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Essays 01 January 2020, 16:30

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.

Diablo III

After a disastrous mid-2012 launch and various scandals related to controversial solutions, Diablo 3 has somehow managed to redeem itself enough in the eyes of the community to be considered a contemporary classic. However, the legendary studio couldn't fix one thing: a storyline that could only be redeemed if it sacrificed itself to save the world (and be rewritten from scratch). How could Blizzard, a company with scriptwriters responsible for, among other stories, the truly moving fate of Arthas in Warcraft, greenlight such a train wreck?

Antagonists explaining their plans to the main character in a 5-minute exposition? I donít know Fred, sounds like a B action movie to me. - 11 Good Games Whose Plot is Rubbish - dokument - 2019-12-30
Antagonists explaining their plans to the main character in a 5-minute exposition? I donít know Fred, sounds like a B action movie to me.

To hell (pardon the pun) with the story itself, though it could sure use a bit of a polishing. The tragedy of Diablo 3Ďs plot is that the dialogues were probably written 15 minutes before the game was sent to the press, so the narrative is presented in a way that offends the intelligence of each and all representatives of humanity and the cleverer half of the rest of primates. It's a game, in which the villains practically give the player a step-by-step guide to how to defeat them, in which forced exposition is shoehorned into literally every dialogue line and where even side conversations sound as if they were written by a robot clumsily trying to pretend to be a human. Not to mention the fact that Blizzard has the audacity to kill off one of the iconic characters in a trashy cut-scene, and archenemies invoke pity rather than dread every time they open their mouths. Sure, it's not easy to make a game on which the community has been waiting for over a decade and satisfy everyone, but when it comes to plot, Blizzard didn't even pretend it tried.

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