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    Games with superb storylines

    Last night I finished playing Wolfenstein: New World Order (well, finished the storyline). A few things struck me about it, namely the superb storyline, the extended "death scenes" when you die during one of the more cutscene type minigame sections, and the overall feel of the game.

    I was truly impressed that the game made me feel attached to the character I was playing, as he had a detailed backstory, a love interest, and a potential future should he succeed in his mission.

    It contrasted heavily with other FPS games which focus entirely on the "point and shoot" of it all and focus on multiplayer at the expense of singleplayer.

    It hasn't been the only game to make me think "this would make a great movie" either, Medal of Honor was another, and the Fallout 3/Fallout New Vegas games would make a great TV series.

    Does anyone else have any games which strike them as having great storylines?

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    If you like comicbooks, Injustice: Gods among us has a great story line

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    The Last of Us is also a beautiful, heartwrenching story where you really get to know the characters.

    The newest reboot of Tomb Raider, too - Lara's progression from scared and hesitant to tough as nails is brilliant, even if there doesn't feel that there is enough of the game.

    For all it's faults, Breath of Fire V: Dragon Quarter was also a fantastic storyline. Ryu's determination to get Nina to the surface - even to the cost of himself is just beautiful.

    If you want plot though - Planescape: Torment is massively convoluted but absolutely mindblowing.

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    better than the second generation of films in my opinion and you can now play it on IOS
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    Mass Effect 1 had a great storyline and some great side stories.

    Also Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2.

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    I'm going to go with Mass Effect as my favourite; ME1 had a great plotline, full of twists and reveals and lines like "You exist because we allow it; you will end because we demand it." ME2 had a wonderful cast, and a great plot structure to develop them, even if the actual main plot is thin on the ground. ME3 is perhaps the weakest, but gets a carry because you're already so invested.

    Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is also a great story game, a sci-fi retelling of Monkey, with great characters (helped by having Andy Serkis as the main character).

    But my favourite story-game of all time is Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, because of the way the story and the game are tied so intimately. Either without the other would be a passing, flighty thing, but the way they're intertwined is so powerful and emotional it will - genuinely - reduce you to tears. Probably more than once. It's a few quid, it takes three hours to play, sit down and do it in one sitting with a bottle of wine/whiskey and be glad such remarkable people exist to create these wonderful things.

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    I hated the control system on Brothers, but I might have to give it another go following that recommendation

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    Knights of the Old Republic 1 & 2 were some of the best written games I've encountered. Then there's the sheer quality of the writing in the Legacy of Kain games, it's such a shame they've reduced the world down to a multiplayer deathmatch game

    And of course Final Fantasy VII. Epic story, brilliant characters, awesome everything!
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    +1 Brothers.

    I enjoyed Quantum Gate's story (the game play sucked, though).

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    My main two have already been mentioned, those being Kingdom Hearts and Enslaved

    The only other one that springs to mind is Persona 4 Golden on Vita, you think it's all over then you find out if you change 3 decisions you get an extra 10-20 hours of gameplay and 2 different endings.
    I've put about 100 hours into P4G already, just started my second run through it, definitely the best story I've played in a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    I hated the control system on Brothers, but I might have to give it another go following that recommendation
    The controls are a bit weird, but they're essential to the way the story works later on. The game never gets particularly challenging, so you'll not get stuck repeating a bit because of their oddness.



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