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PostSubject: Worst stories you've seen in a video game?   Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:33 pm

Let's face it alot of video games have bad stories. What are some of the worst that you've seen?
Two really come to mind for me.

Shadow the Hedgehog
This game was trying to be "serious and mature", but it's stupider then alot of the other Sonic games. The story is incredibly stupid and complete nonsense. The dialogue and voice acting are bad. The many possible paths barely connect the story. Shadow's use of guns and cursing is just stupid.

Final Fantasy XIII
There is no context in the story whatsover. There is no exposition explaining the rules of the world. You're just thrown into a situation and expected to read datalogs. Most of the characers are unlikable (though i do like Lightning) And there are alot of stupid elements (A chocobo chick in Sazh's afro, really?).


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PostSubject: Re: Worst stories you've seen in a video game?   Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:50 pm

Star Fox Adventures.

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PostSubject: Re: Worst stories you've seen in a video game?   Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:15 pm

M. Bison wrote:
Final Fantasy XIII
There is no context in the story whatsover. There is no exposition explaining the rules of the world. You're just thrown into a situation and expected to read datalogs. Most of the characers are unlikable (though i do like Lightnining. And there are alot of stupid elements (A chocobo chick in Sazh's afro, really?).
Have to disagree there, XIII was one of the best FF games for story, and unlike the sequel, I actually cared what happened to them.
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PostSubject: Re: Worst stories you've seen in a video game?   Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:27 pm

Sonic '06 anyone?
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PostSubject: Re: Worst stories you've seen in a video game?   Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:54 pm

Most Zelda games have cringeworthy storylines
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PostSubject: Re: Worst stories you've seen in a video game?   Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:39 pm

FFXIII? You've got to be kidding. It was a controversial game in that it broke canon in many ways, such as the battle system and the lack of an overworld, but it's story was quite fantastic. Some of FF's most memorable scenes to me come from FFXIII, such as the climax of the conflicts between Sazh&Vanille or between Snow&Hope. Those scenes were incredibly intense. The dialogue was pretty well acted and written, and the story was compelling. As Ganon said, I actually cared about events and characters in that game. If that story didn't stick out to you, fine, but to say it's one of the worst in video game history is outright false.

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PostSubject: Re: Worst stories you've seen in a video game?   Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:12 pm

Puffball Kirby wrote:
Sonic '06 anyone?

Agreed.
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PostSubject: Re: Worst stories you've seen in a video game?   Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:13 pm

I'll agree that the voice acting was good, and some of the dialogue was competent. But i really didn't like the overall narative. Like i said little is explained. There is no exposition explaning the rules of the world. Concepts are mentioned but they aren't explained. Some characters don't have clear motivations and most of them are one-dimensional. I honestly didn't care about the characters. It's just such a needlessly complicated and nonsensical story.

Also there are alot of stupid elements. Like the chocobo in Sazh's afro. Here is what the datalog says about it.
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The chick has no name, as voicing the true identity of the animal might trigger ripples of destiny across Cocoon and cause a hurricane in Eden. Either that, or Sazh just hasn't thought of one yet.
What is this i don't even.

I might be over exagerating, and maybe it's not among the worst, But i still really don't like it.
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PostSubject: Re: Worst stories you've seen in a video game?   Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:13 pm

Well to each his own. But as for the chocobo chick description you don't seem to have a sense of humor >.<

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PostSubject: Re: Worst stories you've seen in a video game?   Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:51 pm

If by cringe-worthy you mean cliche then yes, Zelda stories are cliche. But the way the games flow into each other and the game's universe in general are always something that interested me.
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PostSubject: Re: Worst stories you've seen in a video game?   Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:20 am

MercuryHg34 wrote:
If by cringe-worthy you mean cliche then yes, Zelda stories are cliche. But the way the games flow into each other and the game's universe in general are always something that interested me.

Agreed.
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PostSubject: Re: Worst stories you've seen in a video game?   Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:19 am

The Street Fighter games.

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PostSubject: Re: Worst stories you've seen in a video game?   Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:52 am

Paper Mario Sticker Star has a pretty poor storyline

Mostly because it ISN'T THERE
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