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2 years ago#1
Ignoring fighting games, how important is the story to you in a video game that you get? Are you a "Story mode sucks in most/ all games. I prefer gameplay!" type of person? Or do you feel that story mode is just as important, or even more important than the gameplay itself?

Or "other"?
2 years ago#2
The gameplay needs to be good. I don't know if I can stomach a game with a great story but horrendous gameplay.

However, if the gameplay is good, I'll need a good story to back it up.
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2 years ago#3
other. sorta.

I NEED a good story in RPGs. For FPS/TPS it depends on the game. I only play Halo, Gears of War, and Killzone for the multiplayer modes (don't give a crap about the story) For sports games, I enjoy a good story, but it's not necessary..
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2 years ago#4
Not very.
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2 years ago#5
Depends entirely on the game. Heavy Rain needed an amazing story. Hotline Miami... not so much.
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2 years ago#6
Story can enhance the overall experience though it isn't always necessary. It's not about what is more important but how it is implemented in the game itself. Choosing story vs. game play vs. graphics are all false dilemmas.
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2 years ago#7
yeah, like others said, it depends on the game and genre. but a good balance is needed. an amazing story with broken controls or something is terrible. and a game with great gameplay but zero story (that "should" have story. like an rpg or something) might be fun for a bit but wont have lasting appeal for me. gameplay usually hooks me in, but story is generally my endgame
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2 years ago#8
If the story is good, I can get past mediocre gameplay. A good game needs to be engaging on various fronts.

While good game play is nice, a bad story that doesn't interest me makes me wonder "Whats the point in it all?"

A good story with bad game play I think "It would be nice to get farther but the mechanics are making it impossible"
2 years ago#9
Story is irrelevant to the quality of a game. Gameplay is key. That said, if a game does actually have a good story (1/1000 games have them), it sure doesn't hurt.

I'm more concerned about character development and party interaction than story, but that still comes second to gameplay.
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2 years ago#10
depends on the genre and game.
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