Tag Archives: Storylines

Pro Evo – a soccer story

I crave narrative. Almost all the games I love have strong storylines, wordy dialogue, and detailed characters. RPGs and adventures—those are my favourite games. I rarely have a “quick game” of something. Immersion, writing, and atmosphere are key. Yet the game I played more than any other last year has none of these things. It has no plot, no dialogue, no characters, and no themes. The writing within the game is minimal, functional at best, and it doesn’t even pretend to have a storyline. Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 is a football game through and through. It is almost a guilty…

Game of the Year 2009 – Tom Senior

My time has come. The glowing sceptre of opinion has been passed to me, and I am commanded by it’s imperious light to list my top three games of 2009 right here in this very post. Like Tom, I played Arkham Asylum on 360 so haven’t included it for contention here. If I had, it might just sneak in at number three. Likewise, I adore Empire: Total War, and I can’t stop the feeling that it should really be in here somewhere but ultimately, when it comes to the crunch, these are the games that I have had the most…