I find the Uncharted games to be extremely overrated in all facets, writing included. They feel like your typical Hollywood action adventure movie, which is really what they were going for but this just isn't very ambitious or special. Sony's budget goes to voice acting, animation, and advertising. It's not the writing or story that people praise in Naughty Dog games, it's just the cutscenes and cinematics.
Naughty Dog games don't demonstrate anything unique to gaming, they're wannabe films, and films will always be better. More impressive storytelling comes from games that use a tool that movies don't have; player interaction, to create a story and characters that react to what the player does. Such games aren't console exclusive, they tend to be multiplatform but they originated on PC.
When it comes to writing, two games stand far above all others; Planescape: Torment, a PC exclusive, and Silent Hill 2 which is multiplatform. Planescape is the most impressive especially since it involves lots of player interaction, leading to so many different outcomes and chain reactions throughout the game. The way they were able to use this storytelling technique and combine it with high class writing is amazing to behold.
Metal Gear Solid games might be the best written console exclusives, otherwise the best writing seems to come from multiplatform games like Dragon Age: Origins, The Walking Dead, Mass Effect series, Deus Ex series, Fallout: New Vegas (let's not forget the PC exclusive predecessors either). Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs has some of the best writing I've found in a long time, and it's a PC exclusive. Its predecessors too had really strong stories.
I played through Bioshock, but the linear repetitive gameplay bored me so much to the point where I lost interest in everything, including the story. I don't remember a single thing about it except corridor shooting.
Originally Posted by orndorf77
yes I agree with what you are saying the uncharted game series made me feel like I was a character in a movie . I wish sony would develop games for all platforms
They make you feel like you're watching a movie. Other games like The Walking Dead, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, and Planescape: Torment actually make it feel like I am the character and I'm part of the story, since I actually have considerable influence over both the plot and characters, leading to a branching, dynamic story with characters that actually seem to be alive. This takes far more skill, time, effort, creativity, and imagination. This combined with top level writing is, without a doubt, the best form of storytelling for me. It can do everything your pretend-film Naughty Dog games do, and much more. But unfortunately this form of storytelling is a minority in the gaming industry.Edited by boredgunner - 4/7/14 at 1:02pm