Posts Tagged ‘Story’

Amnesia

I can’t possibly count how many video game characters I’ve played (and story protagonists I’ve read about) that had amnesia of some form or another. As Azuriel pointedly puts it “Amnesia is so cliche a plot element that merely saying it is cliche is itself a cliche.” It’s an easy way for game designers to […]

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Take the Story, I don’t Want It

There’s a ton of content in MMORPGs that is simply not for me. Holiday events? Meh. PvP? Pff. Minipets? Yeah, right.  Achievements? Are you kidding me? No. All of that I’m fine with because I simply get to ignore those parts and focus on what I care about (i.e. group content.) I always found it […]

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Single Player Stories in MMOs

Tobold says that implementing a single-player RPG like storyline into an MMO would be a huge mistake and predicts that Bioware are running straight into that trap with their upcoming The Old Republic MMO. The main difference, or so he says, between a single player game and an MMO is that single player games end […]

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10 Good Things About Mass Effect 2

Among my most viewed posts on the blog are the two that you could call my Torchlight review, so I’ll adopt the same format for my Mass Effect 2 one. Instead of lengthy walls of text and a numerical verdict that I could never fully justify, you’ll get two posts: Today I’ll talk about ten […]

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