a guy order me to murder a shopping list of characters was a dead give away that there was going to be a twist revealing him as a bad guy.

This lady just seems full of herself.
'I'm just so good at writing, I deserve to write a different medium! I'm such a good writer that I've reached the mountain tops!'
Blech.

KillrateOmega1156d ago (Edited 1156d ago )

[Sorry. Double post.]

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Blastoise1156d ago (Edited 1156d ago )

"I love stories, and I just happened to fall into games. I've learned who I am as a writer, and I think my talents and skills are much better used in other places."

""It's been an ongoing dissatisfaction that’s always been there," O'Connor said. "But the more savvy I got--and I've been working on these great projects that are arguably the best ever made--it's like, 'This is the mountaintop, and this still isn't cutting it.'”"

Comes across rather big headed. It's not like the games she's worked on are the best in the industry for story telling.

Why not try a genre better suited for story telling like Visual Novel or an adventure game like Heavy Rain/The Walking dead?

smashman981156d ago

Really biishock didn't have some of the best writing in gaming? Well ill be damned

Blastoise1156d ago (Edited 1156d ago )

Bioshock was awesome, one of the best games I've played this gen

But the "mountain top"? The absolute pinnacle of Video game story telling? Nah.

vickers5001155d ago

@Blastoise

Just curious, what do you consider the top 5 pinnacle of storytelling games?

Because I can't think of any that I enjoyed more than Bioshock. The only ones that even come moderately close in my opinion are Red Dead Redemption, MGS4, parts of fallout 3, and parts of mass effect, but I consider Bioshock to be better than all those.

ZombieNinjaPanda1155d ago

@Vickers

Video Games existed before this generation you know.

k2d1155d ago

@Vickers
@ZombieNinjaPanda

Yupp. Pretty much what ZNPanda said.. Which period has there been put out the most games? During this generation or the rest of video games existence? Chances are you'll find the greatest told stories before the time of 360's and wii's and ps3's.

vickers5001154d ago

@ZombieNinjaPanda

Okay, that's not really what I asked though. How about instead of writing some smug douchebag comment that doesn't contribute a single thing to the conversation other than being an ass, you actually list some of those previous gen games then?

Not everyone is old enough to be a retro gamer, nor do they have the time or money to buy every single worthwhile game for every worthwhile system out there, and that doesn't make them any less of a gamer.

Gaming was always a hobby of mine before, but it wasn't until right before the current gen consoles (xbox 360, ps3, wii) that I started getting into gaming news, the community and the history of well known franchises.

Therefore I listed the titles that I was familiar with that 'I' think have the greatest stories. I can't very well list games that I haven't played now can I? I refrained from listing even some games from this current gen that I think probably have amazing stories but since I haven't played them, I didn't list them (Heavy Rain, Lost Odyssey).

But oh well, stupid me for thinking the comments section was about discussion. I guess it's just for insulting people that aren't exactly like us in every single way. I do apologize for not being born earlier, please forgive me.

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HammadTheBeast1156d ago

I dunno, Bioshock was pretty good. But yes, she is being a bit self centered.

adorie1156d ago (Edited 1156d ago )

She sounds frustrated. Not self centered. This interview was short and didn't detail her frustration enough for me to make a fleshed out opinion.

Edit: Ok. Another site reporting on another sites interview.. I am going to read it in full.

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