Five Games That Have Better Narratives Than Movies
When it comes to entertainment, the film industry has set the bar low. Sure, there are a few great movies released every year - but for the most part, the rest are duds. You can blame this on a few things, like a low budget, poor directing and acting, or what is most often the case - a lack of originality. The same recycled plots, characters, and genres are repeatedly seen in Hollywood projects. It’s enough to make even the most loyal film fan feel jaded.
Fortunately, there is an alternative for those who love storytelling but are tired of the same old thing. Video games have equally outstanding - and often better - plots and offer a level of immersion movies can't beat. This article will list the top five and explain what makes their stories so unique.
The Last of Us
The Last of Us is a post-apocalyptic survival horror game. It tells the story of Joel and Ellie, survivors of an outbreak that has almost wiped-out humanity. The two must travel across a ruined America, braving a hostile environment, infected humans, and the countless dangers of a world gone mad. While deadly viruses and diseases have been done before *cough* COVID-19 *cough*, The Last of Us stands out for the emotional depth of its characters and the incredible journey they embark on.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an action RPG set in the world of Andrzej Sapkowski’s novels. The game follows Geralt of Rivia, a professional monster hunter, as he searches for his missing adopted daughter. Gamers love The Witcher 3 for its incredible production values, unique story, and gripping combat system.
Red Dead Redemption
Red Dead Redemption is a 2010 action-adventure game set in the Wild West. Players take on the role of John Marston, an ex-outlaw who is forced to hunt down his former gang members to protect his family. Red Dead Redemption stands out not only for its captivating story but also for its strong writing and characterization.
Life is Strange
Life is Strange is a 2015 episodic adventure game. It follows Max, a high school girl who can manipulate time. Life is Strange is a unique and gripping experience from characters to story to visuals.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
The third installment of the Metal Gear Solid series, Snake Eater, follows Naked Snake - a rookie agent tasked with thwarting a Soviet plot to develop nuclear weapons. What sets this game apart is its incredible stealth action and memorable and well-developed characters.
Video game stories have come a long way since the days of Pong and Pac-Man, and these five titles are just a fraction of what the industry has to offer. Whether you’re a fan of horror, adventure, or action, there’s a game out there with a story that you won’t soon forget.