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Watch Dogs Director: People Don't Just Want to Play a Story Anymore

For Ubisoft, single-player games are a thing of the past.

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ShugaCane1019d ago (Edited 1019d ago )

Me too. They heavily focused on the online elements of the game, the hacking and stuff, the rendering of Chicago, and from what the guy's saying, it makes me feel as if they purposedly neglected the story.

He thinks multiplayer elements is what people are more and more asking for, well maybe. But I think they're also asking for good story-telling, and characters to care about. The Last of Us and Bioshock Infinite, are the last good examples I have in mind. This is also part of the future of this medium. Gameplay at the service of the narrative. More immersive storylines, etc.. This is what people want for the Next Gen as well. Not only Online features.

Donnieboi1018d ago (Edited 1018d ago )

Neglected the story? So you've played it from beginning to end, I presume? I still dig what u meant when u said we want a story still.

But the Ubisoft dude didn't say he doesn't want a story, but that having MORE can give u more value for your dollar. Once u beat a game, it's nice to have something u can do that extends the game exponentially (like some online component, co-op, level editors, dlc)

ShugaCane1018d ago

"it makes me feel as if they purposedly neglected the story. "

"it makes me feel as if" is very important here. I'm saying that because of the guy's statement. It's an impression. I never said "Fact. The story has been neglected"

JackBNimble1018d ago

I want to play a story , but I am tired of the linear story with low replay value.

Hey , I've played TLou , it's a great game,beat it four times... but now what? There is nothing left for me but either 4 vs 4 online play that I am not into , or wait for DLC. I will buy the DLC by the way.

I think Ubisoft has a point, I think there are better ways to tell stories in games that aren't so linear.

Flipgeneral1018d ago

Unfortunately, you know they are looking at spreadsheets and what offers the greatest yield

LoL, WoW, COD, Halo

All heavily focused online games

The majority speaks

*I'm not one of them*

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alien6261018d ago

after last of us YES! i do want to play a story

exfatal1018d ago

really Tlou was what made you changed your mind? not that i don't agree but come on now...

alien6261018d ago

well also heavy rain metal gear series etc. i just said TLOU because it was the latest game i played with a good story

vikingland11018d ago

Me too plus if the headline were true then TLOU wouldn't have sold so well. I think its just that no one is telling good stories anymore

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badz1491018d ago

I beg to differ too! I treasure games with good story. just simple mindless fun but crappy story kinda games aren't my cup of tea.

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Eldyraen1019d ago

I agree with what he said--a lot of us don't want JUST a story nowadays. We want a great story on top of a world to explore (be it large open world or even more linear but detailed worlds that feel less like a cooridor and more like it was just part of something bigger--a great example of the latter being TLOU).

Essentially "we" want a total package and multiplayer is not necessarily a requirement (although if well done and "appropriate" for the game I welcome it as long as doesn't distract from single player development/enjoyment). Even multiplayer appears to be evolving somewhat although we haven't seen much of it yet (outside of multiplayer focused games). If its a wanted evolution or a dead end we don't know yet though.

What I want is a believeable "living world" (given the setting) for single player games where your character might be the catalyst or even star of the show but where the setting and characters shine just as bright. Games have been heading this way though for years and now its becoming more and more common which is great.

Still not 100% sold on some of the new ideas but for most part love what I see. I just hope it all lives up to expectations.

Nazara1018d ago

Depends on the game. My favorite bayonetta would not benefit from being an open world, always online, mpcentric title.

MilkMan1018d ago

Wtf are they talking about?!

If publishers are to be believed, the gaming community wants more open worlds, more multiplayer modes included in largely single-player games, and connected experiences.

Uhhm, when did I ask for multiplayer experiences in a single player game? Or connectivity?

I just want to play a fantastic game, with great mechanics, awesome story and FUN to play with lots of varied things to do.

and IF I want to ask friends to hop on and play then that's my choice. If the trend is that I HAVE to be online and I MUST have friends/randoms in my game in order to have the full experience then I suppose this is a good time to get out of gaming.

CarlosX3601018d ago (Edited 1018d ago )

Those of you who do not get his (1st) point... See: Destiny.

Those of you who do not get his (2nd) point... See: Call of Duty series.

M-M1018d ago (Edited 1018d ago )

That's weird of him to say that(going by the story title here) considering that a lot of games in the past were just pick up, play, and beat the game without it having a deep story involved. Nowadays it seems like you're somewhat playing a movie.

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