I had a discussion with a friend about a year ago, I said that there still has not been a definitive story told in video games. There has been nothing comparable Moby Dick, or Citizens Kane. Video games are still in their infancy as a story telling medium but to date video game stories are terrible.
I thought Mass Effect 1 was amazing, the game play was lacking but I felt the the effort was put forth to create something that transcended the game. I thought maybe it could become like the original start trek series, not a great show but the beginning of an idea, an intellectual property that has lasted almost 45 years. Then came Mass Effect 2 and 3, the Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions of the series.
Mass Effect 3 is terrible. The action is boring and rote. Incomprehensibly, faceless Cerberus shows up at every mission to create a Horde mode level, the story is dumb, and yet, rave reviews everywhere. Please, Please, reviewers, start holding games to a higher standard. Judge them for what they really are and not what you were hoping them to be. Force developers to give us something more, something better. I'm getting tired of paying $60 for games that are devoid of creativity and are simply mass market checklist products. Maybe I'm the minority but my desire to play these products is waning. Maybe I am just asking for too much. What do you think?