Best storyline in A LONG time

#1 Posted by wealllikepie (756 posts) -


OK, so recently I beat the PC version of Braid (I didn't have the chance to get it for my 360) and I thought it really had the best storyline from at least the current generation of games. While this might seem a bit overexaggerated, before I thought of Bioshock as such. After this, I truly realized that you don't need a fortune and a million developers to make such a genius game. BRAID FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



#2 Posted by Bigandtasty (3202 posts) -

Eh, I didn't find the story to be that amazing but then again I find things I dislike in all games/movies' stories.

#3 Posted by Willin (1277 posts) -

I do agree that it has an great and interesting story but the way it's told is horrible. Just a bunch of disjointed giant walls of text.

#4 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

Don't talk to gamers about story/storytelling. It always ends in embarrassment.

#5 Edited by LeBart (302 posts) -
@Meowayne said:
" Don't talk to gamers about story/storytelling. It always ends in embarrassment. "
Dude, Gears of War 2 has the best story evaaaaa !!! That part with Maria was so saaaad !!!


In all seriousness though, I think Braid had a really awesome ending, but until you get to that point the story was not as central to the experience as I would have liked it to be.
My favorite game story is probably MGS3 or Shadow of the Colossus. But then again, there are so many of them !
#6 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3695 posts) -
@wealllikepie said:
"

OK, so recently I beat the PC version of Braid (I didn't have the chance to get it for my 360) and I thought it really had the best storyline from at least the current generation of games. While this might seem a bit overexaggerated, before I thought of Bioshock as such. After this, I truly realized that you don't need a fortune and a million developers to make such a genius game. BRAID FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"
I love the picture at the end of this post.
#7 Posted by cdfishman (259 posts) -
@Lights_Up_The_Shaft said:
" I do agree that it has an great and interesting story but the way it's told is horrible. Just a bunch of disjointed giant walls of text. "
all I can say is yes.
#8 Posted by Tebbit (4447 posts) -
@cdfishman said:
" @Lights_Up_The_Shaft said:
" I do agree that it has an great and interesting story but the way it's told is horrible. Just a bunch of disjointed giant walls of text. "
all I can say is yes.
"
I agree, I would say more that Braid didn't have a great story, but it was great at story telling. Also the Ending (or was it the beginning :O) was a very clever idea that was executed well.
#9 Posted by wealllikepie (756 posts) -

i heard that in the pc version of the game there's a secret ending where the princess explodes :O. I wonder if it's true and if it is HOW DO YOU GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????? to be honest though the only thing thats annoying about the story (apart from the huge walls of text) is how many interpretations there are of it. makes my head hurt...... :D

#10 Posted by Baillie (4025 posts) -

Text, text, text. Could be about anything, then you're thrown into a very well done ending, which makes a great ending, not a great story.

#11 Posted by cdfishman (259 posts) -
@wealllikepie said:
" i heard that in the pc version of the game there's a secret ending where the princess explodes :O. I wonder if it's true and if it is HOW DO YOU GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????? to be honest though the only thing thats annoying about the story (apart from the huge walls of text) is how many interpretations there are of it. makes my head hurt...... :D "
yes there is, hidden in the game are 8 stars, if you get them all then you get a different ending.

#12 Posted by Ineedaname (4319 posts) -
@cdfishman said:
" @wealllikepie said:
" i heard that in the pc version of the game there's a secret ending where the princess explodes :O. I wonder if it's true and if it is HOW DO YOU GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????? to be honest though the only thing thats annoying about the story (apart from the huge walls of text) is how many interpretations there are of it. makes my head hurt...... :D "
yes there is, hidden in the game are 8 stars, if you get them all then you get a different ending.

"
The ending wasn't really alternative, just after she explodes the final star is where her bed is on the normal ending.
Although I suppose you could interpret that explosion as a disruptive relationship and so on.
#13 Edited by Muttinus_Rump (814 posts) -

I loved the story, and the way it all comes together in the epilogue is amazing. When you realise the princess was just a metaphor for the unattainable (and in this case the atomic bomb), how she'd been trying to escape from you the whole time and you were plying the game in reverse, that blew my mind. Also that explains why she blew up if you didn't already know that.

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