Game storylines can be a mixed bag, and sometimes they really make the difference to how some experience a game. but are they losing to the fast paced, action filled shoot-em-ups with no plot or story?
Come see what one OXCGN writer working in the business thinks about the issue.
I like a good story. Something with characters I can relate to, genuine people with their own hopes, dreams and fear.
Something with a plot that twists and turns, surprising at every turn but always making sense. Something personal, as if it was constructed only for me and my unique journey through the game.
Something I will never see.
It's a simple fact: the perfect narrative does not exist.
I can't be anymore blunt than that. Try as I might, I have yet to find a game that can connect with me on all the levels.
A great story may fulfill one or two of the criteria, but it can never provide all due to the simple thing that separates games from passive media such film and novels. Games are interactive.