Crysis 2 Writer Says Uncharted 2 Did Storytelling Right
As you may already know from our preview, sci-fi novelist Richard Morgan is writing the story for Crysis 2.
What you may not know is that he has already spoken out concerning other game stories. Morgan has called out the plot in the popular Halo games for being "bullsh**" and he has made similar harsh remarks concerning Killzone 2. On the flip side, he said Naughty Dog's Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is an example of how a game can produce a solid story; he told NowGamer that good storytelling and great gameplay can indeed coexist. Said Morgan:
"There is absolutely no reason why you can’t weld a really good narrative to a really cool shooting game. Uncharted 2 is the perfect example...it’s tongue-in-cheek, but it’s a compelling story and it’s a very straight-forward gameplay dynamic. Crysis 2, fine, it is fundamentally about firefights – about shooting stuff – but so was BioShock. The whole point about BioShock was the texture that made it."
If you read further in that article, you can see he clearly isn't interested in the "comic book" feel of things; he wants to move beyond that and produce something that feels more...well, adult. He wants to create characters that have "weight and gravitas, a depth to them," which is what we're now going to expect from Crysis 2. Morgan has talked a lot, apparently, so now it's time to back that up...and bear in mind, Mr. Writer, that we normally don't find great (or even good) writing in FPSs, as you have explicitly stated.
Related Game(s): Crysis 2
4/13/2010 10:54:32 AM Ben Dutka