Welcome back to our 30 day video game challenge! If you’d like to catch up with the other days, click here.
Oh boy! If you haven’t checked out my short article on storytelling in video games and you have a moment to spare, take a gander at that so you’ll know where I’m coming from with my answers.
Day 19: Name the video game with the best story.
Okay, okay… This is actually a tough question, because, as the saying goes, there is no accounting for taste. There are a lot of reasons I like the storytelling in Dragon Age: Origins but I’ve already talked about them a bit in the article on storytelling.
I’m woefully behind on some more recent games, but I would say (based on what I’ve heard), that the Uncharted series does a good job of slowly unfolding the story information. Likewise, it seems that Horizon: Zero Dawn has some interesting lore that is revealed as the player pulls back the layers of the game.
But although it is a convoluted tale, I think that the Metal Gear series really had a fantastic overarching story (my qualms with how it was presented in some installments aside). Nothing was ever as it seems, and by the time I finished Guns of the Patriots, I had the sneaking suspicion that [possible spoilers] I had been acting for the terrorists all along [end spoilers]. What a punch to the gut, that after all my efforts, I might not have been [again…] the hero I thought I was being! [end possible spoilers].
What about you? Did you like the Metal Gear Solid storyline (if you played the games)? What is your favorite video game story? Let me know in the comments!
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