RED ALERT THREE
"...“A game that succeeds brilliantly as a comedy. The dialogue and acting in these (FMV) scenes is the best in the series to date.”
"...The FMV sequences get some real star power this time around…It helps that the dialogue is well-written and humorous without going too far. The self-serious tone to everything is absolutely key.”
"...One of the biggest draws of the series has always been the story and the way it is presented. The game uses a series of FMV sequences featuring top Hollywood talent and quirky, but well-written dialogue. There are several laugh-out-loud funny moments thanks to the talent present and of course the excellent writing. ”
CALL OF JUAREZ: BOUND IN BLOOD
"...Between the fantastic characters, wonderful story and largely entertaining gunplay, this is a title that's worth checking out.”
"...this game's strong narrative and high production values make it an almost cinematic experience. The voice acting is close to pitch perfect, particularly the voices of the brothers McCall. The game's story touches on many well-known Western motifs, such as honor, betrayal, greed, faith, and even love, and while it doesn't tread any new ground, it does present a compelling narrative. ”
"...Even the banter between the two -- the way they simultaneously bicker/one-up/compliment each other -- is surprisingly good. The brother/buddy vibe to the dialogue is sometimes pulled off better than even Gears of War or Army of Two."
CALL OF JUAREZ: GUNSLINGER
"...a very enjoyable tribute to the tall tales of the Wild West.”
"...Weaves an interesting story that rarely takes its exaggerated history or borderline comedic violence seriously."
"...Gunslinger does an amazing job of telling a story to players."
"...Greaves essentially talks you through every mission with just the right mix of campy fun and Wild West panache, all of which is expertly delivered."
Official Xbox Magazine
"...Storytelling has always been the Call of Juarez series greatest asset and that is no different WITH Gunslinger."
DYING LIGHT: THE FOLLOWING
"Dying Light is a terrifying open-world zombie game with an excellent story, intent on scaring the living hell out of you..”
TOM CLANCY'S THE DIVISION
"Tom Clancy's The Division is an extremely entertaining and well-developed game, featuring surprisingly fantastic story-based missions."
"The open-world nature of The Division allowed me to do anything I wanted, which involved completing missions, engaging in quick encounters and picking up random collectibles that slowly unravel the game’s gut-wrenching story."
"Its writing and performances are some of the best of this entire generation, and it isn’t pulling punches with the themes it tackles."
"Every aspect of Mafia III's writing--from the dialogue to the mission descriptions--is excellent. The obvious care and craftsmanship that went into its narrative elements should serve as a model for all other triple-A titles. "
"Mafia III is one of the best stories in a video game I have played this year, heck I would go as far as to say this generation."
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