Top 5 Captivating Videogame Story Arcs to play during Self-Isolation
Video game story players unite! We know that some people out there love Battle Royales or games with eSports capabilities, but there’s more out there. Indeed, we also have those kinds of players that feel identified with a particular character and follow its journey attentively. Most noteworthy, this type of community keeps the “singleplayer” genre alive and hope that it never dies.
To those video gamers, we give you some alternatives to play during this self-isolation time. Thanks to the available free time these days, you’ll have the opportunity to indulge yourself in overexciting stories.
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But before we begin with the list, let’s set some rules to follow. First of all, we are interested in those “universes” that have multiple sequels. Therefore, you’ll have more entertainment per story arc. Secondly, to enclose almost all of the gaming community, we’ll focus on those games that have multiple platform releases. With this into consideration, here you have the bests storylines in video gaming:
Top 5 Interesting Videogame Story Arcs
5. Resident Evil
Follow this survival horror/action series where we get to see different versions of the Umbrella Virus and its effects on the population. At the same time, we’ll get the chance to follow interesting characters that put their lives at risk to stop the Zombie invasion. Above all, even though seven Resident Evil games follow the same timeline, we still haven’t seen any conclusion.
Additionally, with the newest remakes of this fantastic story, you’ll have the opportunity to play them with new graphics and overall actualized gameplay mechanics. As a result, you’ll free yourself of those “tank-like” controls that plagued the Playstation 1/Nintendo 64 era back in the old days. With the Resident Evil 3 remake having recently been released, now’s the perfect time to relive this classic.
Last but not least, you have the opportunity to watch the alternative version of this Video Game Story with the “famous” movies. Similarly to the series by Capcom, they have multiple sequels that introduce well-known Resident Evil characters in a different environment.
What would happen if, out of nowhere, nations from around the world decide to use their nuclear power in one single day? Well, in the Fallout series, you’ll get to experience the aftermath from the perspective of surviving humans and how they can change to survive in this new “desert.”
In the middle of everything, some Vaults with interesting scientific experiments were able to save some parts of the human race. Still, though, some unsheltered people have survived the attack and created drastic chances over the “new world.”
You, as a survivor of one of these Vaults, have the opportunity to leave the accustomed safety and explore what’s left out there in this video game story.
Even though Fallout 3 was the first to be more accessible to the gaming communities, you don’t have to worry if you haven’t played the first two. Indeed, as you play the “3D version,” you’ll quickly understand what is going on and move forward. For MMORPG lovers, Fallout 76 is worth checking out too.
3. Assassin’s Creed
The fight between the Templars and the Assassins never seems to end. Indeed, in this version of the world, some essential Artifacts have the potential to alter reality. Therefore, the Templars, in their endeavor to control everything, have taken extraordinary measures to track the location of these items.
First of all, they have machines with Virtual Reality capabilities to recreate essential environments. Secondly, with the use of domineering bloodlines, they have the chance to track humanity through different events in history. Overall, their main objective is to discover the hidden Assassin’s locations and how they hid the Artifacts from them.
In this franchise, you’ll get the opportunity to explore different essential moments from humanity. Still, one of the favorites is, without a doubt, the Ezio trilogy. Furthermore, you could also try Black Flag, Unity, and the newest releases (Origins and Odyssey). Remember to plan your attacks as an Assassin and know when to leave the shadows for the final strike.
2. The Witcher
Follow Geralt of Rivia as he hunts to kill different monsters in The Witcher. In this video game story, we follow the medieval times of a world in chaos. Also, magic runs rampant, and in a blink of an eye, terrible catastrophes could change the environment.
First of all, this storyline is heavily inspired by Slavic folklore. Therefore, we’ll get to see different monsters and legends that were known to appear in the writings of Slavic mythology. It’s interesting to see different types of monsters around fields or caverns. You, as a witcher, need to prepare yourself not only with knowledge but with counters and essential mechanics. As a result, you’ll have fewer troubles in your hunt and collect coins easily.
Most noteworthy, this video game story is a possible continuation from the books. Hence, if you want to have a clear idea about the different rulers and main characters, you should read them first. But, there’s no confusion in the game’s narrative if you want to skip that reading.
Unravel the hidden mysteries of Rapture (or Columbia) as you explore through these exciting cities in BioShock. Being a First Person Shooter (FPS), you have the opportunity to witness meticulously how everything unfolds in your path.
First of all, you have Rapture, an underwater city where different thinkers have gathered to express their thoughts without any dangerous repercussions. Even though it may look like a beautiful place to visit, you’ll soon discover that some experiments had adverse effects on the population.
Secondly, you get to explore the floating city of Columbia. Where a religious leader wants to keep his followers in control. Above all, you’ll have the chance to discover thrilling quantum mechanic theories in action. Also, get to experience the relationship between the Booker DeWitt (the protagonist) and Elizabeth.
With exciting plot twists and characters, you’ll surely find this video game story to be one of the best in the gaming industry.
Well, there you have it, some of the best video game story arcs that you should check out during this period of self-isolation. Of course, there are countless others out there, but these should give you a good starting point. If the world of single-player gaming isn’t really your thing, you can always check out our articles on the best free multiplayer PS4 games, and the best free to play multiplayer games on PC.
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