good games with bad stories

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Jul 11, 2010
  1. Koumori_Knight
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    Title pretty much says it all....
    However I have some conditions:
    1-arcade games do not count since the aren't meant to have stories.
    2- fighting games don't count by that same measure.
    3- puzzle and "the sims" don't count since they mostly can't have a story.

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    Any GTA game. Does anybody pay that much attention to the story?
     
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    As it happens I like counter strike alot-- too bad I suck at it....
     
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    alot of people only play GTA only to go around and slaughter. But i like the story in them.
     
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    Any Mega Man game. The reason I say this is that each game actually attempts a story and it's always pretty bad. Would be so much better if they just had like an intro before the main menu that tells about the robot masters and when you hit play game or whatever you were on the robot master select screen. The more recent Mega Man games are even worse because they have cutscenes when you defeat the robot masters.
     
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    GTA all have terrible storylines, lol.
    If you actually keep track of the story it's just a "well this is just fucking terrible."
    It's all 'in the moment' shit.

    Also Helix, most Mega Man games take place during the "fighting" parts of the stories, lol.
    I mean, not much to really tell besides highlighting the war going on.
    They'd have pretty spectacular stories if they followed up on the PSP X1 remake, where they give more story before they let you just kill every robot master.

    Ninja Gaiden.
    Great gameplay, pretty much no story, and what they do highlight is pretty craptastic.

    Crackdown.
    Horrid story, but still very fun to play.

    I could probably think of more if I turned around and looked at my game collection, but i'm lazy.
     
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    Pokemon?
    I mean... Come on. xD
    The story sucks A LOT!
    It's the the same everytime.
    -random colour/gem- Lives in a small town, meets professor. Gets pokemon. At first wants to help professor, then he wants to get 8 badges, save the world from team -random- who're trying to get legendary pokemon angry and stuff. Blablabla...
    Yeah, pokemon belongs on the list [​IMG]
     
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    Custom Robo, especially the GameCube one.
    Great gameplay, awkward story(although the DS one was pretty good).
     
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    To be honest most RPG's (good and bad) have storylines that can only be described as generic at best.
     
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    GTA IV is supposed to have an incredible story. I've never played it but the story is supposed to be fantastic. Same goes to Red Dead Redemption, which is just GTA-goes-Wild-West.

    Sin and Punishment games have terrible stories that no one understands at all. But you just mash buttons through the cutscenes so you can blow more shit up.

    There's a lot of JRPGs with stereotypical stories but some decent gameplay.

    Most shmups and the like have little to no story.

    Pokemon is obvious. Absolutely no good story but the gameplay is still rather addictive (to me at least).

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    I think GTA IV has a crap storyline but oh well. Personally I think San Andreas had the best out of all the GTA games, even though it was quite random. Pokemon does have a crap storyline but I still love it.
     
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    Any first-party nintendo game, really. Almost all of them are pure gold, but fancy stories are simplified to make it easy to take breaks and get back into it without having to remember 50 plot points while you sleep
     
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    GTA IV's story is decent, imo. There are a few times, towards the end, where you are faced with a decision of executing someone or not. I actually paused to think about would I kill dood at this point, or let him live.

    RDR's story is bland as hell. It has great dialog. Which seems contradictory, I know. But the story itself sucks ass. Marshton actually made me LOL a few times, but as far as caring about the story.. not so much. The end is even more disappointing. RDR was a blast, don't get me wrong, but it's just a wattered down version of GTA IV w/ less content and a new skin.
     
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    Actually, I like Zelda games. I think they have a great story to them.
    Pokemon is a sucky story but is fun to play.
    Yu-Gi-Oh had a horrible story line but i loved that game.
     
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    Pretty much any Suikoden game after 2 had a bad storyline, but I enjoyed playing them all the same. recruiting 108 characters is fun.
     
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    Little Big Planet. THere isn't even a story.

    RE GTA IV. I'd say the story was that of a B-Grade ganster movie but the characters are genrally likable. I wanted Niko to win.
     
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