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What's your opinion on story centric games?

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What are your opinion on story-centric games where game mechanic is almost non existent? The games that I am talking about are TellTale Games, To The Moon, Until Dawn, Man of Medan, etc.

Personally, I think they're enjoyable when you are watching someone else play it but they bore the heck out of me when I am the one playing it.

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Personally, I think they're enjoyable to play, but watching someone else play one would bore the heck out of me.

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They're a better way to tell stories than TV, but they're ultimately only as good as their story.

I liked To the Moon quite a lot.  Actually I've enjoyed just about everything from Freebird Games, including their older, lesser-known titles.

I played one episode of The Walking Dead.  It was alright, but if it were a TV series, I would never have made it through an entire episode.  The whole zombie apocalypse cliché doesn't appeal to me, and none of the characters gave me any reason to care about them.

 

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I wholeheartedly oppose story-centric gaming.  When I play a game, I'm there to interact with something, and when I'm being told a story, I'm not interacting.

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I found 2015 by accident life is strange and was blown away by it. Since then, i am loving story centric gaming - especially if my choices has consequences. The best game in that region is "Beyond Two Souls" - i never enjoyed any game so much, as this one. So my oppion about this is simple: Interaction and Story-Telling at the same time works just fine.

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