Video games have a plot problem, that's no news.
Because if they don't, you wind up with a giant turd in which it seems a 10 year old finished the writing after a deadline crept up. Beyond Two Souls is one such game.
C'mon man, Beyond wasn't that bad. It wasn't amazing I'll give you that, but I enjoyed playing it.
Stories are supposed to make sense. Otherwise you end up with a mess like Metal Gear Solid series.
Something about siblings marrying and certain trolls being born comes to mind... But that's not gaming related. Not every game needs a story. But if it's there, it should at least make sense. Frankly, if anything has a story, it should make sense... Unless the point is to intentionally be senseless. I think neither Beyond nor MGS are examples of stories that don't make sense, but rather stories that not everyone understands. Particularly in the case of the latter, there's a lot of content spanning decades and numerous games; if you miss out on or ignore certain things, it's natural for it to not make sense to you.
i have never played heavy rain or beyond two souls or any game like those. a lot of detail went into this article i actually didnt think it was anything to worry about uncharted, tomb raider, walking dead, ffx and other games have good stories. if i cant remember the middle details im fine with that as long as the gameplay held together and i understood the story in the end.
i always play games for their stories..
me to but compared to movies game stories arent great.
TLOU, SotC, MGS >> 99% of movie stories
@ginsunuva MGS Agreed, I actually haven't played SotC yet, but it's on my to-play list thanks to PS+. TLOU, though, is nothing special when it comes to the story, same goes for all of the Uncharted games. The thing that makes all of these games stand out from the rest is the way the stories are TOLD, that ranges all the way from the dialogues to the characters' animations.
Not I. Don't get me wrong, I love a game with a good story. But games that ONLY have a good story, and crappy gameplay? Doesn't work for me. Gameplay>Story If the story sucks but the gameplay is awesome, I'll still play the game and love it, perfect example being Dragon's Dogma. If the story is great but the gameplay is boring as hell, I'll return that sucker the next day. $70 is not worth a game that is not enjoyable to play. I f I wanted a good story and only a good story, I'd watch a movie
and sometimes the story sucks so much, it becomes entertaining :D Agreed though Gameplay > story > ...... > graphics
yeah, if the gameplay is not good, the story is not good , If the gameplay is great , i usually enjoy the story no matter how bad it may be!
Herpderp, easily the dumbest premise for an article I've seen all year. So, in return, let me pose a question of my own: why should essays be interesting, coherent, or well-written?
Video games stories are awful.
Go watch FLCL, some stories... just don't have to and this also applies to video games. But games and the developers which obviously take them seriously, not to mention the gamers who play them, should make sense to an extent if they hope TO actually be taken seriously. Suspension of disbelief can only be taken so far before you just end up saying "ah fuc! it."
Worst thing is when you`re playing the game, enjoying the experience, looking forward to some amazing ending and it doesn`t happen. Stories are the most important thing in a game. If it had 2002 graphics and an awesome story compared to 2014 next gen graphics and a bad story, I would without a doubt go for the 2002
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