What are some of the best stories in video games?
What are some of the best stories in video games?
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Literally any Zelda game is a better version of the Heroes Journey than any book
Video games are bad for storytelling but great for worldbuilding
Ace combat 0 and 5 are the best pieces of fiction ever conceived by the human mind
AC5 is hippie bullshit.
Visual novels are just books with better presentation.
Visual novels don't let me imagine anything, they suck arse imo.
many visual novels have choices, which typically aren't present in books. many visual novels have gameplay elements. they can also have ludonarrative elements that would never work in books, especially when there is gameplay. finally, music and art (and voice and acting when it's present) do more for a story than just presentation. it changes the way you interpret the characters and scenes, and the options the writer can even make.
>keep reading books
it's actually kind funny. If you hide the profile pictures and bios, a lot of these journos sound no different than like retvrn to tradition and jordan peterson types. They hate games so much.
>the only games with a deep plot she could think of were two current gen AAA slopwares and an oscure japan-only PS1 game
What level of casual even is this? Did she hear of Boku no Natsuyami from some youtuber and decide to put it next to whatever new shit came out recently?
Literally yes. Some faggy dude named action button did a 6h review of it, and I guarantee you that she got it from that fag.
If you reduce a video game's plot to merely "thing happened, baddie dead" then yeah a lot of games have bad plots. In the same vein though, Lord of the Rings would also be a bad book.
I'm sure there's a lot of pretentious hipsters around who think that LOTR is bad because there's no deep theming and it's "white colonial fantasy" and crap like that.
No, they think it's bad because Tolkien was le heckin chud.
I hate reductionists so much it is unreal.
Not gonna lie, her (?) choices are not bad. but still, someone who would greatly enjoy something as simple as bokunatsu and as derivative as Control not being able to find any other example? Weird, to say the least. Have to imagine it's some eceleb opinion being parroted.
What an absolute fucking banger of a story.
lmao control and returnal. good lord. opinion irrelevant.
silent hill 2
metal gear rising
FF7 is the only time nomura's bullshit was successfully contained and distilled into something palatable, more fun and interesting than any other game I can think of
>Literally just "We read a bunch of SCP articles but didn't want to get the license"
>"DOOD IT WAS ALL A DREAM"
>Other Japanese thing that is literally just "slice of life sitcom"
2/3 of these games also star female protagonists that are schizophrenic, curious that is what they find to be "literary"
Knights of the Old Republic 2
Fallout New Vegas
What Remains of Edith Finch
Silent Hill 2
Legacy of Kain series
Metal Gear Legacy
I could name 3 video games with better stories than any movie or book could ever have. But I don't respond to idiotic twitter posts.
Wait, why does some twitter moron know what-
It should be legal to assault these people
I'd understand if it was some teenager who just learned of her personal babby's first cult classic but this is an actual grown ass journo who willingly decides to stop at "thing that is new" and "thing that youtube talks about" for her pool of knowledge.
So she's mentally retarded? Seems par for the course.
Fuck... I haven't been this angry in a long time.
Okay, name one. Just one.
God even if she could, why didn't she name one in her original tweet. Anon I don't think I can take this world anymore.
Really sick of these mouthy cunts whose entire existence revolves around their sexuality.
It just shows that they have no personality whatsoever.
The fuck does their sexual disposition have anything to do with how well a video game is written ?
huh, that must be why most indie games suck
why? it's just some literal who spouting their literal who opinions on twitter.
The hypocrisy pisses me off, and in my mind she represents more than one person since twitter is an echo chamber.
And most of the best ones out there are written by straight people. Imagine having to affix ones sexuality every time you needed to pull examples.
her first two tweets are truth and then she fucks it all up with that third one.
video game stories often succeed or fail on their pacing which is not nearly as difficult to nail in a book since you have complete control. too many variables of things to see and do in a game. you don't know what gets focused on and what doesn't by any one player. there's not that many different stories and types of stories someone can possibly tell. So it becomes much less important in video games relative to everything else. Music, visuals, gameplay, even QoL features can make or break a game and ensure it gets remembered fondly.
>dude just go read books
>The opinions of a literal who
>A twatter post no less
The walking dead season 1
Silent hill 2
Deus ex 1 & 3
The longest journey
World in conflict
did they just list an anime in their 3 books?
i'm sure some moron woman reads a lot of books