Tag: Narrative

The Last of Us: Understanding the Final Scene

I think I went into a state of depression after I finished The Last of Us. I didn’t eat for two days. This game, the connection it makes with the gamer; it’s an intense power I didn’t realize a game could have over someone. It’s in that reasoning why I decided to study the final scene in The Last of Us. With a narrative as strong as this, it was hard to choose a different subject matter.  I will analyze the meaning behind the last scene in the game by paralleling it to the last scene in the DLC.… Read the rest

The Legend of the Bastion

 

It seems rare these days to find games that really focus on narrative, creating a world for the player to invest him or herself in and leave much of this alternate world to be painted in the canvas of our minds.  Joe Staten of Bungie (creators of the Halo franchise) recently stated “Your job as a world-builder is to make the audience curious.  To give them just enough information and detail so that they can fill in the gaps with their own imaginations”, and I certainly feel as though the game Bastion, a game I completely while writing this blog, does an excellent job with this, not only because of the amount of details they offer the player, but how those details are offered. … Read the rest