An undergraduate at GMU seeking a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, I grew up in the Northern Virginia area and am a lifelong addict to fiction. I also enjoy gaming.
Junior Contributor I
Is it important for video games to have well-written plot and dialogue?
Break down how important well-written plot and dialogue are to video games. While obviously pure action games like Smite and Overwatch don’t need much of a plot, and nothing resembling dialogue, what about games with a campaign mode? Does steering away from Hollywood cliches, poorly-constructed storylines and so on significantly improve the quality of a game? Or does gameplay/cinematography/etc. always trump the quality of the writing?