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Jonathan Nolan likes game narratives the best. Do you agree?

No way! 3 37.50%
 
Nah 2 25.00%
 
I don't think so 3 37.50%
 
Total:8

To loosley quote John Carmack in the 90-ies:
”Games are like a porno, you expect them to have a story but it’s not why you are there”

If games focus on game play the clichés don’t matter. You start noticing the clichés when the game play is shallow.

Take BotW for example, it has the cliché lf clichés but a lot of people (me included) spent a lot of time playing that game because the game play is superb.



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Spindel said:
To loosley quote John Carmack in the 90-ies:
”Games are like a porno, you expect them to have a story but it’s not why you are there”

If games focus on game play the clichés don’t matter. You start noticing the clichés when the game play is shallow.

Take BotW for example, it has the cliché lf clichés but a lot of people (me included) spent a lot of time playing that game because the game play is superb.

Nah, quite the contrary in my opinion. I'm always looking for a good and impactful story. Just mashing buttons for silly effects doesn't really do anything for me.



Dante9 said:
Spindel said:
To loosley quote John Carmack in the 90-ies:
”Games are like a porno, you expect them to have a story but it’s not why you are there”

If games focus on game play the clichés don’t matter. You start noticing the clichés when the game play is shallow.

Take BotW for example, it has the cliché lf clichés but a lot of people (me included) spent a lot of time playing that game because the game play is superb.

Nah, quite the contrary in my opinion. I'm always looking for a good and impactful story. Just mashing buttons for silly effects doesn't really do anything for me.

Right, because everything that isn't story in a game is just "mashing buttons for silly effects".



Dante9 said:
Spindel said:
To loosley quote John Carmack in the 90-ies:
”Games are like a porno, you expect them to have a story but it’s not why you are there”

If games focus on game play the clichés don’t matter. You start noticing the clichés when the game play is shallow.

Take BotW for example, it has the cliché lf clichés but a lot of people (me included) spent a lot of time playing that game because the game play is superb.

Nah, quite the contrary in my opinion. I'm always looking for a good and impactful story. Just mashing buttons for silly effects doesn't really do anything for me.

Unlike ”story driven” games that basically only are a series of qte: press X for the next cut scene.



The ice level, the lava level, the jungle level, the desert level...



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Spindel said:
To loosley quote John Carmack in the 90-ies:
”Games are like a porno, you expect them to have a story but it’s not why you are there”

If games focus on game play the clichés don’t matter. You start noticing the clichés when the game play is shallow.

Take BotW for example, it has the cliché lf clichés but a lot of people (me included) spent a lot of time playing that game because the game play is superb.

If games focus on game play then there is a much higher chance that I get bored and go play something else.

That's why quotes that pretend everyone is the same are outdated.



Oh, and another one I can't stand; "the final battle is at hand! But first, go do 4 hours of tedious padding." I hate it when this grinds a game's pacing to a halt just when it feels like you're building up to the climax, and it seems to happen in a frustratingly large proportion of big games.

It's like when you're wanking and feel an orgasm coming on, then doorbell rings and it's some annoying door-to-door salesman or the Jehovah's Witnesses.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

Escort Mission.

Move list mandatorily replaced with new (supposedly cool and awesome, but crappy) powers, then throw the player into the (final) boss. (God of War, DMC 3)

Permanently missable items. Final Fantasy games, Xenoblade, and most JRPGs have a crapton of them. (Paper Mario TTYD, Arc Rise Fantasia and Atelier games have a surprisingly low amount of them).

Not explaining how shit works. Even better if the game has an unskippable tutorial about how to walk.

Can't win without luck. (Battle against the Black Knight in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance).



Paperboy_J said:
The ice level, the lava level, the jungle level, the desert level...

The poison level, the darkness/torch level...



As an avid RPG player I must say that “the chosen one” narrative is my most hated. Although many of my favorite games have this (Dragon Age: Inquisition, Dragon’s Dogma, etc.) I really don’t like it. I love it when I have a character (love it even more when I can create a character) who’s just there to help and ends up being the hero. Also, extra point for a choice between good & evil. Always a good playthrough as human male. Then evil playthrough as random race female.



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