Video games are all about the stories they tell, but what happens when they just become... forgettable? Are the good ole' days gone forever? We seriously hope not.
Video games are not "all about the story they tell" they're about making a solid/enjoyable experience, and if anything stories in games have gotten better. That being said, it's OK if a game just wants to focus on being fun, i mean look a just cause 3, all i know is there was a bad guy whole was mining some stuff to destroy the thing, yet i still plunged like 100hrs into that game DLC included and have many memories of crazy things that happened like accidentally taking over an entire outpost by collapsing a single giant antenna onto it causing crazy havoc and chain reactions that just killed/destroyed everything in there, it was AWESOME! Meanwhile i'll never forget the time i discovered you could talk to Rost which i did right before a late story big moment, catching him up on all the crazy shit that went down, taking a trip down memory lane ending it by saying something like "and now i'm on my way to do this crazy thing to save the world, i'll be back to tell you how it goes" it was a really touching moment
Question: Where are all the great gaming stories. Answer: PS4. Your welcome.
Right? It’s like the article was written in a alternate universe. We just had God of War released. Is this guy that out of touch or is he just playing dumb?
Neither! As I explained in the article, I've just been in a bit of a backlog funk. Getting through as many as I can has led to a bit of a "everything's a blur" forgettable phase. Was hoping the article would serve as a starting point to others sharing similar stories if they wanted. Thanks for reading it! :)
plumber jumps on goomba and saves princess ... plumber throws hat at trex and becomes a dinosaur I'd say narrative in games has improved over the past 30 years.
You want a recent title with unforgettable story? Play Nier: Automata or Xenoblade 2. Both of those games are amazing and would recommend to anyone remotely interested. You cannot tell me that Nier Automata's story is forgettable if you played through ending [E].
NieR:Automata as a whole has a far more memorable story than the joke titled Final Fantasy XV
I don’t know man...I kindda love FFXV. Beside the freaking boring and repetitive and ridiculous sidequests, I find the game to be very relaxing and the story to be tolerable and somewhat very interesting in some chapters.
Another insecure FFXV drive by
NieR: Automata is ready and waiting for me! It's my next big title that I'm super looking forward to tackling.
Easily the best and most memorable story of the last two gens
Let's all try and keep our comments SPOILER FREE ok?...lol. ;p
Funny how suddenly within the last few weeks there's been a lot of positive talk about cinematic story driven games. Not too long ago the "narrative" was that story driven games were not necessary. Multiplayer games and service based games are, or at least should be the focus of the industry this generation. Now to see a call for such games, even to the point of fanboys now hoping to see story driven single player exclusive first party games for their system of choice at E3. I wonder why? Hm...
He's a Dumbass lets put it like that. He's probably gonna type in "Singleplayer games are phasing out" like the brainless moron he truly is. Single player games are far better than the whole GREEDY "Service as a Games" model. Screw that crap it's garbage just so crappy companies like EA, Micorosft & Ubisoft can create the same boring ass experiences with loads of microtransactions built into their $60 titles.
I don't think singleplayer games are going anywhere any time soon ;) Just think that it's entirely possible that we all hit a funk from time to time where the games we're playing just seem forgettable. It's when we hit another gem that we realize the great stories haven't gone anywhere after all, we've just been missing out! :)
They are left in the late 1990s and early 2000s. System Shock, Deus Ex, Planescape, Fallout were just leagues above the lame cutscene bonanzas we get today.
True. Devs these days are too gutless to write anything like Deus Ex.
Planescape Torment has the best story ever told in a video game. It's on a completely different level compared to any other game.
"Video games are all about the stories they tell" To each their own but I couldn't disagree more with this statement. To answear this article's question, most games have crap story. I would be surprised if 1% of games had a decent story let alone a good one. Of all the mediums that allow to tell a story, gaming is by far the worse.
But gaming also has the most potential.... Problem is that true visionaries have been pushed to the background and those who want to emulate movies in the medium have been promoted to the top.... If you have a look at Ken Levine's 2014 GDC, he said that gaming has not touched even the surface of what it's capable of as a story telling medium. A partial reason for that is obviously the hardware limitation, because creating multi layered systems and stories dependent on the systems will need a lot of skilled coding and hardware capable of running all the possible variations.
I agree with you. Stories can be improved a improved a lot in this medium and I always thought that writers were limited on what they could do in video games not due to technical reasons but because of their very nature. You can't just go from one scene to the other as they do in movies and with books all you need is your imagination. With games you have to tie the gameplay with the story. The gameplay needs to have a porpuse so the story will always revolve around it and this limits the stories that writers can tell in games.
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