Writing, Stories, Plots: Games

Initially I wasn’t going to discuss games on here and then I thought why not?

There are so many games that have excellent writing. I think sometimes they get overlooked because of what they are. But there are some fantastic storylines in games and you can get as caught up in a game as you can in a book or tv series. They are essentially just an interactive version of them.

I also think that if you are into writing then writing the outline/story/plot for a game is another completely awesome outlet for that creativity.

So without further ado here are 2 games that I think are worth playing simply because they have great storylines.

  1. Dark Tokyo

Detective Ito`s partner is missing, but what starts as a straightforward case soon spirals into a twisted nightmare that causes Ito to confront her past and question her own sanity.

This is an excellent point and click adventure game, that is full of depth and atmosphere. It has a branching storyline with multiple outcomes that are determined by the choices you make (which can be incredibly frustrating!).

You have to juggle your sanity and professionalism while trying to solve a case that gets darker and and stranger as it goes on.  You get completely drawn in as it goes on further and cant help but continue even though its gets really dark.

2. Soma

Enter the world of SOMA and face horrors buried deep beneath the ocean waves. Delve through locked terminals and secret documents to uncover the truth behind the chaos. Seek out the last remaining inhabitants and take part in the events that will ultimately shape the fate of the station. But be careful, danger lurks in every corner: corrupted humans, twisted creatures, insane robots, and even an inscrutable omnipresent A.I.

Not only does this game have an amazing story its also a really pretty game. Its an odd one because there are minimal interactions. Usually there are a plethora of NPC’s to interact with, in Soma there is only a handful but this adds to the feel of the game.

Its a very creepy.

The story takes you through some serious up and downs and explores some really interesting ethical quandaries.

Do you have any recommendations for games with interesting stories? I would love to hear them.

 

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  1. Honestly, my favorite trilogy happens to be a game series because of how strong the writing is. Ace Attorney series is fantastic for storyline and characters that serves a murder mystery, drama, and comedy. 9 Persons, 9 Hours, and 9 Doors is another great game which is more of the horror genre.

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