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Best story?

Postby Fatty_bo_Batty » 10 May 2009, 19:48

What is the best story you've seen in a game?


I would have to say... the jak and daxter games :roll:
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Re: Best story?

Postby ExtraSensory » 10 May 2009, 19:54

River City Ransom.
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Re: Best story?

Postby Ergo » 10 May 2009, 20:20

I'd have to say Deus Ex, without a doubt.

Other notables that spring to mind: Grim Fandango, Jade Empire.
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Re: Best story?

Postby Dave-O_Boy » 10 May 2009, 20:40

Hrmm The Longest Journey series.
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Re: Best story?

Postby masamune » 10 May 2009, 20:47

clearly it's super mario bros. italian-american plumbers tripping out and fighting flying turtles. mushrooms indeed.
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Re: Best story?

Postby Joshua » 10 May 2009, 21:03

Mass Effect.
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Re: Best story?

Postby Jillers » 10 May 2009, 22:29

Final Fantasy Tactics.
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Re: Best story?

Postby RobertMc123 » 10 May 2009, 22:46

Bioshock, the story compelled me to complete the game in a weekend.
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Re: Best story?

Postby Genghis Ares » 10 May 2009, 23:11

Bioshock really hooked me in and was very entralling for me.
Portal was really awesome story wise.
Mass Effect was really good for that Epic story quality.
COD4: Modern Warfare has a decent story imo, but with a really cool ending and other plot developments that really just blow you away the first time through.
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Re: Best story?

Postby Evil Jim » 10 May 2009, 23:20

I haven't finished yet but so far it's Chrono Trigger by far.
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Re: Best story?

Postby teh_sam » 10 May 2009, 23:26

Metal Gear Solid.
Always Metal Gear Solid

(And I am talking, of course, about MGS1)
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Re: Best story?

Postby wedrinkritalin » 10 May 2009, 23:55

MGS 3 , just because it confused me a couple of times at first
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Re: Best story?

Postby Cybren » 11 May 2009, 00:03

Greatest story, in the sense of its presentation, the story itself?

I mean, Final Fantasy 6 had an awesome cast of characters and the story, while simplistic, was also something most people didn't see coming. Each character (discounting two that I consider more bonus characters) is developed to some extent or another, though not necessarily in parallel ways. Terra, the first character you play as winds up integral to the backstory and a main plot to the game. Shadow on the other hand, a mysterious ninja, is only developed indirectly, the most amount of actual characterization coming from a set hidden flashback scenes.

At the same time, Final Fantasy Tactics (with its revised translation), presents an intriguing, almost Shakespearean tale that has an amazingly rich and imaginative world with some clever plot twists and turns and a game that intertwines stories of political maneuvering, supernatural scheming, and personal revenge.

Deus Ex on the other hand uses almost every modern conspiracy theory, strings them together with action scenes and real, thick like morning fog atmosphere.

I can keep going about how Metal Gear Solid was both a pastiche of hollywood and a homage to it while at the same time being its own animal, or how Metal Gear Solid 2 was arguably post-modern (the only time I'd use that term without a sense of irony) or how games like Freespace or Crimson Skies were able to impose narrative on action flight sims, with some of the coolest worlds ever devised.

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Re: Best story?

Postby Tapir12 » 11 May 2009, 01:55

Dave-O_Boy wrote:Hrmm The Longest Journey series.


I definitely second this! I just hope they will actually finish it.
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Re: Best story?

Postby Emperor Gum » 11 May 2009, 05:17

Motherfucking Planescape: Torment.
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Re: Best story?

Postby Tim » 11 May 2009, 07:58

I really liked the story in StarCraft, tbh.

Or Mario Bros. 2.
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Re: Best story?

Postby Dave-O_Boy » 11 May 2009, 09:02

Tapir12 wrote:
Dave-O_Boy wrote:Hrmm The Longest Journey series.


I definitely second this! I just hope they will actually finish it.

Seriously.. Though if The Secret World is as cool as it sounds then I can forgive them for taking so long to start Dreamfall: Chapters.
Which isn't suppose to finish the series, just the Dreamfall story. Supposedly there is going to be the Longest Journey 3, then a spin off MMO. So who knows!

But I must find out about Zoe, Kian, and Aprial... and more importantly Crow!...
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Re: Best story?

Postby AmazingPjotrMan » 11 May 2009, 09:54

Myst series.
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Re: Best story?

Postby Hakaryu » 11 May 2009, 10:17

Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne.
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Re: Best story?

Postby Timelady » 11 May 2009, 11:17

Dark Fall? That's the first thing that comes to mind, anyway.
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Re: Best story?

Postby WhoWouldWinInAFight? » 11 May 2009, 14:13

I myself have always enjoyed the depth of the story in Crimsonland, it just speaks to me.
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Re: Best story?

Postby Nomadic » 13 May 2009, 16:50

Bioshock.
Dead Space.
Mass Effect.
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Re: Best story?

Postby Hakaryu » 13 May 2009, 17:04

Dead Space copied System Shock.
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Re: Best story?

Postby Sable » 13 May 2009, 17:11

I have to echo the sentiment for The Longest Journey games, because holy cow. Dreamfall, as curtailed as it was, is one of my favourite games of all time.

Bioshock's presentation is second to none in my mind, with an excellent story that was being presented overall, so I was very pleased there.

I want to see what the whole Mass Effect story is before I comment excessively on it - I loved the first game, but we all know that the story is not finished yet. The chapters presented in the first game are really great, though.

In terms of meta-gameplay and storytelling not directly involved in the games, the Halo series holds a really strong place in my heart. With the Cortana Letters, Ilovebees and all the other metagaming and ARG stuff that Bungie did outside of the games themselves, there's a lot there to absorb and enjoy.
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Re: Best story?

Postby Genghis Ares » 13 May 2009, 19:27

Hakaryu wrote:Dead Space copied System Shock.


Never played system shock, but I too thought Dead Space's story was good. It was presented very well and it was definitely very intriguing.
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