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Old 16th November 2010, 03:27 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Re: Which Game has the best SFF story?

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Freelancer comes to mind, but to be honest, I don't know very many SFF games
Most of the famous games and those which sell well are SFF especially the action-oriented games and they have really good story lines. At least the good ones do.
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Old 16th November 2010, 03:37 PM   #17 (permalink)
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FFVII is my all time fav story.
Oblivion is another great one.
Assasins creed i find very original and quite refreshing.
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Old 26th November 2010, 10:43 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Re: Which Game has the best SFF story?

Morrowind.
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Old 27th November 2010, 07:49 AM   #19 (permalink)
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FallOut: New Vegas. As one would expect from an Obsidian game, the story is compelling, complex, and the karma/reputation system makes a huge difference to the story, and its outcome.
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Old 27th November 2010, 09:12 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Morrowind.
Quoted for great truth.
Also 'Gothic' 1 and 2, 'The legacy of Kain' series, 'Jak and Daxter' along with the sequels, 'God of war' 1, 2 and 'Ghost of Sparta'...and so many more.
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Old 27th November 2010, 09:00 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Re: Which Game has the best SFF story?

Can't disagree with Morrowind, or Fallout, but I have to add the Deus Ex series to the list.

It's all very "Ghost in the Shell", but the games' exploration of the nature of consciousness and AI intelligence in relation to social and evolutionary factors is extremely well crafted, I thought.

Also provided me with one of my very favourite lines ever: "The only frontier that has ever existed is the self."
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Old 2nd December 2010, 08:02 AM   #22 (permalink)
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You should try Folklore for PS3. It's a gorgeous game, plays beautifully, and the story is very fine indeed.
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Old 2nd December 2010, 09:11 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Half-Life series and Mass Effect series. Gears of War series is also very good and very cinematic as well.
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Old 2nd December 2010, 03:39 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Re: Which Game has the best SFF story?

NeverWinter Nights 1 (Bioware) and 2 (Obsidian Entertainment). The original NWN had two good storylines with the expansions Shadows of Undrentide and especially Hordes of the Underdark. The OC storyline was ok but not as good as the two expansions. NWN2 had a really great OC right out of the box and the expansion, Mask of the Betrayer, in my oppinion rates as one of the best stories ever produced in a computer RPG.

The real beauty of both of those games is the fact that they come with a toolset which allows the community to craft modules, hakpacks, and everything the developers had available to them to craft the original games. What this does is it makes those games timeless because even NWN which was released in 2003 still to this day has a dedicated community releasing new things for it, free for download, every day.

Also there is a project in the works to do a complete "refresh" of the original NWN, and it will make it somewhat like a Massive Multiplayer Online game. You can find more information about that here: NWN refreshed | Palmergames
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Old 11th December 2010, 07:21 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Dragon Age has the most engaging story I've seen in a long time. But the setting is pretty generic. I quite like The Witcher's story for one a bit out of left field.
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Old 11th December 2010, 01:48 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Re: Which Game has the best SFF story?

Deus Ex. I just started playing it again, good as I remember, but I'm going to try and pay more attention to the plot this time, I've a bad habit of skimming over details in games like this.

Theres a mod out that lets you play the game on new operating systems, with a higher resolution. If anyone still has a copy, I reccomend trying it out.
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Old 11th December 2010, 04:42 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Re: Which Game has the best SFF story?

Phantasy Star IV.

Old game, but well worth playing even now.
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Old 19th December 2010, 10:40 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Re: Which Game has the best SFF story?

SF - Starflight. The story is head and shoulders above anything else I've played.

Fantasy - I'd have to go with Morrowind, apart from the huge quests and the massive background detail the open-endedness meant you could write virtually any story you wanted.
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Old 20th December 2010, 09:39 AM   #29 (permalink)
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No one has mentioned Homeworld? Shame on you!
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Old 21st December 2010, 03:49 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Not really a story as such but I really enjoy the extensive background info on each of the races in Sword of the Stars. I also like the intros that come with each exapansion, quite fu
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