20°
Submitted by Cyrus365 2689d ago | article

Story Must Die - Devil's Advocate: It's in the way of tomorrow

PC Gamer via CVG writes: "A few years ago, a lovely chap writing a thesis on gaming visited PC Gamer to chat about what they believed made a great game. I remember incoherently trotting out the usual buzzwords: story, characterisation, freedom. In my head flickered Planescape, Deus Ex, System Shock 2... I really believed that story is all.

What a fool I was. How could I not see that story is what's holding games back from true greatness? Show me your finest cutscene, your most shocking twist, your most moving endgame cinematic, and I will give you exactly the same response as I would to the worst, the most predictable, the most leaden. All it does is rub in my face all the things the game won't let me do myself." (Assassin's Creed, Crysis, Culture, Deus Ex, Far Cry, Half-Life 2, PC, Planescape, System Shock 2)

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

Until Dawn – Horror at its Best | PS4 News

14m ago - PS4News: "You can easily become fully immersed in this game – whilst walking through a snowy fore... | PS4
20°

Corpse of Discovery Review | HeyPoorPlayer

14m ago - HeyPoorPlayer's Jonathan Trussler writes "You can tell a game is trying to be clever when its tit... | PC
Ad

Check What PC Games are Coming Out in August

Now - At Releases.com you can check release dates for PC games. Visit now and start tracking the games you plan to buy. | Promoted post
40°

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain out now in Japan

23m ago - While Kojima’s highly anticipated game is already available in the west, the Japanese fans had to... | PC
40°

PAX Prime 2015: For Honor is Shaping Up to be Ubisoft's Sleeper Hit

25m ago - For Honor doesn't need fantasy to thrill. It relies on pure tactical adrenaline and a strong hist... | PC
30°

Let’s talk with: The Deer God developer - Wii U GamePad support

25m ago - Gaming Boulevard took some time to talk with the developer of The Deer God and got some answers a... | PS4