DaHeckIzDat wrote:Okay, here's another question: what is/are the best video game stories you've ever heard?
I'll put out the challenge to do more than that - don't just name drop a game, like "Mass Effect is a great story". Back it up. Tell us why.
What about it makes you think its a great story? What is the setting? What is its theme? What is its plot? What are the characters like? What touched you, or moved you, or made you think? How is the story structured? What about its pacing? What is its tone? Did you learn anything? Did it challenge you in any way beyond gameplay? Did you laugh? Did you cry? or just kiss 40 bucks goodbye?
Then you can go beyond that -- was it a great story *and* still a great game? That is a pretty high bar, I agree, but so what. A great movie has to be a great story and a great movie. A great play has to be a great story and a great play. A great book has to be a great story and a great book. A great video game has the same dual challenge.