An open dialogue on game dialogue
This article popped into my in box this afternoon while I was waiting to hear back about a few job offers (cross your fingers for me).
I'll give you a moment...
I've found that the writing in games is abysmal or the game play is abysmal but rarely both. The real quandry for me is a game like Gears of War. It's right on the cutting edge of tech, it had a professional script doctor on its side, and it still ended up being absolute dreck.
My question is tripartite.
1. What is the worst writing you've seen in a game, excluding poor translation?
2. What is the best writing you've seen in a game, excluding in-game books (i.e. Bethesda products)
3. Where do we go from here?