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I just finished The Banner Saga and I must say its the first game story that has engaged me to play a game for hours on end in a long time, literally played it 2 days straight and beat it today. I'm a bit strange in that I like all types of games if the story is good enough to keep me going, even if the game play itself is a little on rails or simplistic.o


I read quite a lot of books and watch a lot of films and some TV series so I am quite fussy and prone to notice when things are overly borrowed or generic..

Other favourites of mine off the top of my head:

Planescape: Torment (Best game story and writing EVER)
Baldurs Gate 1/2
Star Wars KOTOR 1
Metro 2033/Last Light
Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite
Walking Dead (waiting for season 2 to buy complete)
F.E.A.R 1
Homeworld and Cataclysm
Braid
Dead Space 1
Half Life 1/2 eps etc.
Deus EX
The Swapper
Final Fantasy 7/10

Games that other people love I was dissapointed with story wise:

Dragon Age Origins (Can't remember a thing about it and I played for 100 hours)
The Witcher 1/2 (The moral choices are intriguing, but the writing, translation and voice acting kill it IMO)
Deus Ex : Human Revolution (Not a patch on the first)
Far Cry 3 (Good villain, not much else)
Mass Effect 2 (Didnt play first due to no gaming pc at the time, completed it but felt no connection to characters)

Found this thread with some nice suggestions: http://www.overclock.net/t/1369779/best-story-driven-games/240 for me they are mostly games I have played or not bothered about, then it descends into debate.


TL;DR
Looking for suggestions for strong storied/quirky indie games I might not have heard of, I'm going to try Bastion and Gone Home next, but if they are any good they wont last long:)
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I noticed you don't have neverwinter nights on there. If you liked baulders gate you will like both 1 and 2 and their expansions. Dated graphics but great story telling and character development.
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Alpha Protocol! Story wise, its matched by few games.
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Metal Gear Solid
Metal Gear Solid 2
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Metal Gear Solid 3 and 4 is still console exclusive
Edited by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! - 3/16/14 at 3:13pm
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NWN1 was ok, its expansions were very good. NWN2 was alright, again the expansion (Mask of the Betrayer) was better imo (story/char wise).
You should look at KotoR2, maybe not as good as the first but still pretty nice. The MMO SW:TOR also has pretty nice class-based storylines, although being an mmo and all it has heavy grinding elements.

Mass Effect is also rather good and should be pretty cheap to grab the trilogy, it deserves a proper 2nd chance imo (ie start with the first tongue.gif ).

Another story I liked was Tomb Raider, a little on the short side perhaps and on rails but still a decent narrative.
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I noticed you don't have neverwinter nights on there. If you liked baulders gate you will like both 1 and 2 and their expansions. Dated graphics but great story telling and character development.

I played the second back when it was released, enjoyed it but can't say its one of my favourites ever, still have it here on DVD.
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Alpha Protocol! Story wise, its matched by few games.

Thanks I'll have a look into that.
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Metal Gear Solid
Metal Gear Solid 2
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Metal Gear Solid 3 and 4 is still console exclusive

Had the first on the PS1, and the second PS2, again, O.K but not in my faves.
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NWN1 was ok, its expansions were very good. NWN2 was alright, again the expansion (Mask of the Betrayer) was better imo (story/char wise).
You should look at KotoR2, maybe not as good as the first but still pretty nice. The MMO SW:TOR also has pretty nice class-based storylines, although being an mmo and all it has heavy grinding elements.

Mass Effect is also rather good and should be pretty cheap to grab the trilogy, it deserves a proper 2nd chance imo (ie start with the first tongue.gif ).

Another story I liked was Tomb Raider, a little on the short side perhaps and on rails but still a decent narrative.

Played and completed Tomb Raider and KOTOR2 they were O.K as well, not bothered about MMO's really, I may be convinced into Mass Effect if all other options are exhausted tongue.gif

Thanks keep 'em coming biggrin.gif

Edit: I also have:

Alan Wake
Dishonored
Borderlands1/2
The Portals
ES Morrowind/Oblivion/Skyrim


I'm struggling here, been around in games a fair while so I haven't missed to much since 1996 redface.gif

Hoping theres some Indie games I missed!
Edited by Slink3Slyde - 3/16/14 at 3:27pm
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Alan Wake and Tomb Raider are some good ones off the top of my head.
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Did you play the first Mass Effect? If not, this would explain why you no felt to connection to any of the characters. Mass Effect is one game split into three different parts.

I recommend The Wolf Among Us (very similar to TWD, same studio), Fallout: New Vegas, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, the Penumbra series, and Neverwinter Nights 2 Complete.
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Did you play the first Mass Effect? If not, this would explain why you no felt to connection to any of the characters. Mass Effect is one game split into three different parts.

To be fair, a lot of ME2 characters are new. But it is better with ME1, and ME3 is terrible without the previous 2!

Have you tried Fallout 3? It doesn't have the deepest characters, but no other game sucked me into another world like FO3, and that includes similar games like New Vegas, Skyrim and even Oblivion.

EDIT: I couldn't get into Witcher, FC3 or DA:O either. Very interested in this thread biggrin.gif
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