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author: Michael Grygorcewicz

Intemperately devours games, movies, comics, books, TV series Ė everything that has a good story and doesn't run away. Also a fan of wolves, Metal Gears, brawlers, and buying old games he will never have time to play.

11 Good Games Which Plot is Nonsense

Good games must have good plot, right? Right!? Unfortunately, not. The industry has repeatedly shown us that good developers are enough to earn oneís place in the annals on interactive entertainment. Script? I donít know, just cook up something, kthxbye.

Far Cry

Let's be honest: most installments of the Far Cry series (except the one mention in the frame below) have a script worthy of a Bollywood action flick. It's no wonder, because no one plays the series for thrilling dialogues and learning new facts about oneís nature: all this crap like tattoos that give special powers or a group of American extremists with worldís biggest or second biggest air force is just an excuse to blow things up, shoot people and wreak havoc. Besides, almost every part of the series has at least an interesting villain who makes up for the protagonist, who usually gets a personality made of wet cardboard. Although, there is one exception to this shameful rule.

Luckily for Crytek, guys who had such visuals back in 2004 werenít really expected to deliver good plot as well. - 11 Good Games Whose Plot is Rubbish - dokument - 2019-12-30
Luckily for Crytek, guys who had such visuals back in 2004 werenít really expected to deliver good plot as well.

The game in question is, in case you didnít know, the first Far Cry, whose script is so god forsakenly stupid that one would like to applaud the writers for their bravado. We have this mysterious girl with enough assets to be a supermodel, except she turns out to be a CIA agent. We have genetic experiments on an island isolated. We have mutants with rocket launchers instead of arms, we have a plot twist pulled out of you-know-where, and we have a secret lab inside an active volcano! Whatís more, the devs skimped on voice actors, resulting in dialogues that would make Tommy Wiseau proud. The game is like a wild ride through the jungle with a driver thatís thoroughly wasted Ė you can see right off the bat that the script was written just to somehow turn a tech demo into a game that can be sold for money. Anyway, you know how bad the plot of Far Cry really is? Uwe Boll made a film of the game and it made more sense than the original.

While the first Far Cry was a leaning towards using amateur scriptwriters from elementary school who had just watched Predator, the second installment definitely raised the average level of the series. The sequel, originally released in 2008, had nothing to do with mutants or genetic experiments. Instead, it presented a gloomy picture of a civil war in Africa, where each and every action of the player only led to escalation of the conflict between the gameís two main factions. Sooner than later, we begin to perform all sorts of shady, if not outright immoral, jobs, supporting greedy, cruel warlords. Unfortunately, this more serious tone of narrative has never really been accepted by the community and today, Far Cry 2 is a forgotten gem.

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Kingdom Hearts III

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