By James Hawkins in Unraveling Yarns
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 1:00 pm
We've been going strong with Unraveling Yarns for over six months now. You've heard Rich Shivener and me wax at great length about the stories that move us, intrigue us, disappoint us, and inspire us. Games like Portal 2, BioShock, Eve: Online, Batman: Arkham City, and NBA 2K12 have compelled us to write about the capacity of video games as a storytelling medium, and the shortcomings that come from their innate limitations.
And our comment boards have seen quite a bit of activity either decrying our choices, agreeing with them, or complicating the finer points of the essays we produce. We've heard bits and pieces of your take on these games, some occasional back and forth banter about what constitutes a "good" narrative or when gameplay is sufficient. But we'd love to open the floor this week with a simple question:
What video game stories have stayed with you long after their completion? And why did it move you so?
Our crew will be on these boards all day to open up some discussion. We'd love to hear what you've got.