3 Important Videogame Plots That Went Absolutely Nowhere

Don't you hate it when an important plot thread seems to be building up in a game's story, only to be left dangling without ever being resolved? GP Editor Jared discusses three plot threads that went unresolved in the larger story of their respective games.

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sinncross2145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

The Uncharted example alone proves what a poorly written article this is... that scene in Uncharted 3 was not some major plot twist... it was pretty obvious to any one actually playing the game why Talbot says what he does... its shown to you in the next 5 - 10 minutes of the game.

Was there anyone really expecting the whole Cutter/ Drake scene to be important further along in the game? I seriously doubt it...

Summons752145d ago

true but there was a lot they could have done with uncharted 3, like explaining why it is so important for him to beat Marlow to the city...they always kept asking him why he was doing this. They also could have put in more backstory of him and Sully and run ins with Marlow, or explain more about his parents instead of saying on line then dropping it completely. Don't forget about what happened to drake and Elena...why tip toe around the subject instead of mentioning some argument that changed her mind about being with drake. The biggest thing though was throughout the entire game was his motivation which was never made clear till it changed to must stop Marlow from getting the trapped demon or whatever in the City

gatormatt802145d ago

He's a treasure hunter dude. That's his motive

OmniSlashPT2145d ago

He never really got a straight objective, that's why Chloe wanted him to quit the chase and Sully warned him about his ambitions. He just wanted to beat Marlowe. He beat it her, but he turned obsessive about it, putting both Sully and Cutter in danger.

In the first half of the game he just calls everyone to help him in his personal objective of beating Marlowe, but after the sinking ship scene, he just wants to save sully. He almost sacrifices himself to get to Sully. Then Sully tells him that Marlowe's plans are way more dangerous than they thought so they needed to stop her. And that's about it.

Btw, did you played through the chapters Drake was shown as a child? It pretty much explains Marlowe's/Drake's background and rivalry, as well as Sully partnership.

Drake married Elena but as usual they had a big fight and broke up for real. Elena kept the ring, Drake never forgot her bla bla bla it's not that hard to understand.

JBaby3432145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

^^ Thanks for stating that. Well said. I would just add that Drake and Elena fought about his ongoing obsession with Francis Drake that he put before her and it eventually ended them. I get the feeling that most people like UC2 better because it just spilled everything out to you and was very straight-forward while Drake's Deception didn't tell you every little thing but let you infer some things and people must be having trouble with that.

StraightPath2145d ago

the explanations of the dart and hallicinations in UC3 are below. However the games story did a terrible job potraying the answers below. UC2 story was much better. UC3 story was forgettable. I still remember excellent moments in UC2, In UC3? nah.

" Spoilers for UC1/UC3.

This is for all those that are confused by our wonderful mind ****er villian named Talbot.

This was taken from Amy Henning, her twitter atleast. She being the one who wrote the story/directed it. Obviously this is what she had in mind for Marlowe and Talbot.
"Hey - I saw people are also confused about Talbot getting shot, and disappearing... maybe I can elaborate a little...

"Marlowe's crew is supposed to be a highly-trained clandestine organization, with roots stretching back to Elizabeth I and earlier. Sort of like CIA/MI6 secret intelligence service type ops... so the idea is they have lots of means to confound their enemies like a secret arm of the CIA or MI6 might, for example. Like Cutter says, manipulating their enemies through espionage, deception, fear.

This is based on real-life clandestine ops, and "the art of deception". Groups like the CIA really used magician's tricks as well as drugs, etc. to trick and frighten their enemies. So - you can assume there's a rational explanation behind these mysteries... e.g., a bulletproof vest, an escape rope/wire, whatever--which looks "magical" but has a rational explanation, just like a magician's trick.

Magic, tricks, deception, illusion, perception vs. reality - these are themes throughout the game. Abra-godd*mn-cadabra. :smileywink:""

Also, with what Drake and Cutter got shot with by the dart, that caused them to hallucinate, this is from my other post in another topic.

"What they shot Drake with, was the same thing they shot Cutter with, the liquid was possibly filled with Hallucinogens, it causes hallucinations, which Drake and Cutter were hallucinating after Talbot drugged the both of them with the dart, Talbot had body armor(kevlar) under his tuxedo, so when he got shot, it didn't impact his flesh, but the body armor "took the bullet." like when Sully got shot in UC1.

Hopefully this helps you all, the above paragraph should expain why talbot shrugged off the pain he had when he was shot by Cutter. Again, the last paragraph is my speculation which could be possible. I made this speculation when Amy said that the society uses drugs aswell, Hallucinogens are drugs that causes Hallucinations.

Nimblest-Assassin2145d ago

Opposite for me.

While I remember a few great moments from Uncharted 2, I remember far more in 3... hell I hum some of the songs from U3... the only memorable music piece from 2 is reunion...

My opinion, if you don't care or disagree with it.. thats cool

JBaby3432145d ago

I agree with you nimble-assassin. I thought UC3 was better than UC2. I don't actually remember much from UC2. I remember UC3 the most then UC then UC2. I actually got bored with Among Thieves near the end and was ready to finish it. Not so with the first and third games.

HebrewHammer2145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

Didn't he just shoot Cutter with a tranquilizer of sorts that made the target overly paranoid. Talbot telling Cutter not to trust Drake was just him planting paranoia in his head so Drake's group could be hindered internally. That's all.

Nimblest-Assassin2145d ago

Huh.. this might sound like spam... but didn't you blow me off a sniper tower ladder in Starhawk on an Ox tank a couple minutes ago...

Also... your realitypalez from the tester right, your name seems familair

EDIT: Checked your page, you are realitypalez, great job in the tester

HebrewHammer2144d ago (Edited 2144d ago )

Yes and Yes! And thank you!

Nimblest-Assassin2145d ago

Bad title for this, should be PLOT POINTS that went no where.

The only one I can defend is the drugs in Uncharted 3, and Mad Jack since I never played Half Life: Opposing force, but rather Half life 2 and Episode 2

Uncharted 3: the drugs are used for short term effects, rather than long term. This is evident when Drake is shot in the chapter As above so Below, its not to plant seeds of doubt permanently, but rather to inject an idea for a short period of time. Cutter made Talbot think the drugs were still working. The drugs are actually not a problem...

The big plot points in Uncharted 3 all happened in that same chapter, even though I liked U3 more than U2... I want to know talbot surived getting shot from Cutter, and what was the relevance of the card Chloe found. Chapter 9 was probably the weakest in Uncharted 3, but the rest of the game was excellent

In Heavy Rain, the only reason Norman went to the dealer was for info on the car the Origami Killer used, he gets it if you beat Mad Jack in the fight, that was the only reason he went... you either arrest Mad Jack for killing the cop, or he gets killed in his second fight... no problems there.

Hell these aren't terrible plot points... *cough catylst ghost child, mass relays exploding, joker leaving you, no matter what happens the galaxy is screwed cough*

Oldman1002145d ago

I didn't have any problems regarding plot holes, but I did notice a glaring continuity error:

-Cutter gets shot with dart by Talbot, Talbot takes away his personal pistol that exists nowhere else in the game.

-Drake, Cutter, and the rest of the gang do their business in the tomb.

-While trying to escape, they knock over the wall onto the agent.

-Cutter acquires the para 9 pistol from the fallen agent.

-During the next cutscene where Cutter shoots Talbot, he's using his personal pistol that Talbot took away from him beforehand instead of what should have been the para 9.

floetry1012145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

There are a number of glaring holes in Uncharted 3's plot that many seem to gloss over, these included.

One that always bugged me was the zombified body in the mansion that Drake and Sully discover, it's never alluded to again and doesn't connect in any way to the story.

Wintersun6162144d ago

Such a small mistake, the guy has a wrong kind of pistol. I've played the game 5 times and never noticed that.


The body was some thug from Talbot's crew and a hint to the spiders and how fast their poison works. Though you wouldn't get it until you see the spiders and use some imagination. Good stories don't necessarily have to hold your hand all the way through and explain everything. That connection is very obvious IMO, how could anyone miss it?

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sprinterboy2145d ago

Agreed and mad jack may not have talked to the police or theh might not have had enough evidence, remember most people.are not a grass so that bit was explained too. By the way there is enough plot holes in movies too, sometimes its just best or you would get 4 hr films or games explaining stuff which may not add to the story or make the game/film boring.

goldwyncq2145d ago (Edited 2145d ago )

^^ Don't forget that this scene acted as a foreshadowing to what would eventually happen to Drake in chapter 11.

wallis2145d ago

To be fair Adrian Shephard is just one of a billion plot threads half life hasn't answered.

Y_51502145d ago

That Uncharted 3 plot wasn't that important, Cutter was always on Nathan Drakes side. So why would he trust the bad guys? But the real question is, who is Cutter and where did he come from? I wanna know who's Cutter and how does Elena know him!?

OmniSlashPT2145d ago

Cutter was a Chloe's friend from London and helped them right in the beginning by being a double agent.

JakemanPS319942145d ago

I think he means before the game, like how did they meet so on and so forth

Y_51502145d ago

Ok I figured that out that he is a friend of Chloe's. But then again how does Elena know him?

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