Why do these games even bother with the story?!?

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3 years ago#161
creep50 posted...
dadkwashere posted...
I loved every games story. From Vice city's scarface theme to san andreas gangsta style to 4's real depiction of a life of crime, it gives the world feeling. If there was no story then there wouldn't be a sense of direction or purpose, just aimlessly wandering around figuring out what you can and can't do. Of course, thats just me. Do what you will.


then what do you do after the story???


Generally, I **** around a lot, and then either play a different game, or start the story again.

Also, I usually try NOT to finish all the missions so that when I do get bored of just messing around I have something concrete to go back to. It is fun just messing around for no reason, but without a story to anchor the mindless fun in the games just end up feeling like a waste of time.
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3 years ago#162
so are you guys just not stimulated by the opportunity for creativity? or are you just too stubborn to admit that you play the story for only a fraction of the time you put into the game?
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3 years ago#163
I buy it 50% for missions/story, 50% to get 100% and to just **** around.

GTA IV was quite a disappointment in the former. I love missions, they give the player something constructive to do, and a lot of times the story and characters are enjoyable as well.
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3 years ago#164
or are you just too stubborn to admit that you play the story for only a fraction of the time you put into the game?

Ha I redo the missions all the time. Some of us are stimulated by movie and story qualities to games. If I could have MORE missions, that's what I would ask for.
3 years ago#165
Sniper_Brosef posted...
so are you guys just not stimulated by the opportunity for creativity? or are you just too stubborn to admit that you play the story for only a fraction of the time you put into the game?


I have played through GTA IV more than 100 times. No, TC you are an idiot. You're the mindless spawns who game developers cater towards now. GTA has always, since the top downs had great story. It is in fact 100% of what draws me in to GTA. Without a story I wouldn't play it for more than 3 minutes. It gets boring stupidly fast when all I am doing is dropping SWAT teams, heli's and countless cars of cops all on my lonesome. I find the missions to be the best part.
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3 years ago#166
Sniper_Brosef posted...
so are you guys just not stimulated by the opportunity for creativity?


What the hell are you talking about? Running around an open world and being limited to certain actions like driving cars and shooting guns is an opportunity for creativity?
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3 years ago#167
Personally, the story is one of my favorite parts of the games. I love faffing about, but without a central narrative tying it together it feels empty/vapid.
3 years ago#168
Sniper_Brosef posted...
so are you guys just not stimulated by the opportunity for creativity?


Yes, I am. Which is why I'm not interested in pointless, mindless wankery like dicking around in GTA for no reason.
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3 years ago#169
Druff posted...
Sniper_Brosef posted...
so are you guys just not stimulated by the opportunity for creativity?


Yes, I am. Which is why I'm not interested in pointless, mindless w***ery like dicking around in GTA for no reason.



Hey, now. Faffing about once you beat the story is quite fun.
3 years ago#170
Chagen46 posted...
Druff posted...
Sniper_Brosef posted...
so are you guys just not stimulated by the opportunity for creativity?


Yes, I am. Which is why I'm not interested in pointless, mindless w***ery like dicking around in GTA for no reason.



Hey, now. Faffing about once you beat the story is quite fun.


I've tried it, I get bored with it after just a few minutes. I might look for "side quests" I missed for a bit. Generally, if I want to keep playing, I just start over. I know a lot of people see no point in replaying a game they've already finished. I do it all the time, got into the habit 20 years ago when I finished Super Mario World 100% but wanted to keep playing. There was literally nothing to do except start over. I 100%-ed SMW god only knows how many times. Ever since then, if I like a game, I replay it.
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