Who's the best writer currently working in the videogame industry?
This, even if Kojima isn't a very good writer he's an entertaining one. His stories are convoluted but there are one thing Kojima can do better than anyone.
1.) Fourth wall breaking and incorporating the fact that the game is a game, and not a movie, into the story. The occasional first person mode in cutscenes that often offers hidden story elements, like Snake crying at the end of MGS3.
2.) Self referential humour. Sometimes blatant, sometimes subtle. Metal Gear parallels the shit out of itself, creating a feeling of continuity even between games from largely different time periods like MGS1 and MGS2. "You're pretty good."
The Raiden mask in MGS3 is a fun nod to MGS2, that happens to actually play a crucial part in MGS3 is a great example of this.
Great writing is taking a story about a chem teacher becoming a meth dealer and making it work somehow better and better in a logical progression as you go along.
Great storytelling is making us care about METAL GEAR?! and whether or not love can bloom on the battlefield.
Miyazaki fans. He writes 500 characters of textfor an entire game and his rabid fanboys try to create complex stories out of allusions. I've never seen a fanbase try to read into nothing on par with Souls fans. Miyazaki probably thinks it's really funny.
He's not that good but has a few great moments. Neverwinter Nights? Pretty bland. Kotor? Not that good.. Jade Empire? Fantastic. Mass Effect? Fantastic. Mass Effect 2? Pretty bad. The old Republic? Never played.
I even read a Mass Effect book by him once. God damn it was awful.
>Mass Effect? Fantastic. Mass Effect 2? Pretty bad.
Mass Effect was terribly written, though... All of the value was in the setting and world building, the actual story was garbage that ended with a deus ex machina.
They make it really hard to 'respect' them though. Can you imagine Nickelodeon trying to take MLP fans seriously? People who get too invested into game and show lore are weird asses. The Souls series is 99 percent gameplay and atmosphere, and the text is just enough to sell a believable world to,the player.
>I've never seen a fanbase try to read into nothing on par with Souls fans.
that's a lie and you know it
Can't even remember. It was a about some dude who had something to do with biotics if I remember correctly. I think he was on the run. Fairly certain that Kai dude who shows up in ME3(I think, never played ME3) was in it as well. Like the primary antagonist or something.
Was it? Been a while since I played it but I remember getting fairly involved with the story of the first one.
>Was it? Been a while since I played it but I remember getting fairly involved with the story of the first one.
I didn't play the games until just before the third game came out. I played through all three, back-to-back. The second game was the only one worthwhile both in terms of gameplay and story.
Imma go with Kojima.
>"muh 40$ demo"
I'm not defending the obvious flaws of Ground Zeroes, but from a writing standpoint it's better than 90% of modern games. The simple fact that he's trying to write Silent Hill shows he has more versatility than anyone I can name, even if the game turns out to be mediocre.
Definitely MCA. Maybe they'll let him work on good games again some time.
Pic related is an another good choice.
Seriously SmegmaKing, you're a mediocre insult comic at best. You're no Don Rickles. You don't even rate against a mute Don Rickles. Stop spamming your jokes on vee for upboats.
everyone knows you're the tiny man from tiny man land
she claims she fled due to harrassement
in reality, she and the people that helped her almost murder the guy that broke GG open are looking at jail time if caught on american soil
I'm sure they do, but even if the police to see Zoe walking down the street, chances are they won't know, my brother used to live across the street from a guy who murdered three people in his home country and they didn't know until he'd been living there a few years