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How important is story to you in a video game?

#11janemba8888Posted 3/18/2013 11:09:12 AM
Gameplay wise, RPG's completely suck or are mediocre . Especially turn based ones at that.

It's the story that keeps me engaged. So a story mode is very important in my opinion.
#12Dieselzone32450Posted 3/18/2013 11:10:25 AM
Foofyhead posted...
Story is irrelevant to the quality of a game.

No, it isn't.
#13arczero_xPosted 3/18/2013 11:11:49 AM
Story is pretty important to me. In fact, that's what I value most in the game now if I want to finish them. Of course, gameplay is still more important but the story should complement with it very well.
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#14RustleSmith2Posted 3/18/2013 11:13:28 AM
Foofyhead posted...
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), .

Go away.
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#15superbowl54Posted 3/18/2013 11:14:35 AM
Depends on the genre

For an action game, story is the last thing that matters. It can only help if it has a good one, but it won't really hurt it to have a bad one.

For RPG, especially a JRPG, story is the MOST important thing. If the story/characters aren't enjoyable, then I'm not really motivated to play a 60 hour game.
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#16Excuse_MePosted 3/18/2013 11:17:34 AM(edited)
Foofyhead posted...
Story is irrelevant to the quality of a game.

You think most people praise JRPG's for mostly for their simple minded gameplay and farming?
#17DragoonGriffithPosted 3/18/2013 11:20:10 AM
I'm currently playing Planescape: Torment (plan on finishing it this time).
Kinda conflicted currently lol.
#18A_Nonny_MoosePosted 3/18/2013 11:21:07 AM
It's as important as the game makes it out to be. If a game has a heavy narrative focus then the story is very important. If it doesn't then it's not.
#19deprofundis442Posted 3/18/2013 11:22:28 AM
I have a difficult time listing aspects of games by importance. I suppose it would really depend. I've been playing Spec Ops for a bit, and I normally don't play military shooters, but the concept behind the story is what gets me into it.

Other games I don't follow the story at all because the events and concepts are told in a way that doesn't interest me or the concept itself doesn't interest me, but I play anyway, ala Demons Souls.

Then there are games that seem naked without their story and some that have amazing stories that aren't really required to be good.

There's no real answer for me.
#20flame030191Posted 3/18/2013 11:23:17 AM
It needs a perfect balance between the two in single-player focused games. If I can't get into the gameplay, I will likely not want to play. On the flip side, if the story is putting me to sleep, it will likely not last me long enough to finish.
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