First and for most, nearly every person who has responded to this post as only made the situation worse, lol.
First Person: "I"
Second Person: "You"
Third Person: "They"
That's viewpoint 101, lol
Secondly, The narrator. . . ? as in? the person who is describing the actions of the character? is the character the player? I'm confused, you should have used actually terminology to distinquish who is who, and what they do within the context of the story.
If the player's character resolves the problem of the game's story, they are the hero.
The main character, is the person involved intimately, as the one most described.
Frodo was the ringbearer, but WAS NOT THE MAIN CHARACTER. The MAIN CHARACTER was the ring itself.
Look, in Star Wars. . . Darth Vader was the main character, and Luke was the hero. It was about the evolution of Darth Vader as a character, while Luke resolved the conflict of the main character, which was the main character changing from good guy to bad guy. That was the whole story.
In this case, I'm going to quote game design: "if your story can't be described in one sentence, it's too complex."
Your example is exactly what would be described as a second-person narrative mode.
- First person is from your perspective; I did this and that.
- Second person is when you are told what is happening to you by another person or a narrator; You did this and that.
- Third person is when you are told what is happening to someone else; He/She did this and that.
There are also different types of narrative voice (subjective, objective, omniscient, conscious, epistolary/fictional etc). Lastly, there's narrative tense which I suspect rather interestingly is more applicable to games than it is to literature - past, present, historic present or even future tense.
I'd describe Portal as using an unreliable second person narrative that uses historic present and future tense. These are all established terminologies, so you should be able to find plenty of reading material along these lines
See? someone has done their homework, lol. It's about definition and you didn't describe enough, to even remotely offer anyone a way of helping. A true narrative technique in't VIEWPOINT, it is when you arrange the way scenes are involved. i,.e. , Beginning with a flashback, is one example. This whole post, should just be destroyed lol
^^^ epistolary: when a letter describes a story.
omniescient, this is knowing what is happening at any given time in the plot,
sigma characters, describing more than one character and their emotions, while their emotions are not described when these characters are together.
subjective is when the main character is the only character whose emotions are described.
stream-of-consciousness, when the main character's thoughts describe the story as they happen in scene, i,.e a soliloqouy
And, I've never even heard of narrative tense, and I write literature for a living, lol
I think what you are trying to say, is episodic. When the story is told in methods using episodes, lol
I'm just going to write an article or something on the whole nature of writing a story, because this stuff is pretty basic lol
If you guys don't know this stuff, how on earth do you plan on writing an actualy story?????