What’s good, everyone? We’re on Day 21 of our 30 day challenge, and today we’ll be sharing each of our personal choices for the game with the best story. I’m going to keep this one as short as possible for if no other reason, almost everyone has played or heard of this game and knows how great the story is. My choice for best story is the Squaresoft masterpiece, Chrono Trigger.
Aside from having some of the best characters in video game history, Chrono Trigger takes the fairly standard concept of time traveling in video games, and gives it the old Squaresoft spit shine. Everything from the particular time periods that were chosen, to the sort of butterfly effects that trickle town from all of the time traveling that occurs. Chrono Trigger also has an almost seamlessly flowing narrative and a combat system that was a new take on the old ATB system that had become Squaresoft’s trademark at the time. Truly one of the absolute best titles in the genre.
— Evo out.
Hi there! Hannah here.
For my contribution to the best story roundup, I have to say step outside of my normal answer of “always Halo for everything” and go with Until Dawn. Holy twists and turns, Batman!
I played through this game in about nine hours straight. I was riveted. I was also determined to finish before it got dark outside. For the particulars of the game, I’m going to be a bit gauche and link/quote an earlier article I wrote.
“There are scary slashers, mind games, creepy woods, things that go bump in the night, isolating snowstorms, freaky mines, spooky ghosts, and mysterious strangers all packed into a game that manages to flow smoothly and not seem overwhelming. While I wouldn’t say this is the best game I’ve ever played, I will say with absolute certainty that it is the best horror movie I’ve ever seen. In conclusion, I highly recommend you play this “game”… But be prepared to wake up gasping at night thinking you’ve been grabbed in the dark of your room, because nowhere is safe Until Dawn.”
– HSLAMMA WILL RESPAWN IN THREE… TWO… ONE…
Hello everyone! Megan_Highwind here for Day 21! My choice with game with the best storyline is Heavy Rain. This game came out on the Playstation 3 a while back and was incredibly successful. It follows the story of four different people working to find the Origami Killer. This killer steals young boys from their families and leaves notes to the father of the family to try to find the child before it is too late. If the father fails the trials presented to him, the child drowns in a nearby rain drain.
This game did a fantastic job of going between the four different main characters and gave you a unique insight into what each person was thinking during different events in the game. Up until the reveal, I was left guessing who the killer was. I was drawn in by the concept of playing four different characters in this unique title and was not disappointed at all in the storyline. Having gone back and played Heavy Rain again recently, I can honestly say that this game has one of the best storylines I have played in a video game.
-Megan_Highwind has left the party.
Now to be fair, the MGS series has a complicated story that can be really hard to get into, but in this installment, the story decides to take things all the way back to the beginning. In MGS3:SE, you once again play as the now familiar Snake, but this time it is Big Boss Snake, who is pretty much the father of Solid and Liquid Snake from MGS 1 and 2 and really is to blame for this whole mess. The game’s story follows Big Boss as he goes on mission to infiltrate Russia to save a scientist named Sokolov, but is later betrayed by his mentor, The Boss. This alters his mission objective to that of assassinating said mentor. It can seem like a stock plot, but what I love about the story MGS3:SE, is HOW it tells the story of Big Boss and his rise to power, while at the same time it shows his personal struggles of having to go up against his former mentor and choosing between his duty and loyalty. It also sets the gears into motion to what Big Boss’s life will soon become in the near future. It’s also one of the “not as complex” stories, which if you’ve played Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, you’ll appreciate the hell out of.
— Boss? What happened? BOSS?!