Tell me about games that have a deeper storyline than DmC. [spoilers ahead]

#41UtaNapishtiPosted 1/31/2013 12:33:18 PM
SHMYazoo posted...
Why is it so hard to understand that people have differing opinions?


Yes, why is it so hard to understand, Yazoo?
#42SHMYazoo(Topic Creator)Posted 1/31/2013 12:35:57 PM
darkdragon_9600 posted...
From: SHMYazoo | Posted: 1/31/2013 5:16:22 PM | #032
I also felt it was intentional as well how the "real world" was bland looking. If you notice in the beginning of that mission that is presented in the demo, the real world is completely grey, colorless, while Limbo is very colorful.

The humans are drones and only when Limbo collapses with the real world, when people "awaken" to the presence of demons and start to think for themselves, is that the color you see in Limbo gets to the real world.

I think it was a nice touch, again, not original, but a well done, in my opinion of course. I liked the humans being bad, devils being good sometimes in past DMCs, but I think the characters were very bland. Lady was probably the most developed character in the past DMC games, in my opinion.

Ah, yes. It does gives off that vibe, but it conflicts with the bouncer or that one stripper. It's just that humans have this spontaneous burst of life in one moment, and then it's gone. The twitter bit does make humans seem more alive, but then we see Kat and she's the same wooden plank she's been for a while. There's little of the humans...and then we have humans. Oh, human did something. Yeah, no more humans.

The characters seem to suffer from massive mood swings lol


Well, Kat definitely was already "awake", since she's in Vergil's organization and all that. You said she was bland, which I don't agree with but I respect your opinion. Regarding that people in the club, it felt like that shallow kind of thing, you know what I mean? Young people nowadays have this thing where they NEED to go out every friday / saturday night or else they won't be labeled cool, even when they don't want to, because society expects it from them. So they're there, jumping to the music, but are they actually having fun? Not all of them, in my opinion. Those stripper girls were just like that for me, shallow people being shallow. Remember that Bob Barbas fight when he was "interviewing" people, asking them about Dante? It was the same thing, I think.

Again, I respect your opinion though, don't get me wrong.
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#43MadigariPosted 1/31/2013 12:36:11 PM
I've always liked Parasite Eve 1 overall as one of the better stories told in gaming. I also appreciated that, in an era of Lara Crofts and other bimbo-fied women characters, she was a kick-ass cop who didn't really need to dress like a http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=RC7hZY3sVxE#t=6s

Of course, then along came Parasite Eve 2 with its ridicubad story and RE rip-off movement, and The 3rd Birthday with its even more obscenely -awful- story and treating Aya like a BDSM porn star...They were both playable, at least, but man. Talk about a slide from grace.
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#44Dark_EpathyPosted 1/31/2013 12:40:11 PM
That whole Organization XIII and Roxas, Ventus, Sora is just absurd...

I agree. Since KH2, the story has become increasingly convoluted, and not for the better. The series has lost its focus, in my opinion. Wasn't it about Sora finding his friends and returning to Destiny Islands? He already did that, but now money must be made and more games produced.

I actually think it's the same problem with MGS. I like the series, but, damn--it's absurd how many twists there are. It feels manufactured. And as much as I love MGS1 and MGS2, they're really plagued by bad storytelling. Too much unnatural exposition, weird dialogue, and melodrama. The ideas, however, and the portrayal of Snake in MGS2 and Raiden's growth--those are great.

Then MGS4, in my opinion, undid all that. Snake and Raiden were reduced to shadows of their former selves. Liquid was completely neutered as a villain. Nothing felt satisfying after the ending twist because it was all just "part of the plan." Snake was always just a pawn. That sucks.

As for Yakuza, I love that series, ha. I really recommend starting with the originals for PS2 and working your way up, as the games go in real-time, with the characters aging. It's interesting to see. But if you can't, Y3 is a decent place to start. It's my personal favorite, actually.
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#45SHMYazoo(Topic Creator)Posted 1/31/2013 12:40:55 PM
God_of_Gore posted...
So much bad taste in this thread....

Anyway to answer TC's question: Mass Effect, the Witcher 2, Deus Ex Human Revolution, Uncharted (mainly just the characters with this one), and Dragon Age Origins.

All of these games are far more well written than DmC. Mind you i found DmC to be fun as hell and the story is miles better than anything found in the previous games but these are the games that have better stories than DmC.


I agree with Mass Effect and Deus Ex Human Revolution, but I disagree with The Witcher 2, Dragon Age Origins (I liked it though) and Uncharted (I liked it too). Their characters were cool, but I didn't find them that good.

Witcher 2 was great, but I didn't like how they handled the ending. I felt it was talking about a sequel too much, I wish that game's story wrapped up right then and there, you know what I mean?

I spent days talking about decisions in Mass Effect and Deus Ex HR with my friends though. Great games.
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#46darkdragon_9600Posted 1/31/2013 12:42:35 PM
From: SHMYazoo | Posted: 1/31/2013 5:35:57 PM | #042
darkdragon_9600 posted...
From: SHMYazoo | Posted: 1/31/2013 5:16:22 PM | #032
I also felt it was intentional as well how the "real world" was bland looking. If you notice in the beginning of that mission that is presented in the demo, the real world is completely grey, colorless, while Limbo is very colorful.

The humans are drones and only when Limbo collapses with the real world, when people "awaken" to the presence of demons and start to think for themselves, is that the color you see in Limbo gets to the real world.

I think it was a nice touch, again, not original, but a well done, in my opinion of course. I liked the humans being bad, devils being good sometimes in past DMCs, but I think the characters were very bland. Lady was probably the most developed character in the past DMC games, in my opinion.

Ah, yes. It does gives off that vibe, but it conflicts with the bouncer or that one stripper. It's just that humans have this spontaneous burst of life in one moment, and then it's gone. The twitter bit does make humans seem more alive, but then we see Kat and she's the same wooden plank she's been for a while. There's little of the humans...and then we have humans. Oh, human did something. Yeah, no more humans.

The characters seem to suffer from massive mood swings lol


Well, Kat definitely was already "awake", since she's in Vergil's organization and all that. You said she was bland, which I don't agree with but I respect your opinion. Regarding that people in the club, it felt like that shallow kind of thing, you know what I mean? Young people nowadays have this thing where they NEED to go out every friday / saturday night or else they won't be labeled cool, even when they don't want to, because society expects it from them. So they're there, jumping to the music, but are they actually having fun? Not all of them, in my opinion. Those stripper girls were just like that for me, shallow people being shallow. Remember that Bob Barbas fight when he was "interviewing" people, asking them about Dante? It was the same thing, I think.

Again, I respect your opinion though, don't get me wrong.

Hah, yeah, I get it. I just never felt like Kat has presence, like...hell, I think I cared more about Kyrie >.>

What I meant about the club was that stripper talking to Donte and then going all "FU lol". Some bursts here and there, but nothing too big. Like Kyrie up there, she's weak, having to drag Red Queen to where Nero was and all. But then, the shy girl jumped in front of a kid to protect him from a Scarecrow (this just sounds silly lol). It's 2 small things that tie together, but I felt Kat and humans overall lacked this.

I agree with the club stuff. I'll never get people like this, who need to PARTY WOOOOOOOOOO! all the time and meet 9384 new people per week. Seriously, sit down and learn more about someone, who knows, you might enjoy it. Partying is fine, just don't go crazy >.>
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#47SHMYazoo(Topic Creator)Posted 1/31/2013 12:44:57 PM
Dark_Epathy posted...
That whole Organization XIII and Roxas, Ventus, Sora is just absurd...

I agree. Since KH2, the story has become increasingly convoluted, and not for the better. The series has lost its focus, in my opinion. Wasn't it about Sora finding his friends and returning to Destiny Islands? He already did that, but now money must be made and more games produced.

I actually think it's the same problem with MGS. I like the series, but, damn--it's absurd how many twists there are. It feels manufactured. And as much as I love MGS1 and MGS2, they're really plagued by bad storytelling. Too much unnatural exposition, weird dialogue, and melodrama. The ideas, however, and the portrayal of Snake in MGS2 and Raiden's growth--those are great.

Then MGS4, in my opinion, undid all that. Snake and Raiden were reduced to shadows of their former selves. Liquid was completely neutered as a villain. Nothing felt satisfying after the ending twist because it was all just "part of the plan." Snake was always just a pawn. That sucks.

As for Yakuza, I love that series, ha. I really recommend starting with the originals for PS2 and working your way up, as the games go in real-time, with the characters aging. It's interesting to see. But if you can't, Y3 is a decent place to start. It's my personal favorite, actually.


MGS games, as much as I like them, really have a problem with the pacing of the story, too much exposition indeed. They could make it simpler sometimes and it would be for the best. I mean, some people still have trouble trying to explain Ocelot's involvement in the plot haha!
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#48KA_ME_HA_ME_HAPosted 1/31/2013 12:47:46 PM
... Nobody put down Heavy Rain?

Damn, for a topic about a better quality story than DmC, no one puts down the game where story was the biggest focus?

I am dissapoint.
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#49SHMYazoo(Topic Creator)Posted 1/31/2013 12:49:37 PM
KA_ME_HA_ME_HA posted...
... Nobody put down Heavy Rain?

Damn, for a topic about a better quality story than DmC, no one puts down the game where story was the biggest focus?

I am dissapoint.


Despite all that JASOOOOOOOON thing and "shake the controller to brush your teeth" the game's story seems nice. I don't know if I would buy it though unless I found it very cheap over here. Certainly not at full retail price.
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#50ScreamingMidgetPosted 1/31/2013 12:49:53 PM
Your troll is showing, TC. Try harder next time. Good luck.