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The Mass Effect series embodies narrative perfection

There’s never been a video game franchise quite like Mass Effect, a series that truly embodies narrative perfection and has laid new ground for story telling in all future video games.

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TheSleepyGamer1596d ago

I've been blown away at how much of an incredibly in depth universe Bioware has created. Being able to walk through the Citadel and hear five or six conversations that aren't even vital to the main game really makes the universe seem real.

closnyc1596d ago

right. 5 or 6 conversations. Good stuff man. You ever play a REAL rpg? 5 or 6, hahaha..please. I rather have 20 or 30 things to do, like an da:origins, witcher 2, even that borefest of skyrim has more quests in one village. Please

TheSleepyGamer1596d ago (Edited 1596d ago )

I was talking about one place in the game. Most of the stories evolve as the universe progresses through the war. Did you want a full review in my comment?

Why do people always seem to take a comment as "he must mean that completely and not like anything else, ever"?

The games you listed are all great RPG's, just because I mentioned Mass Effect's narrative in the comments section for a Mass Effect opinion piece doesn't mean I don't like other games and the way they tell a story.

badz1491596d ago

so, stiff character movements and having them talk like they are all robot with expression-less faces is "perfection"? Stop kissing ass so much. It's not even funny!

pat_11_51595d ago

How does character movement relate to narrative?

xhedleyx1596d ago

I really think it's probably one of the most revolutionary titles of the last 10 years. I've never experienced a more engrossing story line.

firelogic1596d ago

While I loved ME2 and am currently enjoying ME3, I can say without a doubt that the actual story element is quite poor in both games. Why? Because there is no story. There's great interactions between characters, and there's an interesting universe that Bioware crafted, but in terms of story and the delivery of it, it's poor.

Without even dumbing it down one bit, the story for ME2 plays out exactly like this:

SPOILERS FOR ME2
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The reapers are coming. We need shepard to investigate. Put together a team shepard.
*some 30-40hrs later
The reapers are here.

In between, the reapers are coming and the reapers are here, there's practically no relevant story information given.

krontaar1596d ago

What? The overall story is poorly written.

Godmars2901596d ago

Presentative narrative maybe. Possibly even certainly. But its plot and pacing are on a Michael Bay/Paul Anderson level.

Canary1596d ago

Precisely.

But to get widespread appeal, most developers feel like they need to cater to that demographic. Shame so many gamers have such low standards.

ThanatosDMC1596d ago

Wow, you can tell that some people's perspective about games is really narrow.

It's like saying Black Ops has a 9/10 story line for the zombie mode.

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