Other than Barbie Horse Adventures...
March 31, 2009 7:00 AM Subscribe
What are some video games where unique gameplay complements a great story?
posted by specialagentwebb to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (42 answers total) 60 users marked this as a favorite
I've recently found myself running out of good video games to play, and I'm looking for some suggestions.
The games I enjoy the most seem to defy easy categorization. I like RPGs, but hate grinding. I like fighting, but stink at figuring out combos. I tend to dislike games that can be summed up in one sentence (unless it's a really impressive run-on sentence). I guess the genre that best describes my preference is adventure-puzzle-action-rpg, if it has a good storyline.
Bad: "You have to kill the (aliens/Nazis/zombies/etc)."
Good: "You play as Raz, this kid who runs away from the circus to join this summer camp for psychic warriors, but while he's there, he finds out..."
Some more about me:
-I consider Beyond Good & Evil to be the greatest game ever made. I also enjoy playing Okami, Psychonauts, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time (although Warrior Within made me seethe with rage), and God of War 1 and 2. I like the story in Dreamfall, but found the gameplay a little boring and repetitive in places.
-The only Final Fantasy game I've ever completed is X (although I'm working on XII). I tried VII and VIII, but quit both before the halfway point. I know, I know. I'm a terrible excuse for a gamer. The only Zelda game I've played at all is Twilight Princess, which was fun for the little that I played.
-I have access to PS1, PS2, Xbox, Xbox360, DS, GBA, GC, Wii, and a nice PC.
-I play games to have fun; not for completion or achievement. If the mini tasks required for completion are fun (photography in BG&E, stray beads in Okami), then I'll do them.
So how about it, Hivemind? What video games should I play next?