The PokéCommunity Forums Off-Topic Discussions Off-Topic
Best Storyline?

Off-Topic Hang out with people and talk about whatever. Feel free to suggest a better description for this forum as everyone seems to have an opinion. :D

Thread Tools
Old October 16th, 2013 (4:06 PM).
Dragon's Avatar
Dragon Dragon is online now
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Viridian City
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Nature: Gentle
Posts: 9,079
Personally, when I play certain video games like the Tales series, the story attracts me more into playing them. Even some fighting games, but, of course I do more fighting than story mode. But I digress!

What would you say was the best storyline from any video game you've played? Why do you like that particular story line? If it had some sort of sequel, did you like how the storyline was sort of.. changed?
Pure has become impure,
Impure has now become pure.
Good has now become bad,
Bad has become evil.
For one to live is to die,
for one to die is to live.

Reply With Quote

Relevant Advertising!

Old October 17th, 2013 (12:45 AM).
ShadowE's Avatar
ShadowE ShadowE is offline
They never cared about me~
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Dutchland, Netherlands, tiny EU country
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Posts: 5,813
Imo, StarCraft 1 had the best storyline in its campaign, especially since it dragged you from one story into another which all were related to each other. The Zerg campaign focused on killing the Protoss and then you unlocked the Protoss campaign in which you have to retake your lost world from the Zerg... It was so addicting to play and i got sucked into this game so much... I now play it on SC2 thanks to some great people who ported the SC1 story into SC2
Reply With Quote
Old October 17th, 2013 (12:51 AM).
T!M T!M is offline
Four Category MoTY (VG) Winner
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Georgia, United States
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Nature: Serious
Posts: 1,422
3 words. "Would you kindly?"

The first Bioshock. Was amazing. It has an ending where you're like; "Nothing can top this."

It had a really good. Like. Conclusion. It wrapped up well. And even though there's Bioshock 2? It would of still been amazing with just the first game.
Reply With Quote
Old October 18th, 2013 (11:58 AM).
Atomic Pirate's Avatar
Atomic Pirate Atomic Pirate is offline
I always win.
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Somewhere.
Gender: Male
Nature: Impish
Posts: 930
Best storyline? I'd have to say the first Bioshock. The way the story was told using the city of Rapture was amazing, and the whole thing from start to end was a fantastic experience. The characters, even the ones who you didn't meet, were all memorable and made you think.

The second game just didn't cut it for me. Oh hey, you're a Big Daddy now! Let's get rid of the horror element completely and focus on TEH GUNZ.
FC: 2148-8142-2372

PM me if you add me.

My Friend Safari is Water-type, with Gyarados, Azumarill, and Octillery.
Reply With Quote
Old October 18th, 2013 (12:22 PM).
Crunch Punch's Avatar
Crunch Punch Crunch Punch is offline
fire > ice
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: England
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,377
Well, I didn't play the first two Bishocks but Infinite definitely had a strong storyline as well. The plot-twists were unreal imo and very well done too.

Outside of Bishock, I thought L.A Noire had a good story to tell too, especially with all those cases and such. Another mention goes to Heavy Rain.
>> paired to gimmepie ·
Reply With Quote
Old October 18th, 2013 (12:31 PM).
Dragon's Avatar
Dragon Dragon is online now
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Viridian City
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Nature: Gentle
Posts: 9,079
Yeah, I heard the Bioshock storyline was amazing, if someone wants to fill me in in detail. :D

Hm, I really love the Tales of Symphonia and Tales of the Abyss storylines. The games were pretty amazing to play, solely because the plots in them are outstanding - more aside from the classic "the fate of the world lies with you", it just has something more to them... I can't quite explain it yet, but, they really done great detail with this!
Reply With Quote
Old October 18th, 2013 (12:41 PM).
Satoshi Ookami's Avatar
Satoshi Ookami Satoshi Ookami is offline
Memento Mori
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Abyss of Time, Great Seal
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Posts: 14,419
Dunno... I play the games especially because of storylines so I like everyone...
But I need to choose one, right...?
I will say Persona 3 and Persona 4. Persona 3 because it was absolutely new to me and all twists were done very well. And Persona 4 because of how main characters blended into story.
ROM hacking FAQ - Read before asking how to play a hack.

Anime List | PSN Trophy List
Reply With Quote
Old October 19th, 2013 (1:29 PM).
«Chuckles»'s Avatar
«Chuckles» «Chuckles» is offline
A Man With A Future
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Central Coast, Australia
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,547
Woh so many recent games I feel like the odd one out.

Chrono Trigger it had beautiful music and the storyline was fantastic along with the true jRPG feel to it. Alot of time travel games are not told to well but this was just to fantastic also it was made by the guys who brought us Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy but put together. Dragon Quest is the most popular game in Japan they have a law that states it cannot be released on a work day, Final Fantasy on the other hand well they were doing well at the time so when the best of Enix and Squaresoft came together as a team they pulled it off so well it was as if it was a game equivalent to Hayao Miyazaki's films who did heavily influence Akira Toryama (the dragon ball z guy who works on all the DQ games). The story line was interesting and it made me want to talk to everyone in-case they gave me some sort of back story to certain things. I also enjoyed the music.
Reply With Quote
Old October 20th, 2013 (2:59 AM). Edited October 20th, 2013 by Perdition Haze.
Perdition Haze Perdition Haze is offline
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: New York, USA
Posts: 11,722
For me, it's kind of impossible to say what video game had the best story. xD Every storyline are different and unique in their own way, which make them so interesting and have us attached to them. One of favorite storyline, though, would have to be the one from Assassin's Creed II. You start off the game with a young, seventeen-year-old man who calls him Ezio Auditore. At the very beginning, his father and brother, two of his closest people, get executed thanks to some false accusations made by a certain someone—a traitor to their family. He couldn't get Ezio's mom and sister killed though, because he couldn't think of a good enough reason why they should also be executed. Eventually, Auditore eventually went to his uncle, Mario. He needed help, and some ideas on how to seek to seek revenge. Eventually, with the aid of Mario, he was able to turn into an assassin. With his newly-acquired assassination skills, he eventually kills the traitor. This is just the beginning though, as this kill causes him a lot of trouble and drags him deeper into the story.

To be honest, I could go on and on about AC II. I'll just stop here, though. d: I've already spoiled the game for some of you quite a bit, but if I don't stop, I'll end up spoiling it even more. Haha.
Reply With Quote
Old November 6th, 2013 (8:43 PM).
Franco.B Franco.B is offline
Join Date: Jun 2013
Gender: Male
Posts: 21
Xenogears, ff7, had the best storylines.
Reply With Quote
Old November 7th, 2013 (12:04 AM).
Flushed's Avatar
Flushed Flushed is offline
never eat raspberries
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 2,306
Seeing as you, LGDArm, have Jinxie as your avatar, I'm sure you know how good the Ace Attorney storylines are. Well for me at least, since the gameplay isn't exactly exhilarating, the story is what brings me back. Trials and Tribulations was the best out of all of the games, and I think the 1,4,5 cases really coincided with each other nicely. Granted the immediate sequel Apollo Justice detailed a bit of the story after T&T, it would've been nice to have some of the other characters return, which they did try to do in Dual Destinies.
Reply With Quote
Old November 10th, 2013 (8:01 AM).
RimasLT's Avatar
RimasLT RimasLT is offline
My beautiful - Mazda 323F <333
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Lithuania, Moletai
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Nature: Docile
Posts: 135
Send a message via Skype™ to RimasLT
My opinion GTA series had best storylines ever.I know - RPG games has better storylines,but in other hand in Action games - GTA ( best criminal storylines )
Hacks I support :

Reply With Quote
Old November 10th, 2013 (8:44 AM).
pompayyy's Avatar
pompayyy pompayyy is offline
Forever and Ever
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: In a White Room with Black Curtains
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Posts: 487
The best storyline to me is Final Fantasy VI (or III in the U.S).The story is so gripping and heart-breaking, but yet it manages to sprinkle some fun (Ultros, anybody?). Almost all of the characters have some struggle, and I like a whole bunch of them. AND DAT FINAL BOSS.

Pink Moon is on its way.

Reply With Quote
Old November 10th, 2013 (9:15 AM). Edited November 10th, 2013 by Spinosaurus.
Spinosaurus's Avatar
Spinosaurus Spinosaurus is offline
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 4,567
Hotel Dusk. It's so mature, gripping and in a sense very relaxing. It kinda falls apart right at the end but I don't care, the rest of the game is very good. It has an atmosphere like no other.
I can't leave the zaniness of Ace Attorney left unmentioned either, even if the series tends to get tremendously inconsistent.

And here's a curve ball answer: Super Metroid. Bar the prologue, there's pretty much no narrative in the game. But it does something nearly every game should try to do: Storytelling using the environments, atmosphere and exploration. The game doesn't tell you the story, it leaves it up to you to deduce through everything you experience. Everything and anything in the game is all up to you, there's no one to help you or tell you where to go, and this makes all the unsettling images and locations you find all the more effective and it really blends perfectly with the theme of isolation the game sets up. No other game did this as perfectly as Super Metroid did and it should be a huge lesson in game design imo.

         Twitter - Tumblr
Reply With Quote
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 5:55 AM.