Why violence is good for games — and storytelling

VB - Violence is sometimes senseless, but it can play an important part in conflict, which is crucial to effective storytelling.

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zerocrossing1959d ago (Edited 1959d ago )

Violence on its own is meaningless, but when used properly it can really enhance a story and/or game.

Would The Last Of Us have been such a compelling and memorable experience if all the violence had been censored? I don't think so.

Dunpeal1959d ago

I know so

TLoU is pretty brutal, but THAT world is brutal. so the violence in that game is warranted.

gamers don't flock to senseless violence. they flock to great storytelling, great characters and great gameplay. end of

Dunpeal1959d ago

disagrees would surely die quick in a post apocalyptic world lol

Ezz20131959d ago (Edited 1959d ago )

this game needed to be brutal
not because it cool and all that

but because the story needs it
because it's about survive the horror of the world in TLOU
the Violence in this game make sense and is part of the story
without it, it wouldn't make sense at all to me

BTW zerocrossing , what you think of the game ?!

zerocrossing1958d ago (Edited 1958d ago )

I could go into a lot of detail (I really could! lol) but I'll just say this.

TLOU is one of the best games to be released in years, the Zombie like "infected" were great and actually give the overly used Zombie apocalypse some credibility as well as proving there's still some life in the old horse.

Joel and Ellie are very likeable and are easy to sympathise with, their relationship nearing the end become very touching to those of us not yet jaded by the many attempts lesser games have made to force us to "feel" for the protagonists.

Anyway, all in all I can honestly say that TLOU is certainly a strong contender for GOTY.

MikeyDucati11959d ago

Violence is violence. Whether it's told in a bloodbath story or through an old children's tale like the original Red Riding Hood. It's a double standard to accept the violence of TLOU because of a compelling story but shun violence in another.

Hazmat131959d ago

agreed when used correctly it can drive the player to stay alive.

BabyTownFrolics1959d ago

Ive always wondered why it's so prevelent in games, is it just easier to express. As opposed to sy drama or comedy. The mechanics of gaming seem to translate to volience and sports.

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