#1 Posted by Shotgunblast97 (125 posts) -

So can you reccomend a game where you play multiple charcters that all have a connected story or is one that is set during a similar time frame with different characters.

#2 Edited by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Sonic Adventure.

#3 Posted by Fredchuckdave (5477 posts) -

Suikoden 3 is solid and I suppose the best at this for all intents and purposes. Resident Evil 6 might not have the best story but the way the stories intersect is really interesting. Xenosaga 1 starts off as several disparate story arcs converging and the story is utterly fantastic.

#4 Edited by Doomed (196 posts) -


Metal Gear Solid 2

#5 Edited by Icemael (6320 posts) -
#6 Posted by Dauragon (554 posts) -

The Getaway

#7 Posted by cbk486 (181 posts) -

Heavy Rain let's you view a murder investigation from multiple different viewpoints. It's a great game!

#8 Edited by MildMolasses (3221 posts) -

Is that not how the SaGa games played out?

#9 Posted by Levius (1131 posts) -

Like every call of duty.

#10 Edited by c0l0nelp0c0rn1 (1807 posts) -

@shotgunblast97: I thought Eternal Darkness was this. At least they advertised about it quite a lot. They are certainly interwoven stories, but they don't take place in the same time.

#11 Edited by smcn (926 posts) -

There should be a concept page for this. I don't personally know of any games that use it throughout, but the middle chapter of Final Fantasy 6 has your party split and you get to choose the order in which you play through their stories before they meet up again. Mother 3 also uses the concept in the first 5 hours or so to introduce you to all the characters.

#12 Edited by DocHaus (1331 posts) -

Indigo Prophecy (a.k.a. "Fahrenheit" for you un-Americans). The ending is fucking crazy after they had to suddenly cram their planned trilogy into one game, but it's still pretty good.

#13 Posted by Kidable (127 posts) -

Every fighting game with a storyline, too.

Also a few indie point and clicks that let you switch between main characters. Gemini Rue is one really good example, the same studio which did Resonance which I imagine does it too (haven't played it)

#14 Edited by believer258 (11903 posts) -

Call of Duty 2 and 4 do this pretty well.

#15 Posted by RazielCuts (2954 posts) -
#16 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (1029 posts) -
#17 Edited by BisonHero (6523 posts) -

I highly recommend Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective. It has a lot of interesting characters that you, as the player, visit multiple times as you bounce across this city throughout one particular night. You just play as this one guy (the titular phantom detective), but the cast of characters you keep visiting turn out to be connected in some interesting ways. The game originally came out on DS, but is now available on iOS where it is probably much cheaper than finding the DS version.

@dochaus said:

Indigo Prophecy (a.k.a. "Fahrenheit" for you un-Americans). The ending is fucking crazy after they had to suddenly cram their planned trilogy into one game, but it's still pretty good.

Even if that had been a trilogy, everything after the abandoned carnival is so just so silly and preposterous that I lost respect for the game. Maybe they would've taken more time with those plot points, but I still don't think they're very good plot points. That game needed less "save the world" bullshit. Also, c'mon, that black character served literally no purpose and was just a poor parody of Shaft.

#18 Posted by handlas (2679 posts) -

Resident Evil 6.

Tho you can skip maybe a couple of the character's campaigns and have a better game for it.

#19 Edited by DocHaus (1331 posts) -

@handlas said:

Resident Evil 6.

Though you can skip that and play a better game.

Sorry, just thought I'd fix that.

#20 Posted by BeachThunder (11932 posts) -

@smcn said:

There should be a concept page for this.

Well, there's this. Even though it's not specifically what's being discussed here, it does cover a lot of these games.

Day of the Tentacle :P

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#22 Posted by Nals (77 posts) -

Might and Magic Heroes 6 does this heavily.

Starts off with your father's murder, all the children get shipped off/move on/played a part/try to fix things. Each of the races campaigns focus on one of the kids attempts to figure out what happened, and do their own thing, lot's of missions have them reunite, so you get to see things from many different perspectives, including betrayals/differing motivations/reasons for pivotal events.

Warning though. It's something like 60+ hours long, and features a choice/consequence system. Depending on how you play the heroes, they'll go down two paths, Tears or Blood. If you want the true ending, you need to have some heroes be Tears, and some Blood, as the last two missions are a Tears mission, and a Blood mission, where you can only bring in the races/heroes you had of those kinds. So if you go super goody two shoes/super evil and have nothing but Blood/Tear heroes, you actually can't beat the game.

Oh, and it's a PC only oldschool RTS series, so that might also hamper your ability to play it.

#23 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5490 posts) -

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep? Didn't play all of it, but you played as multiple characters whose stories crossed.

#24 Posted by StarFoxA (5157 posts) -

Sounds a lot like Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem. Definitely an interesting game, although I had a hard time getting into it initially, as it has also not aged well.

#25 Posted by Zecks23 (155 posts) -

Wild Arms series

#26 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6192 posts) -

@zecks23 said:

Wild Arms series

This, and Suikoden 3.

#27 Posted by DonutFever (3551 posts) -

Injustice: Gods Among Us.

#28 Posted by Synthballs (2193 posts) -

Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time did this. Pretty awesomely too.

#29 Edited by Quarters (1702 posts) -

Along with most of the ones in here, Tenchu 2.

#30 Edited by Silver-Streak (1358 posts) -

@shotgunblast97: The Longest Journey: Dreamfall, which follows 3 different protagonists over the course of the same time period, some before, some after, and some during the exact same scenes.

Edit: Also, pretty much the entirety of The Legacy of Kain series (outside of the 2nd blood omen entries) deals with time travel, and Raziel experiencing events from a different perspective than Kain did during that time period. Hell, Defiance has both of them going to the same timeframes at different points within their own perspective.