The Bastard Step Child of Writing

I am nearing the completion of my third degree in Creative Writing, and it has finally dawned on me that there is a certain type of writer that receives no attention. I’ve been educated in graphic novels, sonnets, grants, reporting, blogging, fiction, nonfiction, you name it and I’ve probably had to study it, except one form. It would be insulting to say it gets brushed under the rug, because in six and a half years it has never been talked about once, and that is video game story lines. I’m not an easy crier, ask my friends about the hatchet incident if you don’t believe me, and in all my life I cried over two movies, no books, but better than a handful of video games have brought me to tears. The emotional commitment that a great video game can instill in the player is unfathomable. So, I would like to take this moment and invite anyone to share a video game they thought had an amazing story. Bonus points if you know the lead writer.

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One thought on “The Bastard Step Child of Writing

  1. There are many games that I could throw out here but the ones that first pop into my head are 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Zero Escape… both had pretty enthralling stories. Couldn’t put them down.

    ~Dylan

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