With games like Heavy Rain and the upcoming Alan Wake featuring great story's, All Age Gaming's Michael Brennan discusses whether we are entering a time in gaming where a game has to feature a great story for it to truly grab the gamer.
Heavy Rain? Great story? Really? Yikes. Gamers have some seriously low standards when it comes to writing. Shame no one remembers the handful of games that actually were well-written... Legacy of Kain, Freespace 2... hell, even this gen, there are plenty of games that outclass Heavy Rain--Yakuza 3, Nier, Valkyria. Well, here's hoping Alan Wake is better. Shame the PC version was canceled, again, though. Haven't really played a horror game I liked since Crimson Butterfly.
"All Age Gaming's Michael Brennan discusses whether we are entering a time in gaming where a game has to feature a great story for it to truly grab the gamer." The top selling games this gen are NSMB, wii fit, and wii sports/wii sports resort. So it doesn't seem that way. If video games had good stories maybe they'd be right. ME/ME2 are incredible and games like Fallout 2 still impress. But they happen once or twice a generation. If you demand good stories from games you'll end up never playing them. That's why I play stuff like Mario. I wince every time a cut-scene starts in Bayonetta while furiously smashing start to skip it.
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