Written by: Adam “ManKorn” Korenman, CC2K Video Games Editor
If the Emmy’s taught me anything, it’s that Breaking Bad was the best show ever, Julia Louis Dreyfus is insanely talented, and Weird Al may be the best human person ever. It also made me think that there is plenty of Video Game gold yet to be mined in the world.
While this week has been all about Destiny and photorealism in the new NBA2k15, what we really should be talking about is the shear lack of epic storytelling in this new generation. Coming so swiftly after the release of The Last of Us, consoles seem to have fallen backwards in terms of plotlines. We are seeing the the rise of “faceless space marines” and “boring tech demos” when we should be bearing witness to a revolution in games.
This is the era of the big-budget TV show, where stories once thought untellable win every award that ever was or ever will be. Game of Thrones couldn’t exist even ten years ago, and now it is sweeping the nation. So why are we, in 2014, accepting video games that don’t tell a decent story?
Yes, I understand that Madden 2025 will never have the same edge-of-your-seat thrills that Uncharted 4 can bring, but that doesn’t mean I accept lower standards. We ought to be more than just entertained with our gaming time. We should be impressed. And with that, I present the Top 5 TV Shows that MUST be made into Video Games.