Can you recall which game sucked you in the hardest (if you’re the type that actually cares for reading)? For role-playing gamers the answer is probably a hard one – because you have options, but for the casual gamer it may take some thought.
Recently I was disheartened after learning that the majority of Mass Effect and Dragon Age players were skipping through the dialogue to get to the end. Knowing that we are in the age of “tl;dr” I really shouldn’t be surprised but being that those games are totally story-driven, the metrics confused me. I reflect on the best stories of the past that I have witnessed through games and I cannot imagine their impact would have been so meaningful if I had skipped through the dialogue.
So what game is your choice for “greatest story ever”? I’ll list some that stick out immediately:
- Dragon Age: Origins
- Panzer Dragoon Saga
- Metal Gear Solid (full series… especially 3)
- Batman: Arkham City
- Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- Assassin’s Creed 2
- Mass Effect (full series)
Are any of the ones I listed in your top 3? I have played my fair share of RPG’s and I can almost guarentee that I at least hit one in your list. Have I missed out on any epics? Let me know in the comments.