Storytelling Mechanics Part 2 – Multiple Endings

Last week, we talked about the use and effectiveness of a silent protagonist as a story mechanic in RPG gaming. My examples showed how it can be made into a very positive experience for the player. This week, the storytelling method I want to talk about is kind of a mixed bag, filled with pros and cons.

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Storytelling Mechanics Part 2 – Multiple Endings

Review – Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne

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Developer: Atlus
Platform: PlayStation 2
Genre: Turn-Based RPG
Release Date: October 12th, 2014

Premise

The Conception, a powerful event that will allow for the rebirth of the world, has begun. However, in order to recreate the world, it must be destroyed. This destruction has devastated everything and unleashed a horde of demons upon the world. As one of the few survivors, you have been selected to become the Demi-Fiend, and help determine the fate of the new world. With several different factions forming, and differing beliefs on how the new world should be, your choice will determine the future of humanity. Who will you trust?

My review after the break!

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Review – Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne

Review – Persona 4

 

COverDeveloper: Atlus
Platform: PlayStation 2
Genre: Turn Based RPG
Release Date: December 9th, 2008

Premise

The Midnight Channel, an urban legend that states if you look at a TV on a rainy midnight, an image will appear and reveal your soul mate. After a new transfer student arrives in the town of Inaba to stay with his uncle and cousin, he is convinced to try looking at it. That night, he sees a woman on the screen and is drawn to his TV screen, only to have his hand nearly swallowed by it.

Our hero and his classmates then get involved in a string of murders that are connected to another world that only they can access through TV screens. Using the Midnight channel, they are able to investigate missing persons, and then mount a rescue to find them, all the while searching for the one responsible for these gruesome murders.

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Review – Persona 4

Happy Halloween! My Review of Persona 3: FES

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Publisher: Atlus
Platform: PlayStation 2
Genre: Turn-based RPG
Release Date: April 22nd, 2008

Premise

Rumor has it, there is another hour in the day. At the stroke of midnight comes the Dark Hour, an hour where the world sleeps, except for a select few. A new transfer student at Gekkoukan High School has been experiencing the Dark Hour for a good portion of his life. Little does he know that the members of his new dormitory are investigating the source of this strange phenomenon, and is recruited as a member of their team, known as SEES. After a monster attack during a Full Moon, He awakens to his Persona, a source of power that comes from the hidden part of one’s self. With their Personas, SEES investigates the source of the Dark Hour, and learn of its horrifying secrets.

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Happy Halloween! My Review of Persona 3: FES