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Esquoret said:
darthdevidem01 said:

Sorry FF6 and MGS4, my loyalty lies elsewhere now.


Yes!

And I'm pissed off that Funcom's taking years making their MMORPG and not continuing with this magnificent franchise.

Other than that I'd say games generally reach to a good story level, but rarely great. Even with ones like Bioshock and Mass Effect, it's more about the world and atmosphere that has great potential - their story within that setting is pretty damn good already, but because you still got the main gameplay sequencing to worry about, to make action interesting, story complexity and richness still does not reach very high.

Games have alot of room to grow in this area, and it's exciting to see innovations. Such as Heavy Rain, though the story's isn't THAT great, still the way we experience the narrative is deeper than many other games

TELL ME THATS NOT TRUE!!!!!!!!

THATS 2 of my FAV SERIES I KNOW THAT HAVE BEEN STALLED DUE TO AN MMO!!!!!!!!!!!! (KOTOR the other one)



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Mass Effect 1 (2 was a great game, but much weaker on the 'story' front) comes to mind.

Also Halo:CE. You are given very little information and basically thrust into the story, and you are just one peice of a larger story. Though you have a very "lone warrior" feel, you are constantly reminded that thousands of other people are working hard to accomplish the same goals, and are rapidly dying off in the process.

And Bioshock. I still need to finish it.... (Just got a new gaming PC, so I finally will) From a game perspective, it's pretty lousy. The storyline makes the game worthwhile. If you ever play it, blitz it on easy... no sense having a tough playthrough.

And if we can step back in time a bit, I loved the storyline of the Wing Commander series. Particularly through the Kilrathi war...



Mass Effect

Bioshock(both of them, especially minerva's den DLC)

Fallout series

Final Fantasy 4-12 (you suck 13), Crisis Core, Dirge of Cerebus, Crisis Core, Tactics

Just about any Square RPG game made from last gen and prior

Bully

GTA series (anything but 4, DLC is fine)

Metal Gear series

BlazBlue (its weird, but not bad)

Uncharted series

the older MOHs

My thing is there are some genres that dont require a good story, just about any fighting game, Mario series, Sonic, racing games, puzzle games. YOu play those for game mechanics. Now a game like FF or any RPG you also play for fun and mechanics, but if im devoting 40 hours plus in a game, then dammit that story better be good and your characters better not suck, unfortunately it seems we are getting away from that this gen.



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tehsage said:
snyperdud said:

Just off the top of my head.

Kingdom Hearts

Final Fantasy VI

Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy X

Bioshock

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Metal Gear Solid (entire series)

Lost Odyssey

 

 

These all have excellent stories and should be played.

Although in recent years, I've noticed that games with a great and fleshed out story has diminished. I'm not sure why exactly.


....Kingdom Hearts made absolutely no sense whatsoever and neither did X or the latterhalf of VII....

Believe it or not KH actually does make sense. It's just more complex than any game series in history.



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How DARE no one say Persona 3 yet!

How DARE you!

(Persona 3 has the best storyline for any game ever)



Kimi wa ne tashika ni ano toki watashi no soba ni ita

Itsudatte itsudatte itsudatte

Sugu yoko de waratteita

Nakushitemo torimodosu kimi wo

I will never leave you

darthdevidem01 said:
Esquoret said:

Yes!

And I'm pissed off that Funcom's taking years making their MMORPG and not continuing with this magnificent franchise.

Other than that I'd say games generally reach to a good story level, but rarely great. Even with ones like Bioshock and Mass Effect, it's more about the world and atmosphere that has great potential - their story within that setting is pretty damn good already, but because you still got the main gameplay sequencing to worry about, to make action interesting, story complexity and richness still does not reach very high.

Games have alot of room to grow in this area, and it's exciting to see innovations. Such as Heavy Rain, though the story's isn't THAT great, still the way we experience the narrative is deeper than many other games

TELL ME THATS NOT TRUE!!!!!!!!

THATS 2 of my FAV SERIES I KNOW THAT HAVE BEEN STALLED DUE TO AN MMO!!!!!!!!!!!! (KOTOR the other one)

Well they announced Dreamfall Chapters soon after the release of Dreamfall as a continuation of the series, but have since not released any real news about its development. It's been like 4 years...

Now they're still working on The Secret World. It looks interesting but seriously, MMORPGs dilute the story way too much. And they cost alot of make and maintain too. I'm not sure how they're gonna pull it off, and when they can finally get back to making Dreamfall Chapters.



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