Square: Game storytelling can surpass film

Yoshinori Yamagishi, producer of Square Enix's Star Ocean: The Last Hope, believes that games can become the most effective storytelling medium over film and theatre, if it can overcome the challenges of interactive entertainment.

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- Ghost of Sparta -4006d ago

Too bad your game has one of the most generically cliched stories in the last few years, Yoshinori Yamagishi. At least set an example before you make such claims. :)

RKRigney4006d ago


So remind me what it is exactly that's cliche about blowing up an alternate dimension of a 1957 era earth, taking out billions of people and altering the personality of the main character into a screaming, cursing lunatic, which then leads to the "token love interest" growing a giant pair of balls and stepping up as captain, taking charge?

Stop repeating what Gamespot told you. The story in SO4 is CRAZY unique.

Why dis4006d ago (Edited 4006d ago )

You didn't like it? guess you can always return the game?

Just kidding.

These types of games are judged by the other more successful JRPG's (in the West). I would try it first the reviewers did the same with LO assuming you even own the 360 and not just tracking the game to bash it(if it was on a Japanese console it would have scored higher).

Horny Melon4005d ago (Edited 4005d ago )


That's not original that's nonsensical. Like the plot of 99.9% of J games.

Game stories can be better than film stories? Really? Is that why every FPS has the same tough as nails characters? Or every J game has one annoying character, one comedian, one tough guy, one overly sexual chick, one pious chick (one of those in a school girl uniform) one cool as ice guy, and some genetic experiment gone horribly wrong animal? Good game stories are just as rare as good movie stories.

It's funny people bring up the nonsensical plot twists and characters of MGS. C'mon a cat bodied chick and another one with a cliche hysterical laugh with tentacles coming out of her head. I think you meant to say Bioshock.

Zeus Lee4006d ago

I don't think you should be comparing Star Oceans story to any engaging film/theatres story,you're just going to make yourself look like a fool.

Trebius4006d ago

It just depends on how they portray it on film thats all.

But RPGs get a lot more time than 2 mandatory hours so a story can blossom into much more than a 2 hour film will.

Madgunner4006d ago

The Game Series is called Metal Gear Solid

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