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The Top Ten Video Game Narratives Of 2011

JD writes: "​One of our chief editorial topics at Joystick Division is video game narrative. Many of us labor to understand and complicate the medium by looking into its brilliance, shortcomings, and the uniqueness of its narrative delivery capabilities, compared to art forms around it and examples of the past. In short, we try to appreciate the fiction of games, and how they work on a pseudo-academic, and very personal, level.

This year was particularly strong in terms of narrative content. Blockbusters and indie games took bold leaps into the fold of previously uncharted territory of creative game storytelling, by handing us dozens of beautiful, well-told stories that can move and change us. We've selected the ten that best represent 2011 as a whole, and the ten best that will go down in history as some of the best the medium has ever offered."

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Canary2484d ago

I suppose I can agree with that list.

Not so much because any of those stories were particularly good: it's just that 2011 really didn't offer much better.

Baka-akaB2484d ago (Edited 2484d ago )

Skyrim shouldnt even be there . As awesome as it is , it doesnt deserve a spot in a game narrative oriented topic .

And the annoying thing with its inclusion , is that it's not about 2011 having so few to offer in that area they had to scrap some barrel ... it has to do with those list mostly cataloguing popular titles instead of truly looking for contenders

SolidGear32484d ago

Catherine, Deus Ex: HR, The Witcher 2, L.A. Noire, Dragon Age II and Portal 2 all had excellent narratives in 2011