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Submitted by ShenmueLegacy 1770d ago | article

The decline, and the need for story-driven games

As much as there are plenty of good games out there at the moment, it is clear that there is currently a lot of repetition in the types of games that companies make and this really is quite an issue. If you look at most of the games out there you just see countless amounts of shooter games, in first-person or third-person, or racers and perhaps the odd old-gen platformer game. Where are the story-driven games that don't necessarily have pointless violence and meaningless missions? Where are the games that really make us think and provoke emotions when we play them? (Culture, Heavy Rain , Industry, PS3)

kalebgray92  +   1770d ago
luckily
heavy rain is coming out
oh and uncharted 2 with great character development
god of war 3 with greek mythology
final fantasy xiii ... with fantasy... i guess
we already have infamous.... journey of a hero... or villan
ratchet and clank a crack in time.... space adventure
metal gear peacewalker and rising.... kojima!!!!!
castlevania looks crazy on a side note
mass effect 2.... another space quest game
and more i cant even think of
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Timesplitter14  +   1770d ago
The Last Guardian will save us all
kalebgray92  +   1770d ago
oh yeah
man thats going to be beast too.... shadow of the colossus was crazy... no talking yet touching story .... man i wanna play that again
edgeofblade  +   1770d ago
Bullshit. I have found almost universally that a game that leans heavily on story plays like crap. There are of course exceptions, but by in large, I would rather have a game that PLAYS awesomely than tells a frickin story.

Now, I trust Heavy Rain to pull off both, but lets not forget that complex combat situations are handled with... quick time events. What is this, the interactive video days of the 90's?
Timesplitter14  +   1770d ago
my friend here wants to have a word with you

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ShenmueLegacy  +   1769d ago
It's funny how it seems the PS3 is going to be the console for these types of games, like Heavy Rain and The Last Guardian. I don't think lots of the games kale said really are those types of games though, with platformers and shooters making that list. What were really need is more Heavy Rains, Dreamfalls and Mass Effect had a good story (unfortunately the gameplay on Mass Effect wasn't amazing though). Actually one game that had a really good story was Mirror's Edge, that game is soooo underrated!

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