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Does Story Matter?

02-13-2012, 11:28 PM
#1
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Jakarta - Indonesia
Posts: 33
Does Story Matter?

Hi guys...
In the era of mobile gaming today, does story matter to you? Or it is just a nice to have/side dish to a mobile game?
What game do you think have the best story?

For me I love Angry Bird's story, cliche but I think it has a smart twist.
02-14-2012, 07:25 AM
#2
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 361
yes,it does matter.
i really like zenonia, a main reason is for its story.
if jetpack joyride has a story mode,it would definitely be better to me.

02-14-2012, 07:30 AM
#3
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Sweden
Posts: 174
Quote:
Originally Posted by klarence View Post
yes,it does matter.
i really like zenonia, a main reason is for its story.
if jetpack joyride has a story mode,it would definitely be better to me.
It has one. "Steal jetpack and get out!"

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02-14-2012, 08:02 AM
#4
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Yeah

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02-14-2012, 08:13 AM
#5
Joined: Feb 2012
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Of course it matters, without story and progress the game gets you bored very quickly !
02-14-2012, 09:10 AM
#6
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Europe
Posts: 526
It depends on the game. If you have a sports game or a casual game - I don't care. If you have something bigger (RPG / Adventure) it sure does.
02-14-2012, 11:01 AM
#7
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Jakarta - Indonesia
Posts: 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by jar0d View Post
It depends on the game. If you have a sports game or a casual game - I don't care. If you have something bigger (RPG / Adventure) it sure does.
I agree bigger games needs story. But how about casual one? I understand that some of you didn't care.

But, let's say Angry Bird, IMO it's a casual game, and it has a story, do you guys pay attention to it? Right at this moment can you recall what was it? Or you just don't care, and completely clueless about it.

And then, if you pay attention to it, does the story somehow contribute to your buying decision?
02-14-2012, 11:34 AM
#8
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 877
I've never paid attention to an iOS game story I don't think.. I paid attention to pokemon because.. Well how can you not? But I don't think any iOS games have really forced me to read the story.. Maybe "shantaes revenge" but that's about it.. I don't think story lines matter to casual gamers.. I'm sure RPG/adventure buffs would .. But I mainly play assail puzzle games that rarely hVe a story.. And when they do it's a silly basic story that makes no sense and adds nothing extra to the game (ie droopy blocks, story was something about the blocks melting, I thought it was silly and unnecessary but I loved the game..) My pet hate is cinematics though, they add so much bulk to the file size and add little entertainment! Id much rather no story line and a small file size rather then vice versa

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02-14-2012, 11:54 AM
#9
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Originally Posted by Timbal View Post
Of course it matters, without story and progress the game gets you bored very quickly !
but what about a game with unlimited levels. But each are short bursts. Does that get borinng??

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02-14-2012, 11:57 AM
#10
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Tel-Aviv
Posts: 2,298
i don't care much for stories. i think that a good game tells the story using the gameplay atmosphere (graphics and sound). i usually skip story cut-scenes unless they are really spectacular. meaning: i skip all dialogues in RPGs

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