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Why do games find it so difficult to tell stories?

There are few cultural forms that attract more criticism for their storytelling than games. The media loves telling parents that their children are wasting their time playing narratively bankrupt shooters when they could be sucking down a fat Dickens novel and learning some culture. And you know what? In many ways they are right.

Thumbsticks contributor Joshua Baldwin looks at the challenges of presenting narratives in games.

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xSHADOWx1461d ago (Edited 1461d ago )

Because publishers/game developers focus TOO much of their budgets on other things such as graphics and gimmicky dlc. :/

I'm sure quite a large proportion of people on this site like a deep, moving story and gameplay over insane graphics and day 1 dlc. ;)