Submitted by RchrdJ 1340d ago | article

A Brief History of Video Games Breaking the Fourth Wall

Gamingsurvival.com looks back at the history of video games breaking the fourth wall. From The Secret of Monkey Island to more recently Batman Arkham Asylum, we provide a brief list of titles that are guilty of this video game trope. You may not see every occurrence covered, but we're sure you'll find some of your favorites. (Batman: Arkham Asylum, GameCube, Metal Gear Series, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, PC, PS2, PS3, Retro, The Secret of Monkey Island, Xbox, Xbox 360)

Pikajew  +   1340d ago
Cthulhu Saves the World breaks the fourth wall so much.
fallacious  +   1340d ago
There should be a Deadpool game, it would be awesome, god knows how he loves to break the fourth wall.
RchrdJ  +   1340d ago
If I remember correctly, he did it a few times during his appearance in Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions.
rdgneoz3  +   1340d ago
And MUA 2, and in Marvel vs Capcom 3.

Gotta love, http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Abdou23  +   1340d ago
I'm sorry did he just describe MGS 1 as bad ?!

I don't even know what to say here....
Relientk77  +   1340d ago
Don't listen to him. He's hysterical.
snipes101  +   1339d ago
He was saying the examples in the last paragraph were bad examples of breaking the fourth wall, not that the game was bad.
Abdou23  +   1339d ago
Even so, they are not.The whole game is amazing and the Psycho Mantis fight was incredible and waaaay ahead of it's time.the whole game was.
snipes101  +   1339d ago
He meant that they were not the best examples in the context of the article I'm pretty sure, not the game.
humbleopinion  +   1340d ago
Where's The Bard's Tale?
Any where's every Lucasarts graphic adventure game from the golden days?
wallis  +   1340d ago
Cool article. I like the abstract approach to topic ideas seen in a lot of recent articles popping up. I like it and the idea of examining the breaking of the fourth wall in games is a great example of paying attention to something that isn't totally banal. Graphics, game X vs. game Y, 8 year late reviews, and sexism seem to be topics of about 80% of the articles I see lately.
pandaboy  +   1339d ago
I'm playing dungeon keeper 2 just now and I like this one:

"Your nocturnal perseverance has earned you a secret, GO TO BED!"

it was 3am when I was playing haha!
Asthenos  +   1339d ago
Technically TES games break the fourth wall all the time, but it's actually really subtle and included in the lore. There are certain instances like in books where it mentions how the character could stop time mid battle and restore his health (i.e. pausing the game and using a potion). Even some of the characters themselves recognize that they, and the world they live in, exist in a game. It's really cool how Bethesda created all this.


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