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Event Best Narrative of the Decade - Voting Thread

Bonfires Down

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Rules:
  • List up to five games released from 2010 to 2019. In my experience people don’t much enjoy ranking stuff so no ranking is needed. Each game you list will receive 1 point. Feel free to list honorable mentions.
  • Feel free to present and discuss the games and to reply to other posts but use spoiler tags if you go into detailed discussion of the story.
  • The Last of Us 2 and Final Fantasy VII Remake along with other 2020 games are excluded. Only games released from 2010 to 2019.
  • Please don’t harass other users if they don’t share your idea of what a good narrative is.
  • When votes stop coming in I will present the results in a separate thread. I might use your presentation as a quote for the results thread.
  • God of War
  • The Last of Us
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • NieR: Automata
  • NieR (Gestalt/Replicant)
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Bloodborne
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Portal 2
  • Life is Strange
  • Dark Souls
  • Disco Elysium
  • The Walking Dead
  • The Wolf Among Us
  • Tales from the Borderlands
  • Uncharted 4
  • Bioshock Infinite
  • The Last Guardian
  • Spider-Man
  • Persona 5
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • The Talos Principle
  • SOMA
  • Death Stranding
  • Outer Wilds
  • Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • Shadowrun: Dragonfall
  • Pillars of Eternity 1/2
  • Tyranny
  • Divinity Original Sin 1/2
  • Skyrim
  • Her Story
  • Firewatch
  • Until Dawn
  • Yakuza 0
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Alan Wake
  • Return of the Obra Dinn
  • Spec Ops: The Line
  • To the Moon
  • Kentucky Route Zero
  • The House in Fata Morgana
  • Papers, Please
  • The Stanley Parable
  • Gone Home
  • INSIDE
  • The Witness
  • Undertale
  • Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag/Origins/Odyssey
  • Oxenfree
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 1/2
  • Ghost Trick
  • Sunless Sea
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
  • Transistor/Pyre/Bastion
 

Husky

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Okay okay
Alan Wake :lollipop_smiling_face_eyes:
Quantum Break :lollipop_smiling_face_eyes:
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt :lollipop_smiling_face_eyes:
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice :lollipop_smiling_face_eyes:
The Last of Us :lollipop_smiling_face_eyes:

I hope I haven't forgotten something that deserves one of those slots.
 

HE1NZ

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The Walking Dead Seasons 1 and 4 (but the whole journey is worth it)
Wolfenstein: The New Order
Saints Row IV
The Witcher 3, especially Blood & Wine
The Last of Us, Part I

Also bretty good: Mass Effect 2-3, The Witcher 2, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Splinter Cell Blacklist, Bulletstorm, Lollipop Chainsaw, Max Payne 3, Assassin's Creed Origins, Resident Evil Revelations 2, The Darkness 2, Red Dead Redemption 1

Worst narratives of the decade:
Destiny 1-2
Bioshock Infinite
Grand Theft Auto V
Tomb Raider reboot trilogy
Call of Duty Black Ops II
Borderlands 2
 
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jonnyp

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TLOU part 1
RDR 1 and 2
HZD (just a shame that the voice acting wasn't as good as the story)
 

GymWolf

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Yakuza 0
Yakuza 6
Horizon
Some parts of rdr2
Witcher 3 heart of stone


But i have a very shitty memory so i'm probably forgetting a lot of good stuff.
 

Clear

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Nier.
Nier: Automata

Everything else is way below in terms of pure narrative.
TLOU deserves props for wonderful character writing and performances.
Rime deserves it for pure visual storytelling, as does Journey.