Kotaku: "The first topic we’re tackling is Video Game narrative, and joining us we have James O’ Connor, a regular contributor to Hyper, Games Editor on Mania and PhD candidate currently writing a thesis on, you guessed it, video game narrative."
Wow. Great read.
I always enjoy a controversial subject like this. Guy trying to get his PhD makes a really good case for defending Gears story (you read that right). I guess a case could be made for it since it does have a trilogy of books now.
The AC 130 gunship was my favorite part. Video games can tell stories and more or less have some of the best stories this side of Hollywood except many stories have too many cliches like you know, save that whore of a princess for the thousand time. Stalker Shadow of Chernobyl: a fictional story based on a very real place but very cool. Half life 2: Just who are our benefactors and why are they here? Crysis Warhead: sorry but I'm dying to know what happen to Prophet when he went back to the Island by himself
Everyone should check this piece out.
wow really good article haven't read one this good in days really worth checking out,btw yes games can tell stories,im positive they're making a movie style game,just look at uncharted 2 and heavy rain or halo
I agree, uc2 and heavy rain have a great story(s). I'd add red dead redemption, god of war (as a trilogy), uc1, and castlvania (so far).
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