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Games with great stories.

Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:16 AM

SPOILERS!

I just bought myself an xbox 360 and since I've become a stay at home dad during the mornings, I've taken to playing some games with my son.



We beat Red Dead Redemption last night and man oh man, I almost cried like a bitch because of the ending. Probably my favorite game character in any game I've ever played. I've been playing since the NES days, and John Marston felt real to me. A great story with fantastic writing and voice acting.



Anyone else beat this game? Did you enjoy the ending?

What other games for the 360 would you recommend that has great storyline and compelling gameplay?

I'd like to play Dead Space 1 and 2, but I think that's a bit hardcore for my 3 year old. Maybe next year. ;)

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:30 AM

man you should've gotten a ps3 instead, uncharted FTW :D
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:41 AM

Grandia 2 for the dreamcast was probably the most memorable story i've ever played through. It was the only game i've ever beat where I was sad at the end because i know the story was over and will probably never continue with the same characters. Its def my fav RPG of all time.

EDIT: on the 360, the mass effect series has a pretty good sci fi story going on. the 3rd in the series will be out next month, but the 1st two are awesome and what you do in the first, alters what happens in the 2nd and 3rd so its kinda like all one big game.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:42 AM

I'm playing psychonauts again this week after the buzz on the internet about the new point+click adventure Tim Schafer is making as a fully funded game through 'kickstarter', and the twitter talk from Notch talking about a possible psychonauts sequel.

It's an XBOX game, but it plays on the 360 in backwards compatibility mode. It's also on Steam. It's a really cute and fun game like most of Tim Schafer's stuff... you play as Razputen, a young boy who ran away from his family of carnival gypsies to join a camp for training kids to be psychic para-normal soldiers. You have a few days before your dad shows up to bring you home (you're a run-away) to get all your merit badges and become a psychonaut. And of course much crazy stuff is sure to occur...

I suggest because it's really good, I myself am playing it yet again, and it's definitely more kid oriented while still being humorous for adults. A little dark at times as well, but you let your kid play "Red Dead Redemption", so I think he can probably handle this.

If you liked the old point+click adventures, the "Day of the Tentacle" and "Grim Fandango" (both Tim Schafer titles as well), you'll like this.





@bflosabre - Game Arts, the guys who did Grandia 2 also have Grandia on Playstation, and my all time favourite RPG Lunar1 & 2. Working Designs translated them very well to both the Sega CD and Playstation, you may want to check out Lunar 1 & 2, very fun (of course in the Game Arts melodramatic manner... that's jrpg for ya though).

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:44 AM

I can't really think of a game with a great story, Grandia 2 was just OK.
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:50 AM

All Systems: Metal Gear Solid, Ocarina of Time, well pretty any Zelda game, Final Fantasy Tactics.

360: I heard Final Fantasy 13 was good, but I haven't played it yet.
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:55 AM

Side tangent - I was reading this a few days ago:

Should games even bother trying to tell a meaningful story?
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:55 AM

Well, I don't know about great stories so much but I was gaming last night playing Battlefield 3 on the Seine Crossing map. There's a little abandoned white panel van sitting on the riverside road on the American side approach to East Bridge. My side had pushed across the bridge and were pushing the Americans back when they showed up with a tank. We proceeded to get virtually wiped out...except for me because I did the smart thing hid like a little bitch inside the panel van.

Now, whenever I play that side on that map, I always check the van before bypassing it. Apparently, nobody on the other side had even considered this because they all streamed past to retake East Bridge...and I shot an asston of them in the back. The rest of my squad was on comms and laughing their asses off because they can see me if they select me for their next spawn point when they're dead. Never did die in the van but did bite it mere moments after I emerged.

Got teamkilled.

Have no idea how that relates...but it's MY good story. :)

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:55 AM

360 marketplace has good titles as well

some of my favs on there:

Braid - really fun

From Dust - Eric Chahi's latest, one of my fav developers, the story is more mystical and light, not drama based at all. It's more about the puzzles...

Bastion - the greatest narrator in the WORLD



View Postmodi123_1, on 14 February 2012 - 10:55 AM, said:

Side tangent - I was reading this a few days ago:

Should games even bother trying to tell a meaningful story?


I think they can. I think people just have to high expectations for how that story is received. Like a game with a great story should be universaly loved by all. We also expect to fit literay story into game story. Books don't directly port to movie well, what makes anyone think it would port to videogame well.

I've played games with amazing and deep stories. And they tell those stories in very different ways. Some of my favourite game stories didn't even have any speaking characters in it. Take From Dust, and most of Eric Chahi's titles, very awesome, deep stories... seldom any speaking characters. "Another World" (the first Chahi title I played) tells a fun story about a human transported to a alien world where he befriends a native and they escape prison together. Not a WORD is every spoken between them, and the story is only 20 minutes long if you know what you're doing, but it's one of the most memorable games of my life.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:00 AM

I don't think it's funny to use Matt Foley's home as some of pawn in your murder simulators. He might just get fed up with you shooting his home that he'll get his gear and move right in with ya! You're gonna be BUDDIES. You're gonna be PALS. Here's you, there's Matt, here's you, here's Matt... If you protest and tell him that's not needed he won't listen because he doesn't give a rat's behind. He's moving in. He's tired of living.. in a van... down by the river!
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:11 AM

I'm not concerned. My TK sk33lz are L337.
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:40 AM

I thought battlefield: bad company 2 had a good story, but nobody every cared to listen to any of the dialog and therefor nobody understood what they were doing.
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:42 AM

Nuh uh. I shot the dude as we were falling out of the airplane and then stole his chute.

It was a touching moment.
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:44 AM

larn ftw!


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Welcome to the game of Larn. At this moment, you face a great problem.
Your daughter has contracted a strange disease, and none of your home remedies
seem to have any effect. You sense that she is in mortal danger, and you must
try to save her. Time ago you heard of a land of great danger and opportunity.
Perhaps here is the solution you need.

It has been said that there once was a great magician who called himself
Polinneaus. Many years ago, after having many miraculous successes, Polinneaus
retired to the caverns of Larn, where he devoted most of his time to the
creation of magic. Rumors have it that one day Polinneaus set out to dispel
an attacking army in a forest some distance to the north. It is believed that
here he met his demise.

The caverns of Larn, it is thought, must be magnificent in design,
and contain much magic and treasure. One option you have is to undertake a
journey into these caverns.


Good Luck! You're going to need it!

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:54 AM

Lots of great recommendations here, thanks!

I'll probably take a look at psychonauts as I have read good things about it on Giantbomb.
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