Board 8 > Rate the VG Story Day 50: INSIDE

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Lightning Strikes
07/21/21 7:35:20 PM
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Yay, 50 days (not counting breaks) of doing this! Time to celebrate with my GOTY 2016, INSIDE. How would you rate the story on a scale from 1-10?

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Previous Results:
Omori - 9.67 (6 votes)
Outer Wilds - 9.63 (20 votes)
Nier Automata - 9.25 (31 votes)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations - 9.18 (33 votes)
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim - 9.1 (14 votes)
Umineko When They Cry - 8.82 (11 votes)
Return of the Obra Dinn - 8.72 (9 votes)
Xenogears - 8.71 (23 votes)
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty 8.67 (31 votes)
Metal Gear Solid - 8.67 (27 votes)
Final Fantasy Tactics - 8.65 (23 votes)
Disco Elysium - 8.58 (12 votes)
Undertale - 8.53 (40 votes)
Yakuza: Like a Dragon - 8.4 (5 votes)
Final Fantasy X - 8.38 (54 votes)
Mass Effect 2 - 8.36 (27 votes)
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective 8.35 (18 votes)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - 8.13 (39 votes)
The Last of Us - 8.1 (34 votes)
Bloodborne - 7.92 (19 votes)
Doki Doki Literature Club - 7.9 (23 votes)
Life is Strange - 7.85 (30 votes)
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair - 7.67 (27 votes)
Bioshock - 7.64 (23 votes)
Celeste - 7.52 (24 votes)
Mass Effect - 7.35 (28 votes)
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves - 7.26 (29 votes)
Hotel Dusk: Room 215 - 7.25 (12 votes)
Tales of the Abyss - 7.24 (28 votes)
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony - 7.17 (23 votes)
Mass Effect 3 - 7.16 (21 votes)
Super Paper Mario - 7 (20 votes)
Hollow Knight - 6.98 (20 votes)
Death Stranding - 6.73 (13 votes)
Chrono Cross - 6.69 (16 votes)
Dark Souls - 6.62 (20 votes)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice For All - 6.66 (30 votes)
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc - 6.6 (27 votes)
Valkyria Chronicles - 6.5 (16 votes)
DOOM (2016) - 6.25 (12 votes)
Professor Layton and the Curious Village - 6.1 (13 votes)
Final Fantasy IV - 5.72 (29 votes)
Uncharted: Drakes Fortune - 5.26 (28 votes)
Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright - 4.91 (11 votes)
Final Fantasy XIII - 4.91 (27 votes)
Fallout 3 - 4.76 (17 votes)
Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty - 4.72 (9 votes)
Fallout 4 - 4.39 (14 votes)
Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest - 3.64 (14 votes)
Fire Emblem Fates (overall) - 3.45 (10 votes)
Starcraft II (overall) - 3.4 (5 votes)
Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void - 2.83 (6 votes)
Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm - 2.57 (7 votes)
Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation - 2.38 (8 votes)
Tales of Zestiria - 2.14 (7 votes)

You can still rate previous days games if you missed them, just write <game name><rating>. If you want to change your rating you can just specify that you are changing your rating. Nominations for future days are also welcome, nominate as many games as you like and I will get to all of them.

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Mac Arrowny
07/21/21 7:37:56 PM
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5

Just there
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Leonhart4
07/21/21 7:44:19 PM
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plasmabeam
07/21/21 7:56:59 PM
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7.5/10

Cool piece of visual storytelling.

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Jesse_Custer
07/21/21 8:01:12 PM
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9

Theres a surprising sense of depth to the story despite the lack of dialogue.
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Snake5555555555
07/21/21 8:05:20 PM
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8/10

Proof you can tell a story through feeling, emotion, and visuals just as well as traditional methods. Its story is found basically in how you choose to interpret it and that's a wonderful thing, however INSIDE runs too abstract by its ending and I think it hurts it just a tiny bit.

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Shonen_Bat
07/21/21 8:08:40 PM
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8/10

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MrSmartGuy
07/21/21 9:09:20 PM
#8:


5.5

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Axl_Rose_85
07/21/21 10:45:48 PM
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6
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UltimaterializerX
07/21/21 10:56:56 PM
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7.5; the plot twist at the end drags it down a bit, because its just objectively stupid. Very good game and plot otherwise.

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Johnbobb
07/21/21 11:30:08 PM
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9

Probably about the best you can do for a game with no dialogue or text of any kind really. Took what was good about Limbo's aesthetic world-building and amplified all of it, with a more fleshed out world and a deeper story progression

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StartTheMachine
07/22/21 12:49:45 AM
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5

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Lightning Strikes
07/22/21 4:12:48 AM
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8.5

Great visual storytelling, and the ending is fantastic. Its the secret ending that really helps it work however.

I feel the best thing about the game is despite there being no dialogue or exposition everything makes sense and there are no loose ends at all.

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UltimaterializerX
07/22/21 6:35:43 AM
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Johnbobb posted...
fleshed out world
Hah nice reference

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ninkendo
07/22/21 6:36:30 AM
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I think I'd like it more if I enjoyed the game play

6

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Nanis23
07/22/21 6:43:00 AM
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Ah....how I do I rank it?
I mean yes there can be a story without text but...it's pretty minimal, all things considered

I dunno I skip this one

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malyg
07/22/21 10:21:58 AM
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4/10
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Peace___Frog
07/22/21 11:00:39 AM
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8/10

Incredible visual story telling as others have said

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Maniac64
07/22/21 11:49:45 AM
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7/10

Very good for a purely visual story.

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plasmabeam
07/22/21 4:42:54 PM
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ninkendo posted...
I think I'd like it more if I enjoyed the game play

The more of these topics we have, the more I find myself confronting the "How much does gameplay factor into story?" question.

Sometimes it's easy to divorce a story from the rest of the game (as with turn-based JRPGs; just rate the game as if the battle system doesn't exist), sometimes the story itself is the game (as with visual novels), and sometimes you have this messy overlap of gameplay and story (Fallout 3 gave me trouble here because I counted the exploration as story in that case).

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Snake5555555555
07/22/21 4:50:09 PM
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In my opinion the best game stories perfectly meld with the gameplay. Some of my personal favorite examples are Silent Hill 2 and its subtle player choice progressions, Spec Ops: The Line inflicting psychological tricks on you as Walker's mental state deteriorates, The Sorrow having more ghosts the more violent you are (the whole Metal Gear series in general is excellent at this type of stuff). Gameplay and story definitely doesn't have to be mutually exclusive or inclusive to be effective.

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plasmabeam
07/22/21 5:17:23 PM
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Snake5555555555 posted...
In my opinion the best game stories perfectly meld with the gameplay. Some of my personal favorite examples are Silent Hill 2 and its subtle player choice progressions, Spec Ops: The Line inflicting psychological tricks on you as Walker's mental state deteriorates, The Sorrow having more ghosts the more violent you are (the whole Metal Gear series in general is excellent at this type of stuff). Gameplay and story definitely doesn't have to be mutually exclusive or inclusive to be effective.

I like your take (and all three of the games/stories you mentioned).

Last week I finished Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice and was disappointed because IMO the story didn't gel with the gameplay. Like I could picture the devs meticulously crafting the story and consulting psychologists and historians for details, then at the last minute thinking, "Oh s***, we should probably add combat and puzzles too."

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Sorozone
07/22/21 5:21:28 PM
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TLOU 2 is also another exampled of its gameplay not melding well with what the story and narrative, and was probably the biggest miss the game had.(I still enjoyed it).

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UltimaterializerX
07/22/21 5:44:03 PM
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Snake5555555555 posted...
In my opinion the best game stories perfectly meld with the gameplay. Some of my personal favorite examples are Silent Hill 2 and its subtle player choice progressions, Spec Ops: The Line inflicting psychological tricks on you as Walker's mental state deteriorates, The Sorrow having more ghosts the more violent you are (the whole Metal Gear series in general is excellent at this type of stuff). Gameplay and story definitely doesn't have to be mutually exclusive or inclusive to be effective.
You are such a well-thought person. Never change.

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Snake5555555555
07/22/21 6:12:40 PM
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UltimaterializerX posted...
You are such a well-thought person. Never change.

I appreciate the compliment, thank you!

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