After the successful launch of Mass Effect 3, I thought it would be a good time to revisit the topic of video game storylines. For years, I’ve been told that a nice-looking video game, complete with the latest graphics, will always be successful. However, a game that might not come with all the flashiness but features a solid storyline could very well fall short from a sales perspective.
It’s an interesting concept to think about. In today’s big-budget gaming world, the ticket to seeing a return on that investment is offering outstanding graphics, solid gameplay, and really great multiplayer. And in the event such a game lacks a solid storyline, many of us will look past it.