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  • SuperBas 18 Jul 2013 19:07:25 1,641 posts
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    Minecraft. Coded in java, easy to work with. Very well written.
  • spamdangled 18 Jul 2013 19:15:52 29,261 posts
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    sega wrote:
    OK I have a few. First I'd have to go with Shenmue as a good piece of video game story telling.
    It's terribly written! It hasn't dated well at all.

    The definition of viewing games fondly through rose-tinted glasses.
  • sega 18 Jul 2013 19:22:20 908 posts
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    Well you missed the point there and edited out my reasoning in your quote...

    I'm talking about games where we're free to explore, go at our own pace and take our time to enjoy the story. Make it our own. Not just play through a fixed script.
  • King_Edward 18 Jul 2013 19:24:28 11,471 posts
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    Not really best written then, is it?

    Or is it? Is a well written game also one that leaves appropriate space for your own stories? Then surely Prototype wins, because I elbow dropped a helicopter, and that's the best story there is.

    Edited by King_Edward at 19:42:10 18-07-2013
  • sega 18 Jul 2013 19:39:43 908 posts
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    Well it depends if the story grips you. There's no wrong answer in this. I also gave a number of purely scripted experiences I enjoyed too. Shenmue is still scripted but it allows you the freedom to do things you wouldn't be able to do in any other media - such as take a few days off to do your own thing within the story. This is what made it so great for me. Granted, it might not translate well to a film script, but I didn't think that was the point.
  • ronuds 18 Jul 2013 19:42:52 21,783 posts
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    I feel like the answer to this question is - none of the above.

    Of course, I haven't played every single game ever made, so I don't feel qualified to answer.
  • King_Edward 18 Jul 2013 19:43:39 11,471 posts
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    @sega
    That wasn't the point.

    Edited by King_Edward at 19:44:00 18-07-2013
  • Gojiratron 18 Jul 2013 20:09:57 227 posts
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    Silent Hill 2 sticks in my mind as well although I haven't played it in a while.

    Vagrant Story as well. Shame that never had voice acting.

    Edited by Gojiratron at 20:10:57 18-07-2013
  • XRoyalOnieX 23 Dec 2015 02:36:33 83 posts
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    For me I would have to say best written are by the Japanese I mean you look at the onimusha storytelling number 2 my favourite the love story of jubei and the girl I found really romantic..also a no brainier is the final fantasys which are just on a different podium there that brilliant and other games like nier and so fourth I think overall the Japanese home based games by far are the best of course uncharted and the last of us were like wow but the Japanese have been banging out this type of material like a old people popping viagra lmfao
  • Mola_Ram 23 Dec 2015 02:44:21 13,407 posts
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    That's what it looks like. Press it more often.
  • XRoyalOnieX 23 Dec 2015 02:49:53 83 posts
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    Lmfao im on my mobile in bed in a very unusual position so please do excuse the bad typing lol
  • Mola_Ram 23 Dec 2015 03:41:51 13,407 posts
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    Ugh.

    Well, I guess this thread is a good place to mention the quality of writing in Witcher 3. That gets my vote, though it's probably not "best ever".
  • Gremmoo 23 Dec 2015 03:43:47 2,866 posts
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    Life Is Strange was decently written, inasmuch as Dawsons Creek + Time Travel can be decent. Was an unusual scenario for a videogame, anyway.
  • PES_Fanboy Funniest Forumite, 2015 23 Dec 2015 07:01:04 36,208 posts
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    I've yet to play one where I've paid much attention to the 'story'

    If I were making a controller it'd look like Nathan Barley's phone (it's well weapon) but the big 5 in the middle would be just for skipping cut scenes
  • munki83 23 Dec 2015 07:33:54 1,807 posts
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    Most games have terrible writing and the translation of Japanese games to English can be hit and miss but Atlus and Nintendo seem to get translations done right. The best written game I've played for a while is the Witcher 3 and the Wolf amongst us....and of all time...probably planescape torment
  • N9th 23 Dec 2015 07:41:15 237 posts
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    The Last of Us
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    Witcher III and The Last of Us for me.
  • dfunked 23 Dec 2015 08:24:11 4,152 posts
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    Mola_Ram wrote:
    Ugh.

    Well, I guess this thread is a good place to mention the quality of writing in Witcher 3. That gets my vote, though it's probably not "best ever".
    The game isn't great all the time (when it's bad it's still better than most stuff out there), but the Bloody Baron and his questline in particular really stands out as something special... Tempted to play through it again for that quest in particular.
  • Deleted user 23 December 2015 08:26:16
    sega wrote:
    Well you missed the point there and edited out my reasoning in your quote...

    I'm talking about games where we're free to explore, go at our own pace and take our time to enjoy the story. Make it our own. Not just play through a fixed script.
    Xenoblade Chronicles X. I can't remember ever lasting a game so open to explore and certainly not one so beautiful.
  • Syrette 23 Dec 2015 08:28:20 47,183 posts
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    I don't see how that equals well written.
  • XRoyalOnieX 23 Dec 2015 08:28:56 83 posts
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    Never played xenoblade I'll check that out for sure
  • Sharz 23 Dec 2015 08:47:35 965 posts
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    Legacy_System wrote:
    sega wrote:
    Well you missed the point there and edited out my reasoning in your quote...

    I'm talking about games where we're free to explore, go at our own pace and take our time to enjoy the story. Make it our own. Not just play through a fixed script.
    Xenoblade Chronicles X. I can't remember ever lasting a game so open to explore and certainly not one so beautiful.
    Agree but that game is sure as hell not well written.  Maybe in Japanese but the English version has some terrible dialogue and the story is merely a context for the adventurer.
  • SYS64738 23 Dec 2015 09:33:46 3,104 posts
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    TLoU for me. Likable characters, nice twists, I kept on playing because I wanted to know what happens next. Liked the ending also.

    Watching The Walking Dead boxset at the moment, a few 'aha' moments for better or worse.

    For a game, unrivalled so far in my opinion.
  • Rivuzu 23 Dec 2015 09:34:43 13,543 posts
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    Dark Souls and Bloodborne. Best story telling = a story you have to piece together yourself, and not one spoon fed to you.

    Though dig too deep and you'll soon find eyes on the inside.

    Plip plop. Plip plop.

    Edit: See also; lalalalaaaaaa.

    Edited by Rivuzu at 09:34:57 23-12-2015
  • Godofporn Most Generous Forumite, 2015 23 Dec 2015 09:39:30 5,798 posts
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    Rocket league
  • udat 23 Dec 2015 09:48:40 540 posts
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    Star Control 2, hands down. Then probably Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis.

    The best written game I've played recently is probably Witcher 3. Some of the characters and decisions I made that affected those characters stayed with me for a while.

    Tales from the Borderlands was also well written. I'd also give out honourable mentions for Spacechem, Braid, Full Throttle, and Monkey Island 2.
  • JoeBlade 23 Dec 2015 10:11:20 3,516 posts
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    udat wrote:
    Star Control 2, hands down. Then probably Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis.
    The memories :D

    I'd have to hand it to Planescape: Torment though.
  • Stranded87 23 Dec 2015 10:14:55 1,363 posts
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    Yeah I'm inclined to say Planescape: Torment is still the best written. Honourable mentions to The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us though.
  • Sharz 23 Dec 2015 10:29:04 965 posts
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    Going with Tales of the Borderlands myself. For me well written means does the dialogue and story help with the enjoyment of the game. Not despite of it.

    Most games get by on the mechanics, graphics or game world but Tales of the Borderlands gets by because it is really bloody funny. The dialogue is delivered by an excellent script and cast.

    (that's my 2015 vote anyway)

    Edited by Sharz at 10:29:34 23-12-2015
  • JoelStinty 23 Dec 2015 10:33:35 3,817 posts
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    I didn't finish it, but i played 4 chapters of the first Ace Attonery game this year and i thought that was above anything i had played in recent times. Really witty and sharp writing.
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