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TV Tropes Monday: Gameplay and Story Segregation

Tweet of the Day:  Vampire Viziers of Medieval Europe


This trope is brought to you by me. What I mean to say is that I have been thinking about this particular trope for a very long time. The idea that this exists at all in this current generation of games baffles the mind. More so that it seems there is a trend to make it even worse. Many games have increasing amount of narrative elements in them but the trend leads to these elements either clashing with the gameplay or simply shoving it aside in absurd preference of story over game.

Let me repeat that. There is a preference of story over gameplay in some video GAMES.

The italics + bold + capital letters really tells you how absurd that is.

Now, I have a theory of my own that I’m working that not only explains this trend but should help end it while at the same maintains the importance of story in video games. I won’t go into to much detail because I’m hoping to get the article in question published so that it might reach a wider audience. But suffice it to say that this is one case when tropes are bad, really, really, oh so inexcusably bad.


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