Which video games have the best plot lines?

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  1. JD

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    If it helps, I believe Anthem is being made by the team who worked on the original ME trilogy, which was different from the one who made Andromeda.
     
  2. DavidFalkayn

    DavidFalkayn Commodore Premium Member

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    True, but right now, I'm wary of purchasing anything with the Bioware label until after it's been out for a while and I've read several reviews and seen a few playthroughs. It seems from what little I've seen of the game that it's more third person shooter than RPG, but, it's at least a year away, so, we'll see.
     
  3. John Clark

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    For myself, I probably won't be bothering either. It'll be the first bioware game I've missed in a few years, but I'm not really a multiplayer type. I did eventually cave and try The Old Republic, so maybe down the road.
     
  4. Timelord Victorious

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    Life is strange.

    Just finished it.
    I heard the ending was terrible, but I don‘t think so.
    It was perfect for this story.
    After all the shit the story puts you through the entire final sequence and the final decision is pretty carthargic.
     
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    can you really enjoy playing the game after you have seen several full playthroughs?

    not a criticism, I'm genuinely interested - I personally wouldn't want that with a story heavy game
     
  6. retroenzo

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    I echo this and also add the two part 'Burial at Sea' DLC for Bioshock Infinite too. I love seeing Booker and Elizabeth interact with the likes of Andrew Ryan, Fontaine and Cohen.

    As for the first game, the twist halfway through Bioshock is one that still amazes me to this day. I might have to give Bioshock 2 another playthrough at some point because I rushed through it when I first got it so I could return to exploring the wastelands in Fallout 3.

    Hear hear. The choice at the end of part 3 is one of the hardest choices I've ever made in a video game.

    I'd also add 'Prey' to that list too. Not the recent "reboot", but the 2006 release. Loved that story.
     
  7. DavidFalkayn

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    Yeah. For me, spoilers aren't that big a deal. A game with a good story will hold you even if you know how the story is going to unfold. I pretty much knew the plot for DA:O, for example, before even playing the game and yet I enjoyed its story as well as the gameplay. The story, if it is a good and solid story, will stand on its own, even if you know plot details in advance.
     
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    Skyrim. I started playing it again this year and it has aged so well.
     
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    I think it depends on how good of a game it is. I think that gameplay has a lot to do with it too. If the gameplay itself isn't great but the story is, then I'd absolutely hate getting spoiled. Same with a story-heavy game, like say the Telltale games where story IS the game. If I get spoilered on those, then there is less incentive to play them.
     
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    The really good games are that way. I'm still finding new stuff when I play Fallout 2. I'm hoping that Bioware got the message with Andromeda and can recapture their old magic, but...they're going to have to prove it to me before I plunk down my hard earned dough.
     
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    Just finished Far Cry 5. Oh, boy.

    A lot of fun was had in this game, but that ending?

    It's just... did the writers think they were being clever with the depiction of the peggies? Are they really trying to 'tell both sides of the story' by having a group that captures, drugs, tortures, mutilates and outright murders innocent people by the masses be right in the end? It's like playing a Wolfenstein game that doesn't hold back any of the atrocities that the nazis committed but ends with a big gigantic "But they were right all along and you were stupid for not realizing it!".

    For this gamer, the idea of playing a deputy who is a woman of color that comes in and RAMBOS out all the murdering cultists was almost like a dream come true, and than the game ends where everyone you helped dies, the US gets nuked and the villain has you tied to a bed declaring that you are his family now....

    It's been a long time since I've said "SCREW YOU!" to a game's ending, and I didn't even get that angry with Mass Effect 3's terrible franchise destroying ending. At least that game was was on the mediocre/bad scale before I got there. I was actually contemplating how I would play this game differently if I started a brand new game, but now? Fudge it. I'm not playing this again. I would have gotten a steam refund on this title in a heartbeat if could. Guess I should have read/watched the endings before I purchased the game. At least I only paid for the standard edition.
     
  12. JD

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    The twist at the end of Infinite pretty good too.
     
  13. retroenzo

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    Which gets explored even more in Burial at Sea!
     
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    Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Yar's Revenge
     
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