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Old 06-07-16, 10:33 PM
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Story-based games?

Sorry if this has been discussed before, but I didn't find anything obvious in searching.

My kid just finished Life Is Strange and was knocked out by the story. Are there other interesting story-based games that are worth trying? She's a Minecraft fan who liked the Story Mode game. I do have other Telltale games, and while she's not interested in Walking Dead or Borderlands, I thought Wolf Among Us might be worth trying. The Telltale Back to the Future and Jurassic Park might be promising as well.

She's also a fan of the story and voicework of the Uncharted series, so The Last of Us will be a must, but I'm holding off until I get a PS4 (currently have PS3, 360, and X1).

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Old 06-07-16, 10:37 PM
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Just be sure you're aware that Wolf Among Us is a Mature rated game.

I loved story-based adventure games of the 90s, modern wise I can't think of a whole lot of them but I did enjoy Heavy Rain a lot.
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Old 06-07-16, 10:40 PM
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Having just played through Jurassic Park a couple months ago, don't waste your time.

You might just want to grab TLoU on PS3. Easily the best story based game I've played in the past couple years. Also an M rated game, so don't let the fact that it's made by Naughty Dog fool you, because it earns that rating.
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Old 06-08-16, 12:45 AM
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Re: Story-based games?

I would look into the Monkey Island games if they're still available. The discs are getting pricey, but you may still be able to download them.
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Re: Story-based games?

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I would look into the Monkey Island games if they're still available. The discs are getting pricey, but you may still be able to download them.
The Monkey Island games have remastered editions on PC and last gen (backwards compatible on XBox One) so that's an option.

The new King's Quest is decent and might be a nice "fairy tale" type thing for a younger player.
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The classic adventure game Grim Fandango was recently updated for current gen consoles and last I checked was super cheap (it was a freebie one month for PS+). Wonderful game!
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Day of the Tentacle!
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I recently played through Until Dawn. Very fun. If she's into teen scream horror movies I'm sure she'd like it a lot.
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Surprised nobody's said Quantum Break. I thought that was an excellent story-driven game, though the gameplay itself was a bit lacking.

Depending on her age, Witcher 3 might be worth recommending too. I thought that was just about a perfect melding of gameplay and story coming together organically. I'd also second Until Dawn once you have a PS4, assuming she's old/mature enough for it.
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Old 06-08-16, 11:48 AM
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Also wanted to throw out Heavy Rain, which got me interested in the genre to begin with. Great game despite having the dumbest fucking ending possible.
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Old 06-08-16, 12:37 PM
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Metro: Last Light
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro:_Last_Light

When playing The Last of Us, I felt that they were both similar in terms of being story-driven.
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Re: Story-based games?

Thanks for the suggestions, everyone! My kid is 15 so content is a concern for me, but it doesn't have to be G-rated.

Originally Posted by mattysemo247 View Post
Having just played through Jurassic Park a couple months ago, don't waste your time.

You might just want to grab TLoU on PS3. Easily the best story based game I've played in the past couple years. Also an M rated game, so don't let the fact that it's made by Naughty Dog fool you, because it earns that rating.
Yeah, my impression was that Back to the Future was of more interest than Jurassic Park.

And yeah, I've been hankering to play TLOU on PS3 for a long time but just never pulled the trigger for whatever reason. I feel like I'm close to getting the new PS4 but...

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The Monkey Island games have remastered editions on PC and last gen (backwards compatible on XBox One) so that's an option.

The new King's Quest is decent and might be a nice "fairy tale" type thing for a younger player.
Funny thing is that I thought I'd picked up a Monkey Island game in the last 360 sale but I guess not. I do have that free episode of King's Quest so it'd be worth a try.
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Old 06-09-16, 12:43 PM
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The new style of "adventure" games that seem popularized by Telltale are more story and choice based then the old school ones, that are more exploration and puzzle solving. It'll be interesting how someone views something like Monkey Island now
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If you are close to getting a PS4, TLoU is on sale for $19.99 at Best Buy this week ($15.99 GCU). Cheapest it's ever been.
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If she liked Life is Strange she may like Gone Home as well (currently free with PS Plus).
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Old 06-10-16, 10:12 PM
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Humble Bundle has a bundle of "Narrative" games right now, i.e. games focused on story.
https://www.humblebundle.com/narrative-games-bundle

$1 min gives you Steam keys to 3 games, and paying a little more can get you 3-4 more games.
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