The VOTE: Do You Prefer Narrative or Challenge in Games?

March 25, 2015Written by Chandler Wood


The VOTE allows you, the PSLS community, to cast your vote and determine once and for all which choice is definitively better. This is for all the marbles, and any other voting sort of analogies that you can think of. Feel free to discuss your choice in the comments below, but remember to keep it civil. We’ll have new votes every Wednesday, with results from the prior week posted at that time, so be sure to check back and make your voice heard. 

Last week we asked you whether you wanted to see an evolution of existing IPs or if developers should take what they learned and venture into the unknown with new IPs. With 150 votes, 85% of you desire fresh experiences that are not tied to past endeavors, while 15% want proven IPs being evolved over time. Clearly most of you are ready to head into the unknown rather than stick to what we already know. 

With the extremely challenging Bloodborne out this week, there has been discussion of what drives people to push through a game. Our own review states that the story is more of an after thought in Bloodborne, and the challenge is the focus. So do you play your games for the evolving narrative and uncovering a mystery, or does the punishing challenge and sense of accomplishment from games like Bloodborne or Hotline Miami 2 keep you coming back for more? Let us know why you keep playing a game in this week’s The VOTE!

What keeps you glued to a game more? The narrative, or pursuing the challenge? in PlayStation LifeStyle’s Hangs on LockerDome
Check back during the week to see how your choice is stacking up. Have any suggestions for future polls? Email me, tweet me, or hit us up on Twitter @PSLifeStyle, and don’t forget to vote each Wednesday.