Do you consider stories in games to be important?
Nope, I used to, then I realized that Pokemon was and incredible RPG without needing a story and I changed my mind.
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Playing a game for it's story is like watching porn for it's story.
Yes. Saying that they don't matter is stupid.
That being said, every game is different. Can you imagine playing through FFVI without any story? Celes's scenes at the LEAST would be ruined and they're some of the best! Can you imagine playing through the original SMB with a story beyond 'the princess is in another castle'?
Every game is different, but three things remain important no matter the game.
1) Gameplay/control. The de-facto important thing.
2) Story. Tell us why things are the way they are.
3) World. You need to establish that this is a world where these things can happen. We don't want to play 'Mario Accounting' or 'Cloud's doctor visits', but just throwing us into a world with walking man-sized turtles and less than twenty human beings or a world where using the life-force of the planet to attack isn't even a noteworthy thing is just reeling.
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lots of people give stupid LOL WE DON'T NEED PLOT GAMEPLAY IS ALL THAT MATTERS while completely ignoring the fact that everything in the game is important
it's not particularly important in an rpg either because you know there are still battles
P_A_N_D_A_M_A_N posted...Depends on the game.
The original questions were a little more deep, asking everyone to specify what genres they needed a good story in and if they could put up with a terrible story for a game with other good features. Can a great environment make up for a bad story in an RPG (Skyrim)? Your entitled to answer however you want, but for the sake of conversation, name some games?
For the most part it is reasonable that everyone expects RPGs and Action Adventure games have a good story. But that's not true for everyone, I enjoy a lot of RPGs and totally skip over the story. If games that put you in a Role Playing situation require a good story then why do we accept laughable stories out of most FPS games? You are taking the place of the shooter after all.
I can appreciate a good story, but it is not important
Story is absolutely important to me. If I don't find the characters or story to be any good I can barely play it. Unless the gameplay is MINDBLOWING! Like Farcry 3 for instance. I didn't care AT ALL what happened to the characters or story yet it is still a very fun game.
A good story is ALWAYS a good thing. It enhances the gameplay because you care what happens to the characters thus making the gameplay more engrossing and immersive.
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If you have ever skipped a cutscene in a game, you are not worthy of an opinion.
I love having a story in a game, but it doesn't matter too much. If a game has really fun and engaging gameplay, I don't need a story to keep me interested (most Mario games). Of course, if the gameplay is really fun AND there's a good story, hell, that's pretty awesome.
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Story is why I play games.
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I love good stories in games take Red Dead Redemption, that combined pretty good gameplay with a fantastic character and story. But I will happily play games that have rubbish stories as long as they play well one of my favourite games is the Monster Hunter series and the story in that is basically non existent, as long as the mechanics are solid then the story doesn't really matter, however when both good mechanics and good story are together then a good game becomes a great one.
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