List at least one game with superb story/plot.

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#1 Posted by Kopogero (113 posts) -

Oh and it can't be rushed out. At least 50 hours of quality gameplay that I would deeply cheerish afterwards for the wonderful memories. I find modern games more focused on action and graphics over unique experience with original plot.

There are tons out there that I've been blessed to experience over the last 22 years and I'll gladly share later on this thread. You are welcome to add games for older consoles like PSX, PS2 and Dreamcast. I never bought any other console after I got my PC despite playing most console games prior, but I had my reasons.

#2 Posted by the_bi99man (11062 posts) -

List at least one game with superb story/plot. At least 50 hours of quality gameplay that I would deeply cheerish afterwards for the wonderful memories.

 

Kopogero

Diablo 3

#3 Posted by JangoWuzHere (17720 posts) -

Dragon Age: Origins

The Witcher

#4 Posted by klusps (10385 posts) -

To the Moon. Probably the most beautiful and heart warming story that I experienced in a while. The game proves you can deliver a powerful story without fancy graphics and even voice acting. The story is told through simplistic 8-bit graphics and it has many dark themes which you don't see that much in the video game industry today. I highly recommend you to check it out and go through it in one playthrough(around 6 hours) to get the whole vibe. The soundtrack is also amazing too!

 

#5 Posted by SPYDER0416 (16736 posts) -

Fallout: New Vegas.

Obsidian has some amazing scribes working for them, and it took me around 120 hours to finish everything. Various different endings, morally complex decisions, and some great characters. The actual world is kind of bland, especially in comparison to Bethesda's stellar rendition of Washington DC in Fallout 3, but the writing is well worth it.

#6 Posted by Riadon2 (1598 posts) -

The Walking Dead, but it is around 12 hours, not 50.

#7 Posted by 0alex0 (317 posts) -

The Longest Journey and Dreamfall: The Longest Journey have great stories. 

#8 Posted by klusps (10385 posts) -

The Longest Journey and Dreamfall: The Longest Journey have great stories. 

0alex0

I also recommend this, especially since Dreamfall Chapters is finally coming out.

#9 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18430 posts) -
Skyrim, the world just sucks you in.
#10 Posted by realguitarhero5 (3905 posts) -

BioShock

Assassin's Creed II

Max Payne 3

#11 Posted by KodiakKoolaid (443 posts) -
Mass Effect 1 & 2, skip 3.
#12 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -

Dragon Age: Origins

The Witcher

JangoWuzHere
The Witcher series is fantastic.
#13 Posted by Basinboy (11492 posts) -

No such thing

#14 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23937 posts) -
50 hours? wat does good atmosphere count? then every zelda game metroid prime klonoa 2
#15 Posted by Baranga (14217 posts) -

The Secret World

#16 Posted by Mochyc (4421 posts) -
KoToR if you haven't played it.
#17 Posted by Lucianu (9644 posts) -

Oh and it can't be rushed out. At least 50 hours of quality gameplay that I would deeply cheerish afterwards for the wonderful memories. I find modern games more focused on action and graphics over unique experience with original plot.

There are tons out there that I've been blessed to experience over the last 22 years and I'll gladly share later on this thread. You are welcome to add games for older consoles like PSX, PS2 and Dreamcast. I never bought any other console after I got my PC despite playing most console games prior, but I had my reasons.

Kopogero

Planescape: Torment has a superb plot, with excellent writting, and it will stay with you for years. It plays more like a adventure game, than a RPG. Once you play it, you'll understand the depth of what can change the nature of a man. Can be completed in about 40, maybe 45 hours.

NWN2: Mask of the Betrayer has the best plot of this generation, by far, and with a camera mod, it'll play well. It's about 20, 25 hours long. 

To The Moon has a wonderful, heart warming plot, although the writting is below average and the puzzles are simplistic, it is a perfect adventure game for people that don't like challenging puzzles. It's also about 4 hours long, the pace is allright.

Xenogears has the best character depth of all console games, though if you have a psychology degree, or any sort of knowledge about this, you won't like the plot. Thankfully i don't, so i absolutely loved the plot. This game is over 60 hours long. 

 

 

#18 Posted by pelvist (5290 posts) -

Final Fantasy VII.

#19 Posted by gameofthering (10513 posts) -

I don't think I've ever had a game last me 50hrs.

Anyway I think some good games would be :

1. Deus Ex Human Revolution
2. Max Payne 3
3. Batman Arkham Asylum
4. Batman Arkham City

A few other games you might like :

1. Fur Fighters
2. Headhunter
 

#20 Posted by biggest_loser (24180 posts) -
GTA4 and The Walking Dead.
#21 Posted by dracolich55 (2343 posts) -
The Witcher, the first one. The 2nd one is like 30 hours with sidequests.
#22 Posted by ShadowJax04 (3350 posts) -

Sanitarium. A game totally faded into obscurity but well worth your time if you like to think.

Fallout: New Vegas.

Obsidian has some amazing scribes working for them, and it took me around 120 hours to finish everything. Various different endings, morally complex decisions, and some great characters. The actual world is kind of bland, especially in comparison to Bethesda's stellar rendition of Washington DC in Fallout 3, but the writing is well worth it.

SPYDER0416

Use an ENB with Quarl's texture pack.

#23 Posted by ShadowJax04 (3350 posts) -
Nothing comes close to Harvester in terms of a unique horror experience but Sanitarium came pretty darn close. And Sanitarium has the story that Harvester wanted to be, but wasn't. So those are two games you definately want to play.
#24 Posted by robertoenrique (1164 posts) -
Baldur's Gate series hands down.
#25 Posted by skrat_01 (33767 posts) -
Plenty of great games have been suggested. I'd point at Spec Ops: The Line if you're looking for a game about games, that turns the ugliness of themes that many games typically revel in and that players, journos and developers take for granted, and well, pushes it inside out. Otherwise you've got Fallout, Grim Fandango, Homeworld, Psychonauts, Metal Gear Solid 3, the Thief games, Planescape Tormend, Alpha Centauri, System Shock 2, World in Conflict, Deus Ex, Max Payne, Portal, The Walking Dead and so on. There's tons of game with some superb stabs at storytelling in various different ways, and this is overlooking tons of the smaller stuff out there. Does that mean exclusively dense plot heavy things? Hell no. Also, Catherine deserves a shout out.
#26 Posted by ShadowJax04 (3350 posts) -
skrat, Spec Ops: The Line is one of the best things that happened to story telling in shooters by some time. Decent game overall.
#27 Posted by slabber44 (985 posts) -
Half Life series is one of my favorite stories.
#28 Posted by skrat_01 (33767 posts) -
skrat, Spec Ops: The Line is one of the best things that happened to story telling in shooters by some time. Decent game overall.ShadowJax04
Couldn't agree more, it's a helluva thing, you might also dig this http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16162864-killing-is-harmless. A good read.
#29 Posted by BrunoBRS (73367 posts) -
first things first, stop imposing silly restrictions like "time" to judge the quality of a game's story. a 100 hour padded story that could be told in 20 is worse than a condensed, quality story that actually takes just 20 hours. also, great story and great gameplay rarely if ever go hand in hand, you better be willing to make a concession regarding that. that said, my favorite story ever told in a videogame (and one of my favorites in any medium) is 9 hours, 9 doors, 9 persons, commonly known as 999. it's a game for the nintendo DS though. the game is mostly text and dialogue (being a visual novel and all), but it has a few 'escape the room' kinds of point & click/puzzle gameplay. they're not superb, but they're good enough, make sense, and serve the story well. the story is excellent, and so are the characters, and the mechanic of having to complete it multiple times through multiple paths to piece the plot together and reach the true ending is quite good. on the realm of PC, you have The Witcher, but once again, the gameplay isn't its strong point.
#30 Posted by Lach0121 (10022 posts) -

skrat, Spec Ops: The Line is one of the best things that happened to story telling in shooters by some time. Decent game overall.ShadowJax04

Yeah it does have a great story, and way of telling it. (actually one of the best in a long while) however, no where near 50 hours of gameplay.

And the multiplayer chat support for it is broken, occupies mic channels even when not in use (and can't use it in STEAM chat) so co-op is bit useless if you aren't communicating.

#31 Posted by Emraldo (1959 posts) -

To the Moon. Probably the most beautiful and heart warming story that I experienced in a while. The game proves you can deliver a powerful story without fancy graphics and even voice acting. The story is told through simplistic 8-bit graphics and it has many dark themes which you don't see that much in the video game industry today. I highly recommend you to check it out and go through it in one playthrough(around 6 hours) to get the whole vibe. The soundtrack is also amazing too!

klusps

Came in here just to say this, proud to see it on the first page.

#32 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

[QUOTE="Kopogero"]

List at least one game with superb story/plot. At least 50 hours of quality gameplay that I would deeply cheerish afterwards for the wonderful memories.

 

the_bi99man

Diablo 3

Please tell me this is a joke!?  DIII botched the story with a overly chatty victorias secret version of Diablo and poor "scenes".  i enjoyed DIII a lot, but its story was not the strongest aspect of it.

 

Diablo II is much much better and the scenes are the best I have ever seen.

#33 Posted by kozzy1234 (35373 posts) -

NWN2: Mask Of The Betrayer

Planscape Torment

To The Moon (Wont get 50 hours out of it, but still superb plot)

KOTOR2

Witcher series


#34 Posted by AcidThunder (2332 posts) -
GTA Vice City, GTA III, GTA IV
#35 Posted by BrunoBRS (73367 posts) -

[QUOTE="the_bi99man"]

[QUOTE="Kopogero"]

List at least one game with superb story/plot. At least 50 hours of quality gameplay that I would deeply cheerish afterwards for the wonderful memories.

 

NaveedLife

Diablo 3

Please tell me this is a joke!?  DIII botched the story with a overly chatty victorias secret version of Diablo and poor "scenes".  i enjoyed DIII a lot, but its story was not the strongest aspect of it.

 

Diablo II is much much better and the scenes are the best I have ever seen.

i'm pretty sure he mentioned it as a joke :P
#36 Posted by DLGenesis (25 posts) -
giants citizen kabuto tho not 50 hours long
#37 Posted by SPYDER0416 (16736 posts) -

Sanitarium. A game totally faded into obscurity but well worth your time if you like to think.

[QUOTE="SPYDER0416"]

Fallout: New Vegas.

Obsidian has some amazing scribes working for them, and it took me around 120 hours to finish everything. Various different endings, morally complex decisions, and some great characters. The actual world is kind of bland, especially in comparison to Bethesda's stellar rendition of Washington DC in Fallout 3, but the writing is well worth it.

ShadowJax04

Use an ENB with Quarl's texture pack.

I don't mean graphically bland (and if I did I wouldn't have mentioned Fallout 3 as a positive example), I meant bland as in the world is just kind of boring. Vegas is small, sectioned off and inglorious while the other locations are also tiny and not at all memorable.

By contrast DC in Fallout 3 was huge and awesome.

I also want to add for OP that Fallout 3 has a pretty good story, it isn't as nuanced as New Vegas but I think Bethesda paces it much better and it's easier to get into.

#38 Posted by koospetoors (3262 posts) -
Planescape Torment, buy it and kiss the next 30-40 hours of your life goodbye as you delve into one of, if not the best story ever created. There's also The Longest Journey, the first one is an absolute masterpiece of an adventure game with one of the best female leads I've ever had the pleasure of playing as in a game.
#39 Posted by OutOfPoint (155 posts) -

Bioshock

#40 Posted by Kopogero (113 posts) -

Thx for the wonderful and detailed feedback. As a veteran player in this age it's very challenging to find a game worth playing so I've been forced to find other nongaming activities.

There is just no games at all that are all around superB as it used to.

#41 Posted by Cloud567kar (2656 posts) -

The Witcher 2

#42 Posted by ciorlandenis (320 posts) -

fallout 2

arcanum

deus ex 1

vampire the masquarade ( first time I stayed up till 6 am to play a game )

crysis 1

far cry 1

mass effect 1

fallout new vegas * it's more than a story, its a world*

kotor series

 

 

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swtor storyline for sith inquisitor, quit the game after that

#43 Posted by AncientDozer (8152 posts) -
The Original, 2001, Red Faction had an amazing, fresh story line for an FPS game. What makes it even better is that it wasn't convoluted, it wasn't a flimsy thing to nudge people from one flashy, no substance zone to another. Bioshock, the first one, had an amazing story in a unique or, at least, a fresh setting. And it had a couple clever twists though the ending wasn't quite what it could've been.
#44 Posted by LordShockTitan (218 posts) -

Fallout: New Vegas.

SPYDER0416

Agree. Any of the Elder Scrolls games have a good story, and their also pretty damn long.