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Are Games Surpassing the Storytelling of Film and Television?

In a society that is constantly demanding deeper and richer stories from their mediums, we have slowly started to fall into a repetitive same story, different characters coma. Video games, however, are taking a different route when approaching storytelling.

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Aloy-Boyfriend1003d ago

Considering Movies have become lazy in the storytelling department and video games keep evolving fast, I'd say yeah. TLOU could challenge any movie for its story and character quality

UserNameIsNotTaken1003d ago (Edited 1003d ago )

Yeah, we haven't gotten any movies like before. We rarely get Great movies these days.
In gaming, we get a great Story-game every year that let us keep going back to it when we miss it.

DarkOcelet1003d ago

It seems movies nowadays are just entertaining.

Very few movies this year stuck out with me. Most of them were forgettable.

The only movie that i really loved so much this year was Turbo Kid. Apple is awesome :)

TwoForce1003d ago

I agree. But there are some movies i enjoyed, it was Dawn of the apes, ant man, inception and edge of the tomorrow. Just the name fews. Hopefully, Star War Episode 7 will bring epic story.

nix1003d ago

Edge of Tomorrow was so underrated... I think that game was amazing coming from Tom Cruise considering how crappie Mission Impossible series was turning into. Ant Man was meh. I'm eagerly waiting for Spectre and Star Wars.

Paytaa1003d ago

Agreed. I personally enjoyed TLOU more than any movie I've watched. Mass Effect (might get destroyed for this) has the best story in the sci-fi genre for me which includes movies like Star Wars and Trek. I'm also a bit biased too since I enjoy games more as entertainment than movies.

miyamoto1003d ago (Edited 1003d ago )

Video Games are the best story tellers since the 8-Bit Era!!!!

Glad you mentioned TLOU

Winner of Writer's Guild Award

https://www.youtube.com/wat...

A Promo for an upcoming "Between the Lines" first! Barry Kibrick talks with The Last of Us Creative Director/Writer Neil Druckmann about Video Games in a way that few on TV have done before.

The newest is Until Dawn.

https://www.youtube.com/wat...

But Uncharted 2 really did it for me the first time I played it.
It was different, it was fresh and believable and real modern day storytelling via gameplay.

Frinker1003d ago

You're obviously only paying attention to the big blockbuster movies.

coolbeans1003d ago (Edited 1003d ago )

I agree with you on the "games evolving fast" bit but that generalization about "movies becoming lazy" reveals to me you're not really considering the plethora of non-blockbuster types. Movies that explore the moral ambiguity of US intervention in Sicario, a character study + slight against hit-mongering journalism in Nightcrawler, or other films credited with having deep messages (like this one called Anomalisa) are still coming out.

Dee_Blessed1003d ago (Edited 1003d ago )

What about God of war trilogy? I liked the story and the overall execution of the premise even though it was simple I loved it.

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Hoffmann1003d ago

Sometimes, yes. Often ..not.

Kalebninja1003d ago (Edited 1003d ago )

We've had movies like Night Crawler, Whiplash, Birdman, Interstellar, and Fury all just last year, there aren't as many games with great stories a year but they are starting to catch up like TV has.

Soldierone1003d ago

I think video games have more creative stories and more depth due to length. I mean Tomb Raider alone has some great character development in it.

That being said when Hollywood puts together a crew that actually wants to make a good movie they still do it. American Sniper, Fury, Bridge of Spies, movies CAN be excellent. The problem is the boring copy and paste blockbusters take all the limelight so people think movies are nothing but explosions and gun fights.

Dan_scruggs1003d ago

Nope. Games have a hell of a long way to go. Truthfully only Telltale comes close.

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